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Predicting outbreaks with the Internet

... that the number of hits about different illnesses on Wikipedia pages actually predicts when and where outbreaks of ... -  The idea behind the study was to see if we could use Wikipedia not only to monitor but also to forecast diseases ... Ebola in Uganda. Kat -  So, what can web statistics from Wikipedia tell us about these diseases? Sara -  People go to ...

Wikipedia predicts disease arrival

... around 28 days in advance using pageview data from Wikipedia, a new study has shown. Scientists looked at ... and tuberculosis in China and Thailand. "People go to Wikipedia before they actually go to see the doctor", said Dr ... from Los Alamos National Laboratory. "If people go to the Wikipedia article for 'flu, we can see whether that article ...

Watch Out For Black Holes!

... Radiation from events such as gamma ray bursts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_ray_burst can be bent by the ...

Rubin Vase: Face-Vase Illusion

How do visual illusions work?

... see the face then refocus and see the vase ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubin_vase ). Other illusions like the ... back if I want to see the alternate illusion ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_Dancer ). What's going on here? ...

Must Have Gadgets?

... on to developments online it looks like the people behind Wikipedia are trying to get into the search business, are ... quite a big announcement.  Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia (he also has a commercial business called Wikia, a ... Search Wikia.  I spoke to Jimmy Wales, the Wikia and Wikipedia founder about the new search engine and he told me ...

A honeybee

Pretty Petals to Pull in Pollinators

... guide visible to bees but not to humans. © Plantsurfer @ wikipedia Chris - So this will presumably mean that different ...

A Gecko foot, showing the sticky pads which are so interesting

Gecko Glue

... the sticky pads which are so inspiring © Shimbathesnake @ WIkipedia The team prepared the sticky sheets by painting the ...

Nanotubes growing using a plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition

Nanotube fuel cells

... enhanced chemical vapour deposition © polyparadigm @ wikipedia A team from the University of Dayton in Ohio, may ...

Twitter

... terms and graph those. For example I've put in BBC and Wikipedia to see what was more often cited on people's Facebook profiles. It turns out Wikipedia just about edged us. Meera - That surprises me, actually. Chris V - Well, I think obviously Wikipedia linked back to a lot of other news sources so you ...