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Lip-reading technology could help solve crime

Lip-reading technology could help solve crime. Credit: ITV News

A team of Norwich-based computer scientists are programming computers to lip read bringing a whole new meaning to watching what you say.

It's hoped the technology may be useful in helping solve crimes by determining what people are saying in situations where the audio is not good enough to hear such as CCTV footage.

Click below to watch a report by Lauren Hall

Norwich: UEA plays host to University Korfball World Cup

If you were to list this year's sporting World Cup venues you probably wouldn't include Norwich.

But the city has been playing host this week to the University World Cup.... in Korfball. Teams from Europe and the Far East are involved.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake


GM fruit flies could be an alternative to pesticides

A Mediterranean fruit fly. Credit: Oxitec Ltd.

Researchers in Norwich say releasing genetically-engineered fruit flies in the wild could be a cheap alternative to using pesticides.

Scientists at the University of East Anglia found increasing the male population by releasing the modified insects could reduce the overall population - making it a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to control pests.

Mediterranean fruit flies infest more than 300 types of fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Region's universities celebrate strong performances in National Student Survey

The University of East Anglia has come joint third in the National Student Survey. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The latest results of the annual National Student Survey are out and our region's universities have once again performed well.

The University of East Anglia in Norwich has been ranked joint third out of all mainstream English universities.

Cambridge, Essex and the Open University are also celebrating after coming joint sixth.

The survey rates student satisfaction based on factors including teaching, academic support and personal development.

Sainsbury Centre in running for best museum award

Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts Credit: ITV Anglia

One of the region's biggest art centres has been shortlisted for the country's top museum prize

The Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia in Norwich is one of six finalists in the running for the Museum of the Year.

The centre was redesigned last year, and staged a special exhibition celebrating the best of the region's cultural and artistic heritage.

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