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Stunning 3D scans show internal structure of Christ the Redeemer statue

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Images showing the internal structure of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have been revealed for the first time thanks to a 3D scan. Geospatial mapping specialist GeoSLAM produced the never-before-seen digital images of the inside of the famous statue ahead of its 90th birthday on October 12. Emblematic of the city of Rio de Janeiro and the nation of Brazil, the concrete clad statue stands 98 feet tall and spans a mammoth 92 feet wide. The digital re-creation of the iconic statue involved more than 180 million points of data - taken from a drone-mounted laser scanner and someone walking up and down the staircases inside the statue using the same scanner. The new digital images will allow people to virtually explore this world-famous monument in ways never before been possible - inside and out. In 2019, the statue was visited over two million times, with people from all over the globe travelling to admire the monument, which soars 2,320 feet above the city.


Harmonization and the Worst Scanner Syndrome

arXiv.org Machine Learning

If a predictive machine is made invariant to a set of domains, the accuracy of the output predictions (as measured by mutual information) is limited by the domain with the least amount of information to begin with. If a real label value is highly informative about the source domain, it cannot be accurately predicted by an invariant predictor. These results are simple and intuitive, but we believe that it is beneficial to state them for medical imaging harmonization. All images in medical imaging have a scanner-bias. We receive imagesX from e.g. an MRI machine, and we would like to predict a label Y, which may be a disease state, or a tumor location, or a tissue label map. The images are in part dependent on these labels, but are also dependent on the equipment that collected them, the scanner/site variables S. En masse, the biases in equipment (or inhomogeneity in the populations put into one piece of equipment versus another) can be a predictive of the labelsY in a static dataset.


Delivery robots to digital health apps: 5 ways your next airport visit could be contactless

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

In addition to cleaning, sanitizing and setting up COVID-19 testing stations, airports are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by finding ways to make the journey through the terminal touch-free. Before the pandemic, contactless services would have been presented as convenient amenities for travelers. Today, however, they have become an important part of the tool kit for keeping passengers safe, healthy and confident enough to travel. From touchless airport parking to check-in, bag drop and even robot food delivery, here are some of the ways – and places – your airport experience might be different during your next trip. CDC advises COVID-19 tests for travel:8 do's and don'ts ahead of your trip Before the pandemic, some airports offered travelers the option to reserve and prepay for parking online.


A Cyberpunk Founding Father Isn't Surprised By Its Comeback

WIRED

Cyberpunk--the genre, not just the video game--is back. Altered Carbon and Westworld were hits, there's a new Matrix movie in the works, and Cyberpunk 2077 is poised to be the year's most successful, and most hyped, video game. For Mike Pondsmith, one of the genre's founding fathers, it all makes perfect sense. In the world of cyberpunk, technology has the ability to create miracles, people are struggling for power, the future is uncertain, and corporations have the power of gods. "We have a more cyberpunk world than ever before," Pondsmith says.


Face Recognition: 3D Face Recognition from Infancy to Product

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When I went to grad school, I didn't choose 3D face recognition because I was interested in biometrics. I wanted to do computer vision for cars, and the professor I wanted to work with had left the university. So I went to the Computer Vision Research Lab (CVRL), and I asked what research they had available. Most of their work at the time was biometrics, and 3D face sounded interesting. It could pay the bills and give me experience that would translate to autonomous vehicles.


How humans store memories is 'cornerstone of our intelligence'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Scientists believe they may have discovered the'cornerstone of human intelligence', and it is all down to how we create and store memories. Previous research shows animals use a technique called'pattern separation' which stores memories in separate groups of neurons in the hippocampus. This stops them from getting mixed up, and it was believed humans probably use this technique as well. But a new study by experts at the University of Leicester shows the same group of neurons in the hippocampus store all memories. This key difference, the researchers say, could be the single factor which allowed our intellect to surpass that of other animals.


