08/2007

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Iran is under scrutiny: Western governments claim its nascent nuclear power programme masks plans for nuclear weapons development. Frank Barnaby, Oxford Research Group, assesses the validity of the West’s claims and argues that use of military force against Iran’s nuclear programme will only make matters worse.

Article from SGR Newletter, no. 34, summer 2007
 

The ingenious use of mirrors and DC electrical grid technology could provide a significant new source of power from desert sunlight. Gerry Wolff explains.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

GM potatoes are being trialled at a site in Cambridgeshire, with more planned. Eva Novotny explains why we should be on our guard.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

Stuart Parkinson outlines the stark conclusions that emerge from the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

Given the recent media attention devoted to climate sceptic views, Stuart Parkinson debunks some of their most common claims.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

Does the patent system encourage inappropriate commercial influence over biotechnology research? Helen Wallace, GeneWatch, argues that it does, and invites us to take part in an investigation to uncover and address the reality.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

The SGR report ‘Soldiers in the Laboratory’ prompted Steve Wright, Leeds Metropolitan University, to consider the real-life legacy of military involvement in science and engineering. Here he describes an eye-opening trip that showed him just what that means.

Article in SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

An increasing number of organisations are using skilled volunteers to provide practical help for humanitarian problems. Chris Medland introduces one such organisation, in the field of design: Architecture for Humanity.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

The militarisation of science and technology - an update

SGR briefing by Chris Langley, Stuart and Philip Webber; August 2007

This briefing provides an update to Soldiers In The Laboratory. In addition to SGR's latest findings about the power and influence of the military in science, engineering and technology (SET) in the UK and elsewhere since the previous report was written, this briefing also highlights some of the problems encountered in obtaining detailed information on military involvement in R&D despite the entry into force of the Freedom of Information Act. The report also documents the huge imbalance between government R&D funding of the military and funding to tackle ill-health, environmental degradation and poverty, and argues that a major shift in resources towards supporting social justice and environmental protection and away from the military is needed.