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Pete the Fern Takes the World’s First Plant Selfie

Pete the Fern Takes the World’s First Plant Selfie

Oct-18-19 By IdeaConnection
A plant in the United Kingdom has taken the world's first botanical selfie.
The honour goes to a maidenhair fern, according to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
AI Trained to Predict Future Medical Discoveries

AI Trained to Predict Future Medical Discoveries

Oct-11-19 By IdeaConnection
An artificial intelligence (AI) program has been trained to read scientific papers and predict which ones are likely to translate into medical treatments. Its purpose is to decrease the sometimes decades-long intervals between discovery and clinical application.
Could This Inchworm Robot Revolutionize Industries?

Could This Inchworm Robot Revolutionize Industries?

Oct-09-19 By IdeaConnection
A team of researchers from the University of Toronto has created a small robot that moves in the same way as an inchworm.  According to the scientists, the technology underlying their feat could transform multiple industries such as aviation and smart wearables.
Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Oct-04-19 By IdeaConnection
A paralyzed man has been able to walk again thanks to a mind-controlled four-limb robotic suit, or exoskeleton. The patient trained for months using brain signals to control a computer-simulated avatar before using the robotic device.
How to Weigh a Living Whale

How to Weigh a Living Whale

Oct-02-19 By IdeaConnection
How do you accurately weigh a living whale? It's probably not a question that's troubled you at all, but it has left scientists scratching their heads in puzzlement over the years. Well now, they are mystified no more because researchers from Denmark have solved the conundrum thanks to aerial photographs taken by drones.
AI Diagnoses Diseases As Good As Medical Experts, Says Study

AI Diagnoses Diseases As Good As Medical Experts, Says Study

Sep-30-19 By IdeaConnection
A new study has found that artificial intelligence is on par with human medical experts when it comes to making medical diagnoses based on images. The potential for AI in healthcare could free up time for doctor-patient interactions and tailored treatments.
Crowdsourcing an Emoji for Forgiveness

Crowdsourcing an Emoji for Forgiveness

Sep-26-19 By IdeaConnection
You're texting or on social media and have done or said something silly and want to acknowledge your actions with an emoji. What do you do? If you're looking for an icon to lighten the mood while asking for forgiveness you won’t find one. Not yet, anyway. But that may change. A number of charities and organizations in Finland are crowdsourcing to find the ideal emoji for such occasions.
Hackers Set To Target a US Satellite

Hackers Set To Target a US Satellite

Sep-23-19 By IdeaConnection
At next year's Def Con hacker conference, ethical hackers will be invited to crack the security on an orbiting US Defense Department satellite, reports an article in Wired. This follows on from this year's conference when the US Air Force (USAF) turned up with an F-15 fighter-jet data system which was dismantled by security researchers exposing a number of serious vulnerabilities along the way.
Robot Surgeons Set to Transform Operations in UK

Robot Surgeons Set to Transform Operations in UK

Sep-18-19 By IdeaConnection
A team of surgical robots is set to join the UK's National Health Service (NHS) to help medical teams in operating theaters across the country. The move, according to the makers of the robots will revolutionize operations.
Tokyo Olympic Games Open Innovation Challenge

Tokyo Olympic Games Open Innovation Challenge

Sep-13-19 By IdeaConnection
In 2020 Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. To discover new ways to enhance the spectator experience organizers have launched an open innovation technology challenge.

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