Archive for August, 2006

Open Source Software: A Primer for Health Care Leaders

The California Healthcare Foundation has issued a report that examines the development and distribution of open source software, a well-established software development model

New Robot Review

Forbes magazine this week present their 8th annual review of robots – a review of technology innovators to watch. According to the article, they are on the move–leaping, flying, rolling and climbing. More importantly, they are figuring out how to get here on their own. The group of scientists, entrepreneurs and researchers fuse advances in [...]

A Study of Online Games and Addiction

In a recently completed study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, results suggested that gamers

Online Intervention Helps At Risk for Eating Disorders

In a controlled trial of 480 college-age women in San Francisco and San Diego, Calif., those who were identified in preliminary interviews as being at risk for developing an eating disorder were included in an eight-week, Internet-based, cognitive-behavioral intervention program called “Student Bodies.” This CBT program had been shown to be effective in previous small-scale [...]

The IBM Personal Computer’s 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, IBM changed the world. It wasn’t intentional. When Big Blue announced a microcomputer called the IBM Personal Computer on August 12, 1981, it hoped only to make a nice profit. An article in today’s PCWorld magazine provides an interesting overview of the evolution of the IBM personal computer and how it made [...]

Interactive Flash Program About Drug Abuse

Take a look inside the brains of mice on drugs. Every drug of abuse has its own unique molecular mechanism. You’ll learn how these various drugs disrupt the synapse to make the user feel ‘high.’ This clever and imaginative interactive flash program called Mouse Party from the University of Utah demonstrates how drugs of abuse [...]

Digital Artwork That Changes To Suit Your Mood

Computer scientists from the University of Bath in the UK in conjunction with Boston University have developed electronic artwork that changes to match the mood of the person who is looking at it. It processes images collected through a web cam using special software that recognizes eight key facial features that characterise the emotional state [...]