Hello there all, I have a question. Why does medical research take up alot of computing power/processing power. For example the folding@home project by Stanford ? Another example being weather calculations or weather research. What exactly makes them take up so much power ? For example, I saw in a news clip that the army just bought alot of PS3's to simulate a human brain. Do all these 3 examples have different traits or something else ?

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As President Obama's economic stimulus package winds its way through the politico, people in the tech sector wait with bated breath to find out what it will mean for the IT industry. Of particular interest is the section of the bill that details how the administration plans to go about digitizing medical records. Once the details are figured out, you can bet software vendors all over the country will swing into action developing products to process, secure, and transmit medical records. Too bad they'll be a day late to the party. Seattle-based [URL="http://www.remotemedical.com/"]Remote Medical[/URL] has already been assisting emergency medical …

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A team of researchers from the [URL="http://uci.edu/index.php"]University of California at Irvine[/URL] lead by Laura Marchal-Crespo is developing a robot that will help train disabled children to use electric wheelchairs which can make a huge difference in the life of a child who has had little mobility. [ATTACH=right]16817[/ATTACH]Reporting on their research in the [I][URL="http://www.jneuroengrehab.com/content/7/1/40"]Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation[/URL][/I] this month, the results are looking quite positive for the training robot that they have named ROLY. ROLY's job is to follow a straight line marked out on the floor in a game of “tag” as the child learns to navigate the chair …

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