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March 18, 2015

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12:00 AM | Science Book A Day Interviews Nicki Greenberg
Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. They sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. When Nicki […]
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12:00 AM | Chlorine Market by Application (EDC/ PVC, C1 & C2 Aromatics, Inorganic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, Chlorinated Intermediates, Isocyanates, Propylene Oxide, Pulp & Paper, Textiles, Water Treatment, Others), by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Chlorine is required in EDC/PVC, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, C1/C2, aromatics, chlorinated intermediaries, isocyanates, propylene oxide, pulp & paper, water treatment, and others (TiO2 & HCl). The report covers qualitative aspect of chlorine and detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($Million) forecasts of Chlorine along with its application and region....
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12:00 AM | Soda Ash Market by Application (glass, chemicals, soaps and detergents, metallurgy, water treatment, pulp & paper, and others), & Region: Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Soda ash is required in glass, chemicals, soaps and detergents, metallurgy, water treatment, pulp & paper, and other applications. The report covers qualitative aspect of soda ash and detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($Million) forecasts of soda ash along with its application and region. ...
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12:00 AM | Fetal Monitoring Market by Product (Ultrasound, Electronic Fetal Monitors, Electrodes, Doppler, Uterine Contraction, Telemetry), Portability, Method (Invasive), Application (Antepartum, Intrapartum), End User (Hospital, Clinics) - Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The fetal monitoring market is expected to reach $2,346.4 million by 2019 from $1,688.7 million in 2014, at a CAGR of 6.8%. Major factors driving the growth of this market include increasing initiatives from government and non-government bodies for improving maternal/fetal health across the globe, rising company investments in the development of fetal monitors, increasing number of conferences and symposia, and technological advancements....
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12:00 AM | Blood Culture Test Market by Method (Manual, Automated), Product (Consumables, Instrument), Application (Aerobic, Anaerobic, Yeast/ Fungi) & End User (Hospital, Reference Laboratory, Clinical Laboratory, Academic Research Institute) - Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Rising blood stream infections (BSI), increasing demand for rapid diagnostic techniques, high prevalence of infectious diseases, increasing healthcare expenditure and rising aging population are some of the major factors propelling the growth of the blood culture test market. On the other hand, high cost of automated blood culture systems and lack of adequate reimbursement may hinder the growth of this market. ...
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12:00 AM | Critical Infrastructure Protection Market by Security Technology (Network, Physical, RADARS, CBRNE, Vehicle Identification, Secure Communication, SCADA, Building Management), by Service, by Vertical & by Region - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Critical Infrastructure Protection enables the Governments to face threats such as terrorist attack, natural disasters, epidemics and cyber intrusion. The Government and international organizations are inclined towards providing Homeland Security (HLS) and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), as the construction of infrastructures is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. The CIP market size is expected to grow from $72.30 billion in 2014 to $114.80 billion by 2019...
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12:00 AM | Smart Relative Humidity & Temperature Sensor Market for Automotive Application by Technology (CMOS, MEMS, TFPT), Packaging Type (SMT, Pin Type), Application (Powertrain, Body Electronics, Alternative Fuel Vehicle), & Geography - Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The automotive vehicle sensor market is being driven by the increased demand for convenience, comfort, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection. Sensors known as smart sensors are poised to witness significant growth. The smart sensors market size was worth $1084.38 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $2129.68 million, at a CAGR of 11.05% between 2014 and 2020....
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12:00 AM | Metabolic Testing Market by Product (CPET, Body Composition Analysis, ECG, Portable System), by Application (Critical Care, Lifestyle Diseases), by Technology (REE, Body Composition Analysis), by End User (Gym, Sports, Hospital) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global metabolic testing market is expected to reach $475.75 million by 2019 from $332.78 million in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 7.41% between 2014 and 2019. Rising prevalence of lifestyle diseases is the primary growth driver for this market during the forecast period (2014–2019). Moreover, technological advancements and increasing healthcare expenditure are also expected to drive market growth. However, high cost of equipment and software and reimbursement issues may hinder the […]
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12:00 AM | Automotive Temperature & Humidity Sensor Market by Technology (CMOS, MEMS, TFPT), Packaging Type (SMT, Pin Type), Application (Powertrain, Body Electronics, Alternative Fuel Vehicle), & Geography Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The automotive vehicle sensor market is being driven by the increased demand for convenience, comfort, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection. Sensors known as smart sensors are poised to witness significant growth. The automotive temperature & humidity sensor market size was worth $1084.38 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $2129.68 million, at a CAGR of 11.05% between 2014 and 2020....

