When ‘ digital ’ came to town
I still remember the Christmas my sister was given one of the very first computer games as a gift from our parents. Plugged into our television it allowed us to play a virtual game of tennis, batting what I now know to be a collection of pixels against the sides of the screen, so it bounced randomly around. I must have been about 11 at the time and I still recall the recognition that something fundamental had changed about the world I lived in, although it was to be several decades later that I was able to articulate it in a way that made sense. That Christmas morning was a turning point; not just for me, but for all human...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 27, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Life digital wisdom Source Type: news

Possible Contributor to COVID-19 Neurologic Manifestations Possible Contributor to COVID-19 Neurologic Manifestations
Computer analysis of human brain immune components showed that NRP1 and furin were significantly expressed in neuronal cells, suggesting that NRP1 may have a role in SARS-CoV-2 neuropathology.First Look (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bristol team chase down advantage in quantum race
Quantum researchers at the University of Bristol have dramatically reduced the time to simulate an optical quantum computer, with a speedup of around one billion over previous approaches. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 26, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, International, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Eng Source Type: news

Death Doulas Used to Be Rare. The COVID-19 Pandemic Changed That
On a cold October morning in Lander, Wyo., Liz Lightner makes a few mental notes as she sits by a stranger’s bedside. The man is 79, has lung cancer and is in a deep-sleep coma. He’s wearing a blue scuba-diving shirt that’s worn out and looks as if it’s been loved, washed and rewashed for many years. Besides the company of his cat, the man is alone and moments from dying. Using only words, Lightner, 49, carries him away from a home that he can’t physically leave anymore and guides him under the sea, where she knows he used to be happy. She leans her head against his chest and tells him they&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 nationpod Source Type: news

Oura Ring 3 Review: A Missed Opportunity for Wearable Tech
At a time when we are concerned about health, the smart ring, which can track sleep and body temperature, is too flawed to recommend. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian X. Chen Tags: Mobile Applications Oura Health Wearable Computing Quarantine (Life and Culture) Customer Relations Computers and the Internet Content Type: Service Exercise Sleep Temperature Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Motorcycles, Motor Bikes and Moto Source Type: news

Musk ’s-brain-implant-company-hiring-clinical-trials-director
Elon Musk’s startup company that aims to connect people’s brains to computers is advertising for a clinical trial director, a sign the company is ready to start testing with humans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Musk ’s Brain Implant Company Hiring Clinical Trials Director
Elon Musk’s startup company that aims to connect people’s brains to computers is advertising for a clinical trial director, a sign the company is ready to start testing with humans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equations built giants like Google. Who ’ll find the next billion-dollar bit of maths? | David Sumpter
Obscure, generations-old theorems have been transformative in tech, and there are still plenty out there to be usedIn 1998, a computer science PhD student called Larry Pagesubmitted a patent for internet search based on an obscure piece of mathematics. The method, known today as PageRank, allowed the most relevant webpages to be found much more rapidly and accurately than ever before. The patent, initially owned by Stanford, was sold in 2005 for shares that are today worth more than $1bn. Page ’s company, Google, has a net worth of well over $1tr.It wasn ’t Page, or Google’s cofounder Sergey Brin, who cre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Sumpter Tags: Mathematics Science Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Computing Google Alphabet Source Type: news

Dark Souls 3 exploit could let hackers take control of your entire computer
A dangerous remote code execution exploit found in Dark Souls 3 could let a bad actor take control of your computer, according to a report from Dexerto. The vulnerability only puts PC gamers who... #twitchstream #darksouls2 #eldenring #the__grim__sleeper #pcgamers #darksouls3 #hackers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Position announcement: Chief, Systems Technology Branch
The position serves as the Chief of the Systems Technology Branch (STB) in the Office of Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS). This is a second level supervisory position with responsibility for the performance of four sections within the branch. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - January 21, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How to protect your PC from ransomware using Windows ’ built-in protection
Ransomware — malware that prevents you from accessing your files unless you pay the hacker that infected your computer — has been an issue plaguing computer users and businesses for years. Given... #familypictures #windows10 #computerusers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearing masks on planes DOES cut risk of Covid spreading, study confirms
Chinese experts have found wearing masks on a flight cuts the chances of spreading Covid using a computer simulation and testing it against real word flights where passengers caught the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Startup Just Raised $150 Million To Improve Diagnosis Of GI Diseases
Iterative Scopes uses AI and computer vision to detect GI diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Aayushi Pratap, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

