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March 25, 2015

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12:00 AM | Water Testing & Analysis Market by Product (TOC, PH, DO, Conductivity, Turbidity), Product Type (Portable, Handheld, Benchtop), Application (Laboratory, Industrial, Environmental, Government) & Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 ..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global water testing & analysis market is dominated by Europe & North America. Developed European countries are emerging as leading exporters of water testing & analysis to the developing regions. The Asia-Pacific region is one of the prominent importer as well as manufacturer of water testing & analysis instruments. This region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 7.0% from 2014 to 2019. The growing government regulations and increasing environmental concerns are […]
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12:00 AM | Infrared Imaging Market by Component (IR Lens System, IR Detector, and Other Components), Technology (Cooled, Uncooled), wavelength (Short, Medium, Long Infrared), Application and Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Infrared imaging is a technique of ascertaining things/objects in the dark, by detecting the heat signature. The infrared imaging report is segregated based on components, technologies, wavelengths, applications and geographic regions. IR imaging cameras are widely used in several applications, which include consumer electronics, surveillance, industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical and firefighting. The global IR imaging market size is estimated to grow from $5,369 million in […]
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12:00 AM | Tumor Ablation Market by Procedure Volume, technology (RF, Microwave, Cryoablation, Others), Department (Interventional Radiology, Surgery, Oncology), Application (Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Metastasis) - Global Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global tumor ablation market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 11.5% during 2014-2019, and is expected to reach a value of 462.0 Million in 2019. A number of factors such as growing geriatric population, coupled with an increasing population base of cancer patients, technological advancements in the ablation devices, growing awareness about ablation procedures over conventional therapeutic and surgical procedures, and rising number of hospitals and surgical centers are fuelling the growth of […]

