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The pufferfish, or fugu.

Why is pufferfish a delicacy? Can the unique fugu taste be recreated?

Pufferfish has become a delicacy despite its potentially life-threatening toxins, but can the unique fugu taste be reproduced without the toxins? The pufferfish, also known...
An image of a doctor. A healthier future for Europe

Pharmaceutical industries: a healthier future for Europe?

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations’ Andy Powrie-Smith speaks to SciTech Europa about the organisation’s vision for the future – a vision...
Robot hands creating a heart shape. Manufacturing intimacy: Are Japanese robots the perfect companion?

Manufacturing intimacy: Are Japanese robots the perfect companion?

Japanese robots are popular, providing companionship to the increasingly socially isolated and aging demographic. But can an emotional relationship really be artificially manufactured? The Japanese...
Ocean science: Advising on the world’s oceans

Ocean science: Advising on the world’s oceans

Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, speaks to SciTech Europa about some of the challenges facing the ocean sciences today...
An image to illustrate smart cities.

KPMG: UK Tech sector growth is the weakest in three years

UK Tech sector growth is the weakest for three years, according to the quarterly UK Tech Monitor report by KPMG and IHS Markit. The report...
Opacity, neutrality, stupidity: Challenges for Artificial Intelligence algorithms

Opacity, neutrality, stupidity: Challenges for Artificial Intelligence algorithms

Professor Marcello Pelillo, Director of the European Centre for Living Technology, discusses some of the major socio-ethical challenges for Artificial Intelligence algorithms and research. NO...
The new scale of electronegativity: chemical reactions

The new scale of electronegativity: chemical reactions

Martin Rahm, Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology has redefined the concept of electronegativity, with a more comprehensive scale. The...
The ambitious conceptual design of the CERN future circular collider

The ambitious conceptual design of the CERN future circular collider

An international collaboration has published its concept design for a post-LHC future circular collider at CERN. The Future Circular Collider (FCC) collaboration submitted a Conceptual...
Innovation in development: disruptive advantages of experimental medicine

Innovation in development: disruptive advantages of experimental medicine

Dr Paul Peter Tak, biotech expert, business leader and entrepreneur, explains that while experimental medicine can boost innovation, it is not without its challenges. Just...
Driving drug discovery: Cellular Thermal Shift Assay

Driving drug discovery: Cellular Thermal Shift Assay

Pelago’s CEO Michael Dabrowski discusses how CETSA® can help companies in the drug discovery phase and some of the challenges that the company has...

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