Karl Wienand


Karl Wienand is a Science journalist. Other than on The Munich Eye, he writes on the blogs amorefisico.it (in Italian) and amorefisico.wordpress.com (English translation)
Role: Journalist, Science
No. of articles: 27
Email: karl.wienand@themunicheye.com




Seven "Earth-ish" planets herald a new season in the search for alien life

Astronomers found seven approximately Earth-sized, rocky planets about 40 light years (235 trillion miles) from us. They are named after TRAPPIST1,...

Revolutionizing clean energy by recycling not-quite-so-rare earths

Steel was the material of progress during the industrial revolution, while the twentieth century was the age of Mylar, Duraplex and other creatively...

Mars welcomes its latest orbiter ExoMars

On 19th October 2016 the European-Russian mission ExoMars arrived at its destination. It delivered the Trace Gas Orbiter, or TGO and an experimental...

Turning a new leaf in the search for lower emissions

Carbon dioxide (or CO2) is probably the most notorious atmospheric public enemy. Being a potent greenhouse gas, it contributes heavily to global...

Stretching quantum cats could make for better computers

A team of physicists at Yale demonstrated that the inherent quantum weirdness can be harnessed to make quantum computers, and that cats would help do...

A bright window into our past, present and future

A small track for a rover
Look up at a clear night sky and you won't miss it, shining bright like nothing else---the Moon. Its romantic, unique looks have fascinated humans for...

Are we there yet- The long journey to Mars

How close are we to the giant leap to Mars? Recently the partial success of the European Space Agency's (ESA) ExoMars mission starkly reminded us of...

Welcome to the neighborhood, Proxima b!

Scientists of the European Southern Observatory (ESO, headquartered right here in Munich!) discovered a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the nearest...

Welcome to Jupiter!

How did planets form? Where did they get the ingredients for life, like carbon and nitrogen, that we hold so dear on Earth? These are some of the big...

"Happy little accident" opens new avenues for amazing future batteries

Who wouldn't want a slim phone that stays charged for days and holds its capacity for years? Beyond consumer electronics, from electric cars to solar...

Gravity waves a 'Hello! I am here!'

Gravitational waves finally make an appearance
"Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves. We did it!" This is the historical announcement with which Prof. David Reitze, executive...