Finalists revealed in ‘Star Trek’-inspired medical detection device


c, it is expected to churn up some major waves in California. While surfers are hoping for 30-foot waves, workers rushed to place sandbags to fortify beaches and protect against potential flooding in low-lying areas. The National Weather Service expects large waves and rip currents along a 100-mile stretch of coastal beaches and is urging swimmers and surfers to be conscious of the danger before chasing after the perfect wave.

Finalists revealed in ‘Star Trek’-inspired medical detection device

Ten teams will be named finalists in the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition to create a lightweight, portable, wireless device that can diagnose and monitor a variety of medical conditions — from anemia to HIV to stroke. The announcement will take place during the opening ceremony of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Conference in Chicago. Named for the itell-all medical device seen on Star Trek, the device could potentially advance medical detection by light-years.

Washington and Dion were taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.

Schmaderer identified the officers who discharged their weapons as 10-year veteran officer Darren Cunningham, 37; 4-year veteran officer Brooks Riley, 35; and 4-year veteran officer Jason Willhelm, 39. The officers are on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, which is normal procedure in officer-involved shootings.

The footage shot by Lee is being used in the investigation and Schmaderer said that after watching the video, which he called “dramatic,” it was his opinion that the police had no choice but to fire at Washington.

“The investigation is in the early stages but we felt it was imperative to brief the public with as much information as we have at this time,” Schmaderer said. “We are striving for unprecedented transparency in this investigation.”

Cops has been filming in Omaha since June. “Over the summer the Cops crew and the officers they followed have become friends and this is especially difficult for them,” Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said.



In June, Schmaderer explained that he wanted Cops to film his department in action to put “the professionalism of our officers on display for the city and the world to see,” according to the Omaha World-Herald.

“We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragedy and our main concern is helping his family in way we can,” Langley Productions, which produces Cops, said in a statement. “Bryce Dion was a long term member of the Cops team and a very talented and dedicated person.”

Dion had been with Langley Productions for seven years and had recently been promoted to sound supervisor, a Langley Productions producer said.

Cops embeds camera crews with police units and uses no narration, other than the dialogue of the officers and those they come into contact with. The show is described on its website as one of the first “true and unscripted reality shows.”