Hacked billboard displays Pirate Bay ad in Belgrade

first_imgAs far as technology has come in 2013, advertising hasn’t made too many noticeable advances. It has made leaps to different platforms, but aside from being able to scrape your browser history to see which category of products you’re most interested in, ads tend to stick to videos, product placement, or still imagery.Perhaps the biggest technological advancement an old advertising staple, the billboard, has made is that LED and LCD units can change ads on a timer. Even though this doesn’t seem like the most futuristic advancement, it allows billboards to be tampered with in such a way that isn’t simply spray painting some graffiti over the ad. Case in point, an electronic billboard in Serbia was hacked to display The Pirate Bay logo.The billboard was located in a prominent location, Republic Square in the center of Belgrade, which is not only Serbia’s capital, but also the country’s largest city. The hacked billboard displayed The Pirate Bay logo alongside Ghandi’s quote, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”A group of computer science students performed the hack simply to show that people should pay more attention to IT security. They said that in a world like ours where information is so readily available, one can easily learn simple hacking protocols, so higher security should be a focus. They said they feel that The Pirate Bay is the closest thing we have to an “apolitical independent worldwide organization” that believes in free speech and is against any kind of censorship.Aside from The Pirate Bay advertisement, the students also played some Space Invaders on the billboard (using a smartphone as the controller), as well as displaying a banner that read “hacking4fun.”Amusingly, Serbian media said Anonymous was responsible for the hack, but the students denied they were part of the collective. Check out a video of the team doing work, below. You might want to turn down the volume, unless you’re a big fan of aggressive electronic music that would stereotypically be associated with hackers.last_img read more

Les parcs éoliens feraient monter la température de la planète

first_imgLes parcs éoliens feraient monter la température de la planèteUne étude menée par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) révèle que la multiplication des parcs éoliens terrestres pourrait faire augmenter la température de la planète. Une tendance qui s’inverse avec les éoliennes installées en mer.Des chercheurs du MIT ont réalisé unemodélisation climatique qui leur a permis d’analyser l’impact de millions d’éoliennes sur le climat. Leur découverte est surprenante : développés pour réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et enrayer le réchauffement climatique, les parcs éoliens à grande échelle pourraient paradoxalement entraîner une augmentation de la température de la Terre.Alors que les experts du climat recommandent de limiter ce réchauffement à 2°C pour éviter les pires scénarios, la température globale de la planète pourrait augmenter d’environ 1°C lorsque les éoliennes terrestres permettront de fournir 10% de la demande énergétique mondiale. Dans les régions où seront installées de nombreuses éoliennes, c’est de 0,15°C que la température augmentera.Cet effet est inversé avec les éoliennes offshores. Les chercheurs estiment en effet qu’une même densité de turbines installées en mer engendrerait une baisse de la température de 1°C.Les scientifiques expliquent qu’un trop grand nombre d’éoliennes réduirait la turbulence du vent et l’évacuation de la chaleur hors de la zone environnante, entraînant ainsi des changements de température. Toutefois, le MIT insiste sur un point : cette découverte ne doit pas devenir un argument anti-éolien, d’autant plus que ces recherches n’en sont qu’à leurs premiers balbutiements. “Nous ne sommes pas pessimistes quant à la technologie éolienne”, assure Ron Prinn, professeur de sciences atmosphériques. Et d’ajouter : “Nous n’avons absolument pas prouvé cet effet, et nous préférons attendre que d’autres équipes réalisent des études plus poussées”.Le 27 mars 2010 à 20:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Evergreen Public Schools event to showcase career, tech students

first_imgThe community is invited to a student showcase of career and technical education at Evergreen Public Schools.The showcase runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 30 at Heritage High School, 7825 N.E. 130th Ave., Vancouver. Admission is free.Middle and high school students will show their classroom projects, covering topics such as game design, architecture, photography, medical science, robotics and manufacturing.last_img

