Whales are surprisingly easy to spot from space

    Why go whale watching on the high seas when you can see the mammals from space?   Researchers from the University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey used detailed, high-resolution satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies‘ DigitalGlobe to detect and monitor different species of whales.   Their research, just published in the journal […]


Google’s sister company helps fight mozzies with AI

Artificial intelligence is now being deployed to help curb the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes, which are responsible for the spread of such diseases as dengue, yellow fever and the Zika virus. Verily, a life sciences and healthcare company under Google’s parent company Alphabet, has partnered with Singapore’s National Environment Agency to bring its mosquito sex-sorting […]