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Tags results for 'scan'

Digitize yourself with this handheld 3D scanner

Posted in Hardware on 11th Nov, 2013 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
To ease the transition from total novice to awesome 3D fabricator, 3D scanners are popping up all over the place.

Heart attack risk identified by new scan

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way of scanning the heart can identify those who may be at high risk of a heart attack, early tests suggest.

Scanadu nabs $10.5M to turn your phone into a health helper

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2013 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The company claims it is “taking your smartphone to med school” by building devices that let people track their vitals at home.

California startup tribogenics develops smart phone sized portable x-ray machines

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2013 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology underlying X ray machines hasn’t changed much in the last hundred years.

A precise new quantitative brain scan measurement method

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2013 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Can quantify the volume of specific brain tissues, a critical measurement of the progression of brain diseases.

App turns smartphones into 3D scanners

Posted in Software on 7th Dec, 2013 03:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon, smartphones might be taking over the duties of something that is itself an emerging technology – the 3D scanner.

International authors launch petition calling for end to mass surveillance

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2013 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
562 of the world's authors, including five Nobel Prize laureates, came together to call for sweeping surveillance reform in the wake of the ongoing spying scandal.

NSA phone surveillance 'likely unconstitutional'

Posted in Online on 18th Dec, 2013 03:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A US judge has ruled the National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data may be unconstitutional.

New NSA leak reveals surveillance on charities & senior officials from allied nations

Posted in Online on 21st Dec, 2013 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
More than 1,000 targets were caught up in a surveillance dragnet engineered by the NSA.

Snowden on the impact of his NSA leaks: "I already won"

Posted in Online on 25th Dec, 2013 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
In his first major interview since landing in Russia, Edward Snowden sounds victorious.

Prediction: The Government Will Put The NSA In Check

Posted in Online on 27th Dec, 2013 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
They’ll need to prove that all their programs are worth the risks, which implies more transparency, oversight, and limited access to data.

NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware

Posted in Online on 31st Dec, 2013 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The NSA secretly intercepts deliveries for laptops in order to implant bugs before they reach their destinations.

The iPhone has reportedly been fully hacked by the NSA since 2008

Posted in Online on 31st Dec, 2013 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
As 2013 edges to a close, reports of the NSA’s widespread surveillance capabilities have reached new heights of absurdity.

The NSA is racing to build a quantum computer capable of cracking strong encryption

Posted in Software on 4th Jan, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Strong encryption standards are widely used to encrypt communications and secure financial transactions.

Matterform 3D to launch "affordable high-resolution 3D scanner"

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jan, 2014 05:39 AM
by AlexMuller
the 3D scanner is the first affordable and high-resolution device of its kind.

Iris scanner makes all of those pesky passwords obsolete

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
You set up a profile containing all of your stored passwords, then teach the dongle to recognize your eyeball in a process that takes just a few seconds.

Obama will reportedly announce big changes to NSA on Friday

Posted in Online on 13th Jan, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Obama may extend privacy protections to cover non-Americans, after reports that the NSA was spying on civilians of friendly countries provoked outrage across the world.

NSA could 'spy on offline computers', says latest leak

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2014 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The US National Security Agency (NSA) used secret technology to spy on computers that were not even connected to the internet, it has been reported.

Obama: NSA will not hold telephone metadata, nor spy on heads of state

Posted in Online on 18th Jan, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
President Barack Obama on Friday announced a number of reforms to the way U.S. intelligence agencies operate.

U.S. Computer Scientists Reject Mass Surveillance

Posted in Online on 27th Jan, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
An open letter from 50 researchers asks the U.S. government to take certain steps to uphold privacy.

NSA claims its phone spying program collects only 20% of U.S. calls

Posted in Online on 9th Feb, 2014 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
U.S. officials are claiming that the NSA's highly controversial phone spying program isn’t nearly as intrusive as originally reported.

Snowden: Surveillance is 'setting fire' to the internet

Posted in Online on 11th Mar, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", Edward Snowden told the South by Southwest conference.

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2014 03:53 AM
by AlexMuller
The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak: Snowden 'had the guts and courage to sacrifice his life’

Posted in Online on 16th Mar, 2014 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Wozniak says Edward Snowden is a hero.

NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The Heartbleed bug was used by the NSA regularly to gather critical intelligence.

Artists 'have structurally different brains'

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.

SCiO's Handheld Scanner Aims to Detect Food Ingredients

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A small number of companies are beginning to introduce handheld scanners that can detect the ingredients and calories in our food.

Researchers close in on the dream of a safe portable brain scanner

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Diffuse optical technology, or DOT, is closing in on the accuracy of the industry standard: functional MRI.

Nanoscale composites improve MRI by ten times

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.

Brain imaging may help predict future behavior

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2015 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Recent studies show that brain imaging can help predict an individual's future learning, criminality, health-related behaviors, and response to drug or behavioral treatments.

Laser 'tricorder' can diagnose malaria through the skin

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
It's a weapon that fights malaria; a laser scan can give an accurate diagnosis in seconds, without breaking the skin.

Microsoft patent lets Kinect make a physical 3D model of your face

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2015 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has been granted a patent for tech that converts the 3D scan data collected by the Kinect gaming sensor into a real physical replica of the scanned object.

Algorithm turns smartphones into 3D scanners

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 07:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The limitation with current 3D scanners is that the pattern projector and the camera have to precisely synchronized, which requires specialized and expensive hardware.

Digital Life aims to make a 3D scan of every animal species

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is working with zoos, scientists and other organisations to gain access to subjects for scanning, starting with endangered species.

Facial recognition at US airports becoming routine, researchers warn

Posted in Software on 23rd Dec, 2017 08:00 AM
by Alex Muller
'The program represents a serious escalation of biometric scanning of Americans, and there are no codified rules that constrain it'

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