California Title to Bump Up Circ by 20 Percent

first_img3Digit Media is increasing the circulation of 805 Living, a regional title serving California’s central coast, by 20 percent to 30,000 copies. The change will be effective with the January/February 2011 issue.According to CEO and publisher Carla Blanco, market demand was the driving force behind the circulation spike. “We have a 100 percent pickup rate on the newsstand and deliver all our magazines each month,” she says. “Santa Barbara [California] is a market where there is growth potential so it makes sense to distribute more copies than we currently deliver into that portion of the ‘805’ area.”Even with the circ bump, 805 Living—which publishes 10 times annually—will be maintaining its 2010 ad rates in order “to offer more value to advertisers,” Blanco says.In terms of revenue, Blanco says 805 Living has seen “a very, very slight increase” so far this year over last year, with some stabilization happening during the fourth quarter. “We are cautiously optimistic and have lots of great things in store for 2011,” she says, including “805 Golf,” a special advertising section in the magazine’s June “Guys Issue.”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Abbott Johnston Graduate From Worcester Polytechnic Institute

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — On Saturday, May 11, on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) campus quadrangle, 1,019 bachelor’s degrees were awarded during the university’s 151st commencement ceremony.Zachary Abbott, of Wilmington, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with high distinction.Caroline Johnston, of Wilmington, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mathematical sciences with high distinction.WPI President Laurie Leshin and Board of Trustees Chairman Jack Mollen presided over the celebration, at which the keynote address was given by Ellen Stofan, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.In her remarks, Stofan lauded the graduating seniors, whom she called “the next generation of STEM innovators,” before pointedly asking, “Where do you go from here?” She noted that students are graduating 50 years after the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969. The historic milestone was spurred, in part, Stofan noted, by the challenge President John F. Kennedy placed before Congress in an address in May 1961.Stofan, who has more than 25 years of experience in space-related organizations and a rich background in planetary geology, also received an honorary doctor of science degree.WPI awarded Gordon Hargrove, executive director of Friendly House in Worcester, an honorary doctor of humane letters degree for his “distinguished leadership of a vital Worcester institution, his passion for making miracles happen in the lives of others, and his inspiring example to generations of WPI students, faculty, and staff.”President Leshin told the graduates that while she is sad to see them go, she and the campus community feel a great sense of pride in all of their accomplishments at WPI. “Over the past four years, we have all watched, and hopefully helped you discover, your passions and strengths, we’ve seen you work very hard, and we’ve seen you truly make a difference.”Class speaker Emily Molstad, of Newington, Conn., a major in mechanical engineering with materials science and engineering, recalled for her classmates the “nine words we heard when we arrived, and over and over again throughout our four years here: Go to class. Do the work. Ask for help. These words, repeated so often, weren’t always easy to practice day to day, but once we followed them, they put us on the path to success.”About Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across 14 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data, and security systems; learning science; and more.(NOTE: The above announcement is from WPI via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Amanda Richards Graduates From WPIIn “Education”Wilmington’s Beaulieu & Huang Receive Master’s Degrees From WPIIn “Education”last_img read more

