My latest science story for the BBC on the topic of dog psychology. Why is it smaller dogs seem to have aggressive behaviours? Is this real, imagined, acquired, innate? Read the article to explore more…
We had some glorious weather at this years Imperial College Science Festival. I hosted some outdoor Talkaoke shows and as always the vibrant conversation went everywhere! We talked about what people had seen and done at the festival, about EU politics, religion, the pros and cons of various scientific fields and more.
I hosted some Talkaoke sessions at Hackstock, part of 2016’s London Science Fiction Festival.
The theme was virtual reality so most conversations started there then soon deviated into strangely wild and unexpected areas…
Read my article for SciDev.Net on the rate of spread of Ebola relative to the kind of community it’s spreading through. The research in question may seem obvious but it’s important to the future of health policy that intuition is supported by evidence.
I have written some short articles for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Guinness Book of World Records. These records all concern 3D printing and include…
- First 3D-printed car
- First village to 3D-print all of its residents
- First 3D-printed dress
- First object 3D-printed in space
- Smallest working power tool
- First 3D-printed bionic organ
- Most 3D printed 3D printer
- Most popular 3D printed medical device
- Fastest 3D printed running robot
- Smallest 3D printed medical device
- Fastest 3D printed object in water
- Largest 3D printed boat
- Largest object 3D printed in metal
- First 3D printed motorcycle
- Most powerful rocket to use 3D printing
- First 3D printed pills
- Civil Aviation Authority prohibits drones from flying too close to airports
- Sections of solar plane journey will take days, so pilot only takes 20-minute naps
- UK-built firsts on Bloodhound include a jet, a rocket, software and 3D-printed components
- Health experts test for disease-carrying insects at seaports and airports
- Russian space agency says failed rocket burned up in the atmosphere
- Scientists say animal welfare has improved greatly
- Philae lander is equipped with drills, radar, lasers and chemical probes
- Pope Francis argues that we need to invest more in renewable energy
You Have Been Upgraded was a festival of human enhancement held at the Science Museum in March 2015. The festival transformed part of the Museum into a futuristic expo of biotechnology, featuring a mix of scientists, experts, artists and a bold theatrical performance.
Created by the Science Museum in collaboration with Unlimited Theatre, You Have Been Upgraded imagined a world where biotechnologists were elevated to rock star status by a new mega-company. Festival visitors entered a world where the boundaries of what it means to ‘be a normal human’ are broad, flexible and highly personal.
I commissioned and oversaw production of this short film made by Chocolate Films.
In 2004 the Rosetta space probe and its lander Philae left Earth and began their journey to a distant comet. Now that Philae has landed on the surface safely, scientists are studying the comet remotely to uncover secrets about the origins of our Solar System.