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Tech27 Sponsors Rebecca’s Rainbow Heart Ebstein’s Anomaly Trust

Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 4:19 pm.

Tech27 will be supporting Rebecca’s Rainbow Heart Ebstein’s Anomaly Trust by sponsoring the Rainbow Ball Fundraising Event due to take place at the Marcliffe Hotel on Saturday 24th May 2014. The funds will be used exclusively to benefit children with the charities Dreams Come True and Rebecca’s Rainbow Heart Ebstein’s Anomaly Trust being the two beneficiaries.Rebecca’s Rainbow Heart Ebstein’s Anomaly Trust SCO41757 is the first and only Registered Charity in the UK dedicated to Ebstein’s Anomaly.

Rebecca’s Rainbow Heart Ebstein’s Anomaly Trust was formed in 2010 and is based in Aberdeen, Scotland. The charity was inspired by Rebecca, a little girl from Aberdeen, who was born with Ebstein’s Anomaly, a life threatening heart defect. In 2010, Rebecca and her family had to travel to the USA for her to undergo life saving heart surgery that is not available in the UK. The trust aims to sponsor a team of specialists from America to come to Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow to carry out this life saving procedure on other children and to train the heart specialists in Scotland in the procedure. There is a Specialist from Boston arriving in April 2014 to operate on children at Yorkhill Hospital.

The Trust also aims to raise funds to provide a Specialist Pediatric Cardiac Nurse to be based at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

RRHEA also campaign for better specialist support services for all children who suffer from congenital heart conditions who live in Scotland.

Tech27 Aid ASI Laser Scanning at Hampi’s Vittala Temple

Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 11:02 am.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has started 3-D laser scanning of structures at UNESCO world heritage site Hampi. This is the second time that ASI has initiated 3-D scanning of heritage structures in Karnataka, with Tipu’s Summer Palace at Bangalore being the first off the block.

3-D laser scanning helps conservation of monuments in the state by revealing even minute cracks and damage in structures. The resulting documentation will then be used to help plan conservation, and also to evaluate work already carried out. After Hampi, the ASI has plans to take up 3-D laser scanning at other important heritage structures in the state as well.

Currently, work is being carried out at Hampi’s Vijaya Vittala temple, one of the principal monuments of Hampi, believed to be of 16th century vintage. “We are doing 3-D laser scanning of major protected monuments. It documents monuments in as-is where-is condition. Cracks and damages to the structures are captured exactly through 3 D images. This helps in preparing the conservation design as we can make close observations,” M Nambirajan, superintending archaeologist, ASI, told Bangalore Mirror.

Since the last four days, experts are busy performing 3-D scanning at the Vijaya Vittala temple, using lasers to reproduce virtual images to study the structure closely. The method has a distinct advantage over the manual process since accurate reading helps to anticipate possible future damages to the structure, sources said.

Once done at the Vittala temple, the scanners will move to the Hazara Rama temple. Next in line would be the Achyutaraya temple. The ASI team has plans to map all important structures at Hampi. “If prepared well in advance, 3-D scanning will help avert collapses at the heritage site,” another official chipped in. “This not only helps conservation, but also saves monument data for future reference.” In the past, sections of the Achyutaraya temple, Kudre Mantapa, and Varaha temple had collapsed at Hampi. The current 3-D scanning will hopefully make a difference in future.

Nambirajan is excited about 3-D laser scanning’s ability to archive details about a structure. “The readings of gopuras and other structures are accurate and readily available for any studies,” he said.

Reported By Chetan R, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Dec 26, 2013, 01.00 AM IS – Link To News –

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