March 17, 2015

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3:30 PM | Castle made of sand: Self-plagiarism washes away paper on dune particles
A group of geologists in China have lost their paper on the aerodynamics of sand particles because the article was mashed together from previous publications. The article, “The influence of sand diameter and wind velocity on sand particle lift-off and incident angles in the windblown sand flux,” appeared in the May 2013 issue of Sedimentary […]The post Castle made of sand: Self-plagiarism washes away paper on dune particles appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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1:30 PM | Cell biologists in South Korea retract two papers
A group of researchers at two universities in South Korea have retracted two cell biology papers featuring retinoic acid. The most recent retraction appears in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Although, in typical JBC fashion, the reason for it is anyone’s guess. Here’s the unhelpful notice for “ASXL1 represses retinoic acid receptor-mediated transcription through associating […]The post Cell biologists in South Korea retract two papers appeared first on Retraction […]
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3:00 AM | The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray’s Anatomy
By Bill Hayes Synopsis: The classic medical text known as Gray’s Anatomy is one of the most famous books ever written. Now, on the 150th anniversary of its publication, acclaimed science writer and master of narrative nonfiction Bill […]
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12:00 AM | 2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Book Prize Winners Announced
The winners of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F (Science Book & Film) Book Awards were announced in January. Yes, that was a few months ago, but you can imagine how annoyed I have been that I’ve not […]
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12:00 AM | Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market by Product (Biochip, Implant Materials, Medical Textiles, Wound Dressing, Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices, Hearing Aid), Application (Therapeutic, Diagnostic, Research) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global nanotechnology-based medical devices market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of around 11-12% during the forecast period (2014–2019). The market is mainly driven by the growth in aging population, rising adoption of nanotechnology-based medical devices, and increased nanotechnology R&D expenditure. In addition, the governments of several nations are investing heavily in developing and commercializing new nanotechnology products. However, safety issues regarding […]
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12:00 AM | Animal Genetics Market by Products (Canine, Equine, Poultry, Porcine, Bovine, and Genetic Material), by Testing services (DNA Sexing, DNA Typing, Genetic Disease Test, and Others) - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Animal genetics market is witnessing healthy growth, as more technology is used to address the productivity challenge and meet the growing demand for milk, pork, and beef. Animal genetics include semen, embryo breeding of animals, and genetic testing services....
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12:00 AM | Fluorosurfactants Market by Type (Amphoteric, Nonioninc, Anionic and Cationic), by Application (Paints & Coatings, Waxes, Polishes, Cleaners, Films, Adhesives and Others) & Region - Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Fluorosurfactants are also known as fluorinated surfactants. It contains a perfluoroalkyl group. Fluorosurfactants are used in applications where wetting, leveling, flow control, foaming control and thermal stability are required. These are used in coatings as additives which provide low surface tension. The report covers qualitative aspect of fluorosurfactants and detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($Million) forecasts of fluorosurfactants along with its applications, end-user industries and […]
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12:00 AM | Radiation Dose Management Market by Product (Dose Tracking, Monitoring, and Analytics Software, Consulting Services), by Application (Computed Tomography, Angiography, Fluoroscopy), by End User (Hospitals, Diagnostic Centers) - Global Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Radiation dose management solutions have become an integral part of diagnostic imaging with the rising need and awareness for patient safety. The radiation dose management solutions market is witnessing tremendous growth due to the presence of various radiological techniques used in diagnostics. The global radiation dose management solutions market is poised to grow at a healthy double-digit CAGR during the forecast period (2015 to 2020). The key functions of radiation dose management solutions […]
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12:00 AM | Caustic Soda Market by Application (Alumina, Inorganic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, Food, Pulp & Paper, Soaps and Detergents, Textiles, Water Treatment, Steel/Metallurgy- Sintering and Others), & Region: Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Caustic soda is required in alumina, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, food, pulp & paper, soaps and detergents, textiles, water treatment, steel/metallurgy- sintering and others. The report covers qualitative aspect of caustic soda and detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($Million) forecasts of caustic soda along with its application and region. ...

