Siemens’ latest MRI machine (Magnetom Prisma Tim+Dot System 3 Tesla) is one of the most powerful, state of the art medical imaging devices in the marketplace. The first Magnetom Prisma 3-tesla MRI units was installed in the USA at the University of Minnesota a year ago. Now there are about 50 units in Europe, and…
When you put sandwiches in a desktop scanner, the result is delicious. When you put humans, the result... lies somewhere in the uncanny valley.
One starts, then everyone follows. Well, possibly: leaked images of HTC's rumored new One Max smartphone appear to show a fingerprint scanner nestled amongst its hardware, a la iPhone 5S.
This isn't exactly a news flash but hey, fast food isn't good for you. And though sometimes that burger or that hot dog might look appetizing in your head, it never looks like that in real life. Jon Feinstein's photography series about fast food takes the common items we know and love and uses a scanner to create…
When you look at them in hospitals, CT (Computer Tomography) scanners look like devices from Star Trek's Enterprise. When you look at them without their smooth futuristic covers on, they look like tired engine parts from the Battlestar Galactica.
Most people try to keep ants out of their electronics equipment, but François Vautier isn't most people. He encouraged an ant colony to nest inside an old scanner, and then scanned the bed once a week for five years, showing the colony's gradual takeover of their metal and plastic home.
The NYPD is in hot water with civil rights groups over its controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy. But, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has a solution—handheld weapons scanners that see guns under clothing! Fourth Amendment? What's that?
The original version won our affections with a lovely heart graphic on the scanning button, but Doxie's latest portable scanner is all business, doing its thing without even the need for a USB connection to a computer.
Windows Mobile may be ancient technology for those using an iPhone or Android handset, but for industry applications like the MobiUS SP1 mobile ultrasound system, the now two-year old operating system is just perfect.
When you have a prosthetic device implanted in your body, how do you retrieve information about it? You can't look at the bottom for a model number and you don't want to go under the knife to find the manufacturer.
Cornell is the place to go if you like looking at small things with expensive machinery. The University recently made its $500,000 micro-CT scanner available for public as well as academic usage.
Although the brick and concrete-penetrating Prism 200c can't see through clothes like the perv-preferred Midnight Shot NV-1, it's still pretty neat! The backpack-mounted scanner uses ultra-wideband radio waves to scan a room for baddies before they know you're there.
I love supermarkets. The ginormousness and excessiveness of everything makes me happy. But I hate waiting in line in supermarkets. Seriously, I have to stand and wait in this line for 5 minutes in order to give you my money?
I never thought I would live to see something like this: A hand held scanner that can detect if a patient is healthy or not just by pointing it at the skin. It seems out of Star Trek, but it is real and it works today.
Berlin doctors have captured the first ever MRI images of a baby being born. It's nice to know that the miracle of birth is just as disgustingly beautiful inside, as it is outside.
Jeri Ellsworth probably saw all the fun the TSA was having with their scanners and decided, 'hey, maybe I can build my own'. And by hacking a satellite dish to act as her backscatter and centimeter wave scanner, she did.
Brian Sodergren, the man behind the National Opt-Out Day movement is currently traveling by car—effectively opting-out of Opt-Out Day. You're currently pissing off a TSA agent by demonstrating your principles. I really hate both of you.
In an open room in the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna, amidst plain white walls, a vertiginous tower stretches to the ceiling. From a distance, it appears to be made of thin multicolor bricks. They're actually thousands of books: