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Dr. Long Tran-Thanh, a research fellow at University of Southampton, hailing from Hue, Vietnam (but grew up in Budapest, Hungary), is attending Parliament to present his science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of “SET for Britain” on Monday 17 March.
Long’s poster on...

It has been nearly a week since flight Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared some time after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Despite searches led by the Malaysian authorities, there is still no trace of the plane.
There have been several red herrings. What appeared to be oil slicks were spotted...

It is the elusive creature with a high-pitched song that lives in one part of Hampshire.
But now the New Forest cicada has been named as one of the most endangered animals in the entire country.
The insect – the only one of its type in the country – has not been...

It has been nearly a week since flight Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared some time after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Despite searches led by the Malaysian authorities, there is still no trace of the plane.
There have been several red herrings. What appeared to be oil slicks were spotted...

 

IT IS the elusive creature with a high-pitched song that only lives in one part of Hampshire.

But now the New Forest cicada has been named as one of the most endangered animals in the entire country.
The insect – the only one of its type in the country – has not...

Drawing on Rescue Global’s deployment to the Philippines after super typhoon Haiyan,  and on 30 years of operations analysis, David Jones reviews the command environment and the difficulties of producing intelligience in a complex emergency.

 

A ground-breaking transmedia alternate-reality game (ARG), which is the first large-scale project to explore ‘digital provenance’, has been launched.
In the art world, provenance documents the chain of ownership of an artefact: In the digital world, provenance is a description of what influenced an artefact, a data set, a document, a...

Some interesting collaborative research taking place in the Mixed Reality Lab over in the School of Computer Science. Researchers are working on on a national project called ORCHID, which looks at what it calls human/agent interaction. Basically, how people and computers interact to respond to specific situations.
Joel Fischer, one of the ORCHID team...

Previous technological innovation has always delivered more long-run employment, not less. But things can change.
IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren”. It imagined a middle way between revolution and stagnation that...

The “fragmented” coordination between relief actors in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan last month underscores the need for artificial intelligence to streamline disaster response, says a team behind such an effort.
The ORCHID project — a consortium of UK universities and private firms — aims to make this possible by combining...

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