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App, app and away: Building your own and a Life in maker culture

October 28, 2013

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Ever wanted to build your own mobile app, but wondered how to take the first step? Well, thanks to a growing number of online and mobile apps you don’t have to spend thousands or outsource to an agency to dip your toe in the water. There are a number of online development sites, tutorials and […]

iGEM 2013: Synthetic biology and the race to build prize-winning lifeforms

October 23, 2013

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Synthetic biology is among the most exciting emerging fields in international science. Ever since J Craig Venter’s team became the first to create synthetic life – a bacterium containing its own web address, three quotations and the names of its 46 contributing scientists – the race has been on to turn pieces of DNA into […]

British Science Festival 2013: Green energy experts talk up geothermal and sewage power

October 16, 2013

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Green energy was a big part of the buzz emanating from the British Science Festival this year. Geothermal heat and sewage-powered clean energy were both on the sustainable agenda being discussed in Newcastle. Researchers were busy unveiling important renewable energy projects underway in north east universities and industry. First up was the revelation that an […]

Web expert Chris Thorpe goes full steam ahead with 3D print company dedicated to old rail engines

October 8, 2013

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Chris Thorpe is a wily old campaigner. On his Thinking Digital 2013 speaker profile he described himself as a ‘coder, craftsman and creative explorer’. Decide for yourself: he has a PhD in structural and molecular biology, was there coding at the beginning of the world wide web and has been responsible for projects as diverse […]

Teen sensation Jack Andraka blitzes pancreatic cancer diagnosis with carbon nanotube technology

October 2, 2013

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To borrow someone else’s phrase: everybody knew that science was cool, but it also pays. Jack Andraka was the 15-year-old high school student who came up with a novel idea in testing for pancreatic cancer and has now become a feted guest at big science meets, jetting in to talk about his invention at international […]

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