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7th November 2016 – Big Data

Big Data – The Revolution That Will Change All Of Our Lives Dr Al Dosseter  of MedChemica  talked with us about “Big Data”, why it  is a new buzz term thrown around in the Media and why we should care. Al explained … Continue reading

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3rd October 2016 – Energy Storage Developments

Dr. Tom Feehally from Manchester University explained to us the changes occurring to our electricity supply as renewable/distributed generation increases, and the challenges this poses. Technologies which exist for grid-connected energy storage – pumped hydro, compressed air, hydrogen, electro-chemical (batteries). But batteries … Continue reading

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5th September 2016 – Zika Virus

Zika Virus – Separating Fact from Fiction Dr Lee Haines  gave us an overview on the current Zika virus outbreak in the Americas and focussed on the history of Zika, the different ways the virus can be transmitted, the clinical … Continue reading

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4th July 2016 – Pain

Pain – The Art and Science of Why People Hurt Our speaker this month is David Nolan, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, and son of Macclesfield SciBar Chairman.  He will be with us to talk about “pain“.

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6th June 2016 – Quantum Entanglement

Professor Neils Walet from Manchester University will explain the phenomenon of Quantum Entanglement where particles can communicate with each other much, much faster than the speed of light and across the whole universe He will also cover Quantum Encryption (because it is … Continue reading

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9th May 2016 – Arctic

Professor Terry Callaghan, Professor of Arctic ecology at the University of Sheffield and Distinguished Research Professor at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, talked to us and led the discussion. Terry is Leader of the Arctic Council of Ministers’ initiative on … Continue reading

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