March 16, 2015

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5:55 PM | WordPress parent company wins suit fighting false DMCA copyright claims
In late 2013, we filed suit along with Automattic, the parent company of our blogging platform WordPress, against someone allegedly at a news service in India who falsely claimed that we had violated its copyright. Last week, we were pleased to learn Automattic won a similar case against a group that tried to censor another […]The post WordPress parent company wins suit fighting false DMCA copyright claims appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:30 PM | Warning: plagiarism may be hazardous to your safety paper
A paper on making emergency evacuations more efficient at facilities that handle hazardous materials has been retracted for plagiarism. According to the Process Safety and Environmental Protection retraction notice, the 2013 paper, by a group at Tsinghua University in Beijing, plagiarized part of a 2007 article by Greek researchers called “Modeling emergency evacuation for major hazard industrial sites.” (The 2007 article has […]The post […]
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1:30 PM | A first retraction for Einstein (no, not that one)
In 1932, Einstein famously retracted his “cosmological constant.” Now, more than 80 years later, a Brazilian healthcare journal bearing his name has retracted its first paper. The authors of the review, about the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in hospitalized patients on ventilators, appear to made the genius move of trying to publish their paper […]The post A first retraction for Einstein (no, not that one) appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome
By Nessa Carey Synopsis: From the author of the acclaimed The Epigenetics Revolution (‘A book that would have had Darwin swooning’ – Guardian) comes another thrilling exploration of the cutting edge of human science. For decades […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews John O’Brien
  Special thanks to John O’Brien for answering 5 questions about illustrating the recently featured book – Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be John O’Brien was born in Philadelphia, PA in […]
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12:00 AM | Magnetic Materials Market by Type (Soft and Permanent Magnetic Materials) and by Application (Industrial, Electronics, Automotive, Paints & Coatings, Industrial, Energy Generation, Aerospace & Defense, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Magnetic materials are those objects that are surrounded by a magnetic field and have the property, either natural or induced of attracting other metals. Magnetic materials either attract or repel when placed in an external magnetic field or can be magnetized to produce a magnetic field. Thus on the basis of their properties, magnetic materials can be classified as soft and permanent magnets. There are different types of magnetic materials used in various applications like industrial, […]
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12:00 AM | Hybrid Cloud Market by Solution (Consulting, Cloud Integration, Cloud Management, Cloud Security, and Networking), by Service Model (IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS), by Region (NA, Europe, APAC, MEA, and LA) – Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
In today’s business environment, organizations strive to meet the constantly changing global business dynamics. Most of the organizations view IT as a tool to be agile and to have a sustainable business success. At the same time, rising IT costs have become a major concern and cost cutting is the current business objective of corporations. ...

March 15, 2015

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11:00 PM | Nominations for the 2014 Nebula Awards
The Nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards were announced in February by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. The awards have been around since 1966, the first book to receive the award was Frank […]
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3:00 AM | Baby Doctor: A Pediatrician’s Training
By Perri Klass Synopsis: In her honest, riveting prose, Perri Klass — writer, mother, and doctor — takes readers through her extraordinary three years of internship and residency as a pediatrician in a Boston children’s hospital. […]

March 14, 2015

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1:30 PM | Weekend reads: Dissertations for sale, spurious impact factors, the roots of plagiarism
This week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of yet another spoof article, and the temporary shutdown of a journal. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Earn $100,000 per year writing other people’s dissertations. What’s not legit about that? Spurious alternative impact factors are everywhere, argue a group of authors that includes Jeffrey Beall. Phil Davis […]The post Weekend reads: Dissertations for sale, spurious impact factors, the roots of plagiarism […]
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3:00 AM | Trial by Fire (Tales of Terran Republic)
By Charles E Gannon Synopsis: NEBULA AWARD FINALIST and sequel to national bestseller, Nebula Award finalist, and Compton Crook Award winner Fire with Fire. Science fiction adventure on a grand scale. When reluctant interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine […]

March 13, 2015

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7:00 PM | Estudio analiza el uso de las redes sociales en la evaluación del impacto científico
El uso de las redes sociales en la comunicación científica viene aumentado en gran escala, y han sido creadas plataformas específicas para la interacción e intercambio de información entre investigadores. En un estudio por investigadores de la Universidad St. Gallen, en Suiza, evaluaron si y cómo el impacto científico puede ser medido por medio del análisis de medios sociales, y cómo este enfoque se relaciona con las métricas […]

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