Category Archives: Science & Tech

Artificial intelligence – an economic dilemma?

The so-called “machinery question” continues to dominate the headlines, founded on fears that artificial intelligence – a technological development which enables human tasks to be automated – is advancing too rapidly. Newspaper articles, online blogs and academic studies foretell a … Continue reading

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‘To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.’ – Albert Einstein

There can be no doubt that Einstein’s breakthrough Theory of Relativity, one of the most significant scientific advances of our time, was conceived through his own creative processes. Indeed, Einstein himself held creativity and imagination in the highest regard, seeing … Continue reading

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Future of Physics: Quantum and Space

Of the physical sciences, most people see physics as having the least potential. Physics has had many advancements in the past which has changed the world. Mechanical laws and formulas enable us to make better products and understand have to … Continue reading

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Drugs, Economics and Fairness

Modern society has a drug problem and we are not quite sure who we can blame for it nor whether we can solve it. Pharmaceutical companies today thrive on the flaws of the patent system, created to protect innovation and … Continue reading

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Privacy as a Standard

The internet has advanced from simply being able to view webpages on a CRT monitor to the Internet of Things allowing for a healthier, safer and more fulfilling lifestyle. The internet has also changed how we perceive information and data, … Continue reading

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Sustainability and technology: A phone or the environment?

The people living on the Earth today, in general, have a technology addiction of widely varying degrees. All those that can afford one will have a phone, a laptop or desktop and in many cases more. The software and hardware … Continue reading

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Asteroid-Mining – ‘Is this the portal to Human survival’

Asteroids are fascinating masses of rock, ranging from just a few meters across to over 1000km in diameter. It is indeed asteroids that are thought to have killed the dinosaurs over 60 million years ago when a pair of asteroids, … Continue reading

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“Wrongful Life – Children who sue for being born”

Israeli children with birth defects are increasingly suing medical authorities for ever allowing them to be born. This rise in such “wrongful life” lawsuits, which the medical profession estimates at 600 since the first case in 1987, has prompted an … Continue reading

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How technology has aided the human life?

Human beings rely far too often on modern technology. Take a look at the smart phone, an elegant device which can transform to a phone, messaging service, calculator, maps, video player, music player, game console, mini computer, the list goes … Continue reading

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The Future of 3D Printing

Most people are probably familiar with the concept of ‘Printing’ and take it as commonplace. Simply holding down the keys “Ctrl+P” will print any page displayed on most monitors. For this generation, the printer is almost taken for granted, and … Continue reading

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Super-intelligence – Will ‘Artificial Intelligence’ take over the world one day?

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is the science and engineering of machines, which can then act intelligently. This quickly raises the question, what is “intelligence”? In a lot of ways, many “unintelligent” machines are already much smarter than we, … Continue reading

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Is Facebook good or bad for us?

The internet is arguably the greatest human invention ever and who can really argue? It consists a vast web of optical fibres and servers, which covers most of the world, connecting all 2.3 billion people who use it within less … Continue reading

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Technology in the eyes of Medicine

Doctors have been around for centuries, developing new ideas, testing them, and then putting them to practise; but how has the use of technology aided further research and where could it take us in the future? From how doctors tested … Continue reading

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Snakes take to the sky!

The engine of an aeroplane is an extremely delicate device, made up of over 100 different sensors, designed to monitor factors such as temperature and pressure inside the engine. These sensors detect any changes in the internal conditions then send … Continue reading

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Creating gasoline from air

Barack Obama has attempted to ease New York’s fuel shortages, caused by hurricane Sandy, through distributing 11,000 gallons of  so-called “free Obama gas”. This has prompted reports of “panic at the pumps” as New York motorists engaged in a mad … Continue reading

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