Tag: technology

Blog post writing competition alert!

For the fourth time running, the vLex International Law & Technology Writing Competition has returned.  Student everywhere are invited to write a 1000-word blog-style article on one of three topics.  The winner will win £1,500 and a 3-month internship at

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Christmas comes early

Christmas just came early, with these two new presents for History, Culture, Media and Creative Technology students: Bloomsbury Cultural History and Faculti.  Sadly, the Christmas tree has not come early, although we are having the twinkling lights used to decorate it

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Lay the foundations for your career in Engineering

Interested in getting up to speed with engineering research?  Try the Engineering Academic Challenge: an immersive interdisciplinary problem-set based competition built around 5 trans-disciplinary themes including the future of energy, manufacture and medicine.  The first problem-set will go live in two weeks

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Web of Science video challenge

Thomson Reuters have announced the Web of Science video challenge: submit a short, innovative, high quality video showcasing your work and how you are using Web of Science to support it by 30 June and you could win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.

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ICE Science Collection free trial (until 30 Sept)

We are delighted to announce free trial access to the ICE Science Collection until 30th September 2016, giving us access to 5 academic journals covering a wide range of disciplines containing over 400 papers.  Click the links to read: Bioinspired, Biomimetic and

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Driverless car design is learning from dung beetles

Driverless vehicles could benefit from a study in Sweden that discovered how dung beetles navigate by remembering a snapshots of the starlit sky they observe from atop their balls of dung.  Click here to discover how.   Photo by GmanViz

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 07/12/15

The making of Avatar by Jody Duncan & Lisa Fitzpatrick This week’s Book of the Week is about one of the most famous films of the past few years.  In 1995, James Cameron began working on a story that would,

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I like to ride my bicycle… I like to ride my bike…

Looking for something entirely different, we’ve just come across this pedal powered site: http://road.cc/ which cyclists might find interesting. Lots of fascinating stuff including some Dutch students who are close to creating a 3D printed bicycle that anyone should be

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Move beyond text

The old methods of reading text from a page or screen and writing or typing are no longer the only ways you can work and learn.  Many people find reading and absorbing large volumes of text tiring, difficult, or just plain

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While we’ve been on leave, another issue of Fascination has been posted.  So if you want to read about bee blooms blossoming, a possible new vaccine for polio, or Cherenkov Telescope Array – or a host of other technology and

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