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1506, 2020

The role of data dashboards in COVID-19 & beyond

June 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

The role of data dashboards in COVID-19 & beyond Esri’s ArcGIS may sound like a random assembly of letters strung together, but it actually refers to a type of technology that most of us have been interacting with either on our laptops, desktops or phones. One of the most relevant examples of ArcGIS in action is the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard (Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Dashboard) which is a website [...]

1506, 2020

Non-lethal? Not necessarily so.

June 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

Non-lethal? Not necessarily so. With a resurgence of civil unrest in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the US, has come an exacerbated re-employment of varying levels of nonlethal crowd control and protest dispersion methods. With police brutality taking centre stage as part of the reasoning behind the world wide protests, the irony of the police retaliating with varying degrees of nonlethal weapon usage is rife. [...]

1506, 2020

Up, Up & Away for the SpaceX Dragon

June 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

Up, Up & Away for the SpaceX Dragon SpaceX, more formally known as Space Exploration Technology Corp., is Elon Musk’s brain-child and was founded in 2002 in order to “revolutionise space technology” through the provision and manufacturing of advanced spacecraft and rockets. One of Musk’s goals is to ‘commercialise’ space travel through the Commercial Crew model, in essence the idea is that anyone with enough cash to flash could [...]

1205, 2020

The Fuss about 5G

May 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

The fuss about 5G First it was 2G the OG (‘Original Gangster’ / ‘Day One’) followed by 3G, then 4G arrived on the scene and now we have 5G – expected to be the ‘Fast & Furious’ equivalent of a mobile network, which sounds great in theory – but what does it actually all mean, where can we get it, and perhaps most importantly right now – what’s it [...]

1205, 2020

Finding pandemic clues in poo

May 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

Finding pandemic clues in poo A new method of disease detection may be in the works for COVID-19, and from an unlikely source, as it involves getting down and dirty. Researchers at the Australian National University have discovered that traces of COVID-19 can be detected through an infected person’s excrement before they start to exhibit other, more definitive flu-like symptoms. This provides an interesting alternative method of early detection [...]

1205, 2020

Zooming In on the social network of the pandemic

May 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

Zooming In on the social network of the pandemic The digital transformation has unarguably been amplified by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has necessitated the fast-paced development, updates and upgrades of new and existing digital technology. With a large percentage of the world currently under lockdown, curfew or restricted movement – many people are now working from home (#WFH), with children being home-schooled and students participating [...]

1604, 2020

A Pangolin Pandemic

April 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

A Pangolin Pandemic With the ensuing COVID-19 chaos, and with the virus permeating every form of news and media outlet, it’s become impossible to ignore. With the advent of any new disease or virus, an in-depth investigation needs to be carried out in order to effectively treat it, not only on a symptomatic level but a vaccination need to be developed too – which entails a certain level of [...]

1604, 2020

Just Roll With It: Life before toilet paper

April 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

Just Roll With It: Life before toilet paper Its times like these that help us appreciate the little things in life or at the very least – think about them a little differently or with a fresh perspective. I know that we may be feeling sick to death (definitely no pun intended) of hearing about COVID-19 and the effects of living in times of self-isolation, lockdown and uncertainty, however [...]

1604, 2020

The world’s biggest pandemics before COVID-19

April 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

The world’s biggest pandemics before COVID-19 With everything that’s happening in the world right now, and with the news constantly bombarding us with new statistics and daily, minute-by-minute updates about COVID-19, it’s almost hard to imagine that this is not the world’s first pandemic. With over a million people currently infected and the rate of infection rising by the day, it may feel as if it’s never going to [...]

1603, 2020

Budding Biometrics

March 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

Budding Biometrics Biometrics are proving themselves to be a supremely effective form of fortifying online privacy and protection. Biometrics, as the name indicates, involves the application of a statistical analysis to biological data. The basis behind biometric authentication is that each person can be positively and correctly identified by their unique physical or biological characteristics. Biometrics can also be defined by behavioural characteristics or identifiers too. Why are biometrics [...]

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