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    The Rise of Data Religion?

    Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli professor of history and the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Last September, he gave a talk during the annual retreat of the Centre for Interdisciplinary research during which he explained how, according to him, techno-religions might replace the liberal worship of the individual. Abstract: Despite all the […]

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    Change making innovation gives a second wind to asthmatic children

    A former software and algorithm engineer for Genentech, now CEO of Knox Medical Diagnostics, Charvi’s passion is in examining clinical needs and identifying areas in which engineering design can improve the quality of medical care. Her efforts to build a better asthma monitoring tool recently lead her to be nominated by the Kairos Society, an international organization […]

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    The concepts behind Citizen Science

    Cindy Regalado is a doctoral candidate in the Extreme Citizen Science research group (ExCiteS) at University College London. The team develops guiding theories, tools and methodologies that will enable any community to start a Citizen Science project to deal with issues that concern them. Cindy is also committed to citizen science through Citizens whithout Borders, […]

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    Crowdfunding scientific research

    In these tough economic times, writing grant proposals has become a big part of a researcher’s life, and not the funniest. Trying to get money from a university, a governmental or private organization is time consuming, stressful and frustrating, as only 15% of the proposals get funded. Experiment proposes an alternative way of supporting research, based on crowd funding.  Since […]

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    Let’s Live on Mars! (Part 3)

    In parts 1 and 2, we covered the first weeks of our project to create a game about the first human settlement on Mars, The Next Step, in under a month. In this third and final part, we’ll discuss finalizing the prototype for a public exhibit at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. Finalizing the […]

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    Let’s Live on Mars! (Part 2)

    For the first article in this series about “The Next Step”, a management and survival video-game set on Mars, currently being developed by GLaSS 2015 students, click here. This week, we’ll cover playtesting a prototype of “The Next Step”, balancing fun and scientific accuracy in our game, choosing what we had to leave out of the […]

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