Category Archives: Technology

Ukraine: the problem with Russia’s sanctions-busting arms industry

Ukraine: the problem with Russia’s sanctions-busting arms industry

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The UK government has reportedly launched an enquiry into how British-manufactured components have made their way into Russian weapons systems, despite an arms embargo being in operation since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. Russian material captured by Ukrainian…

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Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter raises questions about its role in the digital social infrastructure

Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter raises questions about its role in the digital social infrastructure

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of talk of the public square fuelled by Elon Musk’s recent proposed takeover of Twitter. Many have balked at the idea that a billionaire would entirely control another…

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Nanoparticles are the future of medicine – researchers are experimenting with new ways to design tiny particle treatments for cancer

Nanoparticles are the future of medicine – researchers are experimenting with new ways to design tiny particle treatments for cancer

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. When you hear the word “nanomedicine,” it might call to mind scenarios like those in the 1966 movie “Fantastic Voyage.” The film portrays a medical team shrunken down to ride a microscopic robotic ship through a man’s body…

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Lydia Ko’s ‘time of the month’ comment showed how far sportswomen have come – and how much still has to change

Lydia Ko’s ‘time of the month’ comment showed how far sportswomen have come – and how much still has to change

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Last weekend’s LPGA event in California will likely be remembered as much for what was said as the golf that was played. Asked about some on-course treatment she’d needed for back pain, world number three Lydia Ko replied…

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How can Aboriginal communities be part of the NSW renewable energy transition?

How can Aboriginal communities be part of the NSW renewable energy transition?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The New South Wales government’s roadmap to transition from coal-based electricity to renewable energy involves the creation of five “renewable energy zones” across the state. These “modern-day power stations” will use solar, wind, batteries and new poles and…

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Blasting out Earth’s location with the hope of reaching aliens is a controversial idea – two teams of scientists are doing it anyway

Blasting out Earth’s location with the hope of reaching aliens is a controversial idea – two teams of scientists are doing it anyway

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. If a person is lost in the wilderness, they have two options. They can search for civilization, or they could make themselves easy to spot by building a fire or writing HELP in big letters. For scientists interested…

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