Which city is most polluted? No one knows

On any given day, a news story might list a city in India as "most polluted." In another story, a city in China may have held the distinction. Then again, maybe Iran hosts the most polluted city in the world, as a recent ...

Satellite data and AI help fight Sweden's forest fires

According to Swedish authorities, there is a high risk of forest and grass fires this week and some communities, such as Upplands Bro (northwest of Stockholm), have taken the step of banning the traditional bonfires that ...

Ship disasters avoided with big data statistics techniques

Companies can save millions by using advanced statistical methods to extract information from large amounts of collected data. One company that has adopted this new way of thinking is the international industrial group ABB. ...

A new sensor increases smartwatch battery life five times

Nearly 80% of the battery power in smartwatches is used up by the heart-rate monitor. But a new generation of sensors developed by EPFL startup ActLight consumes five times less energy. They have been tested and calibrated, ...

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