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Beware of the dog: South Africa’s latest Rabies outbreak

2018-06-25T12:54:22+00:00

Beware of the dog: South Africa’s latest Rabies outbreak The rabies virus is defined as a ‘zoonotic’ disease which means that it is transmitted from animals to humans and is most commonly associated with dogs. This is largely due to the fact that in approximately 99% of all logged human rabies cases, the disease is “transmitted via dogs” which the sufferer has come into contact with through living in areas that are considered particularly high risk as they are exposed to the ‘canine-rabies endemic’ (WHO, 2018). It is estimated that “on average, 60 000 people die from rabies annually, and [...]

Beware of the dog: South Africa’s latest Rabies outbreak 2018-06-25T12:54:22+00:00

The Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

2018-06-25T12:54:29+00:00

The Advancement of Artificial Intelligence The robot revolution is here in the form of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Once a futuristic concept, AI related technology is being embedded unknowingly in most of the technology that we utilise on a daily basis. Mark Zuckerberg’s brain-child, Facebook has been one of the largest testing platforms for the development of artificial intelligence; with Zuckerberg being a major advocate for the advancement of AI technology including robots. In 2017, a team of researchers at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research facility built a ‘Chatbot’ that was designed to ‘learn’ how to negotiate by imitating the human [...]

The Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2018-06-25T12:54:29+00:00

Plastic-Eating Enzyme

2018-05-02T13:09:17+00:00

Plastic-Eating Enzyme: A Promising and Powerful Pollution Problem Solver Plastic is one of the largest pollutants in the world, with over a billion tonnes of plastic products subsisting in all environments including large parts of the ocean. Through the rise in the popularity of disposable plastic products, scientists estimate that over 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic based products have been created in the past six decades. As plastic takes more than 400 years to degrade, the vast majority of all plastic products ever produced, still exist in some form or another. The prediction that has been quoted time and [...]

Plastic-Eating Enzyme 2018-05-02T13:09:17+00:00

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