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Kiss Bye to 2016 in Tumblr – Happy New Year Everyone! Onwards 2017

December 31, 2016

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Tumblr is the home of GIFs, artful Photography, Video and Illustration. But it’s also home to Science, Tutorials and just about any learned pursuit you can imagine. Dive in. Home to ‘no sweat’ blogs, Tumblr has been around for a while in internet terms (founded in 2007). Yahoo snapped it up in 2013 for a […]

Digital Disruption Gives Natural Disasters the Heave Ho and Makes Car Insurance Instant

August 7, 2016

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Academic research harnesses an open source digital tool to reduce the impact of natural hazards around the world. And if you want car cover fast, just app it. Digital disruption. Sweet. First up, the serious stuff. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) were part of a World Bank initiative behind the free open […]

NASA unveils the bewildering beauty of Jupiter’s enormous polar light shows — Quartz

July 3, 2016

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Ever seen fireworks on Jupiter? It’s quite something. Astronomers have released breathtaking photos, taken with the Hubble space telescope, of Jupiter’s gigantic auroras, which are light shows caused by high-energy particles entering the planet’s atmosphere near the poles and colliding with gas atoms. They are hundreds of times more powerful than Earth’s, due largely to… via […]

Bugs Under the Microscope: Discovering Antibiotics and New Microbe Synthia 3.0

June 10, 2016

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Antibiotics researcher Dr Matt Hutchings finds new drugs in the most unusual of places, plus Craig Venter’s Synthia 3.0 has its lightweight credentials under the microscope. Many of the drugs used in hospitals and prescribed by doctor’s clinics – antifungals, antibiotics and cancer-killing drugs – are made by bacteria found in the soil and from […]

Medical Advances in Mobile Apps for Parkinson’s Disease and Nanoparticles for Better Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

April 7, 2016

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Two technologies that offer huge advantages for doctors in diagnosing or monitoring disease are mobile apps in population studies and nanoparticles for targeting cancers. Working in the medical and veterinary sector for years gave me a fascinating insight into the ways technology would lead to vastly improved diagnosis and treatment for diseases that are difficult […]

How Shape and Colour Changing Materials Will Transform Our World: Life In 4D

October 2, 2015

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Programmable materials are a clever matter. Any material that can change state, shape or optical properties also has the power to change the world around it. In 2013 the programmable materials pioneer Skylar Tibbits presented a TED talk on the birth of 4D printing. While 3D printing may be making waves in industries from house […]

Evolutionary Models Show How Computers Might Create their own Artificial Intelligence

July 31, 2015

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Evolutionary computing contains all the concepts that would allow artificial intelligence to evolve its own way of living. Creating computer software through evolutionary means rather than traditional human trial and error or beta testing is just one way that artificial intelligence may begin to assert its presence. Exhibiting at Maker Faire UK 2015 were computer […]

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