Engineering

An Interview with Nigel Whitehead, CTO at BAE Systems

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Profile Nigel Whitehead Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems Nigel was appointed Chief Technology Officer on 1st January 2018. In this role he has responsibility for coordinating technology investment, collaboration and exploitation across the Group’s products, services and operations. Nigel also leads the functions of Engineering, Manufacturing, Support, IM&T, Project Management and Strategy. Nigel was previously […]

Biology

How Do Drinks Affect Reaction Time?

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Introduction In modern society, professional athletes, especially sprinters often use illegal steroids or drinks that affect their reaction times to maximize their performance. For example, the Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has been caught out in the reanalysis of his blood and urine samples, which found that he used the illegal substance methylhexaneamine to increase his […]

Biology

The Humble, Immortal Hydra

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Abstract A plunge into the depths of the supposedly non-ageing Hydra – the superior cousin to the jellyfish – and their secret to non-senescence (or the phenomenon, anyway). This review article will explore the adaptive qualities of Hydra and how they have arrived at the Fountain of Youth before us. Throughout history, humans have been […]

Biology

How Reliable is fMRI as a Neuroimaging Tool to Study Visual Experiences in Dreaming?

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Abstract The nature of dream is private. It is impossible to render the dreaming experience public until scientists discovered the association between dreaming and activation of the brain, followed by the invention of neuroimaging tools, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG), to study brain activities during dreaming. Hence, the construction of […]

Health

Sickle Cell Disease and the Recent Treatment

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Abstract Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited disease that contains a mutation in a beta-globin gene. There are only a few potential treatments present these days, but even those treatments set limitation on a patient’s condition due to the high risk of side effects. A recent study has shown that SCD should deal with […]

Physics

Measuring Granular Flow Through a Funnel with a Force Sensor

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  Abstract This paper presents an apparatus to measure the flow of granular matter through a funnel with a force sensor. In addition to being easily reproducible, our proposed method enhances measurement accuracy from the popular method that uses a stopwatch. We notice, however, that our proposed setup induces an unwelcome force that confounds force […]

Biology

Can Natural Plant Products Work as Effective Antibiotics?

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  Abstract The aim of this experiment was to find a solution that may help control the resistance of bacteria to conventional antibiotics. This experiment tests to see the efficacy of everyday natural products towards health and wellbeing as opposed to seeking conventional antibiotics, which can trigger problems such as antibiotic resistance. This experiment is […]

Earth and Marine Sciences

The Effectiveness of the Use of Moringa oleifera Seeds in the Removal of Metal Based Contaminants from Contaminated Water

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  Mentor: Dr. Kunlun Hong Abstract Potable water is a vital and very limited resource in our society. Obtaining such water through purification is of global importance. One of the main challenges in water purification is the ability to distribute affordable purification devices to the people in need efficiently. This project utilizes the abundant Moringa […]

Health

An Analysis of Portion Size Experimental Data in Ireland

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Abstract: Using surveys and tests to compare recommended to actual portion sizes and increasing awareness through education. Introduction: The aim of the project was to look at portions and compare what people eat to what they should be eating. To do this, surveys were carried out to ask people what they thought about portions and […]

Computer Science

Humans as Robots, Robots as Humans

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Robots are becoming more human, but are humans becoming like robots? Social media, college admissions, work: these are all aspects of our daily lives where we are exemplified for perfection. A human appearance, facial recognition, and individual thought: these are traits thought to encompass the most intelligent robots. But what draws the line between the […]

Health

Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotics are drugs that destroy microorganisms or inhibit their growth so are used to treat bacterial infections in many areas of healthcare. There are several different variations and types with 6 main classifications: penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, macrolides and fluoroquinolones. [1] Each type destroys bacteria in a different way, many, including penicillin, punch holes into […]

Health

Psychological and Social Aspects of Breast Cancer

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Abstract A number of different psychological and social factors can affect the emotional stability and physical outcomes for patients with breast cancer. Assessing the psychological aspects of breast cancer treatment and identifying activities that can alleviate stress involved in the treatment process, could reduce the anxiety and emotional upheaval associated with breast cancer. This paper […]