How California ’s Whole Person Care pilot program met the challenges of the pandemic
Serving the needs of some of California ’s most high-need low-income patients — those who frequently use emergency rooms for care and are affected by multiple chronic conditions, severe mental illness, substance abuse issues, homelessness or recent incarceration — can prove difficult even during the best of times. But the COVID-19 c risis presented an entirely new set of hurdles.Anew study by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research examines how the state ’s Whole Person Care program, a pilot project launched in 2016 to integrate medical care, mental health services and social supports like ho...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 18, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Clinical testing of mild traumatic brain injury using computerised eye-tracking tests - Cade A, Turnbull PR.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to the alteration of typical brain function that occurs following a blow to the head. Even a mild case of traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can lead to long-term impairment, so accurate and timely detection is vital. Visual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Enhanced spatial-temporal map-based video analytic platform and its local- versus cloud-based deployment with regional 511 camera network - Ge Y, Jin PJ, Zhang T, Martinez J.
This paper explores the cloud- versus server-based deployment scenarios of an enhanced computer vision platform for potential deployment on low-resolution 511 traffic video streams. An existing computer vision algorithm based on a spatial-temporal map and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Accuracy of dental implant placement with computer-guided surgery: a retrospective cohort study
 Published: 16 January BMC Oral Health volume 22, Article number: 8 (2022)detailsAbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of virtual planning of computer-guided surgery based on the actual outcomes of clinical dental implant placement.MethodsThis retrospective study enrolled patients among whom implant treatment was planned using computer-guided surgery with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). The patients who received implant according to the guide with the flapless and flapped approach were classified as group 1 and 2, respectively, and the others who co...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 17, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Microsoft finds 'destructive' malware in Ukraine
Destructive malware capable of wiping data has appeared on dozens of computer systems at Ukrainian organizations, including government agencies, non-profits and technology organizations, Microsoft... #technologyorganizations #nonprofits #governmentagencies (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ukrainian government computer systems infected with malware: Microsoft
Microsoft in a blog post late Saturday said the malware was disguised to resemble ransomware and was first detected on Thursday ​as part of a massive cyber incursion. #ukrainian #blogpost (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft Warns of Cyber Attack on Ukrainian Computer Networks
The malware was revealed as Russian troops remain massed at the Ukrainian border, and after Ukrainian government agencies had their websites defaced. #ukrainian #cyberattack #governmentagencies (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks
BOSTON — Microsoft said late Saturday that dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies have been infected with destructive malware disguised as... #malwareattack #governmentagencies #defacementattack (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visual recognition for urban traffic data retrieval and analysis in major events using convolutional neural networks - Pi Y, Duffield N, Behzadan AH, Lomax T.
Accurate and prompt traffic data are necessary for the successful management of major events. Computer vision techniques, such as convolutional neural network (CNN) applied on video monitoring data, can provide a cost-efficient and timely alternative to tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Automates More Hospitals to Help Improve Management
[Nile Post] In a move aimed at improving public health facility efficiency, government has installed the Integrated Intelligent Computer Systems (IICS), an IT based management system to more hospitals around the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

TeleTracking CEO talks its Covid-19 monitoring system, the future and how it's grown amid the pandemic
It's become a vital tool in the federal government's fight against Covid-19, connecting disparate hospitals and computer systems through the further development of TeleTracking's commercially developed platform. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

At-Home COVID-19 Tests to Be Covered by Insurers Starting Jan. 15, 2022
(WASHINGTON) — Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change Monday as it looks to lower costs and make testing for the virus more convenient amid rising frustrations. Under the new policy, first detailed to the AP, Americans will be able to either purchase home testing kits for free under their insurance or submit receipts for the tests for reimbursement, up to the monthly per-person limit. A family of four, for instance, could be reimbursed for up to 32 tests per month. PCR tests...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZEKE MILLER/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

