January 20, 2020. DARPA — the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — is often held up as a model…
It is frequently claimed that synthetic biology offers biologically-based routes for producing chemicals and materials that are more sustainable than fossil-derived incumbents. A new paper in Scientific Reports probes this claim, for the case of bio-based nylon, using both deliberative and analytical approaches within a framework of Constructive Sustainability Assessment.
This is a book to dip in and out of – a wide array of topics related to S&T indicators is covered! I have already been reading some of the chapters (too many to read in one go) and can see that this will prove to be an invaluable reference handbook!
Patents are often used as an indicator of the private value of an invention, but can patent analysis tell us…
Business pivoting occurs when a company, usually a start-up venture, realizes that its current approach is not working.
I’ve written a new blog, posted at Policy@Manchester, on “Beyond technology: addressing the social and sustainability challenges of next generation industrial systems.”
In mid-2018, a paper I co-authored with colleagues, “Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation,” was published in the Journal of Responsible Innovation.
I punched in my macchiato order to the iPad barista, with the result being a coffee that was probably a bit better than the usual result from the large table-top coffee machine that preceded it.
I had planned to order a late breakfast, but as soon as I saw that the Impossible Burger was on the lunch menu, I knew I had to give it a try.
The medium is the message, according to McLuhan. But while I get the medium, I am wondering what message is being conveyed by the sprouting of AI commercials I am beginning to see around me.