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Breast screening: One million women in UK may have missed scans

Breast screening: One million women in UK may have missed scans

Health
Almost one million women in the UK have missed vital breast screening due to coronavirus, a leading charity has estimated.Breast screening programmes were paused in March as the NHS focused resources on tackling the pandemic. Breast Cancer Now calculates that around 8,600 women who have not had a scan have undetected breast cancer. The scanning programme is running again, but social distancing measures have reduced capacity. Combined with the significant backlog of women waiting for a scan, and more women starting to come forward with concerns about possible symptoms, the charity warns the service is under intense pressure. Coronavirus could lead to thousands more cancer deaths Breast screening women in their 40s 'could save lives' Breast cancer diagnosed...
Ancient Egypt: Mummified animals ‘digitally unwrapped’ in 3D scans

Ancient Egypt: Mummified animals ‘digitally unwrapped’ in 3D scans

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Three mummified animals from ancient Egypt have been digitally unwrapped and dissected by researchers using high-resolution 3D scans. The snake, bird and cat, from the Egypt Centre's collection at Swansea University, are at least 2,000 years old. Ancient texts suggest they were offerings to the souls of the departed, but little was known of their fate. Researchers said the details revealed by the scans were "extraordinary". Using micro CT scanners, which generate 3D images with 100 times the resolution of medical CT scans, the animals' remains were analysed in previously unseen detail, giving an insight into how they were killed and the ritual behind it. ...
Met Police gave images for King’s Cross facial recognition scans

Met Police gave images for King’s Cross facial recognition scans

Technology
London's Metropolitan Police Service has revealed that it supplied the images used in facial recognition scans carried out by the developers of the King's Cross estate.The police force had previously said it had not been involved, but has now acknowledged that this was "incorrect".London's mayor has asked for a report to reveal exactly what data was shared with whom "as a matter of urgency".The Surveillance Camera Commissioner is also making inquiries."In light of this acknowledgement from the MPS I will be contacting senior officers at the force to understand how they were complying with section 33 of the Protection of Freedoms Act and paying due regard to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice," Tony Porter told the BBC.The c...
Skull scans reveal how prehistoric dogs caught dinner

Skull scans reveal how prehistoric dogs caught dinner

Science
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- To better understand how the earliest dogs hunted, scientists scanned and analyzed the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas. The research showed the earliest known dog species, Hesperocyon gregarius, likely pounced on its prey, just like foxes and coyotes. Scientists also determined the largest known dog species, Epicyon haydeni, were the size of grizzly bears. Computerized scans of animal skeletons have previously helped scientists to better understand the locomotion of various species. Researchers at Scotland's University Edinburgh and the University of Vienna in Austria used previous scans to build digital models of the inner ears of 36 different carnivore species, allowing them to hone in on the specific hunting methods used by various predators. The modeling effort sho...
CT scans find possible tunnel in Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins

CT scans find possible tunnel in Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins

Technology
Archaeologists at Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins have found evidence that the city's builders dug a tunnel beneath the Pyramid of the Moon and researchers said one of its purposes may have been to emulate the underworld. The National Institute of Anthropology and History said researchers used a kind of computerized tomography scan to discover the apparent tunnel about 30 feet (10 meters) below the surface of the plaza in front of the pyramid. The CT scan suggests the tunnel may have been filled in antiquity. Other tunnels have been discovered at Teotihuacan, and one at Temple of the Plumed Serpent has been explored. Experts say the tunnels may be associated with sacred flows of water and the underworld. "The discovery would confirm that the inhabitants of Teotihuacan followed the same pattern...