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World’s first demonstration of multicolor 3-D in vivo imaging using ultra-compact Compton camera

The Compton camera only weighs 580g and is palm-sized, making it the world most compact medical gamma-ray detector. Credit: Waseda University As represented by conventional radiograph, radiological images provide only black and white figures in 2D space. The situation is basically the same for Single photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET), which are the two most common molecular imaging techniques used in nuclear medicine. PET is used especially for early cancer and Alzheimer’s disease detection, but radioactive…

Engineering Ethics Blog: Your Money Or Your Data: The WannaCry Ransomware Attack

On May 12, thousands of users of Windows computers around the globe suddenly saw a red screen with a big padlock image and a headline that read, “Ooops, your files have been encrypted!”  It turned out to be a ransom note generated by an Internet worm called WannaCry.  The ransom demanded was comparatively small—about US $300—but the attack itself was not.  The most critical damage was caused in Great Britain where many National Health Service computers locked up, causing delays…

Smartwatches: Fading Fad or Must-Have Wearable Tech?

With the rise of Twitter’s instant trend-setting, real-time information broadcast platform, the necessity of a “right-now” information diet is highlighted by its user popularity and $2.5 billion global revenue. Consumers are no longer content to settle for next-day-information, and instead have pushed for access to a relentless 24/7 news cycle covering everything from foreign affairs to celebrity gossip. The trend which merges ease of access with availability has pushed the top tech development companies to tailor their products to satisfy…

ICICI Lombard Stepping Up Customer Experience using Technology

We all are aware of the name ICIC Lombard, it provides insurance solutions, protection solutions for business, personal and project liabilities across rural and urban areas in India. But do you know, how ICIC Lombard is adapting technology for a better customer engagement? This article will revolve around the steps taken by ICICI Lombard to adopt technology in its solutions to offer a holistic customer experience. Website and Mobile App ICIC Lombard has gone through a revamp and created a…

What Is Dripping and Is It Safe?

You may have heard of the term ‘dripping’ when used in connection to smoking and vaping, but many people aren’t aware of what it is, what it does and why others are doing it. Dripping has been around for a while now, but recently it has gained popularity and has become a trend among young people. In fact, a study shows that 1 in 4 of those under 20 who smoke e-cigarettes have tried it. Despite its seemingly increasing popularity,…

Robot Prints a Building in 14 hours » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog

Robot Prints a Building in 14 hours Posted on May 20, 2017  Comments (0) The system consists of a tracked vehicle that carries a large, industrial robotic arm, which has a smaller, precision-motion robotic arm at its end. This highly controllable arm can then be used to direct any conventional (or unconventional) construction nozzle, such as those used for pouring concrete or spraying insulation material, as well as additional digital fabrication end effectors, such as a milling head. Unlike typical…

Digibank : App, Features & Concept Review of Paperless Banking

Digi Bank is part of DBS group, a leading financial services group based in Singapore. It has recently launched a branchless, paperless bank within India with an online only model, calling it out Digi Bank. The bank has a number of features including zero balance requirements, unlimited access to ATM’s, 7% interest rate and can be open by a person with a valid Aadhar Card and PAN card. To open a Digibank account, all you need is a smartphone, download…

Scalable and reliable data ingestion at Pinterest – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Yu Yang | Pinterest engineer, Data At Pinterest, we use data to gain insights to make decisions for everything, and ultimately improve the whole experience for Pinners. Every day we log over 100 terabytes of data. In order to use data effectively, we first have to reliably ingest it and prepare it for downstream usage. In this post, we’ll cover the evolution of our data ingestion pipelines and present our current data ingestion infrastructure. Looking ahead, we’ll have a series…

SHAREit : Best Cross-Platform Sharing App with Billion Users

Ten years back people were just speculating about how smartphones can change the modern communications. Now, smartphones are counted amongst most reliable sources of communication. There are numerous apps which have supported to this cause. One amongst many is SHAREit, a file sharing app developed by SHAREit Technology Ltd. Bluetooth has always been the popular one when it comes to data transfer, though there are others options like cables or internet connections. But what when the Bluetooth is too slow…

Using Square’s REST APIs to Build a Sandbox Dashboard Part 1: Authentication & Locations.

One of the things we hear most often from our developers is the lack of a dashboard for their sandbox accounts. This will be the first post in a series, each talking about a different part of our APIs. By the the end of the series, we’ll have a dashboard for your sandbox account. Let’s get started! initial sketch… or entry in world’s worst handwriting contest? Building the Square Dashboard At Square, there is a whole team dedicated to our…