Coronavirus

Keep up-to-date with the latest news on research, development and applications of emerging technologies in the fight against COVID-19.

Space-enabled drones deliver rapid coronavirus response

Space-enabled drones deliver rapid coronavirus response

Satellite-enabled drones have accelerated the provision of life-saving medical supplies at NHS hospitals in Scotland, boosting the country's efforts to combat COVID-19.

Artificial intelligence rapidly computes protein structures

Artificial intelligence rapidly computes protein structures

Scientists have created a deep learning method, RoseTTAFold, to provide access to highly accurate protein structure prediction.

Microfluidic device rapidly delivers mRNA nanoparticles

Microfluidic device rapidly delivers mRNA nanoparticles

With a ‘liquid assembly line,’ researchers produce mRNA-delivering-nanoparticles a hundred times faster than standard microfluidic technologies.

Face mask detects Covid-19 infection

Face mask detects Covid-19 infection

Engineers have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with Covid-19 within about 90 minutes.

Using virtual reality for promoting vaccination

Using virtual reality for promoting vaccination

Random passersby got the opportunity to try a new virtual reality game, when researchers visited a park to test the efficiency of VR technology within health information.

Photos of toasters train AI to detect COVID

Photos of toasters train AI to detect COVID

Research using machine learning on images of everyday items is improving the accuracy and speed of detecting respiratory diseases, reducing the need for specialist medical expertise.

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