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April 10, 2015

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12:30 AM | Winner of the 2014 British Science Fiction Award (BSFA) Prize Announced!
The BSFA Awards were announced on Sunday the 5th of April at Heathrow in the UK. Congratulations to Ann Leckie who won the award for Best Novel for Ancillary Sword. Leckie won the award last […]
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12:00 AM | #flashbackfriday: The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
#flashbackfriday this week was featured on March 11, 2014. The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable by James Owen Weatherall. The book is an examination of the limited models that led to the financial […]
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12:00 AM | Nano Cellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others), Application (Composites and Packaging, Paper and Paper Board, Biomedicine, Rheology Modifier, Flexible Electronics and Sensors, and Others), and Geography - Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Nano cellulose have rising applications in composites and packaging industry and in biomedicine due to its unique and promising natural material extracted from native cellulose that are extracted from plants, animals and bacteria. Nano cellulose may be of different types and are used in various applications. There are wide variety of nano cellulose applications, for instance in the manufacture of both paper and board. The nano cellulose can be used as a strengthening agent in paper with high […]
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12:00 AM | 1,4 Butanediol Market by Technology (Reppe process, Davy process, Butadiene process, Propylene oxide process and others), and by Application (THF, PBT, GBL, PU, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
1,4 Butanediol, commonly known as BDO, is an organic compound predominantly used as a solvent in industrial cleaners and glue removers such as tetrahydrofuran (THF). BDO is a saturated carbon-4 straight-chain dibasic alcohol. It is a colorless and almost odorless viscous liquid at room temperature. It is an important intermediate chemical for tetrahydrofuran and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), polyurethane (PU), and other […]
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12:00 AM | Fluoroelastomers Market by Type (Fluorocarbon Elastomers, Fluorosilicone Elastomers, and Perfluoroelastomers), by Application (O-Rings, Seals & Hoses, Gaskets and Compound Moulding Parts), and by End-User Industries (Automotive, Aerospace, Energy and Power, Chemicals Etc.) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
This report on fluoroelastomers market covers latest market trends and forecasting reports for the global fluoroelastomers industry. Fluoroelastomers are polymeric resins in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms in the polymer chain have been replaced by fluorine. They offer a combination of good chemical resistance, excellent electrical insulation properties, and favorable mechanical properties. These are highly weather resistant and can function in extreme temperature and pressure. The […]
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12:00 AM | Oxo Alcohols Market by Type (N-butanol, 2-ethylhexanol, Isononyl alcohol, Isobutanol, 2-propylheptanol), by Application (Plasticizers, Coatings & adhesives, Lubricant adhesives, Chemical intermediates), by End User - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Oxo alcohols are prepared by reacting olefins with syngas (hydroformulation reaction) under low pressure in presence of rhodium catalyst. The resultant aldehyde is hydrogenated to give Oxo-alcohols. Various olefins such as ethylene, propylene, acetylene can be used as raw materials for preparation of different kinds of Oxo-alcohols. The commercially important Oxo alcohols are n-butanol, 2-ethylhexanol, isobutanol, isononyl alcohol, 2-propyl heptanol. The market of Oxo alcohols is forecasted to […]

April 09, 2015

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7:13 PM | Following criticism, PeerJ reverses policy, won’t break their own embargoes
On Tuesday, I reported that the journal PeerJ had broken its own embargo on a study of the brontosaurus, and had actually planned to in an attempt to “make sure it was published and online correctly before the press started linking to it.” The journal, as I noted, was in essence saying that it was “fine […]
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6:00 PM | Unhappy medium: Penn State website retracts article touting student psychic
Onward State, an alternative student news website for Penn State University, has pulled an article about a student psychic for promoting “one of the most fraudulent, predatory practices around.” The psychic has been given her own reality TV show on ABC Family (an oxymoron if ever there was one). The newspaper had reported the news […]The post Unhappy medium: Penn State website retracts article touting student psychic appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:30 PM | Study by deceased award-winning cancer researcher retracted because some patients were “invented”
A 2002 paper has been retracted by Cancer after some of the authors notified the journal that they hadn’t agreed to submit it — and an investigation found that a number of the patients described had been made up. Here’s the notice for “Radioimmunotherapy of small-volume disease of metastatic colorectal cancer: results of a phase II […]The post Study by deceased award-winning cancer researcher retracted because some patients were “invented” […]
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3:30 PM | La Elsevier que usted conoce no es la única Elsevier
La actual editorial de ciencias Elsevier puede tener el mismo nombre que la venerable casa editorial que publicaba la obra de grandes científicos en los siglos 16 y 17, pero de hecho no hay conexión histórica salvo el nombre. … Read More →

FREDRIKSSON E. (2001). The Dutch Publishing Scene: Elsevier and North-Holland, IOS Press,

FREDRIKSSON, E. H. (2001). The Dutch Publishing Scene: Elsevier and North-Holland., A century of science publishing: a collection of essays.,

