‘The Eye in the Sky’ initiative, led by National Grid alongside European Space Agency, is using innovative satellite technology to boost the resilience of the energy network against climate change. It is exploring how satellite imagery and data analytics could improve the visibility of electricity and gas network infrastructure in Britain, providing additional monitoring of the condition and the changes to the surrounding environment 24 hours a day. This will improve the National Grid’s reliability, save millions of pounds, and improve its emergency response capabilities.
A new tool, invented in the UK by medical firm Digistain and developed at London’s Imperial College and Cancer Research UK laboratories, will help to identify patients who can safely avoid chemotherapy for cancer treatment – with more than 99% accuracy. Chemotherapy can have extreme and even fatal side effects, but this technology will reduce our dependence on it. Around 50,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK alone, so this new tool will be instrumental in cutting down waiting times, and reduce the need to use chemotherapy.