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TechBits: Analyzing Medical Data, Breaking Smartphones

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research — and for treating a variety of ailments.   IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system — which famously won TV’s “Jeopardy” a few years back — to analyze mountains of data collected from […]

Comfortable, Affordable Healthcare

Taco cooling systems play an integral role in providing comfort and care for cancer patients in Missoula, Mont. Cancer is a cruel opportunist, always taking away. Though lately, modern health care has won more battles against the disease than it’s lost. And in Missoula, Mont., one facility is a fine example of how patients with […]

HDPE Cooling Towers Get Noise Out of Symphony Hall

By Carlo Chatman Imagine attending a symphonic concert, and right in the middle of a violin solo you hear a rushing sound penetrating the ceiling above the orchestra and overwhelming the concert hall’s painstaking acoustic design. Or, perhaps you are performing surgery in a medical center suite — or giving a business presentation in the […]

Charleston Church Uses Technology to Serve Congregation

By Bill Lynch CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Pastor Matt Santen doesn’t know if River Ridge is the most technologically advanced church in the valley, but he acknowledged they do have a lot of gadgets and gear. Some of it he understands better than others. “Our band, they use loops?” Santen, 46, said, and shrugged. He […]

Vermont Farms Monitor Storage Conditions by Cellphone

By Lisa Rathke CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Temperature fluctuations can shorten the growing season for farmers, and the worry doesn’t stop when crops are stored inside for winter sales, as a drop or spikes can ruin what’s meant for market. For years, growers would have to walk into coolers or other storage spots to check […]