Data offers refugees economic freedom

Researchers in America have developed an algorithm that could transform the employment opportunities of refugees. The team led by Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab, examined historic data from Ame...

Data pinpoints top tech firms

Thomson Reuters released its 'inaugural' list of top 100 global tech leaders today. It was compiled using a '28-data-point algorithm', and a methodology linked to eight performance indicators, including inno...

Data hub to tackle humanitarian crisis

The Centre for Humanitarian Data has been officially opened in The Hague today. Launched by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), its 'goal is to increase the use and impact of d...

Drones support farming industry

Drones are showing increasing promise as tools that can benefit the agriculture industry. A recent research project undertaken at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates that drones co...

Data key to fighting malnutrition

A new report released this week calls for governments around the world to harness data to tackle global malnutrition issues. The Global Nutrition Report 2017 – compiled by international stakeholders – is wor...

Intel invests $60 million in startups

Intel's global investment arm has invested $60 million in 15 startup companies. The firms being added to Intel Capital’s portfolio are using data to develop technologies in areas including artificial intelli...

Green data centre a ‘game changer’

(EUROPE) The world's largest data centre - powered by 100% renewable energy - is to be built 140 miles from the Arctic Circle. Norwegian-American firm, Kolos, is behind the venture, which could open as ea...

Agriculture and tech a perfect match

(AUSTRALIA) Technology is transforming how industries operate - especially the agricultural sector. A new partnership in Australia, between the country's science agency - the Commonwealth Scientific and I...

Using data to ‘tackle climate change’

(FRANCE) An initiative launched in Paris this month will see some of the world's biggest cities use data technology to tackle climate change. Not long after Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw...

Sensors could reduce food wastage

(SWITZERLAND) Fruit-shaped devices with inbuilt sensors are collecting vital data on foods travelling long distances. Scientists at the Empa Materials Science and Technology Institute in Switzerland have ...