New guidelines for Hawk Inlet draw criticism

first_imgDry stacked tailings facility at Greens Creek Mine. (Photo courtesy Hecla Mining Company)Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation is working on new guidelines for Hawk Inlet — the location of Hecla’s Greens Creek Mine.Listen Now Last spring, an environmental advocacy group found elevated levels of mercury in a seal harvested near the inlet. That sent off alarm bells for a nearby village, which is dependent on subsistence foods.There was barely an empty seat in the small, rectangular conference room in DEC offices. Staff repeatedly reminded the crowd this wasn’t a hearing. It was a chance for the agency to share a report it collected on Hawk Inlet.Still, many in the crowd gave passionate testimony, including Albert Howard — Angoon’s mayor and tribal president.“It’s in the back of our minds every day now until we actually get answers to what’s happening,” Howard said. “And it’s even more so now because there wasn’t any salmon to speak of for us to fall back on.”Howard sent a letter to the state earlier this year asking for help. But he doesn’t feel like his concerns were heard. And Howard said that the new guidelines don’t do enough.He said people in the village are still scared to harvest seal. And Green Creek mine hasn’t been held responsible for its past violations.The village of Angoon is the home to about 400 people. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – Juneau)In 1989, the company spilled an unknown amount of ore into the inlet and went through the steps to clean it up. But Howard thinks “the problem’s still there.”Before the Friends of Admiralty Island discovered high levels of mercury in the seal, Hawk Inlet was already listed as an impaired water-body. That’s prompted the state to put together a report to submit to the federal government.The report on Hawk Inlet details recent and past monitoring tests — including information gathered by the Friends of Admiralty Island.Gretchen Pikul, an environmental program specialist at DEC, said when the agency crunched all the numbers, it found the inlet to be healthy overall, with a couple of sites that should be monitored more closely.“This plan doesn’t clean up water but actions do,” Pikul said.One of the plan’s recommendations is to cast a wider net when it comes to monitoring the area. Another is to post warning signs near the inlet not to gather food near the mine’s discharge area.But these are suggestions, not requirements. The state can work with the Greens Creek mine to implement the changes when the company’s permit is up for review in about four years. But it can’t force the mine to change anything now.Meanwhile, the report didn’t identify how the seal could have had such high levels of mercury. Michelle Hale, the director of DEC, said the mercury could have come from somewhere else.“It could be air deposition from China,” Hale said. “Because we know that happens in some places. We don’t know that source right now.”But for Albert Howard, that answer wasn’t satisfying. He still has questions about the historic ore spill. And questions about how today’s monitoring is done.“I don’t agree with them. Because there’s no checks and balances there,” Howard said. “There’s no, ‘well if you spill ore, this is what’s gonna happen.’ There’s nothing there. There’s no mechanism to prevent them from irreparable harm.”The Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comment on the report until Nov. 14.last_img read more

DU appoints dean violating ordinance Shafiul Alam

first_imgAJM Shafiul Alam BhuiyanActing dean of Social Sciences Faculty at Dhaka University professor AJM Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan alleged that the appointment of professor Sadeka Halim as new acting dean is a violation of 1973 Ordinance of the university, reports UNB.He made the allegation at a press briefing at the dean office of social science building of the university on Friday.According to Dhaka University Order, 1973 Section 17(2): “In the absence of the dean, for a period not exceeding 90 days, the vice-chancellor shall appoint an acting dean, who shall exercise all the powers and enjoy all the privileges of the dean.”Professor Alam said, “The process of appointing new dean is a clear violation of Dhaka University Order, 1973, and it has tainted the university’s reputation.”There is no history to appoint another in replacement of acting dean without election, he added.DU Syndicate assigned professor Sadeka Halim of Sociology department for the next acting dean of Social Sciences Faculty of the university on Wednesday.On 2 July 2017, former VC AAMS Arefin Siddique appointed professor Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan as the acting dean of Social Sciences Faculty as the then dean professor Farid Uddin Ahmed went to Preparatory Retirement Leave (PRL).last_img read more

