From farm to pharm: how chickens are giving rise to anti-cancer drugs

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have genetically modified chickens to produce medical drugs in their egg whites, and hope this method could one day revolutionise the way in which pharmaceuticals are manufactured. Protein based therapies can be lifesaving treatments for a range of diseases, and are currently the fastest growing segment of […]

Continue Reading

Star Trek come to life? A revolution in 3D printing

The development of 3D printing has created a revolution over the last few decades, gifting our world with millions of new objects from the incredibly useful such as hip replacement implants, to countless novelty whistles and keyrings. Conventional 3D printing (technically known as “Additive Manufacturing”) involves the layering of liquid or powder grains to materialise […]

Continue Reading

CES 2019 and the 5G revolution

Running from 8th to 11th January, CES 2019 played host to almost 200,000 attendants, all browsing the latest tech produced by the world’s leading companies. Billed as the ‘global stage for innovation’, this year exhibitors presented new products and technologies across the entire consumer electronics industry, from immersive entertainment to smart devices. Evolutions in television […]

Continue Reading

A wall to wildlife: how nature will be affected by Trump’s wall

To say Trump’s wall is controversial is like saying leaving the EU has been a minor nuisance. The associated government shutdown has been wreaking havoc across America, including the science sector, where data has been lost, researchers are struggling without pay, and science as a whole is losing out. However, conservationists and environmentalists are worried […]

Continue Reading

IBM leads quantum computing charge

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionise our computing capabilities, and IBM’s recent announcement of their Q System One suggests that huge strides are being made towards utilising them for practical purposes in business environments. The Q System One is “the world’s first fully integrated universal quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use” […]

Continue Reading