Oversights in Oversighting Nanotechnology

In this article I would like to follow up on my series of postings on nanotechnology by taking a look at the recent report entitled Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology written by J Clarence Davies and published by The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars as part of their project on emerging nanotechnologies. The author ... Oversights in Oversighting Nanotechnology

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A look at The Hastings Centre Bioethics Forum

For anybody interested in taking an overview of current debate on bioethics, the Hastings Center bioethics forum would be a good starting point. I say this not only because the forum hosts the Centre’s own bioethics blog, well informed and non partizan as ever, but also because it provides links to many other blogs addressing ... A look at The Hastings Centre Bioethics Forum

A look at The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum

For anybody interested in taking an overview of current debate on bioethics, the Hastings Center bioethics forum would be a good starting point. I say this not only because the forum hosts the Centre’s own bioethics blog, well informed and non partizan as ever, but also because it provides links to many other blogs addressing ... A look at The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum

Jonathan Hankins

Ethical Decision Making During A (Possible) Flu Pandemic

As a first introduction to the complex problems of bio-ethics and scenario planning I would like to signpost an article published in the bioethics forum of an interesting website run by The Hastings Centre, a non partisan research centre dedicated to bioethics and public interest issues that I will take a more in-depth look at ... Ethical Decision Making During A (Possible) Flu Pandemic

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Citizen Participation in Science and Technology

In this posting I would like to have a look at the work of the CIPAST project and a report published late last year by Chloe Alexander of the University of Padova in which she describes and analyses the workings and perceived effectiveness of the project. At time of high science and technology issues, it ... Citizen Participation in Science and Technology

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A responsible choice in fuel

The 2007 Innovation award at the Cylch Wales Recycling Awards went to Sundance Renewables, a not-for-profit social enterprise, that in 2004 set up the first community based biodiesel production plant in the UK. Their idea is simple and very effective: to collect used vegetable oil from local businesses and turn it into biodiesel that they ... A responsible choice in fuel

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Marketing music on the web

Without a doubt the internet has changed the face of the music industry, creating commercial and marketing opportunities for musicians and record companies. One interesting example of innovative thinking comes from the British rock group Marillion. Through their site they take responsibility for and manage every aspect of their career. They have their own record ... Marketing music on the web

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Buying spy technology on the web

The development of miniature video and sound recording equipment means that DIY spying has never been easier. A quick internet search reveals an incredible world of cheaply and freely available spy technology. What does this tell us about “responsible” use of technology, and about the current state of (or the perceived need of) responsibility in ... Buying spy technology on the web

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Political Humour in the Blogosphere.

“Web 2.0, the interactive interface of the World Wide Web, has opened up a multimedia and multimodal environment that is deeply transforming several discursive practices, among them political communication. Wherever political debate is unimpeded by censorship, as in Western democracies, novel modalities of engaging with politics are emerging on the Internet. Among digital genres, blogs ... Political Humour in the Blogosphere.

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