Swiss canton overwhelmingly votes for burqa ban

first_imgA second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.At the same time, voters across Switzerland resoundingly rejected initiatives aimed at boosting local farming and promoting more ethical and environmental standards in food production, amid fears of cost hikes and reduced consumer choice.In the northeastern canton of St. Gallen, nearly 67 per cent of voters came out in favour of introducing the implicit “burqa ban”, according to official results, which showed turnout was 36 per cent.That paves the way for the canton to follow the example of the southern region of Ticino, where a law was introduced two years ago that appeared to be aimed at burqas and other Muslim veils.Three other cantons — Zurich, Solothurn and Glarus — have rejected introducing such bans in recent years.A text stipulating that “any person who renders themselves unrecognisable by covering their face in a public space, and thus endangers public security or social and religious peace will be fined” was adopted by lawmakers in St. Gallen late last year.That law passed the regional parliament with support from the populist right and centre parties — but the issue was put to the people after the Green and Green Liberal parties demanded a referendum.Supporters of the ban insisted in campaign literature that “it is integral to our culture and our values to be able to look each other in the eyes without hiding”.- ‘Islamophobic’ -The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland on Sunday slammed the ban as “Islamophobic”.Other opponents have insisted the ban was useless, stressing that very few women wear burqas or other face-covering veils in St. Gallen.Opponents have also pointed out that the canton already has a law prohibiting face-covering during demonstrations that require police authorisation as well as at sporting events.A review published recently on the effect of the law introduced in Ticino in 2016 meanwhile showed that football fans had felt the most impact, while fines for burqa-use could be counted on one hand, the ATS news agency reported.Switzerland’s government last year opposed an initiative aimed at creating a nationwide burqa ban, saying it should be up to the regions to determine if such measures are appropriate.Voters across Switzerland are however expected to be called to vote on the issue next year after the populist rightwing Swiss People’s Party gathered the 100,000 signatures needed to put any subject to a referendum as part of Switzerland’s famous direct democratic system.- Swiss snub ‘fair food’ -At the national level, the Swiss meanwhile overwhelmingly rejected two schemes linked to agriculture and food security which urged a shift towards more ethical and environmentally friendly food production, as well as protection for Swiss farmers against cheap food imports.The final results showed that 61 and 68 per cent of voters respectively rejected the “Fair Food” and “Food Sovereignty” initiatives.The “Food Sovereignty” initiative, which had the backing of Switzerland’s powerful farmers’ union, had among other things called for turning a moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMO) into a total ban.Early polls had suggested strong backing for both initiatives, but support fell after the government, parliament and other opponents argued they could send prices skyrocketing, limit consumer choice and might violate Switzerland’s international trade obligations.Geneva and three other French-speaking cantons supported both initiatives, but the German-speaking part of the country voted massively against them.Also on Sunday, Swiss voters overwhelmingly backed a proposal to enshrine support for cycling in the constitution.All 26 cantons and nearly 74 per cent of voters came out in favour of adding an article to the constitution giving federal authorities more responsibility for developing cycling paths across the country.The text meanwhile only provides federal authorities with the possibility of stepping in on matters related to promoting cycling without obliging them to do so, and the cantons are expected to remain largely in charge.The national votes this time failed to garner much excitement, resulting in below-average turnout, with only 37 percent of eligible voters casting their ballots.last_img read more

Spending Bill Caught In Partisan Fight Ahead Of Friday Deadline

first_imgEvan Vucci/APSpeaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in January.Congressional negotiators delayed the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill Tuesday as the clock ticked closer to a Friday shutdown deadline amid battles over more than a dozen unresolved policy matters.Leaders originally planned to release the details of the bill over the weekend but the spending talks remain mired in fights over immigration, gun control and health care.These unrelated policy measures, known as riders frequently plague spending bills and leaders are downplaying the chances of a shutdown. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., told reporters Tuesday that talks dragged into the night Monday but the bill was nearly complete.“There are some unresolved issues,” Ryan said at a weekly press conference. “We’re working through them as we speak and we hope to post today.”That delay means the Senate would have less than 48 hours to pass a spending bill before the shutdown deadline — a task that could prove difficult under strict Senate rules that call for lengthy debate on the bill. A single Senator could force a temporary shutdown by objecting to a request to shorten the debate time, as Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. did last month.One of the biggest squabbles centered on funding for payments to shore up the individual marketplaces covered by the Affordable Care Act. The two parties were at odds over whether insurers could use payments meant to offset the cost of insurance for low-income people to pay for plans that cover abortion.It is a complex fight that dragged well into the night Monday. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., blamed Democrats for stalling the subsidies over a GOP effort to apply a long-standing restriction on federal funding for abortion, known as the Hyde amendment, to the subsidy payments.“Suddenly they’re trying to turn a 40 percent decrease in health insurance rates into a discussion of extreme abortion language,” Alexander told reporters Monday. “It says very simply the federal government can’t pay for abortions but anybody else can.”Also at issue is the fate of immigrants who are in the country illegally after being brought to the country as children. President Trump announced last year that would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Courts have delayed the implementation of that order but Democrats say they want Congress to immediately pass legal protections for those immigrants.But Democrats are unwilling to swap those protections for $25 billion in funding for Trump’s planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The number two Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, told reporters Monday that he expects the immigration battle will not be resolved in this spending bill.“It sounds like everybody is still where they were on DACA,” Cornyn said. “Nobody has really moved.”Instead, Democrats appear likely to accept roughly $1.6 billion in border protection funds as part of the spending bill.Leaders say they hope the issues will be resolved quickly so that the Senate can vote on the measure before the Friday deadline.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

