Group 10 Introduction Elon Musk’s Starlink project aims to encompass the globe in an array of thousands of non-geostationary satellites to provide worldwide low latency, high bandwidth broadband, but while its purpose is to engender connectedness, it has so far caused division. SpaceX’s space-age advancements seek to provide global wireless internet access, enabling connection from … Continue reading Sci-fi Wifi: Bringing Us Together or Tearing Us Apart?
Group 11 The age-old question has always been what happens if we can no longer live on earth when due global warming finally comes to collect its debt. If we were to live on mars or another celestial body, rules would have to be set or otherwise it could be exploited for selfish needs. The … Continue reading Is privatised separatism on the horizon for the space age?
Group 14 Historical Perspective Replacing an ailing heart with a man-made organ has been the dream of scientists since the time of Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In 1964, Dr Michael DeBakey and colleagues appealed to President Lyndon B. Johnson to establish a total artificial heart (TAH) program. In 1982, Dr William DeVries implanted … Continue reading Artificial heart allows patients to see ‘hope of heart’
Group 13 In its 12,000 years of existence smallpox killed as many as half a billion people. In 1980 a vaccine was developed that wiped the disease out , in part due to animal testing. We humans have a lot to be grateful for when it comes to animal testing. This is true even now, … Continue reading Animal Testing: Humane or Beastly?
Group 12 Introduction and Background Information The defence industry covers everything from land, sea and air capabilities to electronics and cyber security. For many decades, countries have required arms, military equipment, cutting-edge technology, and modern warfare to neutralize enemies, defend their national interests, protect their territorial sovereignty and provide employment in military and defence manufacturing … Continue reading Engineers working in the Defence Industry
Group 9 From supermarket self-checkouts to manufacturing, automation has become extremely common in recent years. The use of automation in place of human workers has countless benefits across a wide range of industries. However, there is an equal number of drawbacks that must be taken into consideration before deciding to embrace automation. The ethics of … Continue reading Should Robots and Machines Take Over the Workplace?
Group 8 Introduction Developed countries such as the USA and UK have been using large amounts of carbon based fuels since the industrial revolution. The majority of historical carbon emissions have been as a result of industrialisation in western society. However, we now realise that this is causing climate change that will soon be irreversible. … Continue reading Should less developed countries use energy sources that harm the environment?
Group 7 Introduction Digital twin AI is a digital representation of a physical object or system which inputs real data about the physical object or system and produces predictions or simulations about how the physical object or system will be influenced by these inputs as output. Nowadays, many industrial companies are adopting this technology to … Continue reading Digital twin AI: great invention or threat in disguise?
Group 6 Introduction Self-driving cars, also known as driverless cars, can travel to desired destinations without human input by utilising cameras, sensors, and artificial intelligence. Google has started the self-driving car project secretly since 2009  and a prototype was built in a few years completing 300,000 miles under computer control. Recently, the UK government … Continue reading Shall self – driving cars fully take over a human – controlled vehicle?
Group 5 A new study showed that the market of the plant-based meat will dramatically grow, to be worth $8.3 billion by the year 2025. (Vegan,2020) In 2020, many companies around the world introduce the plant-based meat to their majors. Plant-based meat becomes more popular than before and even regarded as the potential world-changing product. … Continue reading Is Plant-Based Meat the Future of Food?
Group 4 Introduction Autonomous weapons have been the subject of many sci-fi films since the conception of robotics. From “The Terminator” to “Ex Machina”, AI weapons were always works of fiction. However, recent advances in technology have allowed for the development of “Unmanned warfare”. The most recent use of such technology came in late November … Continue reading My AI dog could nuke you!
Group 3 With new government legislation being introduced that bans the sale of new internal combustion cars by the year 2030, the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has never been more rapid. However, uncertainties surrounding lithium-battery production lead to issues with the ethics behind the rapid inclusion of EVs in automotive transport. This article will … Continue reading Should we continue to adopt Lithium Ion Batteries in the Automotive Industry?
Group 2 Ageing is a wonderful life experience, a deep and transcendent change, a transformation that happens with our many experiences over time. With ageing our body weakens and becomes powerless. Scientists have always considered ageing as a ‘decaying disease’ that they want to find a ‘cure’ for. Scientists found that using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy … Continue reading Reverse Ageing – To Treat or Not To Treat?
Group 1 Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to programs that replicate human intelligence and decision making. The aim is to develop learning patterns and the ability to perceive situations or problems like humans. AI already plays a major role in the financial sector, where they process large volumes of financial activity and red-flag any transactions … Continue reading Should Robots Force You Behind Bars?!