Science fiction authors are a motley crew, which includes a small number of professional scientists but also many others with no particular background in science or technology. EuroScientist published a short story called The Blame Game by Ian McKinley, who is a scientist involved in the rather esoteric area of radioactive waste management. In this story, a number of experts caught up in the chaos resulting from sudden environmental collapse argue about the root cause. The bottom line is that that there are so many interacting factors that it’s impossible to disentangle them. McKinley chose fiction as a means to talk to non-specialists about radioactive waste. He sets out to debunks the myths around the topic which stem from films, novels and, increasingly, comics, manga and anime, to get readers to ask themselves key questions about the topic.
A physicist has been appointed as Serbia’s minister of education, science and technological development, raising hopes that the tide might be turning for the country’s ailing research sector. Srđan Verbić, 43, takes up the position after being appointed Read more […]
Massive online open course, dubbed MOOCs, are all the rage in higher education in the United States. A European reader may feel perplexed and start to wonder: did I miss something? What are those MOOCs everyone is talking about on the other side of the ocean? It seems as if a revolution is taking place and nobody noticed in Europe.
The call for the 2013 European Young Researchers’ Award 2013 is open until 30th April 2013. An international selection committee will choose among PhD candidates selected from across Europe. To find out details of application, please read on. This year, the call is dedicated to PhD candidates only.
From June 6 to June 8, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2019) was held in the northern capital of Russia.
Roughly one-fifth of the global workforce will be impacted by the adoption of AI and automation, with the most significant impact in developed nations.
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