Futurism
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The Lightbulb The lightbulb moment. Its presence in the retelling of scientific discovery is universal. From cartoons to documentaries, we see depictions of scientists' eyes suddenly sparkling, a lightbulb popping up over their head, and Eureka! escaping their lips. It's a moment we are all familiar with, but what is it, really? Is there some scientific reason behind this eureka moment or is it just a trope in media? Well, both. Some argue that it's impossible to exactly pinpoint and record idea creation and discovery, but we can get pretty close. Using the power of modern technology, scientist have been able to look at brain scans of a person in the midst of idea creation. They can see activity taking place in the right hemisphere, so clearly, we do have at least one way to observe creative thinking processes, even if the picture it provides is incomplete.
MacRumors
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Readdle is today updating several of its apps with a unique drag and drop function that works in Split View mode on compatible iPad models. With the drag and drop feature, files can be dragged between Readdle apps for quick file transfers between documents. Drag and drop is being added to Scanner Pro, PDF Expert, Spark, and Documents. Drag and drop is limited to Readdle apps and it only works with Split View on the iPad, but it introduces a simple and intuitive file transfer feature that many hope Apple will add to iOS in the future . According to Readdle, there are dozens of ways for its apps to interact with the drag and drop function, with some examples listed below: - Quickly attach scans and files to emails (Scanner Pro + Spark) - Intuitively copy files from one app to another (Scanner Pro + PDF Expert) - Easily sign and edit document attachments and send them back (Spark + PDF Expert) - Attach multiple files to email from various sources (Spark + Documents) In addition to introducing the drag and drop feature across its apps, Readdle is also introducing an update to its PDF reader and file manager, Documents.
Mashable
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A new dating app is going full-blown Law and Order on daters by running a background check on them before they get swiping. And then blocking anyone who has a criminal record But, is it fair to apply ban literally everyone with a conviction, especially if it's over a petty crime? Gatsby which is currently only available on iOS in the U.S. works like most dating apps, you swipe left to pass, swipe right to match. But, there's one rather significant difference: When new users sign up to the app, Gatsby scans them for criminal records. According to the app's founder, Joseph Penora, the app scans U.S. criminal and sex offender databases. "If you were to just scan for sex offenders you wouldn't ban people with domestic violence crimes, theft, etc. So we scan for both," he says. Read more... More about Watercooler , Lifestyle , Crime , Dating , and Dating Apps
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Social Media Use by Generation [Infographic] Preferences vary by generation - this certainly isn't a well kept secret in the marketing world. So how do you create a message, and choose a medium, that will resonate with your target audience? This infographic shares some ideas. MarketingProfs Pinterest’s object-recognizing Lens feature now scans QR codes, too QR codes, like the common cold, never seem to really go away. Pinterest announced this week that their Lens feature will now allow users to scan QR codes that lead to web pages within the Pinterest app, eliminating the need to download a special app to do so. MarketingLand Bing to Integrate Chatbots into Search Results Bing is rumored to be integrating chatbots into their search results, and are expected to be announcing this addition at their annual Development conference this week. Developers will be able to use Bing's bot framework to create their own bots, and will also work via Skype.
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Social Media Use by Generation [Infographic] Preferences vary by generation - this certainly isn't a well kept secret in the marketing world. So how do you create a message, and choose a medium, that will resonate with your target audience? This infographic shares some ideas. MarketingProfs Pinterest’s object-recognizing Lens feature now scans QR codes, too QR codes, like the common cold, never seem to really go away. Pinterest announced this week that their Lens feature will now allow users to scan QR codes that lead to web pages within the Pinterest app, eliminating the need to download a special app to do so. MarketingLand Bing to Integrate Chatbots into Search Results Bing is rumored to be integrating chatbots into their search results, and are expected to be announcing this addition at their annual Development conference this week. Developers will be able to use Bing's bot framework to create their own bots, and will also work via Skype.
Core77
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If you've ever done the time-consuming grunt work of measuring a space to create plans from, or have had to CAD the plans up from someone else's wonky measurements, you know the process is riddled with the potential for expensive errors. Now that laser scanners are on the market, the process is faster and easier—and now, thanks to Leica, sexier. This is their BLK360 , a diminutive R2-D2-shaped device that swiftly captures 360-degree environments to a range of 60 meters: To make using it easy, Leica's teamed up with Autodesk to integrate the latter's ReCap Pro software. You can beam scans directly to your iPad, and the software automatically combines multiple scans (i.e. from different locations within the same space) together. Here's how it works: Stats: - 6.5" tall, 4" in diameter (165mm x 100mm) - Weighs 2.2 pounds (1kg) - +/- 4mm accuracy at 10 meters - Overall 0.
Daily Mail - Science
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Techradar
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One of the key applications of the technology is in examining the data produced from a Computer Tomography (CT) scan. CT scans look right the way through body tissue and bone matter, resulting in images offering many different layers or slices of views throughout a patients body. Together, they build a whole picture of the internal workings of a patient but identifying each organ through each minutely-differing layer, and being able to identify anomalies within that data, can take even the most skilled oncologist many hours. They use 3D modelling tech to highlight and identify healthy organs, separating them from any aberrations, but must build that picture pixel by pixel, or voxel by voxel, before deciding on a treatment plan. But what takes an oncologist hours to do by hand, InnerEye can achieve (with a little human help) in just around 30 seconds.
