Rahul - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Year 12 student Rahul writes here in response to the fascinating philosophy question set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. 'Should robots have rights?' - what do you think? CPD “Man is a robot with defects.” 1 Emil Cioran (The Trouble With Being Born) From behind pristine … Continue reading Should robots have rights?
Category: Technology & Engineering
Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces
Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring chemical engineer Ari in Year 12 writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine about how polyethylene might be modified in such a way as to allow it to be used to produce anti-microbial surfaces. This is Ari's third contribution to The GSAL Journal; you can read more … Continue reading Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces
Aerodynamics in Formula 1
Ayushman - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ayushman writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, exploring the complexities of aerodynamics in Formula 1 motor racing. He focusses in particular on the creation of all-important downforce that allows cars to manoeuvre at high speeds without losing grip. This is Ayushman’s third article to … Continue reading Aerodynamics in Formula 1
Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis?
Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Passionate Year 12 student Ari is aspiring to become a chemical engineer. She recently made the most of the opportunity to attend a free Friends of Imperial webinar, entitled "Fusion Future: The Sun's Power on Earth". Ari writes here about the event and shares her thoughts on the … Continue reading Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis?
Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?
Michal - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Michal writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the fascinating topic of robot rights. As Michal notes, "[a]rtificial intelligence raises serious questions about philosophical boundaries. While we may ask if sentient robots are conscious or deserving of rights, it forces us to pose basic questions like ‘What … Continue reading Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?
Our Generational Duty to Science with a focus on Biomedical Engineering
Aashmi - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: Year 11 student Aashmi elected to write this extended essay on the chosen word ‘duty’ in response to The Dukes Essay Prize organised by Dukes Education. This competition is inspired by the famous entrance test for All Souls College, Oxford, where students write an essay in response to a single word, from the perspective of … Continue reading Our Generational Duty to Science with a focus on Biomedical Engineering
A Zero Carbon School
Grace - Year 10 Student The following is my submission to the Hope for the Future Competition, a competition which challenges students to produce exciting pieces of artwork representing a climate emergency for a chance to showcase their work in UK Parliament. I also entered this artwork of the school into the Art of a … Continue reading A Zero Carbon School
In Conversation With… Dr Jessica Meir, Astronaut on the ISS
GSAL Junior School Editor's Note: Students at GSAL Junior School were given the unique opportunity to communicate with NASA astronaut Dr Jessica Meir during her time on the International Space Station (ISS). On October 18, 2019, Jessica made history when she undertook the first all-female spacewalk with fellow astronaut Christina Koch. The school link and … Continue reading In Conversation With… Dr Jessica Meir, Astronaut on the ISS
ISSET Space & STEM Summer School 2020
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor MISSION DISCOVERY @ KING'S COLLEGE LONDON 6th - 10TH JULY, 2020 ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School programme is a great opportunity for ordinary students to do something extraordinary. UK and international students from ages 14 - 18 (Year 9—13) get to work with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA … Continue reading ISSET Space & STEM Summer School 2020
GSAL Earthshot Competition 2020
GSAL Geography Department Open to all students in all year groups, this exciting competition challenges you to find creative solutions to Earth's problems. Taking inspiration from the official Earthshot Prize established by HRH Prince William in 2019, the brief is to create and communicate an original solution to a chosen Earth problem. Can you repair … Continue reading GSAL Earthshot Competition 2020