6 Challenges Facing Enterprise Technologies

first_img Enterprise technology is a booming industry. Companies are creating software that better meets the needs of their customers and solves the problems they face. But the industry isn’t without its problems.Enterprise tech as an industry faces many issues that are threatening the success of new software and new businesses. From the cloud to customer demands, here are some the biggest challenges in enterprise tech right now:1. Outdated UI/UXIn the past, enterprise technologies didn’t always have the best user interfaces or user experiences. Processes and products are complicated for large corporations, and thus the software that served them often became cumbersome.Related: Enterprise Tech Takes the Guess Work Out of Influencer MarketingAs technology advances, companies are putting more emphasis on UX, but getting it right is still a major challenge. The problem is finding a delicate balance between the function of enterprise tech and how it interacts with users.Companies need to create products organizations want to use. The software needs to be complicated enough to effectively solve problems, but simple enough for end users to use easily.2. Mixing cloud and on-premise servicesAt one time, enterprise tech only existed on premise. There was no cloud. Now, that story has reversed.To be competitive, enterprise-tech companies need to offer cloud options in addition to traditional, on-premise ones. In fact, a report released by RightScale in March found that 93 percent of companies surveyed are using the cloud. Although the cloud has grown in popularity, many enterprises still want on-premise solutions because they can be less vulnerable to attacks than cloud-stored data.3. Standing outJust like any other industry, differentiation is a challenge for enterprise-tech companies. Giants such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco already dominate the industry — but there is room for small and medium players as well.Industry newcomers are making waves and gaining capital by solving unmet needs, listening to feedback to create better products and finding niche clients to serve. For example, Docker, which allows distributed programmers to easily build, ship and run apps, took off because it offers a solution to a new problem in a new area of technology.Related: Apple Wants to Expand Its Footprint in the Workplace4. Following consumer techEnterprise tech is typically a step behind consumer-tech pioneers when it comes to user interface and design. Salesforce modeled the user interface of its social platform Chatter after that of Facebook. When Yammer launched, it was seen as the Twitter for companies.Consumer tech is on the cutting-edge — enterprise tech watches and follows suit. The challenge for enterprise tech companies is to beat this trend and stay ahead of the curve.5. Catering to one customerOne customer should never be more than 20 percent of a company’s revenue, but many enterprise-tech companies find themselves in this situation.While developing advanced software, one customer may want new features and products to fit its needs. The company starts customizing products for that customer, and soon, the whole business is tailored to it. Now one customer makes up half of the company’s revenue.This is a real risk to enterprise-tech businesses. Putting too many eggs in one basket can lead to a downfall.6. Balancing feedback and focusCustomers have a hundred ideas for new features and updates to make products and services better. Companies that listen to every suggestion are pulled in too many directions, and the original focus and vision for the software is lost.Although customer feedback is crucial and constantly iterating and pivoting is central, make sure to stay true to the original product vision and not get splintered in too many different directions because of customer feature requests.Related: 6 Key Questions You Need to Answer Before Pitching an Enterprise Client Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Register Now » September 10, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Whats been the greatest agegap between you and a sex partner