From university taster course to prestigious lectureship
Dr Michael Wray was the first person in his family to go to university. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 11, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Staff notices; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic E Source Type: news

Covid Test Misinformation Spikes Along With Spread of Omicron
The added demand for testing and the higher prevalence of breakthrough cases have created an “opportune moment” to exploit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Davey Alba Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Social Media Computers and the Internet Rumors and Misinformation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Perceived risk of harm mediates the effects of primary care alcohol use screening and brief advice in adolescents - Byregowda H, Flynn AL, Knight JR, Harris SK.
PURPOSE: A previous trial found lower alcohol use risk during follow-up among adolescent primary care patients receiving computer-facilitated Screening and provider Brief Advice (cSBA) compared to treatment-as-usual (TAU). We tested whether the effect was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Robust real-time traffic surveillance with deep learning - Fernandez J, Ca ñas JM, Fernández V, Paniego S.
Real-time vehicle monitoring in highways, roads, and streets may provide useful data both for infrastructure planning and for traffic management in general. Even though it is a classic research area in computer vision, advances in neural networks for objec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Craft Original Jokes —And That’s No Laughing Matter
Don’t you hate it,” says Jon the Robot, gesturing with tiny articulated arms at an expectant crowd, “when you’re trying to solve inverse kinematics equations to pick up a cup and then you get ‘Error 453, no solution found’?” The crowd laughs. “Don’t you hate that?” An experiment billed as a comedy act, Jon is the brainchild of Naomi Fitter, an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. The tiny android performs when a handler (who must also hold the mic) presses a button, then tells the sam...
Source: TIME: Science - January 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence freelance healthscienceclimate TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty of Four Counts of Fraud
The case against the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos came to symbolize the pitfalls of Silicon Valley ’s culture of hustle and hype. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Griffith and Erin Woo Tags: Falsification of Data Computers and the Internet Frauds and Swindling Tests (Medical) Domestic Violence Start-ups High Net Worth Individuals Theranos Inc Holmes, Elizabeth (1984- ) Source Type: news

The Epic Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes
In Silicon Valley ’s world of make-believe, the philosophy of “fake it until you make it” finally gets its comeuppance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Streitfeld Tags: Computers and the Internet Tests (Medical) Careers and Professions Frauds and Swindling Start-ups Theranos Inc Holmes, Elizabeth (1984- ) Jobs, Steven P Fitzgerald, F Scott Silicon Valley (Calif) Source Type: news

The effect of mTBI and PTSD symptoms on computerized cognitive performance: results from a sample of treatment-seeking active duty US service members - Tate LL, Paxton Willing MM, French LM, Law WA, Bennion LD, Sullivan KW, Riggs DS.
TBI and PTSD occur in a significant number of service members and can each result in considerable distress and cognitive challenges. Past research has established the individual impact of mild TBI (mTBI) and PTSD on cognitive performance; however, findings... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

L.A. County coronavirus transmission rate at highest point since early months of pandemic
Every infected person in L.A. County is on average transmitting the virus to two other people, according to estimates from California's COVID-19 computer models. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

