A University of Vienna invention is turning our smartphones into a network of processing power. The Samsung Power Sleep App was developed by Samsung in Austria, as a collaboration with the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna. Samsung Power Sleep lets you donate the processing power of your smartphone or tablet to assist researchers with the decryption of protein sequences. This decryption is an essential part of cancer and Alzheimer’s research (as well […]
The US District Court ‑ Middle District of Florida has invalidated a set of patents as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101 as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Alice Corp. (2014). Many people are rushing to conclude that the end of software patents is nigh. However, this isn’t the case. Most of the “patents” that … Continue reading →
The use of unnecessary medical tests and procedures driven by a fear of malpractice lawsuits, commonly known as 'defensive medicine', has been estimated to cost up to $46 billion annually in the U.S.
It used to be that we didn't want medical decisions being made by insurance companies, and instead they became dictated by lawyers.
For a recent paper, the authors estimated the cost of defensive medicine on three services – tests, procedures or hospitalizations – by