Responsible Innovation, and the nano entrepreneurs dilemma

Responsible Innovation, and the (nano) entrepreneur’s dilemma

Responsible innovation is a great concept - it embodies ideas around ensuring our inventiveness works for the long term good of society, without inadvertently throwing up more problems than it solves. But to entrepreneurs and others trying to make ends meet while launching a new product or idea, it can quickly begin to look ... (Click to read more)


Why emerging technologies must be developed responsibly
 

Responsible development of new technologies critical in complex, connected world

The World Economic Forum's 2015 top 10 emerging technologies reflect the tremendous potential of technology innovation. Yet to build a resilient tech-based future, we need new ideas, new research and new tools that will enable us to realize the ... (Click to read more)

Why do smart people make illogical decisions
 

Skeptic Check: Why do smart people make illogical decisions?

Risk Science Center director Andrew Maynard appears on the radio show Big Picture Science this week, talking about risks and decisions. The show - part of the monthly Skeptic Check series - delves into why some people don't get ... (Click to read more)



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