Category Archives: Science & Technology

TedxWarwick: Ending the plastic epidemic

By Vidushi Goyal TEDxWarwick is one of the largest student-led conferences in Europe that shares ideas worth spreading from people drawing from their personal experiences and inspiring anyone around them. MacRebur is a social enterprise launched by Toby McCartney working towards reducing plastic waste ending up in the ocean through an innovative idea which has been applauded in the startup

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A case study of Singapore: A garden city that is not so green

Back in 1967, just two years after Singapore’s independence, the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew introduced his vision for Singapore to become a “Garden City”, aspiring to “integrate greenery into the built environment” and Singaporeans’ daily lives. This involved planting many trees and creating new parks.  Today, in 2018, walking down the tree-lined streets of even the busiest shopping

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Diet for the planet: cut the carbon not the carbs!

The author would like to thank Dr. Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow of the Global Sustainable Development Division at the University of Warwick, for his valued comments On first visit to a supermarket in the United Kingdom, I was surprised to find unfamiliar food sourced from a variety of countries. Born in Japan, I was used to domestically produced food,

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Peril In Ignorance: Climate Change – From ‘Realism’ to ‘Denial’

Editorial Note: GLOBUS, its Members, and where applicable its Guest Writers, fully support, where reasonable, and not in contravention of other conventions, or legal, ethical, or moral institutions, the expression of viewpoints opposed to that which might be construed as the ‘prevailing school of thought’. The author would like to thank Dr. Jessica Savage and Dr. Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching

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Vertical farming: The Next Big Thing?

Vertical farming is being hailed as a solution to the planet’s growing food shortage problem. Today, our planet has around 7 billion inhabitants. By 2050, that number is predicted to grow to close to 10 billion people. One argument in favour of developing this technique is that there are currently around 700 million individuals who suffer from undernourishment, although this

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TEDxWarwick: The Hidden Survey

From my perspective, TEDx talks exist to help you learn about a topic that was not on your radar, and encourage you to take interest in a topic that you would otherwise have given little thought. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz did exactly this at TEDxWarwick, introducing the merits of analysing Google searches in a witty yet informative presentation. Seth began by highlighting

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TEDxWarwick: A Warm Light for All Mankind

On Saturday 3rd March, TEDxWarwick held their tenth annual conference: this year, themed ‘Dare to Defy’. GLOBUS’ correspondents were invited to cover the event. This piece will comprise the first in a series commenting on the various presentations made by the conference’s prestigious speakers. We begin by considering the case for nuclear fusion as presented by Dr. Melanie Windridge, physicist and

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