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TSA Body Scans May go Beyond Airlines Soon

TSA Body Scans May go Beyond Airlines Soon

So the TSA may have plans to use the full body scan technology used at airport checkpoints in mobile scanning units that it can set up at public events and train stations, as well as using mobile x-ray vans to scan pedestrians on city streets. Yeah, you read that right. This is according to some newly uncovered documents published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) on Wednesday. The documents were obtained from the Department of Homeland Security via a Freedom of Information Act request.

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IBM and Nuance – “Dr. Watson is on his way”

IBM and Nuance – “Dr. Watson is on his way”

This week IBM's Watson has been going up against Jeopardy champs in the Jeopardy challenge. Now, IBM has announced that it will collaborate with Nuance to apply Watson's advanced analytics to the healthcare industry. The initiative will combine IBM's Deep Question Answering (QA), Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning capabilities with Nuance's speech recognition technology and Clinical Language Understanding solutions. They hope to assist doctors in making patient diagnoses, by helping them to process large amounts of information more quickly.

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Huge Touchscreen at The University of Groningen

Huge Touchscreen at The University of Groningen

The University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, has converted a 3D theater into the world's largest touchscreen, used for teaching mathematics and computer science students interactivity. The screen has a curvature of 135 degrees and is transparent. Continue past the break to see the video and find out exactly how large this screen is.

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Disposable E-Paper on the Prototype Tip

Disposable E-Paper on the Prototype Tip

So you're totally tired of all the old ways. Books? Useless. You're not into the whole "retro" thing, and you want people to know that you're on the cutting edge. The technology edge. So what do you think that heavenly next thing is? How about some disposable e-paper? University of Cincinnati electrical engineering professor Andrew Steckl decided he wanted that too. So what did he do? He demonstrated that electrowetting works on a paper substrate just as well as it does on glass. What's that mean? It means there's going to be some e-paper on paper.

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Google Plans on Building 1Gbps Broadband Network at Stanford University

Google Plans on Building 1Gbps Broadband Network at Stanford University

Google's aspirations are never small. They aim high, and sometimes they tend to hit the mark. The company's aspirations to create a 1Gbps broadband network seems to have localized on one area of the United States. Word has it that Google is planning on creating a 1Gbps broadband network at Stanford University. As is usual for a Google roll-out, the network is a large experiment, encompassing only a certain amount of area and homes.

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University of Florida Launches StarCraft Course

University of Florida Launches StarCraft Course

Ever wondered how video games could be incorporated into a major university? And we're not talking about them just being at parties. No, we mean really incorporated. While we may have always been dreaming about playing video games while we were in class, apparently the University of Florida wants to take it one step further, and actually put a video game into a classroom. And, not just as an entertainment getaway for students with a huge test to finish. No, they want StarCraft to actually be the class.

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Apple iPad Hitting Every Seton Hill University Full Time Student

Apple iPad Hitting Every Seton Hill University Full Time Student

There's no doubt that the education market is somewhere that Apple wants the iPad to be. After all, using the tablet as a replacement for your huge text books would probably be something every student on the planet would be willing to do. Especially if the book publishers could figure out a good price for those digital editions. And it looks like those in the board room at Seton Hill University agree with Apple, at least enough to start including iPads for Fall, full-time students.

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