Drone-to-door prescriptions trial takes flight in Ireland

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Click looks at how the trial scheme in Moneygall works A drone company that had to abandon its fast-food delivery tests has partnered with Ireland’s health authority to deliver prescriptions instead. Manna Aero is working with the Health Service Executive to prescribe and deliver medicines and

Coronavirus: NHS dashboard to predict protective gear shortages

Image copyright EPA Image caption The NHS tool should help identify when hospitals and clinics are about to run out of specific PPE products The NHS has begun feeding health workers’ use of personal protective equipment (PPE) into a “data store”. The system is designed to identify which hospitals and GP surgeries are most at

Web sleuths spot British Museum gaffe online

Image caption The British Museum has been posting its collection online during the coronavirus pandemic The British Museum is updating its online collection after mistaking a copyright notice for the name of a Turkish postcard-printing company. The museum described “Her Hakki Mahfuzdur” as “Turkey’s largest producer of postcards”. But a Turkish diplomat on Twitter pointed

Extreme E teams will have one woman and one man driving

Katherine Legge, second from left, competed in an all-female team at the Daytona 24 Hours race in 2019 Extreme E teams will field one female and one male driver during races when the new climate-aware racing competition begins in 2021. The series said it wanted to promote “gender equality and a level playing field” within

Coronavirus: Serena Williams among stars to compete in Mario Tennis tournament

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Maria Sharapova are among the tennis stars who will compete in a live-streamed tournament of Mario Tennis Aces. Top tennis players will partner celebrities and play as characters from the game on Nintendo Switch. E-sports have surged in popularity as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the cancelation of live events.

Training AI ‘to translate mum’s phone messages’

Image copyright Bonaventure Dossou Image caption Bonaventure Dossou is working on an AI model to help translate Fon to French Bonaventure Dossou has been thinking a lot about how to improve phone conversations with his mother. She often sends him voice messages in Fon, a Beninese language, as he is away studying in Russia. He,

Facebook and Twitter allow scammers ‘free rein’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A fake passport was offered for sale on Twitter for £3,000 Social-media companies are failing to clamp down on scammers selling people’s personal details through their platforms, an investigation from consumer watchdog Which? has shown. It found 50 profiles, pages and groups on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram offering stolen

Spotify hits 130 million subscribers amid Covid-19

Image copyright Getty Image caption Spotify has revealed its quarterly financial results Spotify has reached 130 million paid subscribers, despite initial concerns over how the Covid-19 crisis could affect listening habits. The music-streaming platform says it gained six million subscribers in the first quarter of 2020. It said the figures fell into the higher end

AI cannot be recognised as an inventor, US rules

Image copyright Getty Image caption The US Patent Office rules only humans can legally be inventors An artificial intelligence system has been refused the right to two patents in the US, after a ruling only “natural persons” could be inventors. The US Patent and Trademark Office rejected two patents where the AI system Dabus was

Coronavirus: A new way of dating during lockdown

Dating apps have exploded in popularity over the last decade, but with social isolation now in place the dating game is being reinvented. BBC Click’s Omar Mehtab goes on a date using Love is Quarantine – a dating format that has broadcast as a sort-of live reality-show on Instagram, but you do not get to

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