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Oct 3, 2023

I’m a microbiologist and here’s what (and where) I never eat

px. Alex Andrei/Shutterstock Primrose Freestone, University of Leicester Every year, around 2.4 million people in the UK get food poisoning – mostly from viral or bacterial contamination. Most people recover within a few days without treatment, but not all are that lucky. As a microbiologist, I’m probably more acutely aware of the risk

Sep 28, 2023

In booming satellite market, micro-rockets are the next big thing

Contemporary life would hardly be possible without satellites. Much of what people do on Earth today relies heavily on what’s happening high above their heads – from monitoring wildfires, deforestation and sea-surface temperatures to enabling connections to new mobile technologies like 5G in hard-to-reach areas. A recent wave of cheaper, miniature satellites being

Sep 21, 2023

Virtual-reality tech is fast becoming more real

Imagine a single technology that could help a robot perform safety checks at a nuclear plant, cure a person’s arachnophobia and simulate the feeling of a hug from a distant relative.  Welcome to the world of “extended reality”. Researchers funded by the EU have sought to demonstrate its enormous potential.  Relevant research Their

Sep 12, 2023

Making drones suitable for cities

The Spanish resort town of Benidorm is known for its sandy beaches with clear waters, a skyline dominated by towering hotels and tourists from northern Europe. But one day in February, it also served as a testing ground for European society’s future with drones. Since the local economy depends on tourism during the

Sep 8, 2023

Colonizing Art

The euphoria surrounding generative AI often ignores ethics and rights, especially when it comes to artists whose work may be lifted for free and altered without consent. By Payal Dhar The much-hyped image-generating AIs such as Stable Diffusion and DALL-E can whip up original artwork with astonishing speed in response to natural-language text

Sep 4, 2023

The Pinnacle of Urban Transportation: Embracing Novelty and Eco-consciousness

Introduction In the swiftly advancing realm of urban transit, the future is adorned with captivating possibilities. As metropolises expand, so does the intricacy of transportation-related predicaments. The predicaments of congestion, pollution, and inefficiency warrant attention to forge a sustainable urban mobility system. Within this composition, we, as seasoned authorities in the domain of

Aug 31, 2023

The Utilization of Extensive Data in Healthcare Exploration and Its Potential to Enhance Health Results

Introduction In contemporary times, the healthcare domain has experienced a momentous transformation with the advent of voluminous data and advanced analytics. The application of extensive data in healthcare exploration has introduced novel possibilities and avenues for ameliorating health outcomes, advancing medical treatments, and fostering a more profound comprehension of public health concerns. In