Article round up

As usual we’ve been tweeting about the great articles we’ve read recently. Here we’ve rounded up some of our favourites from the last month for your reading pleasure. There is quite a range of topics from news on the Nobel Prize to an algorithm that can predict crime rates.

  1. The Guardian explains how mapping vulnerable locations can help get aid and medical resources to the places that need it most.  Our team is taking part in a Missing Maps event to help map Baraka in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 7th November. To find out how you can get involved in this or future events, take a look at The Missing Maps Project.

  2. Fast Company Labs explain how an algorithm uses deep learning to predict the crime rate in a given area.

  3. Wired provided an interesting read on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine which went to three scientists that have been working on identifying the types of neurons in the brain that are important for navigation.

  4. GCN explains how Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using technology to counter Ebola.