first_imgLet Hawaii Happen – A Surprise LGBT Wedding videoLGBT tourism: 10th edition of GNETWORK 360Istanbul LGBT Pride Parade and tourism: A violent NO by Dictator ErdoganRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/whats-been-the-greatest-age-gap-between-you-and-a-sex-partner/ Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies. _asc, _auc, _smb_api_session, address_bar_tracking, atrk.gif, ckid, cktst, gs_chn_id, gs_trk_id, gs_user_id, gsHideBar, LSW_WEB, ps/analytics, trackedUrl eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) _asc, _auc, address_bar_tracking, trackedUrl Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ckid, cktst, ps/analytics GAYSTARNEWS- _smb_api_session, _smb_api_session, gs_trk_id, gs_user_id, LSW_WEBlast_img read more

Philips Debuts IQon Elite Spectral CT Scanner at RSNA 2017

first_imgVideo Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. December 11, 2017 — At the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Philips unveiled the IQon Elite Spectral CT, designed to provide clinicians with increased diagnostic certainty in every scan. The system, a new configuration of the company’s first spectral detector-based computed tomography (CT) scanner, debuts a suite of features that will enhance the clinical benefits of the IQon platform to improve diagnostic confidence while enhancing the patient experience, and supporting the needs of emergency/trauma and oncology care.    This new configuration provides a number of enhanced features and benefits, including:Enhanced diagnostic certainty – The IQon Elite’s faster reconstruction speeds and better visualization of bone marrow pathology enhance diagnostic confidence within emergency and trauma departments, providing the opportunity to reduce the need for subsequent scans. Its ability to estimate electron density provides enhanced tissue characterization, enabling a new level of diagnostic certainty for oncology clinicians and their patients.Increased patient volume – IQon Elite has been shown to double patient throughput to 200 patients per day (based on a 16-hour clinical shift). This is an important benchmark for healthcare facilities experiencing a high volume of patients, especially in the emergency department where CT can be a commonly used imaging modality.Enhanced clinical breadth – Its new radiation therapy planning couch and bariatric table top allow larger patients to be scanned with increased positioning controls.The IQon Elite Spectral CT scanner will be available globally during the first quarter of 2018.For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Contentcenter_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more PreviousNext News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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NYT Feds Investigating SP Over MBS Ratings

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The Cullen an Art Series Hotel in Prahran Melbou

first_imgThe Cullen, an Art Series Hotel in Prahran, Melbourne, has partnered with UK street artist Ben Eine to create a one-of-a-kind artwork using elements of his distinctive typographic style in a new Street Art Suite. Titled ‘Missing You’, the artwork is a love letter to his French girlfriend and brings the spirit of Melbourne’s laneway culture into the hotel.In town recently to join 25 of the hottest urban artists to create a multi-sensory art experience in Richmond, Eine spent two weeks at The Cullen and was invited to makeover one of its deluxe studio suites.Born in London, Eine is one of the world’s most successful street artists and is regarded as a pioneer in the exploration of graffiti letterforms. His bright and colourful letters were created to stand out from the usual tags seen on the streets and can still be found in areas of East London. Eine first came to prominence in the ‘commercial’ street art scene through his working relationship with London graffiti artist Banksy. In 2010 the UK Prime Minister David Cameron gifted his artwork to President Obama. His work is currently held in the permanent collections of the V&A, London, The Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles and galleries worldwide, while his street art works can be seen all over the world, most recently he completed a huge mural on the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi.Each of The Cullen’s Street Art Suites feature a personalised stamp left by the artist, as well as Adam Cullen artworks and books, to create to create an immersive art experience. Eine is the fifth street artist to be featured, joining the ranks of Swoon, Blek le Rat, D*Face and Stormie Mills.The Ben Eine Suite at The Cullen is now available to book. Download images HERE. artArt Series HotelsBen EineMelbourneThe Cullenlast_img read more

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