Latest Scanners Stories

2008-03-27 03:05:00

Biometric devices, such as those that identify people using their fingerprints, are beginning to replace the old process of "Ëœpunching in' with timecards, as employers look for new ways to improve efficiency and streamline their payroll operations. It's already happening at companies such as Hilton hotels, Dunkin' Donuts, and even the U.S. Marine Corps, whose employees use the new device to log their arrival and departure times by pressing a hand or finger to a...

2005-12-19 14:50:00

A revolutionary portable brain scanner under development could aid the treatment, and in some cases help save the lives, of premature and newborn babies in intensive care. By providing vital information about brain function at the cot side, the scanner avoids the need to move critically ill babies to conventional scanning facilities, which may involve sedating them and has a degree of risk. The data produced by the new scanner can be used to diagnose and assess conditions such as brain...

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