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The precious metals inside our phones

The precious metals inside our phones | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Zoe Kleinman looks at some of the elements that make our phones work, and the cost to our planet.
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Newsday - The new look periodic table - BBC Sounds

Newsday - The new look periodic table - BBC Sounds | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Catch up on your favourite BBC radio show from your favourite DJ right here, whenever you like. Listen without limits with BBC Sounds.
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What impacts is the production of digital technologies having on the available resources
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National Grid takes on AI and drones to monitor UK national infrastructure | V3

National Grid takes on AI and drones to monitor UK national infrastructure | V3 | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
The infrastructure operator has been using drones for the last two years, and needs automation to deal with the data that they acquire,Databases ,Drone,National Grid,critical infrastructure,datastrategy,Robotic process automation,machine learning
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EdTech is killing us all: facing up to the environmental consequences of digital education

EdTech is killing us all: facing up to the environmental consequences of digital education | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Digital technology is now a major part of education. Even the smallest schools are stuffed full of digital devices, display screens and projectors. Anything that can be digitized is stored online. …
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How school used devices are harming the environment
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'Internet of animals' spreads its wings

'Internet of animals' spreads its wings | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
The French satellite system ARGOS that for 30 years has been used to track animals across the globe is getting a major overhaul and expansion.
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The French satellite system ARGOS used to track animals is getting a major overhaul and is going to develop.  Instead of an Internet of things it is an internet of animals
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Will Marshall: The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's surface | TED Talk

Will Marshall: The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's surface | TED Talk | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
What if you could search the surface of the Earth the same way you search the internet? Will Marshall and his team at Planet use the world's largest fleet of satellites to image the entire Earth every day. Now they're moving on to a new project: using AI to index all the objects on the planet over time -- which could make ships, trees, houses and everything else on Earth searchable, the same way you search Google. He shares a vision for how this database can become a living record of the immense physical changes happening across the globe. "You can't fix what you can't see," Marshall says. "We want to give people the tools to see change and take action."
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Planet.com - a real time database of our worlds satellite imagery - you can see it in real time - compare over dates. AI has been integrated for intelligent searching of objects on the planet. Currently being used by Governments, NGOs
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The crop-spraying drones that go where tractors can't

The crop-spraying drones that go where tractors can't | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Drones are now delivering pesticides, fertilisers and crop monitoring to farms around the world.
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Clever bins that save money

Clever bins that save money | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Smart, digital bins are being used to cut food waste and save money in commercial kitchens.
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smart bins being used by industrial kitchens to reduce food waste
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Guide to Greener Electronics 2017 | Greenpeace USA

Guide to Greener Electronics 2017 | Greenpeace USA | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
The Guide to Greener Electronics is an analysis of what 17 of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies are doing to address their environmental impacts, and where Greenpeace thinks work still needs to be done.
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How missing weather data is a 'life and death' issue

How missing weather data is a 'life and death' issue | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
A shortage of weather data is holding back many African economies. Some start-ups are changing this.
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Project to add more weather stations in Africa to help locals gain data about weather to help them with their crops
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How fake data could lead to failed crops and other woes - BBC News

How fake data could lead to failed crops and other woes - BBC News | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.
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Integrity of centrally held data is crucial to appropriate decision making for farmers etc
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Weather supercomputing ‘heads to Italy’ - BBC News

Weather supercomputing ‘heads to Italy’ - BBC News | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Europe's medium-range weather forecasts will cease to be constructed in the UK from 2020.
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Supercomputers and weather modelling
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Looks are deceiving in Chinese town that was US e-waste dumping site

Looks are deceiving in Chinese town that was US e-waste dumping site | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Guiyu, the Chinese town that rocketed to infamy as one of the world’s biggest electronics graveyards, was suddenly clean. How this change happened is a story that spans decades and internatio…
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E-waste centre no longer an ewaste centre in China - trends in solutions
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Sources of Big Data - Big Data and the Environment

Sources of Big Data - Big Data and the Environment | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Where do we encounter big data? Watch Vicky Lucas highlight a range of sources of big data and highlight the potential use for research.
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(80) Esri - Leading the Location Intelligence Revolution across Europe - YouTube

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Could bots swarm in to rescue you one day?

Could bots swarm in to rescue you one day? | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
The DelFly is a flying robot inspired by how insects achieve flight.
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Used for search and rescue
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Seafloor mapping XPRIZE final will be in the Mediterranean, off Greek coast

Seafloor mapping XPRIZE final will be in the Mediterranean, off Greek coast | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Robots with novel seafloor mapping capabilities will demonstrate their skill in a Greek showdown.
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Explorer

Explorer | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
See your changing planet
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upto date mapping software - similar to Google Earth
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Rural robots providing eyes and ears for electricity providers meaning less time with the lights out

Rural robots providing eyes and ears for electricity providers meaning less time with the lights out | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Massey University and Transpower's 5 year plan is finally coming to life electronically.
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robots - check out electricity power outs in remote parts of NZ - saving time for workers and assessing outages more quickly than humans could
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Send in the drones: Probing White Island's toxic plume

Send in the drones: Probing White Island's toxic plume | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Scientists are using drones to go where they can't - into White Island's toxic plume.
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Drones being used to collect data in NZ volcanoes
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Making deliveries in a badly mapped world

Making deliveries in a badly mapped world | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Many countries still have no functioning address system. Is digital mapping the answer?
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Digital addresses - the solution to the badly mapped world
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This is the Age of "Big Data." And It’s Changing Everything.

This is the Age of "Big Data." And It’s Changing Everything. | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Data science professionals are increasingly in demand. To meet it, those in the workforce are going to need to reboot their education.
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Increased demand in data scientists
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Sim racing, robots and holograms: how technology is changing sport – video

Sim racing, robots and holograms: how technology is changing sport – video | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Motor sport, and F1 especially, has always sought to explore new technologies and the latest innovations but how will these advances impact sport in the future?
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Simulations and racing
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Computer uses 'intuition' to beat top poker players

Computer uses 'intuition' to beat top poker players | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
Poker expert Martin Sturc may have finally met his match: a computer program called DeepStack.
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Deep learning being used in poker AI
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Scientists plot the destruction that a volcanic eruption in Auckland could cause - National - NZ Herald News

Scientists plot the destruction that a volcanic eruption in Auckland could cause - National - NZ Herald News | IT helps the environment and science | Scoop.it
A swarm of earthquakes somewhere in Auckland is expected to be the first warning of the birth of a new volcano in the region - a catastrophe that could destroy an area 5km wide with - New Zealand Herald
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Modelling and simulations help the environment
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