Quest Volume 15.4

In this issue: Protecting paralympians: Investigating injury and illness in paralympic athletes; A helping hand: Prosthetic hands developed at local universities; Tukkies for the hearing-impaired: University of Pretoria academics assist the deaf; Disability due to neuromuscular disease: Genomics research – Stephen Hawking profile; High-tech aids for the blind and visually impaired and more!

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Quest Volume 15.3 now available!

This issue of Quest focuses on machine learning across various disciplines. Machine learning is the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to perform a specific task without using explicit instructions, relying on patterns and inference instead. It is seen as a subset of artificial intelligence.

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MicroCT for metal 3D printing

3D printing can also be done with metals. It is possible to produce custom and complex designs, similar to plastic 3D print models, in solid metal. This is known as additive manufacturing, and it has been introduced globally in many big companies and is starting to be used in real applications – for example, in Formula 1 racing cars and fighter jets.

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Quest Vol 15 No 2 is now available!

This issue of Quest focuses on microCT. MicroCT is a 3D imaging technique utilising X-rays to see inside an object, slice by slice. MicroCT, also called microtomography or micro-computed tomography, is similar to hospital CT or “CAT” scan imaging but on a small scale with greatly increased resolution.

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