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Saving electricity while playing online game

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TechAndComputer (Sep. 14, 2011) — The federal government of Germany has decided to accelerate change in energy policy. But the transition will succeed only with the help of the consumers. They are called upon to use the energy from renewable resources in a more efficient fashion. A new online game shows how energy can be saved.

Do I toast my bread rolls in the oven or over the toaster? Should I heat the water on the stove or in the electric...

TechAndComputer (Sep. 14, 2011) — The federal government of Germany has decided to accelerate change in energy policy. But the transition will succeed only with the help of the consumers. They are called upon to use the energy from renewable resources in a more efficient fashion. A new online...

DNA construction software saves time, resources and money

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 16, 2011) — DNA construction, also known as DNA cloning or recombinant DNA technology -- among a host of other terms -- is one of the principal tools of modern biotechnology, used for a wide variety of purposes, including genetic studies, medical research, and the development of advanced biofuels.

A number of software programs make the process faster and more efficient, but Nathan Hillson, a biochemist at the U.S. Department...

TechAndComputer (Aug. 16, 2011) — DNA...

Using Twitter for public health surveillance of dental pain

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TechAndComputer (July 18, 2011) — The microblogging service Twitter is a new means for the public to communicate health concerns and could afford health care professionals new ways to communicate with patients. With the growing ubiquity of user-generated online content via social networking Web sites such as Twitter, it is clear we are experiencing a revolution in communication and information sharing.

In a study titled "Public Health...

TechAndComputer (July 18, 2011) — The microblogging...

Picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves radiologists' use of clinical decision support systems

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TechAndComputer (July 1, 2011) — Integration with a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves radiologists' use of clinical decision support tools, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Decision support systems for radiologists can provide information during image interpretation that may improve diagnostic accuracy and increase radiologists' confidence. However, most decision...

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New curation tool a boon for genetic biologists

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TechAndComputer (June 21, 2011) — With the BeeSpace Navigator, University of Illinois researchers have created both a curation tool for genetic biologists and a new approach to searching for information.

The project was a collaboration between researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology and the department of computer science. Led by Bruce Schatz, professor and head of medical information science at the U. of I., the team described the...

TechAndComputer (June 21, 2011) — With the...