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Swallowable pill cameras to be used to spot bowel cancer tumours

Swallowable pill cameras to be used to spot bowel cancer tumours

Technology
Tiny cameras that are small enough to be swallowed and can film tumours in the gut are being trialled in the fight against cancer.Called PillCams, they are encased in a capsule to make them easier to ingest, and it is hoped they can replace more invasive methods of screening. Around 11,000 patients across England will take part in the initial trial in more than 40 areas of the country.Professor Peter Johnson, the NHS clinical director for cancer, hopes the new technology will save lives. Image: Medics hope the new technology can save lives "Every year in England, we diagnose around 42,000 people with bowel cancer, that's more than 100 people a day," said Prof Johnson. ...
Hidden camera’s hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

Hidden camera’s hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

Science
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Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

Technology
US supermarket giant Walmart has confirmed it uses image recognition cameras at checkouts to detect theft.The cameras identify when items are put in a shopping bag without first being scanned by a cashier, or at the self-service checkout.Walmart told the news site Business Insider than it used the technology in more than 1,000 stores.The company said that it had made an "investment to ensure the safety of our customers and associates".The scheme, called Missed Scan Detection by Walmart, uses technology supplied by Irish company Everseen.The cameras track items rather than people. If an item is spotted being put in a shopping bag before it has been scanned at the checkout, the system can call an employee to "help".The retailer said shrinkage - the loss of ...
Gordon Ramsay dodges speed cameras by 'wrapping number plates in clingfilm'

Gordon Ramsay dodges speed cameras by 'wrapping number plates in clingfilm'

Entertainment
The celebrity chef has claimed he gets away with speeding in the US because of a sneaky trick, which conceals his number plates.As a result, Gordon Ramsay manages to avoid ever getting tickets despite his need for speed.Revealing he gets his thrills by going out at night when no one can see him, the Kitchen Nightmares star joked: "I'll take it out at 2.30 in the morning on the freeway an I'll blast on the motorway and no police catch me and no cameras because I wrap my number plates wth cling film."The 51-year-old TV personality added to the Sunday Mirror: "It won't photograph, it reflects. Brilliant! It's a great tip."GETTYNEED FOR SPEED: Gordan Ramsay reveals he covers number plates in cling filmBest TV Moments 2018 Take a look at the best moments that have appeared on TV in 2018.GE...
AP Exclusive: Moonlighting police leave body cameras behind

AP Exclusive: Moonlighting police leave body cameras behind

Technology
That's because most police agencies that make the cameras mandatory for patrol shifts don't require or won't allow body cameras for off-duty officers even if they're working in uniform, leaving a hole in policies designed to increase oversight and restore confidence in law enforcement. Police departments contend that they have only a limited number of body cameras or that there are too many logistical hurdles and costs involved. But that argument doesn't sit well with those who say it shouldn't matter whether an officer is on patrol or moonlighting at a shopping mall. "As long as they have real bullets, they need to have the body cameras," said John Barnett, a civil rights leader in Charlotte, North Carolina, where shootings involving police have put use of the cameras under scrutiny. An ...