Newsletter articles

SGR Newsletters are published roughly twice a year. The main articles are listed below. For details of the current issue and back issues, See our Newsletter page

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Philip Webber describes how a small council-based environment unit implemented one of the UK’s largest programmes on local sustainable energy, despite a wide range of obstacles.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 33, winter 2007
 

Chris Langley describes how military interests have become pervasive in robotic science and engineering and outlines the ethical problems this causes.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 33, winter 2007
 

John Sloboda, Oxford Research Group, argues that our governments’ obsession with terrorism is stopping us from tackling the underlying causes of global insecurity.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 33, winter 2007
 

With the announcement of new nuclear power stations for the UK, Stuart Parkinson questions whether there will be enough skilled workers to deliver them, and asks whether the attempt will divert workers from sectors such as renewable energy.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 33, winter 2007
 

Philip Webber and Stuart Parkinson summarise the recent developments surrounding nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the UK.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 32, June 2006
 

Dave Webb, Leeds Metropolitan University, argues that the huge imbalance between the resources available to the military and those devoted to meeting basic human needs urgently has to change. As an illustration of the misdirection of scientific and technological effort, he discusses some of the latest military technologies such as space weapons.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 32, June 2006
 

Mark Whitby argues that energy should be ‘invested’ to maximise its return and that against this imperative, nuclear power does not compare well with renewable energy options.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 32, June 2006
 

Alan Cottey, University of East Anglia, recommends a new look at Niels Bohr’s early ideas concerning openness on nuclear issues as a path to international confidence and a new world order.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 32, June 2006
 

In the light of climate change, dwindling oil and gas supplies, and controversy over nuclear power, Peter Smith, Nottingham University, looks at the scope for expanding the supply of renewable energy in the UK.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 32, June 2006
 

Alexis Vlandas, Oxford University, discusses some ways in which nanotechnology might be managed to try to prevent negative environmental, security, health or social impacts.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 32, June 2006