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March 31, 2015

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12:30 PM | We'll all eat grasshoppers--once we know how to raise them
Lizzie Wade in Wired: Go to any market in Mexico and you’ll see piles of grasshoppers—dusted with chile powder, roasted with garlic, sprinkled with lime juice. I’ve eaten grasshoppers ground up in salsas and semi-pulverized in micheladas, their intact legs...
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12:30 PM | Citizen Science Uses Art to Unlock Scientific Knowledge
Citizen Science in Science GossipSince the release of Science Gossip a little less than a month ago, 3,600 volunteers have enthusiastically completed 160,000 classifications of natural history illustrations from the pages of 19th century science periodicals! As a result, the periodicals Recreative Science and Midland Naturalist are now fully classified and both the Magazine of Natural History and Journal of Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology and Meteorology and the Intellectual Observer are […]
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12:26 PM | SSRN Top Downloads - ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
Modified Stage-Gate: A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development ProcessNader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) and University of Malaya (UM)Date posted to database: 16 Dec 2009Last
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12:24 PM | SSRN PROD: Analytical (Product) (Topic)
SSRN eLibrary Search ResultsPROD: Analytical (Product) (Topic) 18,284 Total downloadsShowing Papers 1 - 50 of 100Sort By12 | Next >     Embedded (Lead) Users as Catalysts to Product DiffusionCreativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 151-168, 2015Tim Schweisfurth andCornelius Herstatt Technische Universität München (TUM)andTechnical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)Date Posted: February 19, 2015Accepted Paper SeriesLong Term […]
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12:23 PM | SSRN Top Downloads For PROD: Analytical (Product) (Topic)
1 1,504 Mass Customization at Adidas: Three Strategic Capabilities to Implement Mass CustomizationFrank T. Piller, Evalotte Lindgens and Frank Steiner RWTH Aachen University, RWTH Aachen University and RWTH Aachen University - School of Business and EconomicsDate posted to database: 31 Jan 2012Last Revised: 31 Jan 2012 2 1,404 From Social Media to Social Product Development: The […]
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12:18 PM | by the Hudson river
Filed under: pictures, Running, Travel, University life Tagged: Columbia University, Hudson river, New York city
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12:00 PM | Bayes factors vs p-values
Bayesian analysis and Frequentist analysis often lead to the same conclusions by different routes. But sometimes the two forms of analysis lead to starkly different conclusions. The following illustration of this difference comes from a talk by Luis Pericci last week. He attributes the example to “Bernardo (2010)” though I have not been able to find the exact […]
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12:00 PM | Seafloor hits bottom fast, bounces back slowly after climate change
Seafloor ecosystems are likely to take a millennium or more to recover from climate change, according to research published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That conclusion comes from an analysis of over 5,400 fossil snails, sea stars, and other invertebrates in a sediment core collected off the coast of Santa
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12:00 PM | The Cantor Function: Angel or Devil?
When you’re looking at it, it just stays there, constant and still. But if you turn your back for just an instant at a point in the Cantor set, the function grows impossibly quickly. It’s not... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:00 PM | Tuesday Crustie: Made in Taiwan
Even though I’m nominally an expert in crustaceans, I’m embarrassed by how little I know about them. If I was walking down a beach and saw this little guy, I would recognize it as Emerita – which I should, since they were one of the species in my doctoral thesis! – but I would be completely oblivious to this being a new species.I might, and I stress might, clue into to the colour. The blue patch at the front around the eyes is something that is different than in other […]
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11:47 AM | Ig Nobel Prize-winning research produces tear-less onions
Chemistry research that led to an Ig Nobel Prize has now led to an onion that does not cause tears,  reportedly. The Wall Street Journal‘s JapanRealtime blog reports: No Crying in the Kitchen: Japan Firm Engineers Tear-Less Onions House Foods Group Inc. knows its onions. The Japanese food maker, whose researchers have been studying the chemistry of onions for […]
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11:32 AM | A simple bounce test for lively versus dying batteries
This video shows how a mechanical “bounce test” can reveal how much electrical charge remains in an ordinary alkaline AA battery: Chemistry World magazine explains: “Inspired by a YouTube video, scientists in the US have confirmed that a simple bounce test can be used as a technique to indicate charge in a battery… A team led by Daniel […]
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11:30 AM | Some superbugs lurk in Britain’s surf
In Great Britain’s coastal waters, surfers and swimmers are exposed to low levels of drug-resistant E. coli, a new study finds.
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11:30 AM | Nous Sommes Humains...
Topics: Diversity, Diversity in Science, Economy, Jobs, STEM, Women in ScienceA re-post that, after consideration, I decided not to edit [much] in content, with exception of the post title ("we are humans"), since much of its form and content is still quite relevant. As Dean Kamen has been known to say: "you get what you celebrate." In a society centered on celebrity without talent where we celebrate the vile and absurd; confused between controversy, journalism and governance, we all appear to […]
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11:23 AM | Eek! How your face reveals your body's real age
Looking good… or bad: Software that uses a 3D image of your face can predict how quickly your body is ageing
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11:00 AM | The Psychology of Dating
In this age of rationality and endless data, intuition is often looked upon as an inferior means of problem-solving. Yet in many situations, even in the hard sciences, it is the most useful means of all. “I believe in intuitions and inspirations… I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I […]
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11:00 AM | Shape-Shifting Sensor...
Image Source: NISTTopics: Biology, Diagnostics, Engineering, Medicine, NanotechnologyScientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe, about one-hundredth as wide as a human hair, which is capable of sensitive, high-resolution remote biological sensing that is not possible with current technology. If eventually put into widespread use, the design could have a […]
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10:52 AM | There is crying in science. That’s okay.
People cry. Scientists are people. Therefore, scientists cry. So why is it that scientists and academics can get so freaked out by a colleague or student crying? I cried through my entire defense. I was completely embarrassed by it at … Continue reading →
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10:44 AM | African-Americans Receive Heart Transplants at Hospitals With Poor Performance Track Records
About five million people in the US suffer from heart failure, and approximately half of them die within five years of being diagnosed. Only about 2,500 people a year receive a heart transplant – the treatment of last resort. A new heart can be life-saving, but it is also life-changing. Even under the best conditions, the surgery is complex, and recovery carries a heavy physical and emotional burden. And not all heart transplant recipients fare equally well after the surgery.... Read more

