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  • Working in the field of molecular biology

    Working in the field of molecular biology

    After completing his postgraduate degree Dr. Gianluca Farrugia decided to delve further into the important subject of the effects of aspirin on the human body, specifically with regards to the medicine's anti-cancerous properties in the human...

  • What it takes to form a girl band

    What it takes to form a girl band

    With their first single, Indecisive, Cryptic Street secured their performance at the Bay Music Awards 2012. This was followed by their win of the Best Newcomer Award. Although the all-girl-band are still trying to define their style Cryptic Street...

  • Discovering chemistry through colour

    Discovering chemistry through colour

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have increased dramatically in the last few decades", writes Maria Cardona for University of Malta's Think magazine. Besides the cause of global warming, CO2 affects negatively the marine life, and...

  • The future is here: 3D printing, coming home to you soon...

    The future is here: 3D printing, coming home to you soon...

    With IBM’s recent announcement that it has overcome hurdles that would have stopped them from producing even smaller computer components, thus confirming Moore’s law that the power of electronics will increase exponentially every year, 3D printing...

  • Removing toxins from agricultural soil through plants

    Removing toxins from agricultural soil through plants

    The Zone has been grateful for meeting incredible researchers, scientists, artists, and young people from all kinds of professional spheres for nearly two years now. Carmen's work has been equally thrilling to get acquainted with. Her recent...

  • Malta Fashion Week

    Malta Fashion Week

    The Zone had a sneak peek at this year's Malta Fashion Week, with focus on a few of the up-and-coming designers. In this feature Michelle Scotto meets up with Sai Suman, a fashion designer from India, to talk about how she builds her name in the...

  • Fighting thalassemia

    Fighting thalassemia

    Meet biomedical scientist Jeannesse Scerri whose work aims to diagnose patients with genetic diseases. Her current studies and work are dedicated to discovering cure for the hereditary disorder. 

  • Un/Burnished

    Un/Burnished

    It was a little over a year since the Zone met Nadège in her little studio. Since then she has managed to build a name as a jewellery maker locally, regular customers, foreign interest and now her first solo exhibition in connection with the Malta...

  • What cods have got to do with it

    What cods have got to do with it

    Watch interview with biologist Sarah Schembri from the fisheries department at University of Malta and find out about her research on cods' habitat and how this can have an impact on humans' lives. Sarah also shares with the Zone how learning to...

  • The art of archery

    The art of archery

    According to Confucius if children are taught archery they will receive three golden gifts: precision, focus, and discipline. One does not find archery in the school curriculum today (regretfully) nevertheless the interest in archery is still high...

  • The future of robotics is now

    The future of robotics is now

    The Zone is in full support of people with passion for robotics engineering. In fact, this is the fourth feature on the subject. This time Michelle meets up with Raphael Grech, an expert in the field of robotics, to find out what made him fall in...

  • Battle of the North

    Battle of the North

    Meet this year's competitors of the Battle of the North Pyramid Suns, the new and upcoming band who, later on this year (9-12 April), will take the Rock the South stage.

  • Young Enterprise and opportunities for students

    Young Enterprise and opportunities for students

    Matthew Cassar meets Young Enterprise's project coordinator Lara Gail Dougall to hear more about the objectives of YE and their latest project.   

  • To Maastricht and back ... on a bicycle

    To Maastricht and back ... on a bicycle

    Two months ago, Chris Mercieca, a 22-year old international relations graduate, set out on a solo cycling expedition from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, to Malta in aid of Dar Sagra Familja and the Scout Association of Malta’s Għajn Tuffieħa...

  • First solo exhibition by young Maltese artists

    First solo exhibition by young Maltese artists

    An art exhibition at Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta, which opened last Saturday, features artworks by Aaron Bezzina, Gabriel Buttigieg, Kerstin Arnemahn, Sam Falzon and Samuel Sultana. The exhibition aims at encouraging aspiring artists who have...

  • For the love of racing...

    For the love of racing...

    Mauro Portelli talks to The Zone’s Matthew Cassar about his passion for racing, where he learned to race and how he prepares for races. He says that good racers need to know their car well, look after it, understand how the engines work, be...

  • Designing commercial interiors

    Designing commercial interiors

    The Zone met with young and enthusiastic interior designer Martina Fenech Adami to learn about the profession of an interior designer.  Watch the interview and see why Fenech Adami decided to specialise in commercial projects, what it was like for...

  • Opportunities in the sphere of digital games

    Opportunities in the sphere of digital games

    Digital games development is growing in popularity both as an academic area but also as an industry. For that, the Zone delivers yet another interview on the subject. See where studying digital games development has taken Jean-Luc Portelli; how,...

  • Developing digital games

    Developing digital games

    Digital games has been growing so much in popularity that the Zone's Matthew Cassar decided to meet up yet another young and passionate developer and see what inspired him to delve into the business of making digital games and where his passions...

  • Mastering digital games

    Mastering digital games

    The Zone reporter Matthew Cassar meets Rilla Khaled, socio-professor at the University’s Institute for Digital Games, to hear about its work.The institute offers an MSc in digital games and a master’s in bio-research for students who are leaning...