The Guardian - Network Front
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The tedious, tedious wordplay. At one point a character is asked “Do they make MRIs for cats?”, and he replies – his eyes dead, dreading the inevitability of the pun he knows he has to make – “you mean cat scans?” Continue reading...
South China Morning Post
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew was one of the best virtual reality experiences at the E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles last year. The game has a simple premise: it puts four players on the bridge of a Federation starship called the USS Aegis. Each person takes control of a station and together they have to control the ship. One player is the helm, who pilots the ship and takes it in and out of warp. Tactical scans objects while handling weapons and shields. Engineering plays the support role,...
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" This Is Your Brain on GPS Navigation https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603951/this-is-your-brain-on-gps-navigation/ "We've all come to rely on smartphones and in-car GPS systems to find our way in the world. But when we follow their directions, the parts of our brain usually used for navigation appear to sit idle. A series of experiments performed by researchers at University College London had volunteers navigate simulations of the area known as Soho in the U.K.'s capital, while fMRI scans captured their brain activity. Sometimes they had to find their own routes, other times they were fed turn-by-turn directions similar to those given by a car's GPS or a smartphone." In-car gps navigation: engagement with and disengagement from the environment https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/In-car-gps-navigation-engagement-with-and-Leshed-Velden/12aed4fb85eda1366f7775ef6f8d2ef77218b0e6 "Although in-car GPS navigation technology is proliferating, it is not well understood how its use alters the ways people interpret their environment and navigate through it.
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But since the discovery of iPTF16geu, we now have some thoughts on how to improve our pipeline to identify more of these events. For many years, the transient nature of supernovae made them extremely difficult to detect. Thirty years ago, the discovery rate was about two per month. But thanks to the Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF), a new survey with an innovative pipeline, these events are being detected daily, some within hours of when their initial explosions appear. The process of identifying transient events, like supernovae, begins every night at the Palomar Observatory in Southern California, where a wide-field camera mounted on the robotic Samuel Oschin Telescope scans the sky. As soon as observations are taken, the data travel more than 400 miles to the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, which is located at Berkeley Lab.
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There's 775 aircraft-grade aluminum. There's a gear box. There's latches that support 16,000 pounds of force. So why is there a scanner, microprocessor, wireless chip and wireless antenna? Because the machine scans the pre-packaged juice and won't press it if it's expired. This is an absolutely crucial feature for those who cannot read an expiration date, maintain an awareness of what the current date is, and compare the two. To be fair, the company deserves praise for having set up the infrastructure to source fresh ingredients directly from farms and packaging them for consumers. In a perfect world they would ditch the machine and be in the business of selling juice packets to customers. But all of those investors--Juicero racked up some $120 million in funding--are probably going to want to see a greater return on their investment.
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This is the first 3D printer that has worked well enough to me to actually use it on a regular basis.” Glowforge laser cutter ($2995) “One of many unique features that it has is that you have a view. It's all in the browse. You just go on your printer's domain or you log into your account and there you have the bed view of your printer. You can see the material and that's where you upload and place the designs. You can also scan stuff on it. You can draw something on the material and it scans it and then it can etch it or rasterize it. It’s really an improvement of the work flow." Shaper Origin ($1699) "This is a great tool. I'm not sponsored. They did let me take home their beta version and try it out. It's a handheld milling machine. Basically you load an SVG on it — a file. Your design. …Just like a CNC machine but it’s handheld. … Then it auto corrects your path.
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Collective Evolution
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The team also looked at fMRI scans of 45 other coma patients, all of which indicated that the patients suffered some sort of injury or disruption between these three integral regions of the brain. To the researchers, this suggests that these three regions play a fundamental role in consciousness. Perhaps this study will bring us one step closer to understanding why coma patients lose their conscious awareness! How Does This Relate to Oneness? Is consciousness really being created, or are we simply developing a greater awareness of how it relates to the physical body? Scientists often confuse consciousness with awareness, which are two very different things. The Harvard scientists may have tried to pinpoint where our awareness lies, but consciousness isn't simply a construct of the mind — it's far greater than that. When you really think about it, a human being can never be devoid of consciousness even if they're comatose, and some scientists have started to prove this.
Al Jazeera
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To a large extent our life chances are determined by where we're born. For Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, living in the tight confines of an enclave starved of adequate medical resources, the birth of a child can become a matter of life and death when a family cannot get access to the medical treatment that baby or mother needs. Born In Gaza was first aired back in 2010, three years after Israel began its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Al Jazeera filmmaker Casey Kaufmann found one family facing this problem when he began filming in Gaza in the early days of the blockade. Seven years on, REWIND's update discovers that the situation has, if anything, deteriorated further with referrals to Israeli hospitals for scans or treatment taking up to two years to process. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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