March 24, 2015

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9:00 PM | How should journals handle multiple allegations from the same person?
It’s not uncommon for us to hear from overworked journal editors that they are faced with a deluge of allegations about a particular author’s papers. And while we think it’s the responsibility of said editors to make sure their publications are as transparent as possible, we’re also sympathetic to the demands that investigations can take. […]The post How should journals handle multiple allegations from the same person? appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:30 PM | Retraction after education researcher tries to repeat a grade–er, paper
An education journal has yanked a 2014 article by a pair of scholars in Asia after discovering one had already published a “substantially similar” article. The article, “Dynamic nature of washback on individual learners: the role of possible selves” in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, is about how taking a major English test influenced […]The post Retraction after education researcher tries to repeat a grade–er, paper appeared first on […]
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1:30 PM | Authors retract PNAS Epstein-Barr virus paper for “anomalous and duplicated” figures
PNAS has retracted a paper on the cancer-causing Epstein-Barr virus just two months after publication, in a notice that fingers a now-former graduate student for manipulating figures. The paper tries to explain how Epstein-Barr virus blocks the immune system’s attempts to destroy it. According to the notice, the three “nonexperimentalist authors” – identified in the paper as two […]The post Authors retract PNAS Epstein-Barr virus paper for […]
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11:34 AM | ‘Open Source, Open Science’ meeting report – March 2015
On March 19th and 20th, the Center for Open Science hosted a small meeting in Charlottesville, VA, convened by COS and co-organized by Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab) and Titus Brown (UC Davis). People working across the open science ecosystem attended, including publishers, infrastructure non-profits, public policy experts, community builders, and academics. The post ‘Open Source, Open Science’ meeting report – March 2015 appeared first on GigaBlog.
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3:00 AM | Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
By Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek Synopsis: Even if you’ve never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable […]
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12:00 AM | Smart Pills Market by Application (Capsule Endoscopy, Drug Delivery, Patient Monitoring), by Target Area (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine), by Geography - Global Forecast to 2024..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global smart pills market is segmented on the basis of applications and regions. The market by applications is categorized into capsule endoscopy, drug delivery, and patient monitoring. On the basis of regions, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World (RoW: Pacific countries, Africa, and Latin America). The Smart pills market in 2014 is valued at 1.56B. It is forecasted to reach 3.83B in the year 2020, growing at a CAGR of 16.16% (2014 – 2020). […]
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12:00 AM | Fluoropolymer Market by Types (PTFE, PVDF, FEP, and Fluoroelastomers), by Applications (Automotive & Transportation, Electrical & Electronics, Chemical Processing, and Industrial Equipment) - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global fluoropolymers market in terms of revenue was estimated to be worth $6,176.9 million in 2013 and is projected to reach $8,816.4 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 6.2% during the period under study. Asia-Pacific region dominated the global fluoropolymers market demand in 2013. Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing market in the forecast period owing to the rapid advancement and increasing demand from key countries such as China, Japan and India....
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12:00 AM | Oncology Information Systems Market Software (Patient Information System & TPS), & Professional Service), Application (Medical, Radiation, & Surgical Oncology), End User (Hospital, Government Institution, & Research Center) - Global Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global oncology information system market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% in the forecast period. Development of technologically advanced OIS, increasing prevalence of cancer, rapidly aging population, and increasing adoption of oncology information systems are key factors fuelling growth of the oncology information system market. However, shortage of healthcare IT professionals and high maintenance and service expenditure are some of the key restraints hampering the market....
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12:00 AM | Transplant Diagnostics Market by Technology (Serological, MLC, PCR, NGS), Antigen (HLA Class I & II), Product (Instrument, Reagent, Kits), Application (Diagnostic, Research), End User (Hospitals, Diagnostic Centers, Academia) - Global Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global transplant diagnostics market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during 2014-2019, and is expected to reach a value of ~645.0 Million in 2019. A number of factors such as growing geriatric population, coupled with an increasing population base for chronic disease patients, technological advancement in the field of HLA typing, rising number of solid organ, soft tissue, and stem cell-based transplantation procedures across the world, and increased public-private investments to develop […]
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12:00 AM | Polypropylene Catalysts Market by Type (Ziegler–Natta, Metallocene, and Co-Catalyst systems), by PP Manufacturing Process (Solvent, Bulk Slurry, and Gas phase) - Global trends & forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The Global Polypropylene Catalysts market is anticipated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4%-5% from 2014 to 2019. This growth is majorly driven by the metallocene catalysts markets which are increasingly being preferred over Ziegler-Natta systems for the manufacture of high grade polypropylene and other elastomers. Polypropylene manufacture is a billion-dollar business, which has seen about 5% annual growth rate in consumption in recent years....
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12:00 AM | Enteral Feeding Devices Market by Product (Feeding Pump, Feeding Tube, Giving Set, Enteral Syringe), Stage (Adult, Paediatrics), Application (Oncology, Gastroenterology, Neurology) & End User (Hospital, Ambulatory Care) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The enteral feeding devices market has experienced significant growth over the last decade. This market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2019 and is not significantly impacted by the economic downturn. The growing global aging population; growing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, neurological disorders, and increasing number of preterm births are factors fuelling the growth of this market. […]

March 23, 2015

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3:30 PM | An end to fake papers? New software to check for SCIgen-created manuscripts
Sorry, fans of papers by Maggie Simpson and I. P. Freely, your days of chortling may be coming to an end. Springer, responding to a case last year in which it and IEEE had to eventually retract more than 120 papers created by SCIgen, is making software that detects such manuscripts freely available. From a […]The post An end to fake papers? New software to check for SCIgen-created manuscripts appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:03 PM | Plastics Recycling - Good News and Bad News
A couple of recent online reports highlight the "interesting" times that plastics recycling faces. (By "interesting", I'm referring to the infamous non-Chinese, Chinese curse of living in interesting times.)First, the good news: The American Chemistry Council is reporting that the recycling rates for plastic films took a nice jump up last year of over 11%. The research organization that performed the study "attributes the gain to a combination of increased collection and more comprehensive […]
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1:30 PM | PubPeer Selections: Promoting homeopathy; comments lead to Cell and JBC corrections
PubPeer failed to convince a Michigan judge last week that they should be able to keep the identity of one of their commenters confidential. Here’s another installment of PubPeer Selections: “The American Chemical Society is truly embarrassing itself in publishing such a terrible study, which is being referred to by practitioning homeopaths to support their […]The post PubPeer Selections: Promoting homeopathy; comments lead to Cell and JBC corrections appeared first on […]
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3:00 AM | The Altruistic Brain: How We Get To Be Naturally Good
By Donald W Pfaff Synopsis: Since the beginning of recorded history, law and religion have provided “rules” that define good behavior. When we obey such rules, we assign to some external authority the capacity to determine […]
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12:01 AM | Science Book A Day Interviews Mick Manning
Special thanks to Mick Manning for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – My Body Book Mick Manning and Brita Granström have been collaborating together, sharing both illustration and text, for twenty years. Their […]
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12:00 AM | Mobile Money Market by Transaction Mode, Nature of Payment, Location, Type of Purchase, & by Industry (BFSI, Telecom & IT, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Retail, Travel & Hospitality, Transportation & Logistics, Others) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The innovation in mobile phones has enormously changed the lives of the people all around the world. The proliferation of mobile phones spans across people of different age groups and leveraging the mobile phone for different usages. Over the years, the multi-functionalities of the mobile devices have diversified and intensified to become a comprehensive electronic device. The global mobile money market is expected to grow from $12.34 billion in 2014 to $78.02 billion by 2019, at a Compound […]
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12:00 AM | Protein Engineering Market by Technology (Rational Protein Design, Irrational Protein Design), Product (Instrument, Services), Protein Type (Monoclonal Antibodies, Interferon, Growth Hormone), End User (Academics Institutes, CROs) - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Based on protein type, the market is categorized into monoclonal antibodies, insulin, erythropoietins, interferons, colony stimulating factor, growth hormones, coagulation factor, vaccines and others (interleukins, follicle stimulating hormones, enzyme replacement). Monoclonal antibodies is the largest as well as fastest growing segment of the protein engineering protein type market. This growth is attributed to the increase in adoption of them for various therapies such as cancer and […]

