Did you know?
- that computer software developed by a New Mexico company
adds a touch-like component to 3-D ultrasound technology. The e-TOUCH software
replicates the sensation of touch through a special stylus traced over, for
instance, the ultrasound image of an unborn child. Used together with a CT
scan or MRI image, the software lets a physician feel textures and surfaces of
a patient's body, similar to what occurs once an operation is already under
- that the number of Americans diagnosed with cancer each
year is expected to double by 2050. THE ANNUAL Report to the Nation on the
Status of Cancer says that as the U.S. population grows and ages, the number
of newly diagnosed cancer patients will rise from 1.3 million persons to 2.6
- that President Bush has signed legislation to hire more
investigators and invest in new technologies to keep tabs on foreign visitors.
"We must know who's coming into our country and why they're coming,"
Bush said. The bill would also require that passports issued after 2003 be
tamper-resistant and that visitors carry documents that can be read by machine
and identify the bearer with biometrics, such as face recognition or retinal
- that Applied Digital Solutions have announced that Frank E.
Lalley, President and CEO of the company's Computer Equity (Compec) and
Government Telecommunications (GTI) subsidiaries, has been appointed to the
additional position of Vice President for Government Solutions. Commenting on
the new appointment for Mr. Lalley, Scott R. Silverman, President of Applied
Digital Solutions, said: "With the attention that VeriChip, Digital
Angel and Thermo Life have attracted from all levels of government, it was
imperative to bring in someone with Frank Lalley's extensive experience and
reputation for effective leadership in the public sector. His
knowledge, expertise and vast network of governmental contacts will help
enormously as we respond to the needs of various government agencies for our
advanced technology solutions."