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Robotic Capsule Inspects Colons for Cancer

Robotic Capsule Inspects Colons for Cancer

Jun-21-19 By IdeaConnection
Scientists in the UK and the US are developing a robotic capsule that is able to inspect colons for cancer. If their work is successful the so-called Sonopill could become a viable alternative for sometimes painful and uncomfortable colonoscopies.
AI Solution Wins Agriculture Hackathon

AI Solution Wins Agriculture Hackathon

Jun-19-19 By IdeaConnection
To help it develop new approaches to agricultural concerns, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) hosted a two-day hackathon. Software developers, information technology professionals and technical experts were invited to create IT systems to help solve issues around water management.
NASA is Crowdsourcing a Playlist for the Moon

NASA is Crowdsourcing a Playlist for the Moon

Jun-12-19 By IdeaConnection
Whether you're driving cross country or just down the road, music helps to pass the time and makes journeys more bearable. We all have our favorite tracks to get our fingers tapping but what would be on your playlist for a three-day journey - into space? NASA would like to know.
Open Innovation Call to Improve New York’s Air Quality

Open Innovation Call to Improve New York’s Air Quality

Jun-07-19 By IdeaConnection
Here's an interesting challenge to get the creative juices flowing. New York City has launched an open innovation contest for novel ideas and new technologies to mitigate the consequences of air pollution and the urban heat island effect.
Using AI to Spot Early Signs of Oral Cancer

Using AI to Spot Early Signs of Oral Cancer

Jun-05-19 By IdeaConnection
Researchers from the University of Kingston, London have just secured funding to explore how AI could be trained to detect the early signs of oral cancer using a mobile phone app.
Ai-Da the Robot Artist to Present Art Exhibition

Ai-Da the Robot Artist to Present Art Exhibition

May-31-19 By IdeaConnection
Ai-Da, the world's first humanoid AI artist is launching her first art exhibition, in Oxford, UK, on June 12. The exhibition is titled Unsecured Futures and will be held at Oxford University where the robot will also be unveiled to the general public for the first time.
US Navy Big Data Project Wants 350 Billion Social Media Posts

US Navy Big Data Project Wants 350 Billion Social Media Posts

May-29-19 By IdeaConnection
The US Navy is embarking on a project to collect, archive and study 350 billion social media posts from around the world. The aim is to understand more about online communication and how patterns of discourse change over time.
Mona Lisa Smiles and A lot More Thanks to AI

Mona Lisa Smiles and A lot More Thanks to AI

May-27-19 By IdeaConnection
Samsung has brought the Mona Lisa to life using artificial intelligence and a single photo of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting. A video of the endeavor shows the model and noblewoman with the enigmatic smile moving her head, eyes and mouth.
Crowdsourcing Traffic Data Could Save Lives

Crowdsourcing Traffic Data Could Save Lives

May-24-19 By IdeaConnection
A new University of California study has revealed that crowdsourcing traffic data could be a lifesaver. The paper titled 'Crowdsourced Traffic Data as an Emerging Tool to Monitor Car Crashes' was published this week in JAMA Surgery.
Astrobee Robots Join Space Station Crew

Astrobee Robots Join Space Station Crew

May-22-19 By IdeaConnection
NASA has released an image of the International Space Station's (ISS) new residents - several cube-shaped robots known as Astrobees. They arrived on April 17 and are due to perform menial tasks such as sensor testing and sound level monitoring to give astronauts more time to do things that only humans can do.

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