What chip shortage? Tesla posts record fourth quarter and full year sales
Tesla bucked the industry-wide trend of reduced sales due to the shortage of computer chips and other parts, posting record sales in the fourth quarter, up 71% from a year earlier. #tesla (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: A computer mouse is the biggest hotspot for bacteria at the office
A team from the cleaning brand supplier Chicopee swabbed office 'touch points' for bacteria, yeast and mould, known collectively as colony-forming units. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Item pool development for the School-Aged Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (SA- LIBRE5-12) Profile Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT): an observer-reported outcome assessment measuring the impact of burn injuries in school-aged children - Rodr íguez-Mercedes SL, Patel KF, Rencken CA, Grant GG, Surette K, Kinney EM, Brady KJS, Slavin MD, Schneider JC, Stoddard FJ, Kazis LE, Ryan CM.
INTRODUCTION: The transition from early childhood to teen years (5-12) is a critical time of development, which can be made particularly challenging by a burn injury. Assessing post-burn recovery during these years is important for improving pediatric surv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rail corrugation detection and characterization using computer vision - Lee H, Hong J, Wendimagegn TW, Lee H.
Rail corrugation appears as oscillatory wear on the rail surface caused by the interaction between the train wheels and the railway. Corrugation shortens railway service life and forces early rail replacement. Consequently, service can be suspended for day... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Smart pothole detection using deep learning based on dilated convolution - Ahmed KR.
Roads make a huge contribution to the economy and act as a platform for transportation. Potholes in roads are one of the major concerns in transportation infrastructure. A lot of research has proposed using computer vision techniques to automate pothole de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The influence of psychopathic traits and strategic harshness on point gain and cooperation rate in the Prisoner's Dilemma - Baggio MC, Benning SD.
In a sample of 158 undergraduates, we investigated social cooperation in the fearless dominance (FD) and impulsive antisociality (IA) factors of psychopathy using iterated Prisoner's Dilemma games with eight computer opponents that employed strategies vary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Top 10 books about self-improvement | Anna Katharina Schaffner
In time for new year resolutions, a cultural historian chooses some of the best guides to making a better life, dating back to some of our earliest literatureIt is easy to dismiss self-help books and those who read them. But not only do we need serious self-help, we must also take self-help more seriously. Valued at $11bn ( £8bn) worldwide, self-help is a major global industry. It both reflects and generates many of our prevailing ideas about the self and about the cultures in which we live. The self-help industry not only seeks to shape the way in which we think, feel and behave, but also provides many of the core m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anna Katharina Schaffner Tags: Health, mind and body books Culture Dante Alighieri Henry David Thoreau Classics Psychology Life and style Source Type: news

Apple's next big thing after the iPhone may come in 2022
The company is rumored to be launching AR glasses, its most ambitious project in years. They would come alongside new computer chips and, of course, a redesigned iPhone. #iphone (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury in Elizabeth Holmes Trial Ends Fourth Day of Deliberations
A jury of eight men and four women deliberated for three days last week with no verdict in the case of the Theranos founder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Woo Tags: Frauds and Swindling Venture Capital Entrepreneurship Tests (Medical) Start-ups Computers and the Internet Theranos Inc Holmes, Elizabeth (1984- ) Silicon Valley (Calif) Source Type: news

Jury in Elizabeth Holmes Trial Deliberate for a Fourth Day
A jury of eight men and four women deliberated for three days last week with no verdict in the case of the Theranos founder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Woo Tags: Frauds and Swindling Venture Capital Entrepreneurship Tests (Medical) Start-ups Computers and the Internet Theranos Inc Holmes, Elizabeth (1984- ) Silicon Valley (Calif) Source Type: news

Urban environment and the theory of deterministic chaos - Mayackaya I, Eremin V, Yazyev B.
One of the main directions in the application of fractal geometry is to create complex objects using simple algorithms using computer technology. The use of fractal geometry methods and the theory of deterministic chaos to describe real systems, in particu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Packers vs. Browns odds, spread: 2021 NFL on Christmas picks, Week 16 prediction by model on 133-96 run
SportsLine's computer model simulated Saturday's Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers game 10,000 times #packers #greenbaypackers #clevelandbrowns (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modeling lateral interactions between motorized vehicles and non-motorized vehicles in mixed traffic using accelerated failure duration model - Liu Y, Alsaleh R, Sayed T.
The objective of this study is to model the lateral interactions between motorized vehicles (MVs) and non-motorized vehicles (NMVs) in mixed traffic. Road user trajectories from two locations in China are extracted using computer vision techniques. The cri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Is Sitting At Your Computer Making You Sick? Adopt Healthier Digital Habits.
Your technological habits may be harming your health. Here ’s how a digital self-care routine can help. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laken Brooks, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

DuckDuckGo offers a first look at its desktop web browser
It's promising to bring the 'privacy, speed and simplicity' of its mobile app to computers.. #duckduckgo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tunisia: Vaccination Pass Is Obtained After Determined Period Set By Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus - Ministry
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The vaccination pass can only be obtained after 28 days of taking the Janssen vaccine dose and 7 days after taking another type of vaccine, said Director-General of the computer centre at the Health Ministry Lotfi Allani on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news