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Month: October 2013

Mapping Uninsured Americans in Southern California

Providing affordable health care has been a hot-button political issue for decades. Many Americans could not afford costs for regular checkups and other preventive health options because they didn’t have health insurance. The lack of insurance became increasingly critical as uninsured patients jammed emergency rooms and clinics. These facilities absorbed the extra cost of treatment,…

Cool satellite photo of Cyclone Phalin as big as the bay of bengal..

High def photo of Cyclone Phalin pretty cool photo. Great response from the Indian government. Saved millions of lives

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La couverture universelle santé, une bonne idée mais son application est compliquée

Nice article in France about RSBY. The right to health for all and particularly in developing countries is certainly a noble idea, but how to apply it? The NGO Oxfam , CSU implies that everyone has the same financial protection and access to the same set of quality health services, whatever their employment status and ability to pay. But it can not be a…

Sugar is most dangerous drug -head of Amsterdam’s health service

Sugary foods and drinks should come with a smoking-style health warning, according to a leading Dutch health expert. Paul van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam’s health service, said that sugar is ‘the most dangerous drug of our time’. The health chief – from a city that has a famously liberal attitude to cannabis – added that sugar is a drug…

The rational choices of drug addicts

Kudos to The New York Times for reporting, perhaps for the first time, that large scientific communities may not tell the whole truth when pursuing your tax dollars. The associated article is about drug addiction, or, rather, the lack of it when people have other ways of getting their jollies. As reported in the Times, the research of Dr. Carl Hart at Columbia University clearly…

Facebook 56 million in the Arab world

Facebook brought into prominence on Tuesday that it has 56 million active users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where activists used the social media network to organize Arab Spring rebellion. In fact, Facebook regional chief Jonathan Labin told a news conference in Dubai while noting a significant increase in the number of people connecting from mobile devices, that half…

3D printing scales up and integrating

The Economist has a good article on the current state of 3D printing at 3D printing scales up. Having been privileged to have watched several technologies evolve from early stage clunkiness to significant economic and cultural impact this seems like something to watch. It’s still very early days for 3D printing. Looking at 3D printing in…

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AIDS vaccine to rid AIDS from Monkeys

Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have made some serious progress in coming up with a vaccine that could prevent AIDS. The vaccine in development is being tested on primates infected with simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV. The virus is the primate equivalent of HIV and similarly causes AIDS. When tested on primates, the OHSU vaccines appears to have…

3D printed architecture is here. 260 million surfaces in 1 month

3.2 meters tall 6.8 meters long by 3.2 meters wide room printed completely by a 3D printer. It has 260 million surfaces. Weights in at 11 tons of sandstone but amazingly it only took 1 month to print and a single day to assemble. Hansmeyer and Dillenburger, both computational architects at the Swiss Federal Institute…

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