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3:30 PM | The Elsevier you know is not the only Elsevier
The current science publisher Elsevier may have the same name as the venerable publishing house that published the work of great scientists in the 16th and 17th century, but there is in fact no historical connection other than the name. … Read More →

FREDRIKSSON E. (2001). The Dutch Publishing Scene: Elsevier and North-Holland, IOS Press,

FREDRIKSSON, E. H. (2001). The Dutch Publishing Scene: Elsevier and North-Holland., A century of science publishing: a collection of essays.,

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3:30 PM | A Elsevier que você conhece não é a única Elsevier
O atual publisher científico Elsevier pode ter o mesmo nome que a reputada casa editorial que publicou o trabalho de grandes cientistas dos Séculos XXVI e XXVII, mas não há, de fato, nenhuma ligação histórica entre eles, exceto o nome. … Read More →

FREDRIKSSON E. (2001). The Dutch Publishing Scene: Elsevier and North-Holland, IOS Press,

FREDRIKSSON, E. H. (2001). The Dutch Publishing Scene: Elsevier and North-Holland., A century of science publishing: a collection of essays.,

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2:16 PM | Material Choices and Testing Protocols for Condoms
Last week Slate magazine published an in-depth article entitled "We Should Have a Better Condom by Now. Here’s Why We Don’t." Before clicking on the link, I would suggest proceeding with caution, as there numerous photographs of condoms on all manners of produce items. In other words, it may be a little bit unsafe for work. Or around children. Or your parents. But I would recommend reading it if you are interested. It provides a serious look at the many sides of something that has […]
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1:30 PM | Stats error has chilling effect on global warming paper
It turns out a 2014 paper that found a surprising pattern of plant migration in response to global warming was not so surprising after all — it’s been retracted by the authors due to a mistake in the statistical analysis. Most studies on migrating populations have found that species around the globe move north to escape the rising […]The post Stats error has chilling effect on global warming paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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4:00 AM | Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World
By Laurie Lawlor (Author), Laura Beingessner (Illustrator) Synopsis: In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, here is a biography of the pioneering environmentalist. “Once you are aware of the wonder and beauty […]
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1:00 AM | Alicia Vaughan Reviews How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
Review by Alicia Vaughan How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain By Gregory Berns It is a widely accepted belief that using dogs in advertisements can increase sales. Using therapy […]
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12:00 AM | Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) Market by Solution (SMS, MMS, Mobile Money, Mobile Infotainment, and Others), by End User (SMBs and Enterprises), by Vertical (BFSI, Government, and Others); and by Geography - Global Forecast and Analysis to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) are defined as mobile services that are offered by mobile service providers apart from the voice communication services. The MVAS such as sending short message service (SMS), multimedia messaging service (MMS), mobile email & IM, mobile money, location based services, mobile advertising, and mobile infotainment enables mobile subscribers to use smart phones and tablets for several non-voice purposes. The overall MVAS market size is expected to grow from […]
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12:00 AM | Marine Propellers Market by Number of Blades (3, 4, 5), by Type (Controllable Pitch Propeller and Fixed Pitch Propeller), by Application (Ship-Defense and Merchant, Boat-Inboard Engine and Outboard Engine, Underwater Vehicles-Submarine and Unmanned), by Material (Aluminum, Bronze and Stainless Steel) - Global Forecasts, Trends & Analysis to 2014 - 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The report provides an analysis of the marine propellers market. The marine propellers market has been growing significantly over the past twenty years due to rise in the demand for new ships. Also, over the last decade, marine technology especially propulsion systems has undergone rapid technological advancements to deliver more efficient output by reducing the consumption of diesel and other non-renewable sources of energy. The marine propellers market is estimated to be valued at $4.76 […]
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12:00 AM | Antimicrobial Plastic Market by Type (Commodity, Engineering, and High Performance Plastics) and by Application (Packaging, Healthcare, Construction, Consumer Goods, Automotive, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020 ..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global antimicrobial plastics market is projected to reach around $3.6 billion by 2020 and register a CAGR of 10% between 2015 and 2020 in terms of value. The growth will be driven by the increasing consumer awareness regarding the significance of antimicrobial plastics. This is expected to give impetus to the global demand for antimicrobial plastics in packaging and healthcare applications. The U.S. is anticipated to be the largest market for antimicrobial plastics, followed by the […]
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12:00 AM | Cosmetic Pigments Market by Type (Commodity Pigments, Special Effect Pigments, High Performance Pigments, Organic Pigments, Natural Colorants, and Pigment Dispersions), by Application (Nail Products, Lip Products, Eye Make-up, Facial Make-up, Hair Color Products, Special Effects Products, and Others), and Geography - Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Cosmetic pigments are used in cosmetics as colorants and cosmetics ingredients that help to enhance the appearance of the human body. The color cosmetic pigments are segmented on the basis of types such as commodity pigments, special effect pigments, high performance pigments, organic pigments, natural colorants, pigment dispersions, and others. The demand for high performance pigments and specialty pigments products are projected to register high CAGR in the next five years as their usage is […]
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12:00 AM | North America Well Completion Equipment & Services Market by Type (Packers, Sand Control Tools, Multi-stage Fracturing Tools, Liner Hangers, Smart Wells, Safety Valves, and Other), by Application & by Country - Trends & Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The shale gas boom coupled with growing demand of energy with increasing drilling activities in offshore and unconventional exploration and production activities is expected to drive the North America completion equipment and services market. It is estimated to reach $5.27 billion by 2019, at CAGR of 2.5% from 2014 to 2019. Latest and highly advanced technology is required in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Canada. High growth in deepwater and ultra deepwater explorations in these regions is […]

