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How can QR CODES help find Missing or Abducted Children and People? Just POINT, SCAN and SHARE information with your Smartphone directly from a Missing Children / People Posters "QR CODE" (Quick Response) with everyone online. Using your Smart phone and FREE downloadable apps provided by iPhone, Blackberry or cellular providers, QR 2D Matrix Barcodes are becoming a mainstream here in the US and Canada. QR Code, short for Quick Response, are relatively new to North American markets but are already used in Japan, Asia and Europe.
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The implementation of QR Codes on Missing Children Posters by National Missing Children / People Program Services and non-government organizations (NGO) can help the public to disseminate and share information directly from a printed wall mounted missing poster, displayed in many box stores, supermarkets and at borders crossings across United States and in Canada, onto online social networking groups. The use of this Mobil technology will help to find missing children or missing people world-wide.
The use of QR 2D Matrix Codes on marketing materials, advertisements or posters, eliminates the need to manually write down or type into a smartphone the URL displayed and instantly connects the user to information or online content such as websites, vCards, Youtube Video's, URL's, Facebook, Twitter or can even Downloads Files.
Stephen Watkins, a father searching for his two international Missing / Abducted sons, is making the suggestion to the RCMP and National Missing Children NGO's in Canada to incorporate and implement the new QR CODE barcode technology on all National Missing Children / People Posters.
Mr. Watkins has not seen or heard from his two sons in over 2-years. Alexander & Christopher Watkins were Internationally Abducted into the United States then to Europe by their non-custodial Mother, Edyta ( Ustaszewski / Ustaszewska ) Watkins. She used a Canceled / Revoked Canadian Passport to enter the United States and then board an airline and fly to Germany with the boys. She may have been possibly assisted by her father, the boy's grandfather, who is currently appearing before the Criminal Courts in Ontario, Canada. Police believe the boys are still in Europe and possibly in the countries of Poland, German or Austria. There have been NO reported sightings and they can be anywhere in Europe.
"I desperately need the Publics help to locate my missing sons. I am hoping that QR CODES will help make it easier for the Public to share my son's information."
This new technology, along with social online networking in addition that we know North Americans are adopting Smartphones faster than any other form of mobile device, provides the ability to share Missing Children / People cases right from a printed "Missing Children Poster" which has been same since the first poster was created in 1874 for Charlie Brewster Ross.
This improves the current Missing Children / Person Poster format which has been around for over 100 years and integrates it with today's technology.
"It is a parents worst nightmare and there is almost nothing worst than having your children go missing."
Please help to share all QR CODES found on missing children / people posters with your online social networks. If you see a missing person, please report to police as soon as possible. You would want others to do the same if it was your child or family member missing. Together we can find our loved ones. Thank you!
- - WATKINS MISSING CHILDREN - -
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/stephenawatkins
YouTube Menu Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ6ixtePgyI
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/Watkins.Missing.Children
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Child_Abduction ( @Child_Abduction )
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE MISSING / ABDUCTED CHILDREN :
ALEXANDER & CHRISTOPHER WATKINS ?
WANTED BY: POLICE & INTERPOL
Police believe that the Watkins Missing Children were kidnapped by
their non-custodial Mother Edyta ( Ustaszewski / Ustaszewska ) Watkins.
REPORT A TIP - REWARD: $2,000 CDN
CRIME STOPPERS INTERNATIONAL
Select: CANADA / ON / NEWMARKET
TELEPHONE TO REPORT A TIP:
in europe: #116 000 and local police
north america: 1-800-222-TIPS and #9-1-1How can QR CODES help find Missing or Abducted Children and People? Just POINT, SCAN... more
Transformed by a beaming smile, this is the tiny face of a foetus just 17 weeks old.The scan implies that a baby can experience feelings such as happiness and pain much earlier in its development than previously thought.It will prompt further calls from doctors and campaigners to lower the upper abortion limit from 24 weeks.
LINK : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1319373/The-foetus-broke-big-smile--aged-17-weeks.htmlTransformed by a beaming smile, this is the tiny face of a foetus just 17 weeks... more
A hospital has reassured patients after being forced to apologise to two pregnant women for wrongly telling them their unborn babies were dead.
Sofia Taylor, 22, refused to accept her baby was dead following a routine scan at nine weeks at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in August.
She demanded a second scan which showed her pregnancy was progressing normally.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust said they were isolated cases of human error.
It said it carried out 6,000 scans a year and its safety record was in the best 5% nationally.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-11500286A hospital has reassured patients after being forced to apologise to two pregnant... more
It's another interesting book to view thanks to the internet and fancy museum book scanners. The full diary is online and quite easy to flick through, but you might have to stare slightly to get a few faded words.
The diary was written by a 6 year old Laura Jernegan as her family we on board a whaling ship for three year trip.
The page pictured show her complaining about her handwriting quality, which does improve.It's another interesting book to view thanks to the internet and fancy museum... more
Airport security must be a strange job at times, with the X-ray machine you must see some strange shaped objects you'll probably have to investigate.
For one team in Greece the scan revealed six skulls in the bags of two American tourists.
However, for the tourists they told police they brought the skulls as souvenirs and thought they were fakes.
"The two young travellers have been charged with desecrating the dead after officials at Athens international airport spotted the six skulls in their hand luggage at, authorities said."-MetroAirport security must be a strange job at times, with the X-ray machine you must see... more
Time to go back to those Ancient Greece and Rome films and start adding in some colour to those grey statues. Archaeologists discovered through UV light and infra-red scans that the famed ancient statues were originally covered in bright (and kinda horrid) colours.
