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February 04, 2015

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3:00 AM | The Science of Doctor Who
By Paul Parsons Synopsis: Almost fifty years after he first crossed the small screen, Doctor Who remains a science fiction touchstone. His exploits are thrilling, his world is mind-boggling, and that time travel machine-known as the […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Jon Agar
Special thanks to Jon Agar for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond I am a Professor of Science and Technology Studies. I write on contemporary technologies (mobile […]
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12:00 AM | Mobile Security Market by Solution (Mobile Identity Management, Mobile Data Protection, Mobile Device Management, Mobile VPN, MAM) & by Service (Implementation, Training & Support, Consulting, and Managed services) – Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The total mobile security market is expected to grow from $1507.7 million in 2014 to $5754.8 million by 2019, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.7% from 2014 to 2019...
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12:00 AM | Construction Adhesive Market by Type (Silicone, Epoxy, Polyurethane), by Technology (Waterborne, Solvent borne, Thermoset Resin), and by Application (On site, Offsite, Civil) - Global Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The report includes three different types of construction adhesive and sealant that are water borne adhesives, solvent borne adhesives, and others. There are a large number of adhesive and sealant applications in construction, including carpet laying, ceramic tile, concrete, pipe cements, countertop lamination, flooring underlayment, drywall lamination, HVAC, pre-finished panels, roofing and wall covering. Adhesive and sealant must offer good bond strength, temperature stability, weather […]

February 03, 2015

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7:00 PM | Fraud’s long tail: Measles outbreak shows why it’s important to look downstream of retractions
As Retraction Watch readers know, public health officials are concerned about a U.S. measles outbreak. As The New York Times notes: The United States has already had more cases of measles in the first month of 2015 than the number that is typically diagnosed in a full year. This follows a year in which the number of […]The post Fraud’s long tail: Measles outbreak shows why it’s important to look downstream of retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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4:30 PM | After 25 years, AIDS fraud comes back swinging
Henk Buck, a Dutch chemist who once claimed he could cure AIDS, is back, publishing a long explanation of why he was right all along in a journal by what Jeffrey Beall calls a possible predatory publisher. Buck spent a few months in 1990 as a hero. In April of that year, he and his team published […]The post After 25 years, AIDS fraud comes back swinging appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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2:30 PM | Law student retracts paper from journal of Shariah law
A PhD candidate in the law school of University of Malaya in Malaysia retracted a paper from a journal on Islamic law in governments, because he failed to add his deceased advisor as an author. The paper, which calls government secularism in Bangladesh “shadow rather than substance,” was published in Jurnal Syariah, which translates to Shariah Journal. It […]The post Law student retracts paper from journal of Shariah law appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Planet Hunter: Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Earths
By Vicki Oransky Wittenstein Synopsis: He has discovered more planets than anyone in history. In this inspiring true story, winner of the American Institute of Physics Award, Geoff Marcy’s love of space helped him overcome struggles […]
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12:00 AM | Top 10 Bestselling Science Books in the UK
1. Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh Do No Harm offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in […]
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12:00 AM | Video on Demand (VOD) Market by Solution (Pay TV, OTT, IPTV), by Delivery (TVOD, SVOD, NVOD), by Application (Entertainment, Education and Training, Video Kiosk, E-commerce, Digital Libraries), and by Geography - Global Forecast and Analysis to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The viewer’s get the liberty to request immediate access to video content on their personal computers and televisions through video on demand. It involves all those service providers across the globe that makes content available to consumers. There are many players involved such as TV providers, movie studios, retailers and technological outfits. A wide array of video programming is offered by VoD including sports, entertainment, educational programs, and films. Television is always […]