March 22, 2015

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11:02 PM | British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) 2014 Shortlist
These are the sci-fi books recently shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards for Best Novel of 2014. The winners will be announced April, 2015. Click for more information. Thanks to Megan from couchtomoon for reminding me […]
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3:00 AM | Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen
By Jane Hawking Synopsis: Complete with exclusive photographs of the couple, this moving and engaging memoir written by Stephen Hawking’s first wife covers the turbulent years of her marriage with the astrophysics genius, her traumatic divorce, and […]

March 21, 2015

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3:01 PM | Weekend reads: Widespread p-hacking; sexism in science (again); retraction totals
This week at Retraction Watch featured retractions by a high-profile cancer researcher, and a loss in court for PubPeer. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: P-hacking “is widespread throughout science,” says a new study. A press release is headlined “Scientists unknowingly tweak experiments.” Wow: “I request that you withdraw from handling our manuscript and transfer it […]The post Weekend reads: Widespread p-hacking; sexism in science (again); […]
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3:00 AM | Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch)
By Ann Leckie Synopsis: The sequel to Ancillary Justice, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest […]

March 20, 2015

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3:49 PM | March Madness: Brought to you by Plastic
The United States right now is going through "March Madness", the time of year when the annual college basketball tournament takes place. 64 teams are placed in a single-elimination bracket and over 3 weeks, the national champion is decided. But that is not "the Madness". Instead, "the Madness" comes from all the betting pools that are formed in the workplace or with friends. You get a empty sheet with the pairings and have to pick the winner of all 63 games before the first whistle is blown […]
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3:30 PM | University finds Dutch economist guilty of misconduct; he responds
The Free University of Amsterdam found Peter Nijkamp, one of the nation’s leading economists who has lost several papers for self-plagiarism, guilty of “questionable research practices,” according to the newly released results of an investigation. Nijkamp has published a strongly worded criticism of the report (at least according to Google Translate, since his writing is […]The post University finds Dutch economist guilty of misconduct; he responds appeared first on […]
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1:30 PM | Judge tells PubPeer to hand over information about anonymous commenter; site weighing “options”
A Michigan judge has ruled against a motion by PubPeer to protect the identity of an anonymous commenter, and asked the post-publication peer review site to give her any information they have about the commenter. According to one of the lawyers present, the site said in court the only identifying information it has is an […]The post Judge tells PubPeer to hand over information about anonymous commenter; site weighing “options” appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Why Is Snot Green?: And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers)
By Glenn Murphy Synopsis: Why is snot is green? Do rabbits fart? What is space made of? Where does all the water go at low tide? Can animals talk? What are scabs for? Will computers ever […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Lydia Denworth
Special thanks to Lydia Denworth for answering 7 questions about her recently featured book – I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language I have always been a reader and a lover […]
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