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Can Crowdsourcing Combat Fake News?

Can Crowdsourcing Combat Fake News?

Jan-30-19 By IdeaConnection
Inflammatory fake news is a huge menace to society that doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. However, one of the most effective ways of tackling it could be with crowdsourcing, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
A Robot Valet to Park Your Car

A Robot Valet to Park Your Car

Jan-25-19 By IdeaConnection
Life could soon be a little easier for holidaymakers going to airports if a Gatwick Airport robot trial is successful. A fleet of valet-parking robots are going to be tested that could take away the stress of finding a parking space at the UK airport.
Innovations to Improve Airport Security

Innovations to Improve Airport Security

Jan-18-19 By IdeaConnection
A pad that can detect explosives hidden in shoes and body scanners that use artificial intelligence are just two of the new technologies that could soon be employed by airport security services.
Big Data Help to Prevent Homelessness

Big Data Help to Prevent Homelessness

Jan-16-19 By IdeaConnection
A researcher at the University of Essex in the UK is working on a project that is looking at the potential of big data to prevent homelessness. Professor Vania Sena believes that the vast swathes of data held by local authorities can be mined to predict when people need help.
Citizen Scientists Discover a New World

Citizen Scientists Discover a New World

Jan-11-19 By IdeaConnection
Citizen scientists looking to the heavens have excelled themselves, finding a new planet that had been missed by advanced NASA technology. They keen-eyed volunteers discovered K2-288Bb, a planet that is twice the size of the Earth.  So how did they do it?
What’s Next at CES 2019?

What’s Next at CES 2019?

Jan-09-19 By IdeaConnection
It is that time of year where technology enthusiasts flock to Las Vegas for one of the biggest consumer technology showcases in the world. CES 2019 has officially opened its doors.
UK Government Sees a Big Future for Small Robots

UK Government Sees a Big Future for Small Robots

Jan-04-19 By IdeaConnection
Among the problems of driving in busy cities are the traffic delays caused by roadworks. Lengths of tarmac are dug up by utility companies to lay or repair pipes and cables.
Tracking Air Turbulence Through Crowdsourcing

Tracking Air Turbulence Through Crowdsourcing

Jan-02-19 By IdeaConnection
One of the most significant and unpredictable hazards that airplanes face in the skies is clear air turbulence - the turbulent movement of air without any visible clues.
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.

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