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This report examines the relationship between soil structure and its benefits, setting out evidence for improving crop productivity alongside wider societal benefits.
We have produced a series of briefing documents on the implications of a variety of aspects of climate change for UK policymakers.
This Royal Society Perspective takes a future-facing look into possible applications of neural and brain-computer interfaces.
We rely upon computers for almost everything we do. But could they do more? Should we be looking to digital technologies to help us tackle perhaps the…
By Andy Hopper FRS
27 March 2020
5 min read
The independent Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative was established with the aim of mobilising the UK’s wider scientific…
By Professor Peter Bruce FRS
29 April 2020
4 min read
Andrew Rice and Adrian Friday are members of the Working Group chaired by Andy Hopper FRS and leading the Royal Society’s Digital technology and the…
By Dr Andrew Rice
01 May 2020
9 min read