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Predicting the Future by Looking Back at the Past

Back in Time My husband was disappointed (like many, I’m sure) when 2015 came and went without the flying-car and hoverboard future promised by Back to the Future 2. And yet, there were a lot of things the iconic 1989 … Read More

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Remotely collaborating on knowledge exchange & learning during a Pandemic

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, continuous knowledge exchange and learning are essential for keeping our teams up to date with the state of the art in technology, data science and medicine, as well as to stay competitive. During non-pandemic … Read More

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Satellite Surveillance by the Centimeter

Five centimeters. That is the highest known resolution for spy satellites, though some believe current advanced government technology is accurate to a mere centimeter, close enough to read the screen of a person’s cell phone. Even at the five-centimeter range, … Read More

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When Does a Treatment Become Medically Necessary?

According to many insurance companies, a medically necessary treatment is “necessary for the symptoms and diagnosis or treatment of the condition, illness, or injury.” However, the phrase “not medically necessary” is often what patients hear when an insurance company simply … Read More

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Keeping a Remote Eye on Climatic Catastrophes

On May 31, 2013, four storm chasers died pursuing a gigantic tornado barreling across Oklahoma. Many more hurricane hunters have lost their lives attempting to collect data during some of the biggest storms of the past several decades. Not only … Read More

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Speech to Text

How a machine tries to understand a dictation Remember in school when you needed to take a dictation? I do, because I was horrible at it! First you needed to understand what the teacher was saying, and then you needed … Read More

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Natural Language Interface for Databases

How to get your data without technical knowledge In this time of digitalization, it is quite safe to say that every company has some type of database. It could be a small database to store some contact information, or big … Read More

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Machine Translation

Why it is important to have a customized solution In the time of globalization, translations are getting more and more important. Just think about webpages of companies for a moment. Imagine you have a company located in Germany. The corresponding … Read More

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Remote Sensing Technology in Forestry

It turns out that the road less traveled…is not a road. In recent years, improvements in the design and efficiency of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have made them a powerful tool for 3D geographical mapping. Forests, a critical stabilizing force … Read More

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Medical Coder – A job I did not know about

One year ago I came across a job I was not aware of: “medical coder.” In Switzerland, but also in the US, medical reports, written by medical doctors in “natural medical language,” are translated by medical coders into a series … Read More

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