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Data-collecting device could make for better training of soldiers

Data-collecting device could make for better training of soldiers

Business
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The Greek poet Archilochus, before his death, said people "don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training."A device displayed at a defense industry conference this week could help military commanders provide more realistic training scenarios and better understand how soldiers will react before sending them into war, according to the company that makes it -- helping commanders and their soldiers perform better under the stresses of military missions.Design Interactive, an Orlando-based company that specializes in metric-driven data on behavioral, physiological and neurophysiological techniques, has designed a device to help commanders determine if training scenarios are putting adequate, and appropriate, levels of stress on their soldiers....
'Pen' device can spot cancer in 10 seconds

'Pen' device can spot cancer in 10 seconds

Technology
Scientists have invented a device the size of the pen which can detect cancer in a matter of seconds, aiding surgeons to remove "every last trace" of the disease.The device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96% accurate in tests.Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients' recover.Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, who designed the study, said: "If you talk to cancer patients after surgery, one of the first things many will say is 'I hope the surgeon got all the cancer out'."It's just heartbreaking when that's not the case. But our technology could vastly improve the odds that surgeons really do remove eve...
Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

Health
A number of women are having to undergo hysterectomies to remove a sterilisation device used on the NHS, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.The Essure implant is used to permanently sterilise women, but can cause side effects and complications.One woman - who later had her uterus removed - said she was left suicidal due to the "unbearable" pain, and felt she was a burden to her family.The manufacturer says Essure is safe and the benefits outweigh the risks.The sale of the implants in the EU was temporarily suspended this month. Manufacturer Bayer has asked hospitals in the UK not to use the device during this time. 'Painful to move'Laura Linkson, who was fitted with the Essure device in 2013, said the pain left her suicidal."The device was sold to me as a simple and easy procedure. I w...
U.S., Cuba probing possible sonic device in embassy attacks

U.S., Cuba probing possible sonic device in embassy attacks

World
Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. law enforcement and Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs are investigating an incident in which two Cuban diplomats allegedly used a device in an "acoustic attack" on American officials in Havana, senior officials with both countries said Thursday.A senior federal law enforcement official told NBC News that agencies are probing what appears to be an attack using ultrasound energy. The State Department's office of Diplomatic Security is leading the investigation and the FBI is helping.On Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the two Cuban diplomats were expelled from the United States over the allegations."Some United States government personnel who were working at our embassy in Havana, Cuba, on official duties have reported some incidents which ha...