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AI

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Finding koalas with heat seeking drones
Heat from animals can be identified using high tech sensors in cameras flown in drones. Artificial intelligence algorithms?are used?to analyse the thermal imagery to determine what's seen and can identify koalas. Field tests after the heat-sensing camera work showed it was 100 per cent accurate. https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/heat-seeking-drones-find-brisbane-s-hiding-koalas-20181003-p507km.html
4 October 2018 by oliver
 
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Healthcare

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Personalised cancer therapy
CAR-T is a novel way of treating cancer that is "personalised". It involves giving patients genetically modified immune cells. Cells are taken from a sample of the patient's blood and reprogrammed in the lab to create ones that are genetically coded to recognise and destroy the cancer cells. It has been shown in trials to cure some patients, even those with advanced cancers where other treatments have failed. It is the first in what is expected to be a rapidly expanding class of personalised cancer therapies available, initially for children, on the NHS in the UK. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45407514?
16 September 2018 by oliver
 
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Industrial

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Stopping boat roll
Seakeeper is a computer controlled gyroscope that eliminates most boat roll, including the fatigue, anxiety, and seasickness that go with it. www.seakeeper.com/
16 September 2018 by oliver
 
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Wellbeing

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A cotton shirt you don't have to iron
Imagine a shirt with the soft, natural feel of cotton but it doesn?t need to be ironed. Imagine as well active wear that breathes and is not smelly. While some synthetic fibres can do this, they are made from petrochemicals and every time you wash them, tiny microfibers of material are pulled free and enter our waterways. These fibres do not break down and can build up in the food chain. When you wash cotton, fibres are also shed but these are biodegradable and will break down rapidly. Some 100 % cotton products currently don't need ironing but these tend to have been treated with chemicals to give them their special properties. CSIRO is working on the solution. https://blog.csiro.au/best-of-both-whorls-cotton-with-the-benefits-of-synthetics/
15 August 2018 by oliver
 
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Healthcare

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World first melanoma blood test
Australian scientists have developed a world-first blood test capable of detecting early stage melanoma, which could save thousands of lives each year. The test works by detecting antibodies in a person?s blood, which develop to fight off cancerous cells, and highlight if a person may have melanoma.?www.9news.com.au/national/2018/07/18/06/52/australian-melanoma-blood-test-early-stage-detection-cancer-prevention
18 July 2018 by oliver
 
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Dining

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An automated restaurant experience
At one of Alibaba?s high-tech Hema grocery stores in Shanghai you can enjoy an automated dining experience. As you enter a quick QR code scan shows you your table and automatically notes your seat in the system for Hema's robotic waiters. You can look at a fresh array of seafood and handpick your own ingredients, paid for in-app. A raised highway of robot pods has replaced human waitstaff with humans mostly left to the greeting and cooking. www.axios.com/alibaba-robot-restaurant-shanghai-china-automation-41348039-2540-4a42-8495-f0991db71574.html?
8 July 2018 by oliver
 
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