In recent years, ubiquitous digitization has induced business innovation processes which have touched upon almost every single sphere of human life. Recently, one further domain has been affected – the system of automobility. A case in point is Uber Technologies Inc, the game changing company within the taxi sector. It is thought that automobility is characterized […]Read more "Brave New World – The Future Of Automobility"
At some point in your life you were made up of just two cells – the egg and the sperm from your parents. It was during embryonic development, in the womb, that you took the form resembling the person you are now. And it was during this period that your brain, arguably the most complex known […]Read more "Timing Is Everything – Especially When Growing Your Brain"
Who of the creators of the first bulky transistor could have imagined that their creation would change the world so dramatically in a span of only 50 years? Today, we are completely dependent on electronics, with an estimated 1,200 quintillion transistors being used in everything from our mobile phones to our washing machines. And our thirst […]Read more "Towards A Brighter Future For Computing"
Feeding the world’s human population in 2050, which is estimated to reach over 9 billion people, will require the agricultural industry to produce twice the amount of food it produces today. The environmental impact of agriculture is already huge: it is a major contributor to greenhouse gases emission, water and soil pollution and a threat […]Read more "Hacking Crop Plant Breeding With Asexual Reproduction"
Kidney exchange is an innovative option for patients who need a kidney but cannot receive it from their donors due to biological incompatibility. Incompatible patient-donor pairs can be matched to other incompatible pairs allowing for a cross- transplant. The simplest kidney swap involves two pairs but exchange in cycles (when more pairs involved) or in chains […]Read more "From Matching Algorithms For Kidney Exchange To A Project Saving People’s Lives And Fueling Medical Science"
First scissors were invented around 1500 BC in ancient Egypt and for more than 3000 years they have accompanied us us in our daily life. In molecular biology, specialised enzyme “scissors” called nucleases are used for cutting nucleic acids – DNA or RNA. Molecular “scissors” can be classified based on what and where they cut. Firstly, […]Read more "Molecular RNA ‘Scissors’ – Mini-III"
Birds are considered exemplary monogamists: ask any person on a street about examples of true husband-and-wife commitment and you’ll likely hear lots about swans, sparrows, ducks and loons. It is not surprising taken that usually these species are seen in excessively monogamous circumstances: in most cases as pairs of males and females carefully rising several […]Read more "Cuckoldry – A Story As Old As Nature Itself"
Nowadays, there is a growing need for consumer products such as plastics or resins, which mainly originate from fossil fuels. Plants, including energy crops, agricultural and wood waste are renewable resources with significant potential. Lignin, which is one of the components of plants, is a natural polymer, acting as the glue that gives plants their structural […]Read more "Lignin – A Green Source Of Money"
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a long film. I remember seriously regretting my decision to wash down my popcorn with a litre of diet coke when the film decided to taunt my aching bladder with a protracted scene of a dam breaking. When you feel such an urge to go to the […]Read more "Why We Wee When We Want – How The Brain Controls The Bladder"
The anti-ageing industry in the UK brings in, on average, a whopping 8.3 billion each year! The large revenues reflect how much it affects us as a society. With new eye creams and anti-wrinkle formulas being released each year – ageing definitely matters to us! Have you ever paused to think about what is actually causing […]Read more "Turn Back The Clock – Free Radicals Ageing The Bladder"