U.S. intends to make public drug company payments to doctors despite calls for delay

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The database is part of the government’s “Open Payments” program.

Scores of doctors’ groups have called for postponement, but the Obama administration intends to stick to its 30 September deadline for making public a database detailing payments and gifts from the drug industry to US physicians, a spokesperson for the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on 15 September.

 

 

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Top 20 Mistakes in Technology

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We often get asked to encapsulate our experience into a top 10 list for CTOs and CEOs. As is the case in golf, in technology it is as much about ensuring that your bad hits (aka blunders, mistakes, and failures) are recoverable as it is ensuring that you nail your great hits or successes. We are all going to have failures in our careers but avoiding the really big pitfalls will help ensure that we keep our companies and our products on the right growth path.

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GPS Angel Red Light/Speed Camera Warning System

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The all new GPS Angel Red Light/Speed Camera warning system is designed to warn you of red lights and fixed speed cameras. It’s completely road legal and easy to use, just simply place it on your dashboard and switch on.

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New Telescope To Attempt To Catalog Entire Night Sky

New Telescope To Attempt To Catalog Entire Night Sky 

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is “a proposed ground-based 6.7 meter effective diameter (8.4 meter primary mirror), 10 square-degree-field telescope that will provide digital imaging of faint astronomical objects across the entire sky, night after night.” What’s that mean? Well, it means, if it’s built, we’ll have a telescope attempting to catalog the entire night sky into an absolutely massive 150 petabyte database. Awesome!

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Researchers Develop Portable Medical Scanner With Inexpensive Digicam Sensor

Researchers Develop Portable Medical Scanner With Inexpensive Digicam Sensor 

A lot can be learned from simply counting the cells found in a sample of blood or water; the rub is that it requires either a lengthy and complex manual process with an expensive microscope or a a quicker process with an even more expensive flow cytometer. Now, UCLA researchers have devised a compact system that scans samples with a cheap CCD digicam sensor to quickly spot and count 100,000 different kinds of cells in a sample. Please note my resistance here to the general tendency to call any type of advanced portable medical scanner a real-life tricorder, but that’s kind of what it’s like.

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mySky Plus: Personal Planetarium

mySky Plus:  Personal Planetarium 

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For people all across the country summer nights are spent in the back yard looking at the stars. Backyard stargazing in the warmer states really picks up when summer is winding down and the heat isn’t so bad and the bugs are starting to thin out. The challenge for many when looking at the night sky is actually finding something worth looking at.

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Scientists Creating Archive of All Tree DNA Worldwide

 Scientists Creating Archive of All Tree DNA Worldwide

TreeBOL, or tree barcode of life, will record and save all tree DNA

The New York Botanical Garden may be best known for its orchid shows and colorful blossoms, but its researchers are about to lead a global effort to capture DNA from thousands of tree species from around the world.

The Bronx garden is hosting a meeting this week where participants from various countries will lay the groundwork for how the two-year undertaking to catalog some of the Earth’s vast biodiversity will proceed.

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