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    What Makes A Good Vaccine Rollout: A Country-By-Country Comparison

    Adam Goriparthi  A vaccination a day keeps the pandemic at bay. It’s no secret that the UK’s handling of lockdown measures was… delayed. However, did we rectify our mistakes with our administration of COVID-19 vaccines? What determines the success of vaccine rollout? Why are some countries better at it than others?  A Successful Rollout  Doses given per 100 people (as of 11th Feb):  Israel – 66.4  UAE – 47.9  UK – 20.3  US – 13.5  EU – 4.2  As the data above highlights, increased vaccine administration seems to...
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    Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer

    Alice Nott Ada Lovelace was a mathematician in a time when women could not even attend university. Despite her lack of formal qualifications, her work would go on to create the foundation for the technology that our modern world is based upon. Ada Lovelace was born in 1815 as...
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    Dr Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Woman in Medicine

    Megan Cuerden Choosing just one inspirational woman in the field of science for this article was the hardest part of it all. There are countless women who deserve to be celebrated, some who have already been covered by Impact and I’m sure there are many more articles yet to...
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    Peat: The Little-Known Climate Superhero

    Lucy Woodward You’ve all heard the story of Peter Parker, aka Spiderman. Even The Hunger Games’ Peeta gets a fair amount of credit for a somewhat lacklustre main character. But no one’s talking about the real hero of the hour, Peat. In terms of protecting our planet, Peat’s doing...
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    The Crucial Need For Carbon Capture, Utilisation, And Storage

    Rian Patel To roughly offset the carbon footprint of the life of an average 47-year old living in the UK, one would have to plant 2,250 trees. And then let them grow for 50 years, costing time, money, and land. Carbon dioxide is a long-lasting greenhouse gas that traps...
  • Google Acquires Fitbit: A Spy On Your Wrist?

    Cam McAdam Google has finally completed the acquisition of Fitbit for £1.5bn, a deal first announced in November 2019. This deal was finalised after a 4-month investigation by the European Commission, over concerns about the lack of privacy for the Fitbit users’ data. But what does this mean? Could...
  • Get Growing! 5 Lovely Plants Every Garden Should Have

    This article is brought to you by Kristel Gil Big or small, there will always be another room for a new plant in your garden. Drop your stress levels to zero by only admiring the beauty of your garden, your little haven on earth. If you’re looking for a...