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February 25, 2015

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12:00 AM | Nanomaterials for Printing Market by Type (Nanosilver ink, Nanogold ink, Carbon nanotube ink, Copper nanoparticle ink, Copper oxide nanoparticle ink, Iron oxide nanoparticle ink and Other) & Applications (PV, Membrane switches, Displays, Automotive, Sensor, RFID, Printed circuit boards and others), and by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
This study aims at estimating the global market of nanomaterials for printing market for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2019. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global nanomaterials for printing market. It provides a comprehensive review of key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is segmented and projected for important regions, such […]

February 24, 2015

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4:30 PM | Frontiers lets HIV denial article stand, reclassifies it as “opinion”
Following an investigation sparked by criticism for its decision to publish a paper questioning the link between HIV and AIDS, a Frontiers journal has decided to not retract the article but rebrand it as an “opinion.” In September, 2014, Patricia Goodson, a professor of health education at Texas A&M University, published an article called “Questioning […]The post Frontiers lets HIV denial article stand, reclassifies it as “opinion” appeared first on […]
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2:30 PM | Stats mistake crashes bike accident paper
Two researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have retracted a paper that came to fairly common-sense conclusions about bike safety. In the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Transport and Health, the authors concluded that slippery road surfaces, night-time biking, and higher speed limits were all associated with higher probabilities of a […]The post Stats mistake crashes bike accident paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Radiation and Reason: The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear
By Wade Allison Synopsis: The human race is in a dilemma; it is threatened by economic instability on one hand and climate change on the other. Either of these could lead to widespread unrest and political […]
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12:00 AM | 10 Great Books on Life Sciences
  About Bio Detectives: We are two life science graduates from Oxford University, now living in England and Australia respectively. Upon leaving university in 2014 we set up Bio Detectives to follow science stories around […]
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12:00 AM | Anti-Corrosion Coating Market by Type (Epoxy, Polyurethane, Zinc, Alkyd, Acrylic), Technology (Solvent, Water, Powder), and End-Use (Marine, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Industrial, Infrastructure, Automotive) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Anti-corrosion coating is a passive method used for protecting metal products, alloys, cement structures and other surfaces from the attack of corrosion. Global demand for Anti-corrosion coating is projected to be $26,583 million by 2019. The market is projected to grow at a moderate rate driven by the rising corrosion losses, developments in coating technology and increasing demand from sectors such as power generation and infrastructure....
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12:00 AM | Epoxy Curing Agents Market by Type (Amines, Anhydrides, Formaldehyde Coreactants, Polycarboxylic Polyesters, Polysulfides & Polymercaptans, and Others), by Application (Coatings, Adhesives, Composites, Potting & Encapsulation , and Others) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The epoxy curing agents market, along with its end products, had witnessed an strong growth in the past few years. This is estimated to remain the same in the next five years, especially in the Asia-Pacific and RoW regions. Leading manufacturers and their strategies to balance the current demand-supply issues and newer applications developments across the vertical industries are expected to be the key influencing factors in the epoxy curing agents market. The industry is expected to increase […]
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12:00 AM | Composites Market by Type (Carbon Composites, Glass Composites and Aramid Composites), by Manufacturing technology (Layup, Filament winding, Injection molding, Pultrusion, Compression Molding etc.) , by Resin Type (Thermoplastics Composites and Thermosets Composites), by Application (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics & Semiconductor, Wind, Construction, Pipe & Tanks, Marine and others), and by Region - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
A composite is made by physically combining two or more materials (components) to produce a combination (blend) of structural properties not present in any individual component. The composite market is majorly dominated by glass and carbon composites. The aramid composites are significantly smaller than the two which is the main reason behind its oligopoly market structure...
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12:00 AM | Supply Chain Analytics Market by Solution (Supply Chain Planning and Procurement, Sales & Operations Planning, Manufacturing Analytics, Transportation and Logistics, and Visualization and Reporting Tools) - Worldwide Forecast and Analysis to 2014 -2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The advent of supply chain analytics solutions in various industry verticals such as retail and CPG, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, high tech and electronics, and others has led to a massive data generation in terms of volume as well velocity. There is an overflow of enormous amount of data from various business organizations operating in number of industries through data sources such as ERP, SCM, CRM and many others. Thus the business organizations raise the requirement of […]

