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Rapidly deployable solar power systems for disaster relief – funding campaign launched

Rapidly deployable solar power systems for disaster relief – funding campaign launched

Renovagen Ltd has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund Fast Fold portable solar power systems...

Augmented reality telementoring to help medics in war and disaster zones

Augmented reality telementoring to help medics in war and disaster zones

Researchers have developed an approach that allows experienced surgeons and physicians around the wo...

A rapid nanofilter for clean water

A rapid nanofilter for clean water

Australian researchers have designed a rapid nanofilter that can clean dirty water over 100 times fa...

Using artificial intelligence to predict aftershocks

Using artificial intelligence to predict aftershocks

In the weeks and months following a major earthquake, the surrounding area is often wracked by power...

Smartphones may be used to predict the weather more effectively

Smartphones may be used to predict the weather more effectively

Flash floods occur with little warning. Earlier this year, a flash flood that struck Ellicott City, ...

Nanobots could destroy nerve agents by harnessing the power of enzymes

Nanobots could destroy nerve agents by harnessing the power of enzymes

USA: Nanobots are closer than ever to becoming a reality, with possible applications in medicine, ma...

Global collaboration gives rise to 3D printed field test kit

Global collaboration gives rise to 3D printed field test kit

A three-cornered collaboration between South Australia, Texas and Ethiopia is using 3D printed techn...

Fibreoptic cables can be used to detect earthquakes and other ground movements

Fibreoptic cables can be used to detect earthquakes and other ground movements

German researchers have also discovered that fibreoptic cables can also pick up seismic signals from...

Leveraging the power of AI for good

Leveraging the power of AI for good

Thirty-five innovative project proposals leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) 'for g...

Predicting signfificant landslides just hours after an earthquake

Predicting signfificant landslides just hours after an earthquake

Hours after the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake hit New Zealand, researchers were able to share information...

Forecasting flu outbreaks

Forecasting flu outbreaks

Australia: New software based on statistical probability principles is helping forecast the flu seas...

Smart solution for hospitals from Arco and Sony Mobile

Smart solution for hospitals from Arco and Sony Mobile

Arjo, a global medical device company, has announced a joint partnership on a tracking solution with...

Intelligent security robot is unveiled

Intelligent security robot is unveiled

Earlier this month Turing Video unveiled its new intelligent security robot, Nimbo, at CES 2018...

Using interconnected communication systems and navigation to facilitate rescue response

Using interconnected communication systems and navigation to facilitate rescue response

Increasing individual preparedness during times of disaster by engaging and empowering communities h...

Could 3-D woven clothes reduce the need for air conditioning?

Could 3-D woven clothes reduce the need for air conditioning?

Air-conditioned buildings bring welcome relief to people coming in from the heat. But creating that ...

Accessible radiation detection

Accessible radiation detection

Our R&D bloggers look at a portable dosimeter that could help to protect those who work in dange...

Software can read subliminal facial expressions to decipher ‘deeper’ human personality traits in real time

Software can read subliminal facial expressions to decipher ‘deeper’ human personality traits in real time

Sophisticated technology can tell – live – if people are lying, disagreeing, curious, ju...

Glowing soil helps landmine detection

Glowing soil helps landmine detection

More than half a million people have been killed and maimed by anti-personnel mines and these weapon...

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