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Female studentAn education invigoration
Chief Executive Officer for Ireland's Higher Education Authority, Tom Boland, gives an overview of the positive outcomes that improvements to higher education could make

Elderly coupleNew age thinking
Paola Testori Coggi, Director-General of DG Sanco, considers how Europe can adapt to care for its ageing population

Nurse making bedCaring in crisis
Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), discusses the impact of austerity budgets on nurses and nursing

LambUnderstanding the science behind the animal
Mike Steele, Chief Executive of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), explains why an improved understanding amongst consumers would enable the animal science research community to help tackle the challenges posed by food demand

Human genomeBreathing new life into life science
Dr Mark Downs, Chief Executive of the Society of Biology, details the challenges facing the life sciences in the UK, and the role that universities could play in addressing these problems

Elderly people using computersMaking silver surfing accessible
Professor Leela Damodaran and Dr Colin Machin from Loughborough University, discuss the ways in which they are working to provide inclusive technologies through intelligent adaptation

Car-themed mouseThe rise of the machines
Martin Burns, Director of Sales at Freescale Semiconductor, explains why vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity has the potential to completely transform the automotive landscape

Corn in fieldAgri-food for thought
Dr Niels Gtke, representative of the Danish delegation to the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR), and Head of Division at Denmark's Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, discusses some of the emerging challenges for agri-food research in Europe

SpineExciting movements - an interview with Prof Dr Grgoire Courtine
Prof Dr Grgoire Courtine, Associate Professor at the EPFL, details his research into overcoming spinal cord injuries

Finger printA question of trust
Andrew Tyrer, Innovation Platform Manager at the Technology Strategy Board, explains how UK companies are helping to ensure that online services are trustworthy

Business meetingCombine and conquer
In the quest to encourage growth through innovation, Dr Allyson Reed, Director of Enterprise and Communications at the Technology Strategy Board, champions the role of collaboration in facilitating UK plc success

Writing data onto CDCopyrights and wrongs
Lawyer and socio-legal researcher at Lund University, Stefan Larsson PhD, explains why analogue copyright metaphors are not always appropriate in our digital society

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Gnome-adic investigation into the Earth's gravity

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