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search for dark matter, helsinki institute

The Search for Dark Matter

Director of the Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) Professor Katri Huitu, and the HIP Theory Programme Director, academy professor Kari Rummukainen, discuss the search for dark matter.
cattle production, meat

Improving cattle production by counting chromosomes

Here, Professor Darren Griffin and Drs Beckky O’Connor, Giuseppe Silvestri and Lucas Kiazim, the University of Kent, discuss new innovations that are changing the cattle industry.
Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents, neurotoxicology

Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents: Contemporary solutions to a historic threat

Here, Jonas Calsbeek, Peter Andrew, Eduardo González, and Pamela J. Lein, talk about Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents and how to stop their contemporary use.
Endocrine disruptors project, COVID-19

Contaminants and infections: A link to explore

Here, Alberto Mantovani of the Endocrine Disruptors Project here discusses what there is to learn from the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
The Biology of Love, kinsey institute

The Biology of Love

Here, Dr Sue Carter brings us a collection of observations from the Kinsey Institute, to illustrate the biology of Love.
Research on Earthquake Engineering, early warning

National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering

Professor Pei-Yang Lin explains the The National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) technology that can change the game.
development of nanotechnology

Chemistry focus: The rapid development of nanotechnology

Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University, focuses here on the rapid development of nanotechnology, which has impact in areas like medicine, energy and computing hugely.
environmental risks

Climate change: Modifying our views on environmental risks

Alberto Mantovani and Francesca Baldi - Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome, Italy, explain to us how the global issue of climate change is modifying our views on risks to the environment with comment on the main effects of chlorinated pesticides.
Dinosaur DNA

No resurrecting dinosaurs, but we should return to the Ark

Here, Professor Darren Griffin and Doctor Becky O’Connor, The University of Kent, discuss their fascinating work on Dinosaur DNA, as well as new initiatives for preserving species DNA.
Miniaturised optical technology

Miniaturised optical technology: The challenges of optical design for manufacturing

Here, Toralf Scharf from the NOLOSS Project,  explains the fascinating topic of miniaturised optical technology, including the challenges of optical design for manufacturing.
Controlled nanostructure formation and characterization

Controlled nanostructure formation and characterization

Professor Jakob Birkedal Wagner, Head of Nanocharacterization Section at DTU Nanolab,  provides a detailed look at controlled nanostructure formation and characterization and how these can be looked at with electron beam based microscopy and spectroscopy.
work and migration

Mortality, work and migration: A focus tuberculosis research

Here, Alice Reid and Richard Smith, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, explore the areas of mortality, work and migration with a specific focus on tuberculosis (TB).
Integrated Microfluidic Devices

A special chemistry focus: Integrated microfluidic devices

In this in-depth piece of chemistry analysis from Kansas State University, we find out that integrated microfluidic devices have become very versatile tools for biological and biomedical investigations.
How calorimetry can help in battery research

How calorimetry can help with battery research

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of the Calorimeter Center at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) explains precisely how calorimetry can help with battery research.
Endocrine Disrupters: A network of knowledge

Endocrine Disrupters: A network of knowledge

Alberto Mantovani, Research Director at Italy’s Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) explores the benefits of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
How the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research

How the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research

Prof. Frédéric Pichelin, Head of the Institute for Materials and Wood Technology (Switzerland), provides his seasoned views on how the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research, plus why it needs more support from the political and scientific sectors.
biological traits

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS details a fascinating aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits
Food Parks

Food Parks – innovative production of food

SSE-C Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration SLU provides a fascinating insight into the innovative production of food in Sweden, as well as the importance of fostering healthy environments for all people.
Monitoring Nanostructure Formation

Monitoring Nanostructure Formation

Professor Jakob Birkedal Wagner, Scientific Director, Center for Electron Nanoscopy at DTU Cen, Technical University of Denmark shares his expert views on advanced materials science, including nanoscale imaging research Early on in this absorbing piece of analysis, we find out that during recent years, nanotechnology has become capable of producing...
heterocyclic chemistry

Vitamins and drugs: Heterocyclic chemistry is all around us – and in us!

Professor Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE, Research Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, explains his thoughts on why heterocyclic chemistry is all around us – and in us, including a detailed focus on vitamins and drugs

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