Our flagship report, the POSTnote, is a four-page briefing reviewing emerging areas of research.

  • POSTnote

    Patenting life

    This POSTnote considers the scientific developments which have led to the possibility of ‘patenting life’, and the issues raised. POSTnote 26. POST. 1991.

  • POSTnote

    British Technology Group

    This POSTnote reviews requirements for effective technology transfer and factors relevant to debate on British technology group's form after privatisation. POSTnote 22. POST. 1991.

  • POSTnote

    Oil fires in Kuwait – an update

    This POSTnote provides and update to POSTnote 21 presenting a range of possible effects and setting out the main considerations involved in predicting the environmental effects of the sabotage of Kuwaiti oil wells. POSTnote 23. POST. 1991.

  • POSTnote

    Oil fires in Kuwait

    This POSTnote discusses the range of possible effects from the sabotage of Kuwaiti oil wells and sets out the main considerations involved in predicting the environmental effects. POSTnote 21. POST. 1991.

  • POSTnote

    Safety critical systems

    This POSTnote reviews the science of safety-critical systems and related issues of potential interest to Parliamentarians. POSTnote 20. POST. 1991.

  • POSTnote

    Antarctica

    This POSTnote reviews the Antarctic Treaty System with emphasis on scientific activities relevant to the current debate. POSTnote 18. POST. 1990 .

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    National curriculum & A level sciences

    This POSTnote examines the effect of the National Curriculum on science teaching and the implications for the future of GCSE and A- Level exams, as well as for higher education. POSTnote 17. POST. 1990.

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    Global warming

    This POSTnote summarises current knowledge on global warming, and examines some remaining uncertainties which are relevant to decision-makers. POSTnote 16. POST. 1990.

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    Optical fibre networks

    This POSTnote describes the present and potential applications of optical fibres and examines issues arising from the current regulatory framework within which they and competing technologies operate. POSTnote 13. POST. 1990