Books, Films

Lesser known characters from LOTR

The Mouth of Sauron In the movies we only saw the Mouth of Sauron once and we certainly never heard him referenced by his name. In actuality “The Mouth of Sauron” actually speaks directly to Sauron and is one of the truly evil characters in the book. He is a thorn in the side of… Continue reading Lesser known characters from LOTR

Books, Films

King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

King Arthur is the subject of many legends and stories that have survived throughout the ages. The king became an influential leader during his reign in the 5th century, gaining the title ‘The One True King of the Britons.’ This was because the kingdom he left behind believed that he would return to defend the… Continue reading King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

Threats to Mankind

Emerging Viral Diseases

Emerging viral diseases are always high value news items. However, how will viruses change over the next few years? In recent years, the most significant virus of them all, in terms of human cases and death toll, was the re-emergence of Ebola. But there is also chikungunya fever, which appeared in the United States for… Continue reading Emerging Viral Diseases

Genetic Engineering, Humans, The Future

Nanotechnology Today

Nanotechnology, being conducted at such a small scale, was once thought of as beyond our capabilities. The microscope that allows us to see Nano particles has only been available in the last 30 years, so all of the relevant advances have taken place since then.  With the constant developments in the field, nanotechnology has been… Continue reading Nanotechnology Today

Genetic Engineering, Humans, The Future

Gene Therapy – Improving the Quality of Human Life

The human body is relatively frail, it breaks down as we age and is susceptible to a wide range of ailments. Gene therapy is one of the methods which has been developed with the intention of making our bodies more efficient. It achieves this by replacing malfunctioning genes in our cells, and the new ones… Continue reading Gene Therapy – Improving the Quality of Human Life

The Future

Humanoid Robots

If you think that smart robots are a thing of the future, you need to meet Surena III. At 6 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing 216 lbs, Surena III is the closest thing the scientific community has so far had to a perfect humanoid robot. Equipped with sensors, 3D vision, powered joints and a… Continue reading Humanoid Robots

Humans

Robotic Surgeons: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

From gallbladder procedures to prostate surgery, robots have gone on to become pretty much the mainstays in the operating room of many advanced surgical hospitals. Now, they are also being used for otherwise highly complicated eye surgery as well. Back in 2016, several researchers who were working on the literal ‘cutting edge’ of advanced medical surgery,… Continue reading Robotic Surgeons: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Humans, The Future

DeepMind Technologies Limited – Embracing an Artificial Intelligence Mastermind

DeepMind Technologies Limited was founded in London in 2010, and acquired by Google for $500 million in 2014. The company is now a part of the Alphabet group, and continues to work towards creating artificial intelligence that can effectively accomplish any task it is given. Researchers initially began training the system using an arcade gaming… Continue reading DeepMind Technologies Limited – Embracing an Artificial Intelligence Mastermind

Genetic Engineering, The Future

Animal Adaptations – Evolution to Ensure Survival

The Earth is changing constantly, and the survival of its species has always depended on an ability to adapt. Many animals have peculiarities that make them stronger than other species, thus ensuring their mass longevity. Some have even conformed to their environment so much that they are now found living in only one place on… Continue reading Animal Adaptations – Evolution to Ensure Survival

Films, The Future

Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

Although virtual reality is not a new concept, there have still been many improvements made to this gaming ‘tool’ so that it can now be used for a wider range of tasks. An increase in technology has made using virtual reality both more affordable and adaptable. Companies are continuously researching and discovering ways in which… Continue reading Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses