It’s the final days of the survey about science and music. If you haven’t yet taken it, you can do so here. If you want to know what one lucky survey participant can win, check here. (It’s so much stuff!) When you diligently click your way through the questions, there...
Recently, I got invited to a meeting of Eindhoven's Social Media Club, which has interesting meetings in the knowledge city capital of The Netherlands [ref]. This months topic was Open Data and I was asked to present Open Data in research, which I eagerly accepted. The quite liked the title too: The great wide Open Data.I very much enjoyed the other presentation too, mostly by Allard Couwenberg, whom gave an excellent introduction into Open Data, which simplified my presentation, allowing
India bears 35% of the world’s rabies burden, according to a new study from the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. That’s second-highest after Haiti, so in pure numbers, India bears the biggest burden. Here’s why you shouldn’t be surprised (all data from GARC). 1. Vaccination coverage of dogs Among the BRICS nations, India has the […]
“There’s actually no such thing as big science; we should really be calling it big engineering” - The Big Problem With “Big Science” Ventures—Like the Human Brain ProjectThis piece articulates what many have said of ‘computer-based’ drug trials, and ‘connectomics’ simulating complexity of nervous systems such as the brain from the “bottom-up”. It’s “premature at best, and fundamentally flawed at
For any alternative fuel in transport, the key question is: what about infrastructure? As in, how much does infrastructure cost, what are the environmental effects, and who is actually going to pay...
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