Author: Preston Llewellyn

Preston Llewellyn

Managing Partner – Before co-founding Llewellyn Consulting in 2009, Preston spent over ten years in industry, where he was responsible variously for corporate strategy, business development, communications, and marketing. He is experienced in managing business contracts and partnerships, in the private and public sector, and in project management.

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Cancer vaccines

What it is

Cancer vaccines enable people’s immune systems to target cancer cells, instead of an infectious agent, such as a virus or bacterium. They aim either to prevent cancer or to cure it.… Read the rest

Technologies series: DNA data storage

Vast volumes of data can be stored, condensed into DNA.


What it is

DNA data storage is the archiving and retrieving of data to and from synthetic strands of DNA. Data centres are considered by many, including the world’s top asset managers, as the ‘beating heart’ of global cities.… Read the rest

Technologies Series – Satellite Mega-Constellations

Universal high speed internet access – or a sky full of debris


Soon, all our constellations could be LEO

What they are

Thousands of satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), able to provide high-speed internet and communication access around the world.… Read the rest

Technologies series – Electronic skin – March 2020

An electronic clone of biological skin that stands to enrich biological, virtual, and robotic life.


What it is

Electronic skin (E-skin) mimics the aesthetics and simulations of natural biological skin.1 Made of multiple layers of thin, soft, flexible materials 2 with embedded sensors, 3 it can be applied to people,4 animals, amputated limbs, and robots to provide a degree of feeling, whether as a ‘second skin’, or in replacement of an area of biological skin.… Read the rest

Global Letter – Climate change: let the numbers speak

 

Below1 are the key numbers2 relating to climate change, and some fundamental implications


Definitions and facts

  1. Main greenhouse gases (GHGs): carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O).3
  2. Global warming potential (GWP): differs by gas.
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