Earth to Pandora: avatars by 2045?

Emerging from the cinemas, bleary eyed and squinting, transported from 161 minutes in the land of Pandora many fell into a ‘post- avatar depression’, lamenting in the emptiness of a life without blue skin and a tail.  A human consciousness implanted into a manmade carrier may seem like a concept more suited to the realms […]

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The Science of Environmental Justice

Economic well-being comes with environmental inequalities. Maintaining the modern lifestyle has significant impacts on the environment, where the minority live in impoverished and environmentally poor locations. The environmental justice movement can be considered as an active interaction between the environment, health and action. Here, action can be considered political or activist action at local and […]

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A scientific oddity: Does being sexually aroused trump disgust?

We’re all grossed out by things like eating a biscuit with a worm in it, or putting someone else’s used pants in the washing basket, but a study at the University of Groningen has found that women are less likely to be repulsed by disgusting things, if they are sexually aroused. This research builds on […]

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A difficult path to walk well: Technological Innovation

At the heart of technological innovation is the transformation of scientific or engineering research into novel commercial products. Innovative technologies can solve problems, generate improvements, and drive change in the way we do almost everything. Creating and exploiting such technologies has great potential for economic gain, for both the innovator and wider society. Big business […]

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