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Maria Eriksson

๐Ÿ’ก This is how the drones are taking over

People underestimate the potential of drone technology. Millions of vaccine doses and a thousands of coffee cups have already been delivered with drones. But more is to be expected, predicts Maria Eriksson.

Maria Eriksson 3 min read

๐Ÿ’ฌ "This will change all industries"

Translate all languages โ€‹โ€‹and transcribe from speech to text in real-time, and use smart search functions based on real questions. These are just a few examples of how machine learning changes all industries, says Vikram Anbazhagan, Director of Amazon Lex within the AWS AI team.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Battery prices continue to drop- what does that mean for electric cars?

Will electric cars be cheaper to buy than the equivalent petrol cars in 2025? And does it matter when the big shift from petrol to electricity takes place? We have updated our forecast from last spring.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

๐ŸฅคScanner makes plastic sorting easier - and more correct

A simple scanner could help sorting companies that today use manual sorting to become more efficient at recycling different types of plastics correctly.

Linn Winge 1 min read

๐ŸŒณ Installation shows the power of trees CO2-work

In this Italian garden a new installation shows guests, who visit the park, how much carbon dioxide the trees store.

Linn Winge 2 min read

โœจ Just in for X-mas: biodegradable glitter

Researchers at Cambridge University have a solution that makes the sparkly holiday ahead more environmentally friendly. Biodegradable glitter in time for Christmas.

Linn Winge 2 min read

๐ŸŒฑ A billion corals a year - grown on land

Coral Vitaโ€™s mission is to restore lost coral reefs and grow more climate-resilient ones.

Anna Rennรฉus Guthrie 4 min read

๐ŸŒ "Data from space makes the world a better place โ€“ every day"

Rescue whales from colliding with cargo ships, alerting on a flood that is on its way, or monitoring emissions. Every day, data collected from space make a difference on Earth, says Amazon Web Services Clint Crosier.

Marco Borsari 3 min read

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ 14 year old finalist in Earthshot Prize for sustainable invention

The Earthshot Prize 2021 awards brilliant Indian inventions that combat high pollution: a tractor tow to make agricultural waste valuable and a solar-powered ironing cart.

Maria Eriksson 3 min read

๐Ÿฉบ Better health care when AI creates meaning in big data

In modern health care, enormous amounts of data are generated. By becoming better at analyzing it, we can both produce drugs faster and use healthcare resources more efficiently, says Taha Kass-Hout, Director, Machine Learning & Chief Medical Officer at Amazon Web Services.

Jakob Holgersson 1 min read

๐Ÿš Rocket Lab introduces first reusable rocket

Rocket company tries a new method of collecting rockets: by using a helicopter to retrieve it mid-air as it descends.

Magnus Aschan 4 min read

โ˜๏ธ Cloud services more sustainable than local servers new report shows

European companies can become significantly more sustainable by closing their data centers and moving applications to public cloud services instead. This according to a new report by 451 Research.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

๐Ÿฅ” Construction company: Agricultural waste can replace cement

Oat husk or rice husk could be used in concrete, resulting in reduced quantities of cement necessary in concrete by almost 50 percent.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

๐Ÿ’Š Discovery brings hope to battle against antibiotic resistance

A group of molecules has proven able to attack bacteria that are resistant to today's antibiotics.

Vincent Roose 3 min read

โšก๏ธ Thorium โ€“ a gamechanger for future energy supply?

To tackle climate change, we need to divert from fossil fuels and opt for a new strategy. But an important question mark remains: What about nuclear energy? Could thorium have a key role to play?

Jakob Holgersson 2 min read

๐Ÿงฌ mRNA vaccines new key in treating Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is a condition with potentially severe consequences for those infected. Using mRNA technology combined with a unique approach, Yale researchers have developed a new vaccine that shows great promise.

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