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GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – SEPTEMBER 2020

Selfies That Can Detect Clogged Arteries

 A new algorithm has been developed to detect coronary artery disease solely from patient facial photos. The proof-of-concept, published in the European Heart Journal, needs more refinement before it becomes a useful clinical tool … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – AUGUST 2020

We’ve Been Seriously Underestimating UK Productivity

 The UK Office for National Statistics has said it will revise its flagship measures of the UK economy after it made huge errors in the measurement of prices and output in the telecoms industry … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JULY 2020

First Electric Passenger Plane Wins Flight Approval

Non-polluting air travel has come a step closer after the European aviation regulator granted the world’s first approval of an all-electric aircraft.

The plane manufactured by Pipistrel, a pioneer in electric flight, is … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JUNE 2020

Robots Replace Sheep Dogs

 We’ve been worrying about humans being put out of work by robots, but it now looks as if man’s best friend also needs to worry.  Robots are replacing sheep dogs.

Boston Dynamics’ dog-like Spot robot can … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MAY 2020

Freeze-Drying Blood

 Human blood can typically only be stored for six weeks. It also needs to be refrigerated, which may be challenging in poor countries or remote locations. A new study, though, could lead to a method of drying blood … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – APRIL 2020

COVID-19:

We are living through a major inflection point in history. 

This means that when “normal life” resumes, the future won’t look or feel much like “the normal” we have been used to.

Social and economic life will eventually recover … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MARCH 2020

AI Discovers New Antibiotic

 Artificial intelligence has been used to discover new antibiotics effective against untreatable diseases, marking the advent of a major new tool in the global fight against drug resistance.

In a paper published last month in the … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – FEBRUARY 2020

Is This The End of Privacy?

 A small U.S. start-up, Clearview AI, has devised a ground-breaking facial recognition app. You take a picture of a person, upload it and get to see public photos of that person, along with links … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JANUARY 2020

Brilliant New “Cats’ Eyes” Collect Vehicle Emissions

 Vehicle pollution will be sucked out of the road under plans to install cat’s eye-style filters at the most toxic junctions.

Technology has been developed that uses low-energy fans between lanes to pull … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – DECEMBER 2019

Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug Fast-Tracked In China!

 In a surprise to many researchers around the world, Chinese authorities recently approved a novel drug claimed to improve cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

The drug, derived from a marine algae, … Read the rest

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