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20 April 2020

5 minutes to read

Five ways collective intelligence can help beat coronavirus in developing countries

As developing countries gear up to tackle COVID-19, here are five ideas for simple collective intelligence projects that might help them. (Republished from The Conversation).

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21 January 2020

2 minutes to read

Cultural differences affect perceptions of group sacrifice

An innovative new study, led by Edmond Awad from the University of Exeter’s Business School, looked at how people on different continents reacted to a new version of the famous ethical thought experiment, known as the “trolley dilemma”.

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10 October 2019

6 minutes to read

Digital Transformation: how corporate culture responds to the internet

Prepaid business card provider, Soldo, spoke with Prof. Mark Thompson as part of a series, speaking to today’s most influential digital disruptors. Prof. Mark Thompson is Professor in Digital Economy at Exeter Business School, and Strategy Director at the Methods Group.

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20 September 2019

2 minutes to read

Machine learning to reduce flooding as a result of sewer blockages

A research project was undertaken between the University of Exeter and DC Welsh Water to develop a machine learning tool that could more accurately predict and identify potential blockages across the sewer network.

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19 September 2019

2 minutes to read

Revealing hidden images with Crediton Parish Church

Jacqueline Christmas, director of the Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) group based at the University of Exeter, was part of a project with Crediton Parish Church to reveal imagery using RTI.

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17 April 2018

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Virtual reality in-flight training

Find out how the University of Exeter is helping to develop virtual reality training for pilots.

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6 April 2017

2 minutes to read

Improving accident investigation with 3D models

Camborne School of Mines (CSM) is celebrating 125 years of pioneering research in the fields of mining and mineral engineering. To celebrate the milestone the school, which is a centre for mining excellence and has pioneered the best in industry-led teaching, have organised a series of events including a distinctive Live Wall – an interactive…

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15 April 2016

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Using social media to track extreme weather events

Biosciences researchers are using data from social media to find out about the impact climate change has on people’s lives. Systems Ecology lecturer Dr Hywel Williams explains more in this video. Many people share posts and comments via social media on a daily basis, and this ever-growing bank of social information is now being…

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26 February 2016

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What is urban flood modelling?

Urban flood modelling is becoming more important as the population is increasingly urbanised. Flood modelling requires data on rainfall, land cover (whether the ground has roads, fields, buildings etc.), and soil type. Digital elevation data is needed to show where there are hills and where the water will flow. Remote sensing can…

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