Tag Archives: Science

How The Blind Can See With Sounds (& me too)

Many people know that creatures like Bats and Dolphins navigate by sonar like systems but is unknown to many is that blind humans can do so too.  In recent years, there have been more and more documentaries and reports on … Continue reading

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The tragic genius of Alan Turing and The Imitation Game

If you’re not familiar with the name Alan Turing, the chances are that you soon will be with the release of the new film, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the starring role.   Alan Turing holds a unique … Continue reading

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Edward Jenner – The greatest man you might never have heard of

This morning I received my free Flu vaccination and a time when nearly all of us are fortunate enough to receive vaccinations and inoculations for many illnesses from the winter flu upwards it is well worth remembering that there was … Continue reading

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The Return of The Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster is one of if not the worlds most famous suspected and yet totally unscientifically proven creatures along with the Yeti in the Himalayas and its North American cousin, Big Foot. Though it has been seen for … Continue reading

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How Technology Can Help Solve The Water Crisis In Africa

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was thrilled that I was approached and then commissioned to write for one of the leading academic environmental magazines in the world, TerraGreen after they read my post on The Green Wall … Continue reading

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Petrol from thin air

Originally posted on The Political Idealist:
It might sound like complete science fiction, or at least a distant scientific advance, but it is being done now: the production of zero carbon petroleum from nothing more than air and water. What’s…

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