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A chemical engineer sings about university life! (Day 306)

By now, regular readers of this blog will have realised that I’m pretty passionate about chemical engineering, its application and why it matters the world over. 697 more words

Geoff Maitland

Dr Christoph Lees on facing difficult decisions in medicine

During some pregnancies, abnormal blood flow from the placenta can deprive the foetus of sufficient oxygen and nutrients to grow to its full potential. This condition is known as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and affects up to 8% of all pregnancies, about 60,000 babies each year in Europe and the United States. 781 more words

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Nicklin Medal goes to ground-breaking young academic (Day 302)

When a young chemical engineer achieves worldwide acclaim for his work less than five years after gaining his PhD, it certainly brings about a sense of excitement. 581 more words

Geoff Maitland

Could burning fossil fuels become guilt-free?

If we are to avoid further aggravating climate change we need to find a way to store or transform the hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide produced by power stations worldwide into something useful. 452 more words

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Artificial Intelligence with a Consciousness

Science fiction film Ex-Machina has recently hit cinemas worldwide, a psychological thriller to tantalise our over-active imaginations of a future where artificial intelligence has a consciousness. 953 more words

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Dr Robin Carhart-Harris talks about LSD and the Psychedelic state

Complete understanding behind the powerful effects of psychedelics on the mind has remained a mystery for decades. Over 60 years has passed since the first discovery of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and since then surprisingly little concrete knowledge of its effects on the brain has been established. 1,897 more words

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Students as Partners

Since I completed my PGCert at IOE, I value opportunities to attend events where HE educators come together to reflect on their practice. The  1,102 more words

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