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Elekta Unity with Philips MR technology receives CE mark

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 The new radiation therapy system, which incorporates Philips’ 1.5T digital MR imaging technology will now be implemented clinically in Europe. It is the only system, which integrates an advanced linear accelerator (linac) with high-field MR imaging without compromising either technology. Unity has the potential to transform how clinicians treat cancer by enabling the delivery of the radiation dose while simultaneously visualizing the tumor and surrounding healthy tissue with high-quality MR images. Unity also integrates advanced tools that ... Read More »

Philips-commissioned Future Health Index outlines journey to value-based healthcare

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This year’s FHI analyzes the primary research and third party data from across 16 countries, representing about half of the world’s population. The 2018 FHI introduces the Value Measure, a new indicator of the value delivered by healthcare systems of developed and developing markets. Combining criteria associated with value-based healthcare and access to care, the Value Measure provides a benchmark against which a system’s progress towards efficient and effective healthcare can be evaluated. The report also includes the input from global health... Read More »

Google for Brazil: Technology that serves people’s needs, wherever they may be

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New soccer experience on Search Given Brazil's passion for soccer, we couldn't think of a better place to kick off an enhanced experience for football fans on Search, just in time for the World Cup. For this year's tournament in Russia, fans everywhere will be treated to a new immersive experience that includes group tables, stats, trending players and a host of other features that let you follow matches in real time and see highlights on your phone. For more about all that we've prepared for soccer fans, check out our World Cup post. ... Read More »

Philips to expand its Image-Guided Therapy portfolio with the acquisition of EPD Solutions

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EPD’s cardiac imaging and navigation system [1] helps electrophysiologists navigate the heart by generating a detailed 3D image of the cardiac anatomy, while also pinpointing the location and orientation of catheters during the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for cardiac arrhythmias. This breakthrough technology has the potential to simplify navigation and treatment, immediately assess the treatment result and ultimately enhance procedure efficacy. The acquisition will complement Philips’ portfolio of interventional imaging systems, sm... Read More »

Philips speaking at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit 2018

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In 2017, Philips touched the lives of 2.2bn people as part of its pledge to improve the lives of 3bn people a year by 2025. That means, the company today improves the lives of every 4th person on earth. It is part of Philips’ ongoing commitment to enable people to live healthy lives in a sustainable way, and the company believes providing meaningful innovation is an important catalyst needed to enable this transformation. A large component of this is rethinking how touse existing resources in a better ways; how to transform healthcare by cr... Read More »

Apple Design Awards highlight excellence in app and game design

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“This year’s winning apps and the developers behind them have created some really innovative and inspiring apps,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “The Apple Design Awards have been a launchpad for developers who’ve made beloved apps on the App Store, like Procreate, Zova, djay Pro and Monument Valley, and we know these winners will continue that tradition.” 2018 Apple Design Award Winners Florence (Australia) — Florence is an interactive storybook that merges gaming and comics to explore the triumphs... Read More »

iOS 11.4 brings stereo pairs and multi-room audio with AirPlay 2

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This free software update introduces the most advanced, easy to use, wireless multi-room audio system using AirPlay 2 to play music in any room from any room, move music from one room to another or play the same song everywhere using an iOS device, HomePod, Apple TV or by asking Siri. HomePod is available in the US, UK and Australia and arrives in Canada, France and Germany starting June 18. HomePod combines Apple-engineered audio technology and advanced software to set a new audio quality standard for a small speaker, delivering high-fideli... Read More »

Google Science Fair 2018: Resources for educators to get ideas flowing

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Submissions for this year’s Science Fair will open in September 2018. But since teachers play such an important behind-the-scenes role in helping students test their hypotheses and prepare their submissions, we wanted to give teachers a head start on prepping for the competition. With that in mind, we’ve created a full library of new teaching materials and exercises to help get the ideas flowing. Focused on the problem-solving process, these materials are flexible enough to adapt to virtually any teaching style, subject or grade. These resou... Read More »

Samsung Opens Global AI Centers in the U.K., Canada and Russia

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Samsung Research, the advanced R&D hub of Samsung Electronics’ SET (end-products) Business, today announced plans to establish three artificial intelligence (AI) Centers in Cambridge, the U.K. (May 22nd), Toronto, Canada (May 24th) and Moscow, Russia (May 29th) to strengthen the company’s AI capabilities and explore the potential of user-centric AI. Samsung Research has led the latest effort in expanding the global AI research capabilities of Samsung Electronics and has converged its AI expertise with the creation of the new AI Centers. ... Read More »

Google Cloud Platform announces new credits program for researchers

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Whether you’re just starting out with a new idea, or validating your work before sharing it with the public, we want to help you advance your new discoveries. That’s why we’re deepening our support for your biggest questions and best guesses through a new program: Google Cloud Platform (GCP) research credits. Academic researchers in qualified regions are encouraged to apply. Like the Google Cloud Platform Education Grants to support computer science courses and the partnership to support National Science Foundation (NSF) grants in BIGDATA, o... Read More »

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