Research Features Magazine – 123

Only by bringing together expertise from different disciplines can we solve today’s global challenges. These complex issue not only affect today’s world and but they look to shape our future as well. Here at Research Features, we offer a diverse collection of topics for you to delve into in our latest issue. From Astronomy and Astrophysics to Social Anthropology and Translational Imaging, there really is something for everyone!

In a world where large businesses and universities rule, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program encourages small businesses in the United States to seek federal Research & Development funding. Their Program Director John Williams spoke to us about how the SBIR works and the impact it has.

Measuring a person’s happiness is a somewhat difficult task. After all, how can happiness be measured using a scientific approach? Surely happiness is subjective, and varies from person-to-person? Well, Meik Wiking – CEO of the Happiness Research Institute – explains how positive psychology can indeed be used to measure happiness.

And finally, founders of Research2Reality, Mike MacMillan and Professor Molly Shoichet explain how ground-breaking research should be made openly accessible and more approachable for the public audience. This organisation helps to breaks down the paywall barrier and fulfil the lay audience’s appetite for scientific research, wherever they are in the world.

We were delighted to have such a global mix of researchers featured in this issue. So why not sit down, relax and prepare to be informed and inspired. We promise you’ll enjoy what we have to offer.

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