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defence technology

Adapting defence technology to business enterprise: Autonomous unmanned vehicles

Paddy Bradley, Director of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership outlines the development of autonomous vehicles technologies for today’s defence industry The development of autonomous vehicles technologies has the potential to revolutionise logistics and distribution from the use of drones through to innovation in agri-tech and energy applications. Defence industry-related...
NanoCommons

Integrating nanomaterials safety data so that it is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable

Professor Iseult Lynch from University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences explores the amazing opportunities offered by nanotechnologies Nanotechnologies and the ability to manipulate matter at the nanoscale (1-100nm) have opened up amazing new opportunities for industry and consumers. Nanotechnology has been identified as a key enabling...
specific language impairment

What twins can tell us about Specific Language Impairment

Mabel L Rice from the University of Kansas explains how studies into Specific Language Impairment can benefit from twins and how they speak to each other One unexplained kind of language impairment in children is known as Specific Language Impairment (SLI). As the name implies, children with SLI have language...
Cryto payment network

Blockchain in business: Telegram app said to launch its own crypto payment network

In this article, the founder and co-founder of the Blockchain Federation provide insight into the use of blockchain in business, including how the Telegram app is said to launch its own crypto payment network Ever since the smartphone, we all know Telegram as a worthy and very secure alternative to...
digital health

Implementing digital technology for brain health

Frédéric Destrebecq, Vinciane Quoidbach and Marijn Scholte from The European Brain Council (EBC) detail how the future of healthcare and improved brain health can be achieved through implementing digital health technology The European Brain Council (EBC) is a Brussels-based organisation that gathers patient associations, major brain-related societies, as well as...
Open Access Government Issue 17

Open Access Government February 2018

Open Access Government February 2018 underlines a wide range of government policy issues from all around the world, including health, science and research, ICT, transport, environment, energy, the built environment and agriculture. A selection is given below: Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland,...
nutritional psychiatry

Understanding mental health – through our stomachs

Alex Schubert from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) explores the link between our mental health and what we eat Every day we consume a wide variety of substances with the specific goal of modifying our mental states. These can range from substances that are overtly mood-altering, such as coffee...
cellulose

Natural colours from cellulose

Silvia Vignolini, Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at University of Cambridge explores the wonderful world of colour and how it affects our perception and mood Colour is a powerful communication tool, it deeply affects our perception of the world, stimulating our senses. It is not by chance that since the...
Sustainable soil management

Sustainable soil management challenges

Dr. Robert Simmons, Prof. Jane Rickson and Prof. Ron Corstanje from Cranfield University’s School of Water, Energy and Environment sheds light on sustainable soil management (SSM) challenges, including soil degradation Sustainable soil management (SSM) is fundamental to effective soil function, particularly in intensive production systems where optimal plant growth is...
statistical physicist

Puzzled tribologist seeks contact with statistical physicist: Friction today

Julien Scheibert & Alain Le Bot at CNRS investigate the fascinating world of friction Recently found in the “Scientists” section of the dating ads: “I am a young tribologist (researcher in the field of friction). My ambition is to elucidate the mystery of the force resisting relative motion of bodies...
human gene therapy

AAV: From almost a virus to an awesome vector for human gene therapy

Dr. Arun Srivastava, George H. Kitzman Professor of Genetics, from the University of Florida describes the rationale and strategies for the development of next generation (NextGen), generation X (GenX) and optimised (Opt) recombinant AAV vectors for human gene therapy Recombinant AAV vectors have been, or are currently being, used in...
governance

Blockchains, trust and power: Governance models of the future

Sari Stenfors, PhD from the ReCon Blockchain Research Project at Aalto University looks at how distributed and open technologies transform our interactions In a forward-looking research project at Aalto University’s Business School in Helsinki, together with partner companies and public organisations such as the Finance Ministry of Finland, we are...
Digital revolution

Space: An essential sector for Europe at a time of digital revolution

Sebastien Moranta, coordinator of studies at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) explores why space is an essential sector for Europe during a time of digital revolution The international space community recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 (October 4th, 1957), humankind’s first step into the...
digital solutions

How digital solutions enable efficient passenger handling at airports

Renjit Benjamin, Senior research analyst from Frost & Sullivan explores the world of airport passenger flow management, focussing on how digital solutions enable efficient passenger handling The demand for air travel has been increasing over time with the International Association of Air Travel (IATA) expecting 7.2 billion air travellers in...
digital transformation of government

Leading the digital transformation of UK government

Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) provides a fascinating overview of how the organisation’s work is leading the digital transformation of government The Government Digital Service (GDS) is part of the Cabinet Office and our job is to help government work better for everyone. We...
Acute myeloid leukaemia

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a form of blood cancer is placed into the spotlight by Open Access Government Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a form of blood cancer, which affects the white blood cells known as myeloid cells. It is a rapidly progressing form of leukaemia. Blood cells are formed...
fundamental computing

Advancing the frontiers of computing

Erwin Gianchandani and Michal Ziv-El from the National Science Foundation (NSF) provide a fascinating insight into how fundamental computing research is profoundly transforming our lives From cybersecurity to autonomous vehicles and assistive robotics, investments by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CISE directorate have resulted in myriad breakthrough technologies over the...
research, science and innovation

Promoting research, science and innovation in Europe

The work of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas was previously Secretary of the State to the Prime Minister of Portugal. One of Moedas’s main priorities today is social...
aircraft configurations

New aircraft configurations

Professor Jonathan Cooper from the Faculty of Engineering at University of Bristol discusses the constant drive for aircraft manufacturers to develop more fuel-efficient designs and new configurations Today’s commercial jet aircraft all look very similar and haven’t changed fundamentally over the past 50 years; essentially the designs consists of a...
foundations of education

Reinforcing the foundations in Canadian teacher education

Both the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education and Canadian History of Education Association examine the fundamentals of teacher education in the country today The foundations of education, usually including the fields of educational history, philosophy and sociology, have held a central place in most teacher education programmes in Canadian...

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