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VR Tumors Help to Battle Cancer

VR Tumors Help to Battle Cancer

Dec-29-18 By IdeaConnection
Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK have constructed a virtual reality model of a cancer tumor. The technology will allow researchers to study the disease from a different perspective to increase our understanding of cancer.
Robot Brings New Life to the Great Barrier Reef

Robot Brings New Life to the Great Barrier Reef

Dec-27-18 By IdeaConnection
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world, a vast coral reef of striking beauty that is rich in marine life.  Yet this World Heritage Site is under pressure from climate change, poor water quality and fishing among other threats.
Toyota Turns to Crowdsourcing for Safety Recall

Toyota Turns to Crowdsourcing for Safety Recall

Dec-24-18 By IdeaConnection
Typically, when companies issue a product recall they put out adverts in the print and broadcast media, send emails and phone customers.  But the car manufacturer Toyota is trying another approach - crowdsourcing.
Artificial Intelligence Makes Colonoscopies Smarter

Artificial Intelligence Makes Colonoscopies Smarter

Dec-21-18 By IdeaConnection
Artificial intelligence is spreading into all areas of our lives.  It is also reaching parts of our bodies helping to save our lives. Doctors at the University of California Irvine are using AI to improve colonoscopies. 
NASA Plans for a Nuclear-Powered Robot to Search for Aliens

NASA Plans for a Nuclear-Powered Robot to Search for Aliens

Dec-19-18 By IdeaConnection
In a bold attempt to find alien life a number of scientists including researchers at NASA have put forward a plan to send a nuclear-powered robot to look for ET on Europa, one of the moons orbiting Jupiter.
2018 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Winner

2018 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Winner

Dec-14-18 By IdeaConnection
Congratulations to Montreal-based start-up SPARK Microsystems which has won the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2018 for its innovative low-power wireless transceiver. 
Crowdsourcing Could Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

Crowdsourcing Could Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

Dec-12-18 By IdeaConnection
A recent study has revealed that crowdsourcing can be just as effective as expert clinicians in recognizing some indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children.
Big Data for Improved Flood Risk Predictions

Big Data for Improved Flood Risk Predictions

Dec-07-18 By IdeaConnection
Scotland is a very wet country with an abundance of rainfall. Heavy rains and flooding puts lives, homes and businesses at risk and makes an annual dent in the economy to the tune of around £53 million (approx. $USD 67 million).
Crowdsourcing in the Snow

Crowdsourcing in the Snow

Dec-05-18 By IdeaConnection
Winter means snow which means lots of thrilling snow-based activities for some. The arrival of the white stuff is also welcomed by environmental scientists because it gives them an opportunity to track its impact on ecosystem dynamics, glacier health and much more.
Introducing ESA's Hopping Robot

Introducing ESA's Hopping Robot

Nov-30-18 By IdeaConnection
While NASA's Insight lander is wowing the world with the images and data it is sending back, the European Space Agency (ESA) is currently testing its ‘SpaceBok’, a walking and hopping robot that it hopes will be jumping over the surface of the red planet in the not too distant future.

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