Our vehicles hold a remarkable amount of information, which can be used by digital forensic investigators in the detection of crime.
Computers are growing more powerful and more capable, but everything has limits.
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In the age of AI, people might wonder if there’s anything computers can’t do. The answer is yes. In fact, there are numerous problems that are beyond the reach of even the most powerful computers.
Niassa Special Reserve in Northern Mozambique’s is just one of the continent’s under-mapped biodiversity areas.
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Huge swathes of Africa remain unstudied and their species undocumented.
Ukraine has a mixed human rights record over the past several decades, new data shows.
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New data from 2000 through 2019 shows that Ukraine’s human rights record is better than Russia’s – but worse than that of its Western European neighbors.
US health data pioneer Ernest Codman at work on his national registry of patient outcomes, 1925.
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To understand the potential for machine learning to transform medicine, we must go back to the controversial origins of data use in healthcare
Humans are expert pattern-finders. But artificial intelligence tools are better at trawling through vast data sets to find anything from waste dumps to heat-tolerant corals.
Is there a limit to human life expectancy?
The oldest person in the world, Kane Tanaka of Japan, died in April 2022 at 119 years. The record of Jeanne Calment of France, who died at 122, has stood for almost 25 years. Will it be beaten?
Studying the impacts of climate and landscape stressors on freshwater biodiversity can only help find more strategic solutions when conducted in the messy, yet realistic, outdoor environment.
Governments, industrial and development companies and scientists need to take a leading role in finding strategic solutions to the cumulative threats impacting our freshwater ecosystems.
Serena Williams has her eyes on Nigeria in a new venture.
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Serena Williams’s investment in a Nigerian digital company shows why the country’s technology sector is attractive.
The Stiletto Snake is one of the species found in Mozambique.
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Even by conservative estimates, Mozambique’s snakebite figures are far higher than previously thought.
In the face of governmental efforts to dismantle Indigenous agricultural economies, Indigenous communities have made important strides toward food sovereignty.
A lack of data prevents governments and agri-food organizations from knowing what kinds of supports should be provided to reinvigorate Indigenous agricultural economies.
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This isn’t the first time Australians’ Medicare numbers have been exposed.
Software and technology can process large amounts of data instantaneously, making them highly attractive for government use.
In the pursuit of efficiency, governments turn to technological solutions, like automated decision-making systems. But these systems are often problematic.
Poor cybersecurity awareness and training of users is one reason for the high incidence of successful cyber-attacks in South Africa.
Emerging technology business models aim to empower consumers.
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Emerging platforms are challenging traditional tech giants by giving consumers and workers more power
Streaming platforms are facing a tougher economic outlook.
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The way streaming platforms operate is changing to tackle falling subscriptions due to the rising cost of living
The data we generate online and using apps could be used to inform a digital version of ourselves.
Digital twins could be used in the future to predict and influence our behaviour, but this raises concerns about who owns our data and how we can access and control it.
Smart technology is demonstrated on a farm in Newark, Mo.
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Big data from social media have been revealed as biased, but we should also pay attention to agriculture firms whose play for big data is likely to have detrimental environmental and social impacts.
Water Lilies by Claude Monet (1919).
Why modern science needs more Claude Monets.
In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.
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Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.