February 02, 2015

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10:05 PM | Meet the new Retraction Watch editor: Alison McCook
Retraction Watch readers, please join us in welcoming Alison McCook to the fold. We’re thrilled that McCook, an award-winning Philadelphia-based science writer and editor, began as editor today. Adam and Ivan have both had the pleasure of working with Alison over the years. Ivan met her when she was a reporter for Reuters Health more […]The post Meet the new Retraction Watch editor: Alison McCook appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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4:30 PM | Unspecified questions earn central line study an expression of concern
The American Journal of Infection Control has issued an expression of concern for a paper looking at ways to reduce infections associated with central venous catheters, or central lines. The catheters are placed directly into a large vein and end close to the heart, allowing long-term access for medication or fluid administration. According to the CDC, infections associated with central […]The post Unspecified questions earn central line study an expression of […]
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2:30 PM | Conflict of interest, figure issues net retraction for cancer paper
Two major problems sunk this cancer paper. For one, many of the images were copied from another paper. In addition, one of the authors did not disclose that he was the president of a related company, nor that his company provided reagents for the experiments. It’s not clear when the paper was published, but a […]The post Conflict of interest, figure issues net retraction for cancer paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter
By Susan Pinker Synopsis: In her surprising, entertaining, and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity. From birth to death, human beings […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Pascal Lee
Special thanks to Pascal Lee for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Mission: Mars I’m a planetary scientist with two non-profit research organizations, the Mars Institute and the SETI Institute. I’m also director […]
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12:00 AM | Mobile Middleware Market by Enterprise Applications (ERP, CRM, Legacy applications), by Services (Messaging, Remote procedure call, Resource Discovery, Security Services, Storage Services, Data synchronization) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Mobile middleware is generally used to resolve the challenges faced by mobile applications executing in mobile data and wifi that may be slow and have high latency. Mobile middleware is mobile based application that provides services and interoperability beyond mobile operating systems to various components and applications of a distributed system. ...
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12:00 AM | Refurbished Medical Equipment Market (Ultrasound, MRI, CT Scanner, C-Arm, Nuclear Imaging Systems, Hurt-Lung Machines, Surgical, CO2 Monitor, Patient Monitor, Pulse Oximeter, AED Defibrillator, Cath Labs, Strechers, Endoscopy) - Global Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global refurbished medical equipment market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.5% in the forecast period. Growing demand for low-cost medical devices due to financial constraints, increasing privatization in the healthcare sector, and rising adoption of refurbished medical devices in emerging countries are the key factors fuelling the growth of the refurbished medical equipment market. The global refurbished medical equipment market is estimated to grow expected to reach $9.37 billion by […]
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12:00 AM | Molecular Weight Marker Market by Products (DNA, RNA, Protein Ladders), by Type (Prestained, Specialty), by Application (PCR, Western Blotting, Gel Extraction), by End User (Academic Institutes, Pharmaceutical Companies, CRO) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global molecular weight markers market was valued at $265.36 million in 2014 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 12.23 % between 2014 and 2019, to reach $472.47 million in 2019. Increased research and development spending by biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, increasing public funding for life science research, and new innovations in genomics and proteomics research will drive the growth of the molecular weight markers market....
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12:00 AM | Generator Sales Market by Type(Diesel and Gas), by Power Range (0-100,100-350,350-750KVA and above), by End User (Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Others) & by Region - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The demand for electric power is growing in large and developing countries such as China, India, and Brazil. Generators are gaining importance in commercial and industrial applications as they mandate uninterrupted power supply for few applications. The global generator sales market is expected to reach $22.40 billion by 2019, from $16.6 billion, at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2014 to 2019....
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12:00 AM | Medical Adhesives Market by Natural Resin Type (Collagen, Fibrin), by Synthetic & Semi-Synthetic Resin Type (Acrylic, Cyanoacrylate, Epoxy, Silicone, Polyurethane), by Formulating Technology (Water, Solvent, Solids & Hot Melt) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global medical adhesives market, along with its applications, has witnessed a high growth for the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. Some of the growth of adhesives in the disposable medical device market will result from improved processing methods and technology and not just new adhesive advancements. Application and curing equipment play a critical role in the design and manufacture of these devices. The medical adhesives market is estimated to […]
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12:00 AM | Asia-Pacific Submersible Pump Market by Type (Borewell & Openwell), by Industry (Chemical, Construction, Energy and Power, Water and Sewage, and Others), by Application (Industrial, Agriculture, and Domestic), and by Country - Trends and Forecasts to 2014 - 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The Asia-Pacific submersible pumps market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2014 to 2019. China was the single-largest market for submersible pumps in 2013, holding 29.1% share, and is set to continue its dominance till 2019. It is likely to emerge as the fastest growing market during the forecast period, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.0% from 2014 to 2019, followed by India at 6.9% and Indonesia at 6.7% during the same period....