Kilic, A., Higgins, R., Whitson, B. & Kilic, A. (2015). Racial Disparities in Outcomes of Adult Heart Transplantation, Circulation, 131 (10) 882-889. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011676

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10:34 AM | Cometary Carbon Painted Planet Mercury Black, Says Study
Carbon from cometary material that bombards Mercury, the first planet from the Sun, may be the reason the planet’s surface is heavily dark, says new research published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Why Mercury is much darker than its closest airless neighbor, our Moon, has long been a mystery to planetary researchers. Airless bodies are [...]
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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: March 31, 2015
When I think upon moments I experienced pure joy, I’m reminded that accomplishment and success while important, pale in the light of what really matters. None of the following are dependent […]
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10:30 AM | Is your face the same age as you are?
Researchers spot biological differences in those faces that don’t match their age
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10:29 AM | President Obama talks to The Wire Creator David Simon
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10:27 AM | Political Cartooning after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks
Jonathan Guyer in Nieman Reports: The Charlie Hebdo murders, and an attack aimed at Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who had drawn images of the Prophet Muhammad many Muslims considered offensive, a month later in Copenhagen, focused attention on the threat...
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10:21 AM | Review: The New Prophets of Capital
Last night I finished reading Nicole Aschoff’s new book, The New Prophets of Capital, which was published as part of the Jacobin series of books. Here’s a description from their website of their book series: The Jacobin series features short interrogations of politics, economics, and culture from a socialist perspective, as an avenue to radical political practice. […]
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10:00 AM | Health & Safety Monitoring in Mining
Health & Safety Monitoring in Mining Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2015 – Released WHS Regulations require the Mine Operator to ensure that health monitoring is carried out for workers that are exposed to risks associated with mining operations. As a result, Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and […] The post Health & Safety Monitoring in Mining appeared first on Safety Risk.
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9:56 AM | It’s Not What You Think: How Feelings Impact Decision Making and At-Risk Behavior
What motivates your employees to choose risky behavior vs. a safer alternative? Are they even aware that they are making these decisions? Recent research in human behavior and the neurosciences suggests that we are far more irrational than was previously believed, and our decisions are driven primarily by experiences and our feelings associated with them. It’s [...]
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9:46 AM | Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: A Personal Account (Part 2)
Click here to read part 1 of this story. Like a procession of overdressed zombies holding walking poles, we’ve been staggering uphill on this loose volcanic rock since midnight. My watch reads 4:14am. Although our pace rivals that of a … Continue reading »
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9:41 AM | Evolving a Whale-Shrimp
Our oceans were filled with amazing animals that tell us about the past and the way evolution works.
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9:35 AM | OSHA: Roofing Contractor Ignored Electrocution Hazards that Killed Worker
Andrew “CK” Sakala Jr. was fatally electrocuted on a roofing job at a Tarentum, Pa., home in September 2014 when the aluminum ladder he was using came into contact with a 7,200-volt power line. According to OSHA, Sakala’s employer, Kolek Woodshop Inc., showed a “blatant disregard” for worker safety when three days later, the employer sent [...]
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