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Friday, December 09, 2011

@atanas atanas entchev tweeted: 

Out on day 65. Thank you all for everything. Details later on

It's a good day.

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/09 at 05:12 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Iwatch offers a map of "where states stand in distributing Medicaid incentive payments for adoption of health information technology."

- iWatch News

Sickweather, a start-up that’s attempting to forecast illness outbreaks by tracking Facebook and Twitter updates, says its method might have already worked.

That is, Sickweather noticed increased occurrences of the word “cough” near Algonquin, Ill., dating back to Oct. 5, about one month before whooping cough reports hit the local news. About a month later, the service recorded the same trends in Milwaukee, Wis., another area hit by whooping cough.

Now, that does not mean the company predicted the outbreaks, but does suggest it's on the right track.

- All Things D

The first All-Ireland Cancer Atlas is a collaborative publication by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry at Queen's University Belfast and the National Cancer Registry in Cork. Among the findings: People in Northern Ireland face a greater risk of developing lung cancer than those living in the Republic of Ireland. But they are at lower risk of developing skin cancer. It's a PDF accessible via this intro page.


by Adena Schutzberg on 12/09 at 05:05 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Yes, the name Schemer is perhaps a bit off-putting and the soft-launch via Google+ may also make the now invite only beta less immediately appealing. And, of course, there's the question of "Do we need ANOTHER one of these?"

Continue reading...

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/09 at 04:39 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

"There’s no way we’re going to find fossils from our computer desktops. But we’re using the computer technology, the technology from geography, remote sensing, GIS, we’re using it to allow us to search in a more smart fashion when we go out to the field and do the hard work of looking for fossils on the ground."

Professor Robert Anemone of Western Michigan Univeristy describes his work with a colleague to predict, using Landsat imagery, location where fossils may be found in a story by WMUK

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/09 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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