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In 2012, data scientists from the University of Southampton, UK, developed an algorithm that could beat 2M human players at the Fantasy Premier League. Two years on, they are now launching the RateMyTeam tool that allows all football fans around the world to use the algorithm to improve their team....

  • from ORCHID NEWS
  • 15/10/2014

New research has found that malicious behaviour is the norm in crowdsourcing competitions — even when it is in everyone’s interest to cooperate.
Crowdsourcing provides the ability to accomplish information-gathering tasks that require the involvement of a large number of people, often across wide-spread geographies, expertise, or interests.
However, researchers from the...

We live in what has been described as the Information Age, but at times a better term would be the Disinformation Age. This is due to the sheer volume of information being propagated by the Internet, and in particular, social media, every day at the click of a mouse. Finding...

A team comprising scientists from Kew Gardens, The Malaria Atlas Project and Engineering Science has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Google Impact Challenge UK, which will award funding to 10 charitable projects using innovative technology to change the world.
The Department of Engineering Science is working in partnership...

Researchers from the University of Southampton have helped to develop a new web application for gathering evidence during natural disasters, which will enable more effective emergency response.

Accurate information can be life-saving in extreme situations, such as earthquakes and tsunamis. However, finding out the accuracy of that information from the vast...

‘ExoBuilding’ is a piece of adaptive architecture which has been designed and built by a team of scientists and architects at The University of Nottingham. The project has been pioneered by the University’s Mixed Reality Lab, which creates interactive technologies to enhance everyday life and is partially supported by the...

If you happen to be in the New Forest over the next couple of months, why not take part in an ambitious citizen science project that seeks to track down the last remaining individuals of a species of insect that is on the verge of extinction in the UK. The New Forest...

Last year, reporters for the Associated Press attempted to figure out which jobs were being lost to new technology. They analysed employment data from 20 countries and interviewed experts, software developers and CEOs. They found that almost all the jobs that had disappeared in the past four years were not...

Over the course of the winter, while the cicada sleeps underground, re-searchers at Southampton have been busy improving the app’s performance on older phones and tweaking the algorithm that distinguishes between different species of insect, and are now ready for the next season.

Based on an analysis of historical data and...

Nature lovers are hunting for a one-inch long bug named as one of the most endangered creatures in the country.
The mating squeak of the New Forest Cicada is so high-pitched that only children and people younger than 40 are likely to hear it.
It has not been seen since 2000 and...

  • from Daily Telegraph
  • 24 April 2014

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