Robotic arm tech DC surgeons use is 'game-changer' for spinal surgeries

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Dr. Edward Aulisi holds the Cirq arm while standing next to the 3-D Airo CT scanner. It's a game changer," said Dr. Edward Aulisi, chair of neurosurgery atMedStar Washington Hospital Center. The system includes a scanner that makes a 3D map of the patient's problem area for use with a computer's alignment software. "The robot can read that and so long as you get it close to the mark, it can actually move itself into the exact, correct position, which allows us to get to parts of the spine, which normally you can't get to on your own," Aulisi said. "In the past, we would get close, using an X-ray machine, which is a two dimensional image," he said.


Automated Inline Analysis of Myocardial Perfusion MRI with Deep Learning

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To develop a deep neural network–based computational workflow for inline myocardial perfusion analysis that automatically delineates the myocardium, which improves the clinical workflow and offers a "one-click" solution. In this retrospective study, consecutive adenosine stress and rest perfusion scans were acquired from three hospitals between October 1, 2018 and February 27, 2019. The training and validation set included 1825 perfusion series from 1034 patients (mean age, 60.6 years 14.2 [standard deviation]). The independent test set included 200 scans from 105 patients (mean age, 59.1 years 12.5). A convolutional neural network (CNN) model was trained to segment the left ventricular cavity, myocardium, and right ventricle by processing an incoming time series of perfusion images.


AIRScanner : PDF Scanner, AI Dictionary & Narrator - Apps on Google Play

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The AIRScanner app is an Artificial Intelligence(AI) based Reading Assistant and PDF Document Scanner, powered by its unique AI Dictionary and Narrator. Its distinct features help users in boosting their Reading and Listening skills in addition to strengthening their vocabulary. AIRScanner app is an ideal PDF document scanner app with features to Scan, Organise, Save and Share documents in few seconds. AIRScanner is developed at Hind AI Labs, India and is motivated by India’s Prime Minister’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat. FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF AIR SCANNER- • SCAN DOCS, BOOKS, NOTES, RECEIPTS & ANYTHING. Capture multiple images in high-quality precision or import PDF or pictures from the gallery and generate high-quality PDF with the AIR Scanner app. Advanced edge detection automatically detects your document borders and clear out the clutter. • ENHANCE SCANS WITH THE SCANNING APP Whether it’s a PDF or photo, AIR Scanner allows to adjust them according to your needs as you can preview, crop, rotate, and apply cool filters like B&W, Grayscale, Magic filter etc. • SINGLE TAP AI DICTIONARY AIR Scanner uses AI technology to understand words in a page and on just a single tap on word boxes, the user gets its full-fledged meaning. It saves a tremendous amount of time searching in a dictionary or web results. • AI DICTIONARY FEATURES With AIR Scanner, get everything on a single tap including authentic word meanings, examples, synonyms, pronunciation and translation in 40+ languages. • AI NARRATOR - THE SAVIOR Too Lazy to Read? Instead, Listen with Smart AI Narrator. AIR Scanner understands text on a page and reads it loud on-the-go. You can import your amazing Ebooks or capture newspaper snippets, and AI Narrator will read it for you. • ORGANISE, SAVE & SHARE AIR Scanner is entirely secure. Save your scans quickly in your local storage or Share your PDF scans instantly via any medium, including Messaging apps, E-mail, etc. in PDF format on the go. DO SHARE AND SUPPORT "AIRSCANNER". MADE IN INDIA WITH LOVE 💗 OUR VISION: ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT.


3d Scanner App

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I've been testing 3D scanning hardware and apps for years and this is one of the fastest and easiest ones that I've used. It's great to see how far the technology has come in both quality and cost reduction. I bought the 2020 iPad pro specifically for the new lidar sensor and applications like this. If you already have an iPad with this sensor (or hopefully iPhone when they come out), definitely download this app and try it out - it's free! The mesh is generated quickly thanks to Apple's lidar sensor and this app shows the triangles in realtime as they are generated and refined.