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Ranavirus: why do frogs breed young to fight illness?

Ranavirus: why do frogs breed young to fight the virus?

New research suggests that frogs which from groups which have been exposed to a deadly virus, Ranavirus, breed at younger ages. Scientists at the University...
The physics of movie-making: making computer animation more realistic

The physics of movie-making: making computer animation more realistic

There is a new theory based on physics which could help computer animation and allow more life-like movie-making. The study was led by Dartmouth College...
Three EU Commission Flagship projects will meet at ICT Vienna

Three EU Commission Flagship projects will meet at ICT Vienna

Representatives from three ambitious EU Commission Flagship projects, Graphene Flagship, Human Brain Project and Quantum Flagship, will meet at the ICT 2018 Conference (Vienna,...
How to replicate physical objects in Virtual Reality on a smartphone

How to replicate physical objects in Virtual Reality on a smartphone

 A global team of computer scientists have developed a novel method to replicate physical objects in Virtual Reality using the point-and-shoot camera with a flash on a smartphone. The team...
Online gaming addiction: how it affects men's brain impulse control

Online gaming addiction: how it affects men’s brain impulse control

The Radiological Society of North America has presented findings from researchers using function MRI which show the gender differences present in online gaming addiction,...
Mariya Gabriel: how to ensure online public services are fit for purpose

Mariya Gabriel: how to ensure online public services are fit for purpose

Mariya Gabriel discusses how to ensure that online public services are fit for purpose for EU citizens. The question of how we can ensure public...
AI classification: improving machine learning without negative data

AI classification: improving machine learning without negative data

A research team from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) has successfully developed a new method for machine learning that allows an...
Light Matters: from upconverted emission to charge generation

Light Matters: from upconverted emission to charge generation

Dr Ermelinda Maçôas outlines her work at IST using optical spectroscopy and microscopy to develop materials for biomedical and optoelectronic applications. The way that plants...
Five facts about the rare disease Acute Flaccid Myelitis

UK innovation: building the ecosystem to help R&D flourish

Ian Taylor, Chair of the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S) and former UK Science Minister, explains what is needed if Britain is...
Big Data in Europe: strategies to address social needs

Big Data in Europe: strategies to address social needs

Professor Sören Auer discusses the Big Data Europe project, as well as some of the main challenges in the Big Data space, particularly in...

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