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The Top Five Companies Dominating the IoT Landscape

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is rightly touted as the future of technology. Many of our devices are already operating under the core principles of the IoT – connectivity and interoperability – and these features are only going to become more prevalent. From smartphones that can control our light bulbs, to our home security systems that work seamlessly across entire households, the IoT is here to stay.

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Topics: Information Technology

The opportunities for 4D imaging in healthcare

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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4D imaging in healthcare has evolved to such a great extent that today, it has become a fundamental imaging modality across the entire continuum of healthcare . The potential roles of imaging are being developed across clinical research and drug development to support medical experts in selecting and providing the most effective and appropriate line of treatment; thus, saving a huge number of lives each year.

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Topics: Health Maintenance

Both Sides of the Water Desalination Industry

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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Access to safe drinking water is one of the great challenges of modern times, to which there is no definitive answer. Freshwater sources are declining at an alarmingly fast rate. Demand is outstripping supply, which means the global population could be faced with a grave shortage of drinking water very soon. With climate change accelerating the depletion of our freshwater reserves, the need for new sources is clear.

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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology

What is causing the shift in the global markets for bronchitis treatment?

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 15, 2022 10:15:00 AM

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Bronchitis is a common condition in which the lungs become inflamed. The name stems from the destination of the condition which exists within the bronchial tubes. Bronchitis usually is nothing to worry about and presents itself as the common cold with typical signs and symptoms being: coughing, wheezing, dyspnea, chest congestion, mucus discharge, sore throat, chills, and fever. Chronic bronchitis, compared to acute bronchitis, is usually developed through smoking, worsens over time, and can develop into more serious conditions.

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Topics: Pharmaceuticals

The Top 10 Companies Leading the Way for AI in Mental Health

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 15, 2022 10:15:00 AM

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AI is set to infiltrate almost every aspect of our existence. Almost no corner of humanity will go untouched by its impact, with entire industries recalibrating their operations to make way for intelligent technologies. Artificial Intelligence that uses Machine Learning (ML), data analytics, Deep Learning (DL), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and computer vision algorithms will revolutionize many aspects of healthcare, but notably the mental health industry.

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Topics: Information Technology

A comprehensive guide to the fintech ecosystem

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 10, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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Most people have heard of fintech in some form or other. It’s an industry that’s being increasingly identified as the future of finance: in 2021, FinTech received investments of nearly $226 billion, and the North American market alone is projected to reach $258 trillion by 2027, according to the latest report by BCC Research. Knowing about fintech is one thing. Understanding its global importance is the next. But comprehending the ins and outs of this industry is the crucial final step for those operating within the industry - or hoping to make an entry.

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Topics: Finance

The fermentation industry is growing – but why is it so popular?

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 9, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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Fermenting is an ancient method of food preservation. It involves the conversion of certain food properties into another compound through the addition of a microbe like yeast. Sourdough bread, sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt – these universally beloved foods are all derived from fermentation.

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Topics: Food and Beverage

The top 5 NFT launches of all time

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 3, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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The last few years have brought riotous growth for non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In 2021 the industry became public knowledge, with news stories breaking about this new form of wealth investors were scrambling to acquire. Prices rocketed, but the overwhelming hype had its drawbacks. The price of some sales was driven by speculation rather than actual value, creating confusion over the worth and staying power of NFTs. Environmental concerns were rife, too, due to the astronomical amounts of energy required to validate the blockchain-encrypted transactions.

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Topics: Information Technology

How machine learning is transforming the life sciences

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 3, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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The life sciences are no strangers to technology – despite being concerned with the natural processes of life, the industry has pioneered the use of artificial intelligence (AI) since the 1960s. The problem-solving program DENDRAL was first used in organic chemistry during this decade, paving the way for MYCIN, one of the earliest and most significant uses of AI in healthcare. More advanced programs followed, which, owing to their complexity, never quite took off.

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Topics: Information Technology, Health Maintenance

Carotenoids: commercial uses of nature’s colorant

Written by Olivia Lowden on Nov 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Carotenoids

Carotenoids are nature’s food coloring. As the name suggests, they’re the pigments that give carrots their distinct orange hue, and are also found in squash, paprika, tomatoes, mangoes, and a host of other fruit and vegetables. As well as being natural colorants, carotenoids are also powerful antioxidants. The body converts carotenoids into vitamin A, promoting growth, immune system function, and eye health.

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Topics: Food and Beverage

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