Christmas: Happiness and Economics

In 2016, the London School of Economics conducted an expert survey[1]to explore the relationship between populations’ wellbeing and national holidays. The results showed that 15 out of the 28 professors surveyed agreed that major festive periods, such as Christmas increased wellbeing and overall happiness of populations, while just 5 disagreed, and others abstained. The second …

How can we increase voter turn-out at elections?

We live in a world which values democracy. Even the least democratic state has ‘democratic’ in its name: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Democracy comes from the Greek ‘Demos’ and ‘Kratia’, meaning, ‘people’ and ‘power’ respectively, therefore Democracy is all power to all people. However, Democracy as we know it is put in danger when people do not vote, as the …

Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies, a growing asset class is taking over !

The wise of Bitcoins’ Core Elucidation In the inside’s bitcoin seem very complex and diverse compared to the traditional currencies, such as $, £… To fully understand and interpretative bitcoins you have to comprehend its definition. What is a Bitcoin? Let me answer this question. Bitcoin is a digital currency that is not backed by …

The Limitations of Localisation through Image Recognition in Robotics

  Introduction The basic meaning of localisation in robotics is the determination of the exact position of a robot. A more exact definition would be “the concurrent construction of a model of the environment (the map), and the estimation of the state of the robot moving within it” (Cadena, et al., 2016). As humans we …