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The True Final Frontier: oceans from space; Dr Encarni Medina-Lopez

It is commonly said that we know more about space than about our seas, but what about studying the ocean from space? Satellite data has been used for decades in land studies, but ocean observation is…

From  Stuart Dunbar on March 19th, 2021 0 likes 36 plays 0  

Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS: understanding deep-sea ecosystems at ocean basin scale; Prof Murray Roberts

The deep sea is the last frontier on Earth, but it's not immune to human activities or global change. From 2016-20 ATLAS worked across Europe, Canada and the USA to study deep-sea Atlantic…

From  Stuart Dunbar on March 12th, 2021 0 likes 44 plays 0  

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 29 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 43 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 34 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 84 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 24 plays 0