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July 02, 2014

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8:28 PM | (Video sponsorizzato) – Lg lancia Knock Code™ per uno smartphone sempre più pratico e sicuro
Con la funzione Knock On ora è possibile accendere e spegnere il display del tuo smartphone semplicemente toccando lo schermo, con una sequenza di tocchi impostata a tuo piacimento. Sarà possibile creare una combinazione touch partendo da un minimo di…Read more →

June 30, 2014

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7:33 PM | Anonymization Gone Wrong
Recently, New York City released a dataset containing information on over 170 million taxi rides in the city. While this information is a treasure-trove of information for researchers, the dataset itself is problematic due to anonymization gone wrong. This is … Continue reading →
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6:28 PM | Around the Apocalyptic Web: The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats
The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats Facebook’s massive psychology experiment likely illegal Facebook and Engineering the Public College graduates earn more, but that doesn’t prove college is worth it Mirrortocracy: The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture Google’s latest empire-building tactic: cheap phones How Crowdworkers Became the Ghosts…
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2:57 PM | Summertime, and the Readin’ is Easy
I have a half-dozen more substantive and/or reflective, work-related blog posts partially written in my drafts box, but it’s summertime and the warm weather, the slower pace, the better parking at work… well it just seems I can’t finish any one of those. So, as I looked at the pile of books on my coffee table […]

June 28, 2014

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12:42 PM | Introduction to open peer review
Last post we talked about traditional peer review, which is at least single-blinded. This time we will focus on Open Peer Review (OPR). The narrowest way to describe OPR is as a process in which the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Editorial (2006). Peer review on trial, Nature, 441 (7094) 668-668. DOI: 10.1038/441668a

Faulkes, Z. (2014). The Vacuum Shouts Back: Postpublication Peer Review on Social Media, Neuron, 82 (2) 258-260. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.03.032

Ford, E. (2013). Defining and Characterizing Open Peer Review: A Review of the Literature, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 44 (4) 311-326. DOI: 10.3138/jsp.44-4-001

Pöschl U (2012). Multi-stage open peer review: scientific evaluation integrating the strengths of traditional peer review with the virtues of transparency and self-regulation., Frontiers in computational neuroscience, 6 33. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22783183

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June 27, 2014

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5:41 PM | My current to-read list
I've been keeping a million tabs open at work and a home, because I haven't even had the time to add things to my citation manager... I also have some things in print that I've been carrying back and forth to work every day (boy is my bag heavy!).  Most of these things probably rate […]
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3:26 PM | Lotta ai tumori: italiano scopre un meccanismo per rallentarli con le staminali
Correggere il comportamento delle cellule tumorali, trattando il cancro come una patologia in parte reversibile. E’ questo l’approccio usato da Pier Mario Biava, ricercatore dell’Irccs Multimedica Milano, che e’ riuscito a isolare alcuni fattori di differenziazione cellulare in grado di…Read more →
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10:40 AM | Ricerca italiana: un sensore sottopelle è in grado di prevedere l’ictus
L’ictus rappresenta la terza causa di morte in Italia. Con la recente scoperta realizzata dal gruppo di ricerca del Policlinico Gemelli di roma, in collaborazione con il campus biomedico e altri atenei europei e americani, si spera che questa classifica…Read more →
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9:30 AM | No Cash Day: installato a Roma Robocoin Kiosk, il primo ATM Bitcoin
Da oggi è possibile acquistare presso l’ATM apposito installato a roma, la moneta virtuale bitcoin. Si tratta dell’unico ATM Bitcoin bidirezionale attualmente esistente in Italia, destinato ad essere il primo di una lunga serie. La novità viene dagli USA. Si…Read more →

June 26, 2014

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4:20 PM | Morso Suarez-Chiellini: ce lo spiega la scienza
È finita, purtroppo, come tutti sappiamo. Ieri l’Italia è stata eliminata dall’Uruguay dopo una partita oggettivamente pessima (qui il nostro riassunto in gif e qui le pagelle della rete), iniziata male e finita anche peggio. Ma all’Arena das Dunas di Natal, ieri, non è andato in scena solo un brutto calcio: mentre…Read more →
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4:03 PM | Decreto spalma incentivi fotovoltaico: ecco le ultime news
Decreto spalma incentivi fotovoltaico: ecco le ultime news E’ stato pubblicato in Gazzetta Ufficiale il nuovo decreto spalma incentivi, destinato a creare malumori e mugugni per i titolari di impianti fotovoltaici di taglia superiore ai 200 kW, i quali vedranno…Read more →
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12:06 PM | Around the Web: MOOCs: Expectations and Reality and other recent reports
I’m always interested in the present and future of libraries. There’s a steady stream of reports from various organizations that are broadly relevant to the (mostly academic) library biz but they can be tough to keep track of. I thought I’d aggregate some of those here. Of course I’ve very likely missed a few, so…

June 25, 2014

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8:06 PM | Scientific RDM course this fall at Simmons
Simmons GSLIS is offering a Scientific Research Data Management class, 532G-01, this upcoming fall semester at Simmons’ Boston and Simmons West (Mt Holyoke) campuses simultaneously via videocasting on Saturday mornings from 9-12 pm.  The class will be taught by a …read more
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4:15 PM | Open Government Data im Saarland
 ein Artikel aus den Saarbrücker Heften jetzt frei zugänglich
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