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The first coronavirus “swab robot”

One day in spring, as the Covid-19 pandemic soared across Europe, a robotics professor from the University of Southern Denmark and a doctor from a local hospital came up with what seemed like a wild idea: What if they could develop the world’s first swab robot to test patients for Covid-19? The robot would enable large-scale testing, and keep medical staff safe. But they would need to move fast. Four weeks later, the professor...

5 virtual tours for travel around the world

Armchair travel has seen a whole new lease on life. Sightseeing attractions, destinations and tour guides across the world have got creative, offering virtual tours and setting up webcams so we can travel the world – at least virtually for now. Flight Centre shares their top pick of virtual tours, webcams and live streams from around the globe: Travel South Africa Virtual South Africa offers a range of Google Tours of attractions in mainly the Mother City...

Digital business, here to stay

With traditional trade shows on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic and the clock ticking on the buying season for the fourth quarter, sales on the ShopZio B2B digital marketplace operated by International Market Centers more than doubled during May, IMC says. "The digital element is becoming a more important complement to shows and is here to stay" said Eric Dean, IMC president. Month-over-month sales volume on ShopZio jumped 116% in May from the previous...