With an average of at least one person worldwide suffering from a stroke every 45 seconds, it is clear that treatment options are needed. The risk of developing strokes increases as you grow older but currently, 10-15% of stroke cases are observed in young people.
STEM education has always been vital, but perhaps now is the time when it’s more important than ever. Society is advancing toward the age of robotics, artificial intelligence and interconnected machines making daily life easier. For all those advancements, the industry will need a host of eager minds ready to create and utilise them.
A robot that behaves or thinks like a human is called a humanoid. A robot can either be controlled directly using a controlled device or can be programmed to do specific tasks autonomously. Robots are widely used in manufacturing, assembly and packing, transport, earth and space exploration, surgery, weaponry, laboratory research, and mass production of consumer and industrial goods. The world’s first digital robot called the Unimate was invented by George Devol in 1954. It was sold to General Motors to help with the manufacturing process like lifting hot pieces of metal from a die casting machine and stacking them. But a humanoid robot was still a fiction until 1972, when the first humanoid robot called WABOT-1 was developed by Waseda University (Japan).WABOT-1 was able to walk, communicate (in japanese), grip objects, etc.
A squid whisperer might be about to help revolutionise experimental biology. Bret Grasse is one of the most renowned keepers and breeders of cephalopods, a group of animals that includes squid, cuttlefish and octopus, and his expert knowledge of these Read more […]
How the human circadian rhythm affects our bodies and what external factors disrupt it such as light pollution, Stress, and hectic environment
In this article, Vijendra Agarwal reflects on the role of collaboration in science and its recognition for awarding Nobel Prizes.
Prof. Tavernarakis narrates his ambitions and challenges in his new role as Vice-President ERC and the perspectives for research in Europe.
The article focuses on what Spain needs to do to seize the moment and rely on R&D to recover from the sharp economic loss that follows COVID-19.
In a pandemic world, Sukarma Thareja proposes a poem to remind us the importance of happiness while keeping the sanitary distance measures.
Throughout graduate studies, it is important to maintain a good relationship with your supervisor, while doing impactful publishing, building up a network to leverage your work, and a myriad of other small things that are vital for your future career.
Steven Laureys leads the Coma Science Group at the GIGA Consciouness Centre of the University of Liège in Belgium. He is the author of several publications on consciousness, awareness, coma and the recovery of neurological disability, and the recipient of honours and award for his scientific and communication activities.
Do you really know what causes you to formulate the beliefs you hold dear? Would it surprise you to learn that you’re not in full control? As human beings, we are wired to construct our opinions in highly specific ways—and more often than not, evolution wins out over conscious decision-making. Read on to examine exactly how this occurs, and find out what you can do to regain sovereignty over your own perceptions, assumptions, and life choices. Think you’re the only one in charge? Not so fast…for all of us, there are forces at play that merit a deeper look.