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Review: Epson FastFoto scanner preserves documents, photos with style

John Lennon famously said that life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. The same thing can be said for vast piles of documents and photos piling up at home.

Adobe's new app will make you a PDF from just a photo

Adobe has launched a new app that uses the power of your phone's camera to create editable PDFs from photos of documents. Called Adobe Scan, it employs optical character recognition technology to convert written words into printed text in real-time.

Smartphone adapted to screen for food poisoning

A smartphone has been successfully adapted to screen food samples for the pathogen Escherichia coli 0517. It is hoped the speed and portability of the application will enhance food safety.

When analyzing images big data beats the brain

When it comes to viewing and interpreting a series of images it seems that big data computing approaches are superior to the human brain. New findings have implications for the way images, such as those from CCTV, are interpreted.

Seeing preserved mummies clearer thanks to virtual imaging

London - Advanced imaging has interfaced with antiquities thanks to a new initiative from the British Museum in London. This makes use of imaging software designed to enhance the visitor experience.

Google launches standalone app for your childhood photos

Google is launching a new app to help make it easier to scan and digitize your printed photos. On Tuesday, Google will launch PhotoScan, a standalone app that allows you to scan in print photos in a matter of seconds.

New 3D-printed hand set to change prosthetics

A company based in Bristol, UK, has combined 3D scanning and 3D printing techniques to produce a revolutionary new prosthetic hand that could transform available solutions for amputees with improved-quality, lower-cost functionality.

Nissan scanning vehicles made in Japan for radioactive material

Tokyo - Nissan has confirmed the safety of all foreign employees working in Japan and announced that they have implemented a policy of monitoring and testing all vehicles manufactured at plants in the disaster-stricken country for traces of radioactive material.

Oldest Pyramid in Egypt undergoes Laser Scanning

The Djoser Step Pyramid, the oldest pyramid in the world, is undergoing laser scanning for the first time, to be able to create its virtual three dimensional model.

Brilliance Scanner from Philips provides incredible body details

Philips unveiled a new scanner that produces 3-D images of the body with high-resolution details like no other machine in the market. The Brilliance CT machine can capture the body’s skeletons, organs and blood vessels with great depth and detail.

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The Open Bionics 3D printed prosthetic arm
The Open Bionics 3D printed prosthetic arm
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