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‘Star Trek’ vet George Takei beams up to TraceMe

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson may be the founder of the TraceMe fan networking platform, but to hear George Takei tell it, the inspiration could have come from “Star Trek.” “It is almost ‘Star Trek’ coming true,” Takei, who played Mr. … Continue reading

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Smartphone selfie system seeks cancer signs

University of Washington researchers have created a smartphone app that can let users screen themselves for pancreatic cancer and other diseases by taking a selfie. But not just any selfie. The BiliScreen app is designed to focus in on the … Continue reading

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UW ‘genius’ gets health apps set for startup

BOSTON – University of Washington computer scientist Shwetak Patel’s work with sensors and smart devices has already spawned a wide range of ventures, but his latest experiments hold the promise of revolutionizing health screening worldwide. Patel and his colleagues are using … Continue reading

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NASA spotlights cloud app for citizen scientists

One of NASA’s longest-running citizen science programs isn’t just for kids anymore: A newly released app called GLOBE Observer can turn any smartphone user into a cloud researcher. And we don’t mean “cloud” in the computing sense. A program called … Continue reading

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