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Ultimate Travel Buzz: Working with Wild Animals and Conservation Projects

January 15, 2017

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Safaris are often top of people’s wishlist of travel experiences. Seeing wild animals in their native habitat is close to the ultimate buzz. So why not try your hand at conservation and help secure a future for wild species. When water is scarce, water tanks at the camps attract wildlife. Some species clearly have a […]

Forget wearables. In the future, your clothes will connect to the internet — Quartz

November 20, 2016

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Imagine you’ve just purchased a new jacket from your favorite brand. You put it on for the first time, and scan a tag embedded in the sleeve with your phone. A menu of options pops up. You can find information about the jacket’s design, how the brand selected only sustainable materials, and details on the… via […]

Power of Swimming VR Simulation is a Saviour for Children Scared of Water

November 13, 2016

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Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]

Your Personal Data Can Be Bought For Tiny Fractions of a Penny So Why Do We Value It So Highly?

October 30, 2016

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The disparity between the value that people place on their personal information and how much it can be bought for online is shocking. In a survey from credit comparison site TotallyMoney.com the company reveals how little your privacy is worth. TotallyMoney spoke to UK consumers to find out how much they would be prepared to […]

DeepHand Tool for Virtual and Augmented Reality Uses ‘Deep Learning’ to Model Our Hand’s Endless Variety

October 16, 2016

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Computer and VR Researchers at Purdue University have gone deep into the hand’s near endless complexity to bring us DeepHand, the next generation of virtual manual systems. In the near future we will manipulate virtual objects as second nature. Our children won’t differentiate between virtual and real word actions because the interface between the two […]

Inspire Project and Studybugs Smartphone App Aim to Improve Asthma Kids Prospects

August 13, 2016

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Keeping children with asthma healthy and in school is the aim of the Inspire mobile app project at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Inspire is the brainchild of researchers at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School whose aim is to tackle asthma at an early age using digital technology. Local schools and families have been […]

Digital Disruption Gives Natural Disasters the Heave Ho and Makes Car Insurance Instant

August 7, 2016

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Academic research harnesses an open source digital tool to reduce the impact of natural hazards around the world. And if you want car cover fast, just app it. Digital disruption. Sweet. First up, the serious stuff. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) were part of a World Bank initiative behind the free open […]

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