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Tim Sandle

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How people can teach AI see like humans

A new study demonstrates that humans can think like computers. The research indicates how artificial intelligence is narrowing the gap between the visual abilities of people and machines, resulting in computers edging closer to how people think.

4D-printed materials created as stiff as wood or soft as sponge

Scientists from Rutgers University have engineered new smart materials that can change shape as temperatures change. The potential for materials that can alter shape and texture is considerable.

Essential Science: How does cannabis affect the brain?

The impact of cannabis on the brain is a subject to circling medical study, with studies offering different evidence and contrasting perspectives. We take in two recent studies looking at different aspects.

Ability to assess tire tread-wear in real-time is coming

Durham - An important safety feature for vehicles, especially fleet vehicles, is tire tread. Currently technology cannot accurately measure tire-tread reduction in real-time. This could be about to change according to startup Tyrata.

Review: UDrone - the 'mind-reading' drone Special

UDrone is a type of drone that can measure the electrical activity in a person's brain, track their slight facial movements, and convert these signals into instructions to control its actions. It is marketed as a 'mind reading' drone.

Nvidia’s AI software turns scribbles into landscape masterpieces

Nvidia’s latest software using an algorithm that can turn rough and ready doodles, scribbled by the user, into realistic landscapes. The software has been designed to 'augment art'.

World Tuberculosis Day: How scientists are combating TB

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis. To mark the day, we take a look into some of the latest research aimed at combating the disease.

Autonomous shuttle service to be tested in New York

New York - An autonomous shuttle will be tested in New York City later this year. This represents another step forwards along the path of the implementing self-driving technology.

Sony stops providing digital download codes to retailers

Sony will no longer provide full game digital download codes to retailers starting April 1st. Digital games will only be available straight from the PSN online store after that date.

AI makes ophthalmologists more effective at detecting eye disease

Research from Google demonstrates how artificial intelligence can make ophthalmologists more effective. The study indicates that together, artificial intelligence and physicians can improve eye care.

How to train a robot to feed you dinner

Washington - A new robot has been developed to assist people with eating. The robot can pass food to people who are ill, injured or elderly, or otherwise require support. The robot has an algorithm that guides to selecting the required food item.

How public sector digital transformation can succeed

Governments around the world have been embarking on the digital transformation of their services, both internally and with the forward facing services offered to their citizens. A new report selects three success factors for these projects.

Brexit muddle is slowing down UK digital transformation efforts

London - The magazine Public Technology and thought-leaders Gamma recently brought together a range of senior digital professionals to review what impact Brexit was having on digital transformation initiatives. The indicators are not positive.

Man develops brain infection after using cotton ear swabs

London - A new warning has been raised about the use of cotton ear swabs (or 'earbuds'), used to clean out ears and dislodge earwax, after a man developed an infection after using ear buds. A portion of cotton became dislodged in the ear.

Medicines Discovery Institute aims to bring new drugs to patients

Cardiff - A new research centre based in the U.K. called the Medicines Discovery Institute aims to bring a new generation of medicines to patients by pioneering the latest in biomedical and pharmacological research techniques.

Norway's capital to introduce wireless charging for taxis

Oslo - As part of the growth of electric vehicles in Norway, local officials in Oslo have given the go-ahead to install a wireless charging infrastructure to support the city's electric taxi fleet.

Deeper problems behind Google’s 1.5 billion euro fine Special

London - Google has been fined, for the third time, by the European Union for blocking rival online search advertisers. The fine was a record 1.5 billion euros. As to how this happened and whether Google will change, a leading lawyer weighs in.

Popular health apps could expose data about medical conditions

Health apps pose 'unprecedented' privacy risks, relating to medical conditions and associated data, according to a new Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Facebook internally exposed millions of passwords

A security researcher has discovered that the passwords of millions of Facebook users have been accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, resulting in a major internal security lapse.

Karen Uhlenbeck: The first woman to win the Abel Prize for maths

Karen Uhlenbeck is the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, which is generally regarded as the ‘Nobel prize’ for mathematics. Professor Uhlenbeck received the Abel Prize for her work on "minimal surfaces" such as soap bubbles.
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