During the final month of December 2015, 150 World Leaders, including Presidents Obama, Putin & Xi came together in Paris to try to reach an agreement about how to tackle Global Warming. Newspapers and news stations around the world followed 'will they/won't they reach a deal' headlines and whether these talks would signify a tangible move forward to find […]
Limbs are amazing and complex things, especially in terms of the way our brain communicates with them. Unlike some animals, we humans can’t simply regrow a limb if we lose it. What’s more, our body’s control systems can become seriously confused. Take the phenomenon of phantom limb pain, which is often experienced by amputees.
The London Underground train system, affectionately known by Londoners as 'The Tube', has been celebrating it's 150th birthday. London's Metropolitan Railway was the first underground rail network and the original 4 miles between Paddington and Farringdon opened in January 1863. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, one of the original steam trains and it's carriages were restored to their former glory. Ordinary […]
The Royal Academy of Engineering has just released a report stating that whilst engineers underpin the UK economy, they are in short supply. Worryingly, this appears to be a common theme in the United States too. Schools, these days it seems, are simply not producing enough STEM graduates. How can we address this issue?
There will be lots of excited people and nervous preparations being made at The Ward of the 21st Century at the University of Calgary's Research and Innovation Centre today. The reason..? Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whilst on the final leg of their tour of Canada, will be visiting the Living Laboratory […]
Ancient civilizations thought the wrath of gods had been invoked when a volcano erupted. Today, our scientists are intrigued by the complex nature of these powerful giants. Iceland is again in the news because of volcanic eruptions. This time it is the turn of Grimsvotn. In 2010, it’s unpronounceable cousin, Eyjafjallajokull, spewed ash and debris […]