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Thursday 28th November 2013

Iran: this interim nuclear deal is far bigger than you think

Iran: this interim nuclear deal is far bigger than you think
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Over the next six months, Iran has agreed to significantly limit its enrichment of uranium, putting it beyond any possibility of development for military use. It will also suspend work on the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor and work with the International Atomic Energy Agency on tighter inspections.
Date:
Thursday 28th November 2013
Thursday 21st November 2013

Lifting the veil on anti-Muslim hate crimes against British women

Lifting the veil on anti-Muslim hate crimes against British women
Description
Earlier this year a heavily pregnant white British woman was mowed down outside her own home after asking a man to move a car that was blocking her drive. The reason? She was wearing a niqab.
Date:
Thursday 21st November 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences
Thursday 14th November 2013

Shouldering the storm: engineering resilience to extreme weather

Shouldering the storm: engineering resilience to extreme weather
Description
The destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is difficult for most of us in the West to conceive. It seems to have been one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, with 1,833 confirmed dead in the Philippines and fears that this number could rise still further when contact is established with more remote rural regions.
Date:
Thursday 14th November 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Thursday 7th November 2013

Quantum technology: iSensing the underworld

Quantum technology: iSensing the underworld
Description
While understanding the rules of the abstract part of physics called'quantum mechanics' occupied the 20th century, harnessing its power for applications will be a dominant theme of the 21st century. Making the earth beneath our feet transparent is the latest example of utilising the strange properties of the microscopic quantum world to provide such a 'Quantum Technology'.
Date:
Thursday 7th November 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences
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