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Global tech firm IBM joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship project
International technology giant IBM has signed up to work with the University of Plymouth and other partners on an ambitious project to sail an unmanned ship across the Atlantic Ocean
- Unmanned ship to go on 400-year-old journey across the Atlantic – BBC News
- IBM joins effort to build a fully autonomous research ship to make a trans-Atlantic voyage in 2020 – Daily Mail
- Will this robotic Mayflower make history, too? – Boston Globe
- Robotic 'Mayflower' to cross the Atlantic on 400th anniversary of Pilgrims' journey – NBC News
- A fully autonomous ship is about to cross the Atlantic 400 years after the Mayflower – TechWorld
- IBM joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship project – The Engineer
Sustainable construction project wins major European award
CobBauge, which is led by the University of Plymouth and funded by the European Union, was a winner at this year’s RegioStars awards in Brussels in the category devoted to sustainability.
- New meets old: Cob houses enter the twenty-first century – The Fifth Estate
- Ancient cob building technique in eco homes pilot – Construction Manager
- Project CobBauge scoops top European award – Interreg (EU) website
- Innovative Cob-Based Project Receives Major European Award – Homebuilding and Renovating
Robots can take just three hours to successfully learn techniques which can be used to support teachers in a classroom environment, according to new research by the University of Plymouth.
- British schools test 'robot teachers' to tackle staff shortages – Daily Telegraph
- Robot trained to be useful teaching assistant in three hours – Financial Times
- Robots can learn how to support teachers in class sessions – Tech Xplore
- Robots taught to help teachers in the classroom in just three hours – E&T Magazine
- Humans taught a robot how to be a teaching assistant in just 3 hours – Inverse
Could gum disease be linked to oral cancer?
Researchers at the University of Plymouth are exploring possible links between the bacteria that cause gum disease and the progression of oral cancer.
- The link between gum disease and oral cancer – Dentistry.co.uk
- Research to examine possible links between periodontal disease and oral cancer – Dental Tribune
- Correlation between oral cancer and gum disease – Zenopa
Highly venomous lionfish on the menu in Greece and Cyprus as conservationists tackle invasive species (Daily Telegraph)
A voracious, venomous species of fish that has invaded the Mediterranean from the Red Sea may be about to meet its match as conservationists urge people to start eating them.
South West businesses uncertain and sceptical as Brexit approaches
Researchers at the University of Plymouth conducted a series of interviews and focus groups to provide a unique picture of the Brexit pressures facing the region.
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