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  • The Sea Turtles and the Manicurist- the Importance of Outside Expertise - 03/10/14

    Hitting a brick wall is incredibly frustrating and something that has been encountered in university labs, R&D departments and garages all over the world. It can be easy to get tunnel vision when developing a new product or exploring a new line of research, but it is important to remember that somet

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  • The role of America’s universities in the race to commercialize graphene - 02/28/14

    Universities from across the United States have recently unveiled the latest research that could pave the way for the commercialization of graphene. Since its discovery in 2004, there has been much speculation about which country will be the first to harness the potential of this wonder-material, wi

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  • Is wearable technology worth the hype? - 02/21/14

    It is anticipated that by 2017, 64 million Wearable technology devices will have been sold. Current versions of wearable devices on the market include watches, glasses and fitness trackers, which often share information with other smart devices

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  • Advancements in bionics - 12/30/13

    A soldier from the United Kingdom has showcased a bionic arm that can be controlled through thought. Corporal Andrew Garthwaite lost his arm in Afghanistan in 2010 and underwent a six-hour operation known as Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) in January 2012.

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  • Making desalination more sustainable - 12/23/13

    How best to provide safe drinking water has been identified by The Millennium Project as one of the top 15 Global Challenges facing humanity

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  • Driverless cars- how long before they are on the road? - 12/06/13

    The development of driverless cars has been identified as a key priority by the United Kingdom’s government, with the vision of making the country a ‘world centre’ for the technology.

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  • The race to find antibiotic alternatives - 12/04/13

    Bacteria such as tuberculosis, gonorrhoea and salmonella are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics and experts fear that in as little as ten years, bacteria might have become resistant to all antibiotics that are available to us today

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  • The importance of scientific collaboration - 11/29/13

    Global problems such as tackling disease, climate change and food security are often too challenging for just one country, let alone a lone scientific institute to solve and often relies on the work of multiple stake-holders to explore solutions.

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  • Can patents actually stifle innovation? - 11/22/13

    Patents, usually so crucial to protecting invention, may now be the one of its biggest threats.

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  • The impact of 3D printing - 11/21/13

    The excitement that surrounds 3D printing is mostly to do with the effect that it could have on manufacturing, not only on an industrial scale, but by also giving people the ability to create things in their own homes.

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