Group 57 As the development of artificial intelligence and SLAM autonomous systems become extremely potential research projects for big companies. It seems that driverless vehicles will be the future of the vehicle industry if those companies enable to overcome technical challenges. However, it will conflict with the current law systems and ethical standard which needs … Continue reading Release Hands, Are We Ready Yet?
Group 56 You might have heard of Flippy, a controversial burger-flipping robot with the sole purpose of cooking you a perfect patty. It has been successfully implemented in a Californian burger chain but was recently taken offline for being too slow. With such headlines it’s easy to overlook and even ridicule the impressive rise of … Continue reading Automation: A Tool For Progression?… Or A Recipe For Disaster?
Group 55 The customer wants a bicycle company to manufacture a bicycle which uses a low-quality material. The engineer notices this and wants to replace it with a more durable material, but it would change the look of the bicycle. The manager disagrees and tells the engineer ‘the customer is always right’. If the engineer … Continue reading Is The Customer Always Right?
Group 54 The ship-breaking industry attracts fierce attention, notorious for the grievous injuries and fatalities of its workers. In nations such as Bangladesh, it has developed haphazardly. The ship-breaking yards operate with little planning and deplorable working conditions. Once sold, tankers and cargo ships are driven onto the shores; ill-equipped and often underage workers break … Continue reading Death, Destruction And Dollar Bills: The Daily Strife Of Ship-Breakers
Group 53 On January 2018, Pablo Ross from the University of California reported that his team was able to create pig embryos with one human cell per every 100,000 pig cells (Cookson, 2018). This work has inspired more research on this area. (Davis, 2018). These advancements have the objective to grow human organs in animals, … Continue reading Your New Chimerical Kidney, From A Pig
Group 52 Outlawing the sales of diesel and gasoline cars is one initiative designed to reduce air pollution levels and meet the conditions set out in the Paris agreement to reduce global emissions. Electric cars are expected to takeover, but currently account for less than 1% of global vehicle sales. So, the solution is simple: … Continue reading Electric Vehicles – The Prius We Have To Pay
Group 51 The real problem with water is not in its abundance but rather in its usability. Persian Gulf countries experience a shortage of clean water resources. Desalination can provide it by removing the salts from seawater to make it drinkable. This however comes with consequences, the removal of salts from sea water uses immense … Continue reading Desalination: Take It With A Pinch Of Salt
Group 50 SpaceX’s recent development, the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), aims to revolutionise the civil aerospace industry by providing a reusable, two-stage rocket for commercial aviation, allowing passengers travel to “anywhere on Earth in under an hour”. Despite its potential, questions still surround whether we need a better connected world and if there is consumer … Continue reading A Better Connected World
Group 49 Over the years there has been a lot of debate regarding the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms/Foods (GMO’s/GMF’s). It is one of the most contentious areas of science, where although genetic engineering is being used for medical applications such as in GM Insulin, the use of the same in the case of agriculture … Continue reading GMFs- Good Modern Foods? OR Good Murder Foods?
Group 48 June 2017 marked the date where the horrifying news of skyscraper tower blazed in fire had sparked the attention of most people primarily to those who invested in the high-rise building – Grenfell Tower. The foreseen disaster had engulfed with it 80 innocent lives. A cladding method for insulation, a main cause for … Continue reading Grenfell Fell To The Ground
Group 47 The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), often known as a drone, represents a kind of aircraft with no pilot aboard. Nowadays, the applications of drones have many different sectors. And it is widely discussed whether it is beneficial or harmful to us. MILITARY USE OF UAV The unmanned aerial vehicle has wide applications in … Continue reading GOOD or BAD – The Judgement Of UAV
Group 46 Love Canal was used as a disposal site by Hooker Chemical Corp for more than 200 different hazardous chemical wastes. In 1953, Hooker sold it to Niagara Falls Board of Education (BoE) to get rid of the virtual wasteland. The land was developed despite of the buried chemicals beneath. Leaching of chemicals was … Continue reading Where Is The Love For Love Canal?
Group 45 When you watched a scene with self-driving car in action movies, have you ever feel impressed that you wish it exist in real life? Yes, driverless car has now become a reality. Tesla, Google, and Uber are among the pioneers that are willing to invest in this technology. Some believe that driverless cars … Continue reading Let’s Gear Up For The Driverless Future!
Group 44 Nissan began producing its Sentra line of cars in 1982, selling them under different names globally since 1982. A crash test between the 2015 Mexican variant (Tsuru) and the 2014 American variant was conducted, with the Tsuru being found to be vastly inferior due to its lack of airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability … Continue reading The Emerging Disparity In Car Safety Regulations Between Countries
Group 43 In a future of fully autonomous vehicles, a controlled environment where all the major traffic is maintained by Artificial Intelligence (AI), a lot of people’s life will be made simpler and safer. How true is it? Currently autonomous vehicles are being researched by car manufacturers as well as programmers like Tesla which have … Continue reading Autonomous Car, Is It A Blessing Or Curse?
Group 42 Genome sequencing is controversial in biomedical engineering. Newborn dried blood spot screening (NBS) aims to map the genetic code of newborns by collecting drops of blood. Therefore, genetic disorders can be screened out. By 1975, 43 states in US had legislated mandatory NBS of phenylketonuria disorder (PKU) for all infants. The problem comes … Continue reading Newborn Screenings?
Group 41 Pierre de Courbetin, the father of modern Olympics postulated a concept known as Olympism, “a philosophy of life, … blending sport with culture and education, seeking to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles”. … Continue reading The Torch That Burns The Bearer
Group 40 The creation of genetically identical copy of human is Human cloning. It is further theoretically divided into two: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. Cloning of cells for the treatment of diseases is therapeutic cloning whereas producing an artificial clone of a human is reproductive cloning. Reproductive cloning and its possibility has raised various … Continue reading Reproductive Cloning