Siemens could cut up to 20,000 jobs: report

German engineering giant Siemens sees potential for axing up to 20,000 jobs worldwide as part of a major cost-cutting drive, the monthly Manager Magazin reported on Thursday.

New imaging device that is flexible, flat, and transparent

(Phys.org)—Digital cameras, medical scanners, and other imaging technologies have advanced considerably during the past decade. Continuing this pace of innovation, an Austrian research team has developed an entirely new ...

Knobbly knees in competition with fingerprints

Forget digital fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, the next big thing in biometrics could be your knobbly knees. Just as a fingerprints and other body parts are unique to us as individuals and so can ...

Prototype represents a step toward enhanced soft-tissue tomography

A promising approach for producing medical images with enhanced soft tissue visibility—grating-based x-ray phase contrast—has now advanced from bench-top studies to implementation in an in vivo preclinical computed tomography ...

NIST effort could improve high-tech medical scanners

(Phys.org) -- A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating room—and a team of scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken steps ...

HP has open-source vision for 'orphan' webOS

The future of webOS - the innovative mobile software that three successive CEOs at Hewlett-Packard have struggled to make into a profitable product - may lie somewhere in the windowless rooms of a Stanford Medical School ...

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