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JORS: Volume 68, Issue 11
JORS: Volume 68, Issue 11, November 2017

REF 2021
Most of the important decisions have already been taken regarding the next Research Excellence ...

Universities "mis-selling" courses
Universities could be accused of "mis-selling" courses to teenagers

Artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess
Google's AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess

Degrees in two years
Students in England are going to be offered degrees in two years

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Features

A window on the world of O.R.?
The “invisibility cloak” of science fiction is now fact, albeit with limitations. O.R. could claim to have had the power of invisibility for years, though not by desire; what we want is the opposite - a high-visibility jacket! Indeed, part of the mission of the OR Society is to help make our presence more visible. But perception involves both the observed and the observer. And all of us have open and hidden parts.

YOR18 – OR – A Twenty Twenty Vision
The 18th Young [to] OR Conference got off to a great start with the plenary session given by the President of the OR Society, Dr Geoff Royston. Antuela Tako, the chair of the organising committee, began the proceedings by telling the audience what had been planned for them and how to find out more about streams.

The Education & Research Committee
- Roles and Responsibilities: Brian Dangerfield (Liaison with ESRC)
Ruth Kaufman, Inside OR February 2013

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Posted on 13 December 2011

Health

3D printer makes first body part

3D printers are hi-tech ways of manufacturing an object by “copying” it in three dimensions. This can now be done in the health area.

The technique is being used to create "bone-like" material which researchers claim can be used to repair injuries. Engineers say a substance can be added to damaged natural bone where it acts as a scaffold for new cells to grow. It ultimately dissolves with "no apparent ill-effects", the team adds. The researchers say doctors should be able to use the process to custom-order replacement bone tissue in a few years time.

Prof Susmita Bose helped carry out the work at Washington State University and co-authored a report in the Dental Materials journal. Prof Bose's team have spent four years developing the bone-like substance.  Prof Bose hopes the material will also be used for dental work.