February 23, 2015

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11:17 PM | PNAS lifts embargo on cancer detection study after reporting by Sunday Times, Daily Mail
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo early yesterday on a study of a potential new blood marker for cancer after two newspapers reported on the findings before the scheduled lift time of 3 p.m. Eastern today. Here’s the top of an email sent to reporters yesterday: Due to an […]
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6:38 PM | A rare event: Toronto Star retracts fear-mongering vaccine story
Fifteen days after publishing a widely-criticized article linking anecdotal health problems to the HPV vaccine Gardasil, the Toronto Star has issued a retraction. The Page 1 story, “A wonder drug’s dark side,” was full of health horror stories from women who became sick “sometime after” the vaccine, as the retraction notes – twitching limbs, feeding tubes, even death. Each of these […]The post A rare event: Toronto Star […]
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4:30 PM | Journal stops asking authors to stack citations following Retraction Watch post
After we flagged a journal that was asking authors to cite the journal in order to boost its impact factor, the journal’s website has now removed the request from its author information page. We noted on February 9 that the Thammasat International Journal of Science and Technology‘s author information page had a helpful suggestion: Please kindly give […]The post Journal stops asking authors to stack citations following Retraction Watch post appeared first on […]
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2:30 PM | More black marks against unapproved protein touted as miracle cure
A protein which is sold online as a cure for everything from autism to cancer and the focus of multiple retracted papers has earned more black marks: The UK government’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has issued a warning about its use after discovering problems in the factory, and a journal has removed the […]The post More black marks against unapproved protein touted as miracle cure appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable discoveries and recoveries from the frontiers of neuroplasticity
By Norman Doidge Synopsis: This book is about the discovery that the human brain has its own unique way of healing.  For centuries we believed that the price we paid for our brain’s complexity was that, […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Matt Richtel
Special thanks to Matt Richtel for answering 6 questions about his recently featured book – A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention Matt Richtel is a novelist, cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize-winning […]
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12:00 AM | Silicone Coatings Market by Type (Additives, Polymers, 100% Silicone, Water Repellents Silicone), by End-User Industry (Construction, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Plastic Processing & Manufacturing) - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global silicone coating market, along with its applications, has witnessed a linear growth for the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The properties, such as such as excellent surface properties, resistant to effect of extreme weather and their ability to work in both low and high temperature. Increase in the demand from automotive, construction, consumer electronics, plastic processing & manufacturing and other important end-use industries will […]

February 22, 2015

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10:43 PM | How to make sloe gin… and a little bit of chemistry
First, the recipe. Making sloe gin really is as easy as 1, 2, 3… – it only requires three ingredients (a fourth is optional) and the particular ratio my recipe uses is 1:2:3 (sugar:sloes:gin). The recipe is easily scaled depending … Continue reading →
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5:52 PM | 15 Surprises about Scientific American
Scientific American’s parent company, Macmillan Science & Education strives to be both a place where curious minds gather together to achieve great things for our customers—and where we can,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:00 AM | The Lunar Men: The Friends who made the Future
By Jenny Uglow Synopsis: In the 1760s a group of amateur experimenters met and made friends in the Midlands. Most came from humble families, all lived far from the centre of things, but they were young […]

February 21, 2015

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2:30 PM | Weekend reads: Why some scientists lie, the state of academic integrity in Iran, Nature goes double-blind
The week at Retraction Watch featured Matlab miscoding and a look at how often a retracted paper was cited. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: What pushes scientists to lie? asks The Guardian. “[T]he state of academic integrity in Iran is not unlike that of other Western nations.” Iranian ghost authors tell all. Close your eyes: Nature […]The post Weekend reads: Why some scientists lie, the state of academic integrity in Iran, Nature goes double-blind appeared […]
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4:00 AM | Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema
By David A Kirby Synopsis: Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, released in 1968, is perhaps the most scientifically accurate film ever produced. The film presented such a plausible, realistic vision of space flight that many moon […]

