Lewis Walker, who hails from the US, arrived on Maltese shores just over a month ago in order to assume his post as president of the American University of Malta. He has a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri, and decades of experience in academe. This includes serving variously as provost, president, and chancellor [...]
Aubrey de Grey, the British biomedical gerontologist, maintains that cheating death is no longer a fantasy; this makes him one of the boldest scientists of his kind. He’s adamant that since we know the causes of the human body’s decline and demise, it’s only a matter of time, technology, and resources before he succeeds in reifying his theory.
In recent years, Malta has ramped up a particular kind of electricity production: electricity generated by means of renewable resources. Time is of the essence, as in 2009, an EU directive was issued stipulating that by 2020, Malta must generate 10 percent of its electricity through renewable technologies. While a large number of Maltese [...]
Vilijam Pupkov, who hails from Macedonia, is studying toward a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the American University of Malta. He describes himself as an aspiring novelist and a sports enthusiast. He’s also a diligent student with wide-ranging academic interests; since joining AUM a year ago, Vilijam has taken classes in [...]
In part one of our two-part article, we provided an overview of what we know so far about Duplex – Google’s Artificial Intelligence device. In this second and final part, we do two things: discuss how Duplex is beneficial to corporations and the public in general; and consider some of the criticisms Duplex has met with since it was unveiled on the [...]
One happy fact about residing on an island like Malta is that, wherever you might be at any given time, the seashore is just a short distance away. Heck, here at AUM, it’s right on our doorstep! But if you’re looking for a sprawling beach where, in addition to taking a dip in the sea, you can kick back and relax in a resort-like setting, you might [...]
Malta’s transition to the 21st century included a welcome diversification of the country’s economy. The passing of new legislation and the subsequent activation of several incentive schemes (for example, tax benefits, governmental assistance and financial subsidies, international networking) gave a strong boost to a variety of local industries. [...]
Valletta is the capital city of Malta, and, as you may know by now, was awarded the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture for 2018. Not only is Valletta rich in culture, it is a city with a storied past. Indeed, for history, entertainment, and breathtaking scenery, you’ve come to the right place. So make sure you fully charge your [...]