April 08, 2015

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3:30 PM | Poll: What to do when peer review feels inadequate?
How should scientists think about papers that have undergone what appears to be a cursory peer review? Perhaps the papers were reviewed in a day — or less — or simply green-lighted by an editor, without an outside look. That’s a question Dorothy Bishop, an Oxford University autism researcher, asked herself when she noticed some […]The post Poll: What to do when peer review feels inadequate? appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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1:30 PM | JCI retracts stem cell paper by Jacob Hanna, citing “figure irregularities”
The Journal of Clinical Investigation has retracted a 2004 paper by Jacob Hanna, a highly cited stem cell researcher in Israel whose work has been dogged by questions about its validity. Questions about the work, and other articles on which Hanna was an author, were raised on PubPeer last November. This is his first retraction. […]The post JCI retracts stem cell paper by Jacob Hanna, citing “figure irregularities” appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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4:00 AM | Sisters & Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World
By Steve Jenkins & Robin Page Synopsis: The award-winning team of What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? and Move! once again create a nonfiction picture book that is amazingly beautiful, fun, and filled […]
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1:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Wade Allison
Special thanks to Wade Allison for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Radiation and Reason: The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear Wade Allison is a Fellow of Keble College and Emeritus Professor […]
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12:00 AM | Healthcare Supply Chain Management Market by Product (Inventory Management, Strategic Sourcing, Warehouse Management, Order Management, Supplier Management, RFID, & Barcode), by Delivery Mode (On Premise, Cloud) & By End User - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The healthcare supply chain management market is categorized on the basis of component, delivery mode, end user, and region. The market, by component, is categorized into software and hardware. Based on delivery mode, the market is categorized into web-based, on-premise, and cloud-based. The market by end user is segmented into manufacturers, distributors, and providers. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia, and the Rest of the World (Pacific countries, the […]
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12:00 AM | Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Systems Market by Operating Principle (OTDR, OFDR), Fiber Type (Single-Mode, Multi-Mode), Application (Oil & Gas Production, Power Cable Monitoring, Fire Detection, Pipeline Leakage Detection), Geography - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2014 - 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Distributed temperature sensing (DTS) systems are devices that use optical fibers as linear sensors to measure temperature. The distributed temperature sensing systems market is expected to grow from $473.6 million in 2013 to $828.4million in 2020 at a CAGR of 8.44%. Oil and gas production is the major application area for DTS systems and this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. The application of the distributed temperature sensing technology has been steadily increasing […]
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12:00 AM | Flight Navigation System Market by Product (Avionics systems, Communication systems), Flight Instrument (Altimeter, Gyroscope, Autopilot, Sensors), Application (Commercial, Military) & by Geography- Forecast & Analysis to 2014 - 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
This report presents the complete analysis and information about the global flight navigation systems market across the time span of six years (2014-2020). A complete analysis of the global flight navigation systems market for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Rest of the World regions has been presented in this report. This report segments the global flight navigation systems market on the basis of flight instruments, product type, navigation system for unmanned aircraft […]
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12:00 AM | Aircraft De-Icing Market by Application (Commercial & Military), by Equipment (De-Icing Trucks, Sweepers, & Others), by Fluid Type (Type I, Type II, Type III, & Type IV), by Geography (North America, Europe & APAC) - Global Forecasts & Analysis to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
This report provides a market analysis of the aircraft de-icing market, over the next five years. It contains an analysis of the drivers, challenges, and restraints that affect the industry, along with their impact from the short, medium, and long term perspectives landscapes. The aircraft de-icing market is expected to reach $1.30 billion by 2020, to register a CAGR of 5.18%...

April 07, 2015

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7:13 PM | PeerJ broke its own embargo on brontosaurus paper — and that’s exactly what they meant to do
By now, if you follow science news, you have no doubt seen coverage of a new study claiming that yes, Brontosaurus really is a dinosaur. That study appeared in PeerJ, a relatively new journal (which, in the interests of full disclosure, has asked me to review a paper). The reason you’re reading about it on […]
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