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The snow patrol drones saving skiers from an icy death

Image copyright Robodrone Image caption Rescue teams say drones can sometimes halve search times Being buried alive is a scenario most of us thankfully only experience in nightmares. But for off-piste skiing fans, lured by the thrill of carving their own tracks through fresh powder snow, it’s an ever-present risk. More than 150 people – mostly skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers… Read more →

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Get ready for the ‘holy grail’ of computer graphics

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Jason Ronald from Xbox Ray tracing has always been the “holy grail” of computer graphics, says Jason Ronald, head of program management for the gaming console Xbox. The technique simulates a three-dimensional image by calculating each ray of light and promises stunning lighting effects with realistic reflections and shadows. The method finds where it bounces,… Read more →

Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

Image copyright Getty Images “They’re exploiting the fear, uncertainty and doubt people are experiencing during the pandemic, and using the anxiety and desperation to get people to buy things or click on things they wouldn’t have otherwise,” says Morgan Wright, a former senior adviser to the US Department of State anti-terrorism assistance programme. He’s talking about the scammers and criminals… Read more →

How coronavirus is changing NHS technology

Image copyright UHSFT Image caption NHS technology is changing at speed, says Adrian Byrne “Many people within the NHS are talking about two years of transformation done in two weeks,” says Adrian Byrne, chief information officer at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT). His hospital has been among the many seeing innovations, including the use of a chatbot to… Read more →

The robot assistant that can guess what you want

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch the SecondHands robot in action Thomas Roszak was working as a maintenance technician at Ocado’s giant warehouse in Hatfield when he received a very unusual assignment. His regular job involved repairing and maintaining the online supermarket’s automated sorting and packing system, which puts together grocery orders from customers. It can be… Read more →

Drones in Africa: How they could become lifesavers

Image copyright Lake Kivu Challenge Image caption Rwanda is an attractive market for drone companies Death comes fast, says Temie Giwa-Tubosun, as we sit in the scorching sunshine of Rwanda’s capital Kigali. She’s talking about post-partum haemorrhage – women bleeding after childbirth. “I’m always amazed that more attention isn’t paid to this – it’s the biggest cause of death in… Read more →