"Together, researchers can determine approximately what color a millennia-old statue was painted."-Boing Boing
I recall from another article the plaster and painted casts of the statues will go on display in a museum.Time to go back to those Ancient Greece and Rome films and start adding in some colour... more
* Scan predicted 75 percent of behavior
* People were right about themselves just half the time
* Technique might enhance advertising, education efforts
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - Brain scans may be able to predict what you will do better than you can yourself, and might offer a powerful tool for advertisers or health officials seeking to motivate consumers, researchers said on Tuesday.
They found a way to interpret "real time" brain images to show whether people who viewed messages about using sunscreen would actually use sunscreen during the following week.
The scans were more accurate than the volunteers were, Emily Falk and colleagues at the University of California Los Angeles reported in the Journal of Neuroscience.
"We are trying to figure out whether there is hidden wisdom that the brain contains," Falk said in a telephone interview.
"Many people 'decide' to do things, but then don't do them," Matthew Lieberman, a professor of psychology who led the study, added in a statement.
But with functional magnetic resonance imaging or fMRI, Falk and colleagues were able to go beyond good intentions to predict actual behavior.
FMRI uses a magnetic field to measure blood flow in the brain. It can show which brain regions are more active compared to others, but requires careful interpretation.
Falk's team recruited 20 young men and women for their experiment. While in the fMRI scanner they read and listened to messages about the safe use of sunscreen, mixed in with other messages so they would not guess what the experiment was about.
"On day one of the experiment, before the scanning session, each participant indicated their sunscreen use over the prior week, their intentions to use sunscreen in the next week and their attitudes toward sunscreen," the researchers wrote.
After they saw the messages, the volunteers answered more questions about their intentions, and then got a goody bag that contained, among other things, sunscreen towelettes."
"A week later we did a surprise follow up to find out whether they had used sunscreen," Falk said in a telephone interview.
About half the volunteers had correctly predicted whether they would use sunscreen. The research team analyzed and re-analyzed the MRI scans to see if they could find any brain activity that would do better.
Activity in one area of the brain, a particular part of the medial prefrontal cortex, provided the best information.
"From this region of the brain, we can predict for about three-quarters of the people whether they will increase their use of sunscreen beyond what they say they will do," Lieberman said.
"It is the one region of the prefrontal cortex that we know is disproportionately larger in humans than in other primates," he added. "This region is associated with self-awareness, and seems to be critical for thinking about yourself and thinking about your preferences and values."
Now, Falk said, the team is looking for other regions of the brain that might add to the accuracy of the technique.
While the findings can be important for advertisers seeking to hone a motivational message, they can be equally important for public health experts trying to persuade people to make healthier choices, Falk said.
The team is now preparing a report on experiments to predict whether people would quit smoking after seeing motivational messages.* Scan predicted 75 percent of behavior * People were right about themselves just... more
Color Picker is an innovative design of a concept pen that can scan colors from anything around and instantly use the color for drawing. After placing the pen against an object, the user just presses the scan button. The color is being detected by the color sensor and the RGB cartridge of the pen mixes the required inks to create the target color. This superb device will help people to observe the changing colors of nature. With color picker, all range of artists will be able to cerate a more sensorial and visual insight of their surrounding nature’s colors.
Now remember, this is only a design so dont get too excited.Color Picker is an innovative design of a concept pen that can scan colors from... more
Two Muslim fliers were barred from a flight after one of them refused to go through a new "naked" body scanner on religious grounds. Her companion was also kept off the plane after she cited "medical reasons" for wanting to skip the scan.
The pair are thought to be the first passengers to refuse the scan at Manchester airport since the system began a month ago.
They both opted to forfeit their £400 tickets rather than have the scans.
An airport spokesman said: "Two female passengers refused to be scanned for medical and religious reasons. In accordance with the government directive they were not permitted to fly. We are aware that privacy concerns are on our customers' minds, which is why we have strict procedures to reassure them that their privacy will be protected." The spokesman added that neither woman made a complaint.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/7358967/Muslim-woman-barred-from-flight-after-refusing-body-scan.htmlTwo Muslim fliers were barred from a flight after one of them refused to go through a... more
Promises are made to be broken, so it can be tough to tell which ones will be kept. But new-found patterns in brain activity can reveal whether someone intends to keep their word.
The finding raises the possibility of using brain scans to determine the true intentions of criminals who are up for early release on parole, according to Thomas Baumgartner of the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
He and his colleagues used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to catch promise-breakers in the act.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/brain-scans-reveal-promises/story?id=9313282Promises are made to be broken, so it can be tough to tell which ones will be kept.... more
Lucy, the world's most famous fossil human ancestor, has gone digital in 3-D. A new high-resolution CT scan of the 3.2 million-year-old skeleton will provide scientists around the globe with information that may help settle debates about human evolution.
The virtual Lucy could prove invaluable to scientists by giving them their first glimpse inside her fossilized bones. The scans reveal microscopic details of the internal structure of Lucy’s bones and teeth that give clues to how she moved and ate.
“These scans will ensure that future generations are familiar with Lucy,” said Jara Mariam, director general of Ethiopia’s Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, “and will know of Ethiopia’s central contribution to the study of human evolution. A virtual Lucy will be able to visit every classroom on the planet.”Lucy, the world's most famous fossil human ancestor, has gone digital in 3-D. A... more
From the BBC, an article about a new kind of scanner that can do a full-body scan in less than a minute, and with astonishing detail. It's a 256-slice CT machine known as the Brilliance CT, and it also reduces radiation exposure by 80%. The pictures included with the article are stunning.From the BBC, an article about a new kind of scanner that can do a full-body scan in... more