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The smallest astronauts: how can microorganisms support us in space?; Dr Rosa Santomartino

Microorganisms such as bacteria are everywhere on Earth's biosphere, including the human body, and will necessarily follow us as we explore space. As they play many important roles here on Earth…

From  Stuart Dunbar on December 14th, 2020 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Artificial Intelligence versus Us: building explainability and ethical responsibility into automated systems; Dr Vaishak Belle

Artificial Intelligence provides many opportunities to improve modern society, and it has enjoyed significant investment globally. Indeed, discovering patterns and structures in data in an automated…

From  Stuart Dunbar on October 25th, 2019 0 likes 33 plays 0  

Lab-grown human eggs; Prof Evelyn Telfer

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and since then there have been over 8 million babies born through IVF. There have been many developments in the area of Assisted…

From  Stuart Dunbar on March 1st, 2019 0 likes 24 plays 0  

Learning from Vikings: archaeological lessons for 21st century climate change adaptation

The end of Norse Greenland is an iconic example of societal collapse, but how can we use this, and other ‘completed experiments’ from the past to inform contemporary debates about the…

From  Stuart Dunbar on December 7th, 2018 0 likes 74 plays 0  

Catching Cosmic Cataclysms: the new field of gravitational wave astronomy

On September 14th 2015, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) instruments detected gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger. This was the first ever direct observation…

From  Stuart Dunbar on April 9th, 2018 1 likes 18 plays 0