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Scotland’s Energy Future – Upgrading our Housing Stock

On the 8th November 2017  I attended an RSE Community Engagement Event,   on Scotland’s Energy Future,   Community Engagement   Event, in Dumfries Easterbrook Hall, on the 8th November 2017. A  point arising from the discussion  was the importance of space heating … Continue reading

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Alan Winfield on robot ethics

Alan Winfield, who glories in the title of “Professor of Robot Ethics,” at the University of the West of England was a recent subject of  Jim Al-Khalili’s Radio 4 series  “The Life Scientific.” ,   [21Feb17],     At one point in … Continue reading

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The Hidden Strengths of Unloved Concrete

Well concrete may not seem like much of a subject, but Tim Harford, who normally writes for the Financial Times and hosts the excellent weekly BBC radio programme, More or Less, has a good touch with such unpromising material. It … Continue reading

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Basic Income – The Finnish Experiment

Basic income – an important idea, recommended in particular by Paul Mason. This Finnish experiment will be well worth watching Will Finland’s basic income trial help the jobless? – BBC News Two thousand jobless Finns are being given a basic … Continue reading

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