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Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...hat their software achieved better than 90 percent accuracy in reporting traffic conditions at the interchange between two busy Columbus, Ohio interstates -- using up to 200 times fewer signals than before. Instead of sending all of the data all of the time, the new software infers road conditions based on ...

Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments

...y is able to offer significantly greater treatment accuracy and higher confidence that the intended therapeutic dose is delivered to the patient as planned....

MedAir AB Announces the Launch of Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

...e testing by independent laboratories to prove its accuracy and durability and also has CE Mark. "The importance of oximeter accuracy cannot be overstated," says Sigvard Weisbjerg, managing director, MedAir AB. "Emergency medical and ...

Tourettes Syndrome in Children may also Result in Superior Learning Skills

...ory. But unlike in the past tense task, where some accuracy was lost to the speed of the response, the researchers did not observe any loss of accuracy in the picture-naming test by children with the disorder. This may mean that the brain abnormalit...

Determining the Sex of the Baby in Wild West Way

...perts But experts are not only skeptical about the accuracy of such tests, they are also worried about the pos...rding to preference. There are still doubts on the accuracy of the tests. The experts are also concerned about the psychological aspect of these tests. If you h...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

... with the potential for significant improvement in accuracy and safety. Tumor painting has been successfully tested in mice and the pilot safety trials are complete. Olson and his team are preparing the necessary toxicity studies before seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration to begin clinica...

Meditation May Fine-Tune Control Over Attention

...ated with the first target) strongly predicted the accuracy of their ability to detect the second target," Davidson says. The results of the study show that devoting fewer neural resources to the first target leaves enough left over to attend to another target that follows shortly after it, he says. Becau...

CTA Useful in Detecting Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

...ormation on the features of the aneurysm, its true accuracy in the clinical setting could only be determined w...cute ruptured aneurysms, we were not expecting the accuracy to be as high as it was. From the results of our study we concluded that CTA provides prompt and acc...

'Muscle Noise' may Diagnose Neuromuscular Disease Sans Radiation Exposure

...nduct further research to study how to improve the accuracy of the technique....

Repetition Is Like Chanting The More It is Heard the More You Believe It

...ity, researchers sought to understand individuals' accuracy in identifying group norms and opinions. The experiments included dividing students into three groups, (three person control group, single opinion group and repeated opinions group). Participants in the three-person control group read three opinio...

FDA Refuses to Lift Ban on Blood Donation by Gays

...in the United States. The FDA has acknowledged the accuracy of the tests, but also stresses that they are not at 100%. In addition to gay blood, the FDA also bans those who have used intravenous drugs or have been paid for sex....

Diagnostic Tests for Malaria Underused in Zambia

...frica has led to renewed interest in improving the accuracy of diagnosis. The use of rapid antigen-detection diagnostic tests (RDTs) has been proposed as an approach for reducing overtreatment of malaria. The most widely used method to confirm a diagnosis of malaria is microscopy, according to background info...

Researchers Have Found Reason Why Boys are Better at Maths Than Girls

...s than women undercut performance drastically. The accuracy of women exposed to the stereotype was reduced from nearly 90 percent in a pre-test to about 80 percent after being told men do better in mathematics. Among women not receiving that message, performance actually improved slightly. The study also sh...

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

...aware that drug ads are not checked by the FDA for accuracy beforehand, and are pulled only after complaints are made and verified. This usually takes about six months, and the drug company is given a grace period of several additional months, by which time most ads would have been changed anyway. A compan...

GPS Could Help to Identify High Risk Zones

...hus chart movements on the earth's surface with an accuracy of a few millimetres. This allows them to monitor 'slow-slip events' to define locked zones. As more GPS are installed and produce measurements, the researchers hope to be able to regularly locate zones of higher risk....

Advanced Cancer Treatment Brings New Hope to Michigan Patient

...ding previously inoperable tumors, with astounding accuracy and with little to no discomfort. As the only hosp...t. Because of this approach, extreme precision and accuracy is possible without the need for a head or body frame as is required with other radiosurgery treatme...

Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology Significantly Reduce the Risk of ROP

...urements from pulse oximeters not able to maintain accuracy during conditions of motion and low perfusion. I...on. Nellcor N395 pulse oximeters, with claims of accuracy during motion and low perfusion, were used in both Centers prior to the clinical practice changes, w...

Individuals Distraction can Be Measured by a Computer Based Test

...cience journal. This new test measures subjects' accuracy and reaction times when they are exposed to distractions, and effectively filters out candidates who are easily distracted. "This test could act as another form of psychometric testing for employers who want to know how focused the staff they are h...

CIGNA HealthCare Teams With HopeLab to Help Blast Teen Cancer

...ission's 20 levels of game-play combine scientific accuracy with an honest depiction of young people's challenges with cancer. The game is a challenging, 3-D 'shooter' with 20 levels of game play, in which players control a nanobot named Roxxi as she travels through the bodies of fictional cancer patients t...

World may Get Much Wetter With Global Warming Than Believed

...that this work marks the first test of the models' accuracy predicting rainfall. The authors of the study are quoted by the National Geographic as saying that computers tend to underestimate the amounts of rain and snowfall. They say that simulations also mask exact year-to-year changes in moisture, fail ...

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