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BBC "People fixing the world", June 2020: How tech is tackling wildlife trafficking

June 23, 2020

 

New technology is helping in the fight against wildlife poaching. Computer scientists have created a programme that uses artificial intelligence to predict where poachers are going to strike; a new generation of smart cameras is catching the criminals red-handed; and the latest police forensic techniques are being adapted to investigate these crimes.

The aim is to put a stop to the illegal trade of wildlife trafficking, which is worth billions of dollars and is threatening the survival of species such as elephants, rhinos and tigers. Each year 20,000...

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Harvard University news and Events, May 1 2020: What is the right strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19?

Harvard University news and Events, May 1 2020: What is the right strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19?

May 1, 2020

Model simulates the impact of different physical distancing policies on the spread of disease

By Leah Burrows | Press contact

 

[This research has not yet been peer-reviewed]

Even as the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise around the world, many cities and states in the U.S. and other countries are beginning to ease restrictions and develop policies to re-open economies and communities. The question is, which policy will best facilitate people’s safe return to work and limit the spread of the virus?

Researchers...

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Model finds 'middle ground' for India's lockdown exit

April 27, 2020

Alternate weeks of strict restrictions and milder physical distancing may be a good way for parts of India to exit the lockdown after 3 May 2020, predicts a new model that also bears at heart the socio-economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Subhra Priyadarshini, Nature Asia

As Indian public health policy makers draft region-specific lockdown exit policies, a new computer-based model suggests that a combination of strict and mild restrictions imposed...

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