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Digital reminiscence systems: Life-logging assists dementia sufferers, research finds

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TechAndComputer (Jan. 7, 2011) — Digital reminiscence systems could improve quality of life for people with mild dementia, according to new research.

Dementia is on the increase, but for the sake of the quality of life of sufferers and their family and friends finding ways to allow the patient to remain in their own home and to live independently is an issue that must be addressed. At the same time, enabling independent living could also reduce...

TechAndComputer (Jan. 7, 2011) — Digital reminiscence systems could improve quality of life for people with mild dementia, according to new research.

Dementia is on the increase, but for the sake of the quality of life of sufferers and their family and friends finding ways to allow the...

Study finds problems with reviewing medical images from portable media

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TechAndComputer (Jan. 4, 2011) — Radiologists and referring clinicians frequently use portable media (CDs, DVDs) to review patient medical images acquired at outside imaging centers, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, but issues regarding access, importability, and viewing of these portable media exist, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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Easy to bully digitally

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TechAndComputer (Dec. 29, 2010) — Two out of three children have experienced bullying via the Internet or mobile phones according to a survey made by Telenor in 2008 in Norway. The survey also shows that parents are uncertain about what to do about this kind of bullying.

Research Fellow Tove Flack at the Centre for Behavioural Research (SAF) at the University of Stavanger has extensive experience in counselling work in anti-bullying, which...

TechAndComputer (Dec. 29, 2010) — Two out of...

New software detects piping flaws

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TechAndComputer (Dec. 20, 2010) — New software developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB) may lead to a less expensive and less time consuming method to detect corrosion or other defects in a ship's pipes.

The copyrighted software, which is used to analyze digitized x-ray images to determine loss of wall thickness in pipes, was developed as the result of a...

TechAndComputer (Dec. 20, 2010) — New software...

European Space Agency makes the Sun available to everyone

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TechAndComputer (Dec. 14, 2010) — New software developed by ESA makes available online to everyone, everywhere at anytime, the entire library of images from the SOHO solar and heliospheric observatory. Just download the viewer and begin exploring the Sun.

JHelioviewer is new visualisation software that enables everyone to explore the Sun. Developed as part of the ESA/NASA Helioviewer Project, it provides a desktop program that enables users to...

TechAndComputer (Dec. 14, 2010) — New...