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23rd May 2018

Obesity prevalence will rise from 14% to 22% by 2045

If current trends continue, nearly a quarter of people in the world will be obese and one in eight will have type 2 diabetes by mid-century.

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22nd May 2018

AI will add $400bn to Middle East economies by 2035

Artificial intelligence could add $182bn to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) economy and $215bn to Saudi Arabia by 2035, according to a new report.

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21st May 2018

World's smallest house built from nanotechnology

Scientists in France have built a house on the tip of an optical fibre, with an accuracy of just two nanometres.

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19th May 2018

1,000 drones to provide real-time global coverage of the world's oceans

By 2022, a California-based company plans to deploy a vast fleet of autonomous marine vehicles, with the aim of exponentially improving data on the world's oceans.

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15th May 2018

AI will triple in value globally by 2022

The business value of artificial intelligence (AI) will more than triple globally by 2022, according to a new report from industry analysts Gartner.

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14th May 2018

Helical-shaped nanobots driven inside a living cell

Researchers have demonstrated – for the first time – magnetic, helical-shaped nanomotors inside a living cell. These tiny devices could be used to deliver therapeutic payloads to highly specific locations within the cell.

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11th May 2018

Atlas humanoid robot is now running

Robotics company Boston Dynamics has further improved its humanoid robot, Atlas. The latest version of the machine is now faster and more agile – able to run outside and jump over obstacles.

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11th May 2018

All new homes in California will have solar power from 2020

California has passed building codes requiring all new homes to be fitted with solar power from 2020. It is the first state in the USA to enact such a law.

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9th May 2018

AI makes phone calls on your behalf

Google has revealed a new virtual assistant, known as Duplex, which can impersonate a human and conduct seamless conversations by phone.

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4th May 2018

AI outperforms humans in diagnosing heart failure and cancers

Deep learning programs at a diagnostic imaging lab in Cleveland, USA, now routinely defeat their human counterparts in diagnosing heart failure, detecting various cancers and predicting their strength.

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3rd May 2018

New material offers 50 times greater current density than conventional copper

Engineers have demonstrated "nanoribbons" able to conduct a current density 50 times greater than conventional copper interconnect technology.

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2nd May 2018

10-year project to make "ultra-safe cells"

The Genome Project-Write has announced a new 10-year initiative to attempt to make human cells immune from viral infections. The project could also lead to cells resistant to aging, cancer, freezing and radiation.

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