Tag Archives: technology

7th December 2015 – Drones

Professor Andy Miah from the University of Salford will discuss with us what we need to resolve if drones are going to be a much larger part of our environment than currently. I suspect that, as happened when I’ve seen … Continue reading

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2nd June 2014 – The Future of Airport Security Checking

Dr Simon Albright will discuss with us future of National Security Checking at airports once we need more information than X-rays can provide – i.e. now.  What information will we need and how will we get it? Most X-rays, currently … Continue reading

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5th March 2013 – Manchester in the Global Industry of Science and Technology

Professor John Pickstone of the University of Manchester recently helped arrange a series of ‘Interfaculty Lectures’ and, with friends in Manchester Metropolitan University and the City, he initiated and organised a major Manchester Histories Festival in March 2009. This proved … Continue reading

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8th January 2013 – Graphene

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan discusses graphene with us. Graphene is the world’s first 2-dimensional material, and was made in Manchester for the very first time in 2004, by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov. They were, of course, awarded the … Continue reading

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3rd September 2012 – The Arsonist, the Martian, the Cat and the Coke …. oh, and Dwain

Tony Bristow, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield Have you ever wondered what links Martians to Olympic athletes? Cats to cocaine? Surgery to the Shroud of Turin? Pizza to forensic science? No? Well you will shortly…. In this discussion all will be revealed. We … Continue reading

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3rd October 2011 – Fukushima

What happened? Could it happen here? What does it mean for nuclear power? The events at Fukushima in March 2011 didn’t just send a literal shockwave across Northern Japan, they sent a metaphorical shockwave around the global nuclear industry. Six … Continue reading

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