Tagged: challenge

Now for the Long Term - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Oct 21, 2013

The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations have just released a report – Now for the Long Term.  In addition to laying out the megatrends and challenges facing the world, they also propose some solutions.     The report does a generally good job in setting out concisely some of the  “megatrends” (ie long … Read More

Science and Society dream team? - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Oct 04, 2013

With today’s announcement of the first 3 National Science Challenges (NSC’s) and the opening of their request for proposals*, I’m forced to reflect again on the Science and Society challenge. I’m assured that it’s moving forward behind the scenes (and I actually believe it is!) but I’m going to take this opportunity to prompt a little discussion with … Read More

TOSP Episode 19: January 30th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 31, 2012

Greetings, podcast audience of ours! This week’s podcast was supposed to be slightly shorter than usual, but then Elf and aimee got into a Discussion or two. There may have been some slight ranting 🙂 We cover the human brain connectome (peeeerdy), awesome urchin-like nanospheres, a NZ critter app, the world’s first iridescent mammal, a medical/bioinformative challenge, science … Read More