#coronavirus

Coronavirus: why we need to consult engineers as well as scientists for solutions

6 days ago — Quick Read

The coronavirus outbreak has shone a bright light on the use of experts and scientific advice. In the UK the prime minister, Boris Johnson, is flanked by his chief scientist...

King’s College wants to better understand coronavirus through their new app

7 days ago — Long Read

King’s College has released a new app designed to allow people to self-report on their coronavirus symptoms so Scientists can better determine how fast the virus is spreading across different...

British Engineering groups are answering the call to make ventilators

1 week ago — Quick Read

Some of the largest companies in Britain have come together to create basic ventilators to help the NHS during the coronavirus crisis. The companies, with expertise ranging from cars to...

Coronavirus: how to help children through isolation and lockdown

2 weeks ago — Deep Dive

The UK has become the latest country to close schools in a bid to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is a game changer for families, displacing...

Should we be sceptical of Alibaba’s claim its AI can identify coronavirus infections with 96% accuracy.

4 weeks ago — Quick Read

Alibaba announced this week that its new AI can identify coronavirus infections with 96% accuracy. Tomography (CT) imaging, also known as "CAT scanning" (Computerized Axial Tomography), provides a different form...