February 20, 2015

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4:30 PM | Harvard-Smithsonian space center retracts ruling on asteroid
Between Mars and Jupiter floats a little rock with big dreams. For three whole weeks in January and February, it was designated as 2015 BS515, a near Earth object, one of the many space rocks that astrophysicists keep an eye on for their potential to strike our planet. But then on February 12 came the announcement: […]The post Harvard-Smithsonian space center retracts ruling on asteroid appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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2:30 PM | Science chemistry paper earns retraction after expression of concern, marking second for UT group
The authors of a 2011 Science paper that proposed a new way to direct chemical bonds have withdrawn the paper after concerns about the data prompted an investigation and Editorial Expression of Concern last year from the journal. The retraction is the second for the group, which has also had seven other expressions of concern. After […]The post Science chemistry paper earns retraction after expression of concern, marking second for UT group appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology
By Frederick Rowe Davis Synopsis: Rachel Carson’s eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy. Frederick Rowe Davis […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Robert J Sawyer
Special thanks to Robert J Sawyer for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax Trilogy) Robert J. Sawyer — called “the dean of Canadian science fiction” by The Ottawa Citizen and “just about the best science-fiction […]
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12:00 AM | Commercial Drones Market by Type (Fixed Wing, Rotary Blade, Quad Rotor), Technology (Energy & Propulsion System, Automation, Collision Avoidance), Application (Government, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Retail) & Geography - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global commercial drones market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 109.31% to reach $1.27 Billion by 2020. The UAVs have been evolving over the years with improved design, significant operating ranges and tenure, and better data processing capabilities. They can transfer high-resolution video and images, and other surveillance data to base station in real-time....
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12:00 AM | Packaging Adhesives Market by Technology (Water Based, Solvent Based, Hot-Melt Based, & Others), by Application (Case & Carton,Corrugated Packaging, Labeling, Bags, Folding Cartons, Specialty Packaging, and Others) - Global Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global packaging adhesives market, along with its applications, has witnessed a resonable growth for the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The properties such as tackiness, handling strength, curing conditions, peel stress, withstanding temperature range, and performance under various conditions will be the key influencing factors for the packaging adhesives. The packaging adhesives market is estimated to reach 2,337.17 kilotons by volume by 2019, […]
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12:00 AM | Polyarylsulfone market by Types (PSU, PESU, PPSU), by end-user industry (Medical, automotive, household/food technology, electrical & electronics, mechanical engineering and others) and by region - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Polyarylsulfone are amorphous high temperature thermoplastic, comprising of polysulfone, polyethersulfone and polyphenylsulfone. Due to their high resistance to chemical, high temperature and good hydrolysis, these are majorly used in medical, automotive, household/food technology, electrical & electronics industry. Polyarylsulfone: 72.90 KT market by 2020 signify firm annualized growth of 6.06% between 2015 and 2020....
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12:00 AM | Digital Asset Management Market by Solutions (Video Management, Creative Tool Integration,Asset Analytics, Web Content Management Integration, Brand Portals, Asset and Metadata Archiving, Lifecycle and Rights Management) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
There has been a proliferation of content generation due to prevalent adoption of mobile devices and rising internet consumption across the globe. This expansive generation of data comprising web-based and native data has increased the demand for solution pertaining to the streamlining of secured data access and its management across diverse organizations, since the organizational content is sensitive and needs efficient handling and storage for future reference. Moreover, businesses are […]

February 19, 2015

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11:00 PM | #flashbackfriday: Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideas
#flashbackfriday this week was featured on October 21, 2013. Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideas by Mike McRae. He talks about how our ideas are influenced by the group or tribe that we are part of. While […]
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