Science & Technology Issue 24

Issue 24 of Science and Technology highlights the core principles of European science in an increasingly globalised world. Whilst focusing on geosciences, energy, and climate change, other articles included are produced by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Along with space, environment and research, this issue covers health topics such as biosciences and oncology.

How is research in Europe developing?

  • Dr Manus Hayne speaks to Science and Technology 24 about quantum communication technologies, specifically regarding the work of the QR-SPLED project, which will use self-assembled gallium antimonide quantum rings in an effort to produce the single photon light-emitting diode;
  • Juha-Pekka Luntama – ESA’s manager of the Space Situation Awareness Programme (SSA), talks about some of the reasons why it is important to monitor space weather, the effects that certain phenomena can have; and
  • Science and Technology 24 talks to some of the presenters of the Smart Grids Cleanpower conference.

How sustainable is the current climate?

  • Senior environmental advisor to the Finnish Ministry for the Environment, Magnus Cederlöf, discusses the progress being made in Finland with regard to climate change adaptation and mitigation; and
  • Karl-Henrik Sundström, CEO of Stora Enso, explains how a new approach to wood could have impacts on a wide range of industries.

What is affecting public health?

  • Professor Dilip Nathwani, president of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, talks to Science and Technology 24 about the importance of stewardship in the global effort to combat antimicrobial resistance; and
  • Professor Sally Haw discusses her research into the relationship between E-cigarette use and experimentation with cigarettes.
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