February 01, 2015

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11:00 PM | Science Book a Day 10 Most Popular Books in January 2015
1. Fahrenheit 451 2. Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin 3. How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain 4. Gravity’s Rainbow 5. Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the […]
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5:18 PM | Retraction Watch “mischaracterized the reason for a retraction:” Harlan Krumholz responds to a post
On Friday, we reported on the retraction and republication of a paper in The Lancet. One of the paper’s authors, Yale’s Harlan Krumholz, took issue with how we characterized the reason for the retraction. We offered him a chance to write a guest post about the situation, which we are pleased to publish below. Please […]The post Retraction Watch “mischaracterized the reason for a retraction:” Harlan Krumholz responds to a post appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | My Body Book
By Mick Manning and Brita Granström Synopsis: A fun introduction to the human body, ‘My Body Book’ features half-page flaps which open to reveal what really goes on beneath the skin of the human body. […]

January 31, 2015

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3:13 PM | Weekend reads: Savage peer reviews, cosmology claim bites dust, $50 million diet pill hoax
This week at Retraction Watch featured polar opposites: Two new entries in our “doing the right thing” category, and one in our plagiarism euphemism parade. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Have peer reviews become more “savage?” “[T]he biggest claim in cosmology in years has finally officially unraveled:” BICEP2 bites the cosmic dust. The U.S. government […]The post Weekend reads: Savage peer reviews, cosmology claim bites dust, $50 million […]
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3:00 AM | Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery
By Imre Lakatos Synopsis: Proofs and Refutations is essential reading for all those interested in the methodology, the philosophy and the history of mathematics. Much of the book takes the form of a discussion between a […]
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12:00 AM | Pico Projector Market by Product Type (USB, Stand-Alone, Embedded), Technology (DLP, LCOS, LBS), Brightness, Number of Pixels, Component, Application (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Healthcare and Business), and Geography - Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The pico projector market is expected to grow the pico projector market is estimated to reach $9.32 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 39.82% between 2014 and 2020. This growth is mainly due to the increasing use of pico projector in applications such as healthcare, consumer electronics, and other applications such as corporate, industrial, automotive, education, and aerospace & defense. Digital light processing (DLP) accounted for a market share of 54.17% in 2014 and is expected to grow at a […]
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12:00 AM | Defibrillators Market by Product (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Single & Dual Chamber, CRT-D, & S-ICD) and External (Monitor/Defibrillator, AED, & Wearable)), by End User (Hospital, Pre-hospital, Public Access, & Home) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global defibrillators market is estimated to grow $12.9 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2014 to 2019. Factors such as development of technologically advanced defibrillators, rapid growth in aging population with high risk of target diseases, rising incidences of cardiovascular disease, growing focus of public and private organizations and key market players toward public access defibrillators, and increasing number of training and awareness programs across the globe are propelling […]
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12:00 AM | Data Center Logical Security Market by Solutions Types (Threat and Application Security Solutions, Access Control and Compliance, Data Protection Solutions), by Services Type, by Data Center Type, by Vertical, and by Regions - Forecasts and Analysis 2014 - 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global data center Logical security market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. Global rise in the adoption of cloud computing, virtualization and increasing security concern of curtail data are some of the key factors that are fueling the growth of the data center logical security market. However, availability of low cost, substitute software solutions and, low awareness of solutions and its benefits are some of the key factors hampering the growth of this […]

January 30, 2015

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10:33 PM | Market Research Reports
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