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What happens if political gridlock kills healthcare

Posted on March 8, 2010 by

Few have projected the details of what will occur if the current healthcare initiatives are stalemated in Washington. There has been some general talk of costly overruns for Medicare and a significant increase in interest rates as well as a depressed stock market but these hallmarks really don’t mean much. I would like someone to […]

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China Dispatch-A desire to know Americans

Posted on February 26, 2010 by

Yesterday, my wife and I were heading to the Shanghai Museum and on the way in a young Chinese woman in her early 20’s and her male friend came over and offered to take our photo. Her friend was a childhood buddy from their hometown a couple of hours a way and they both proceeded […]

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Dispatch from China–Many Loved Children

Posted on February 18, 2010 by

I am in the Shanghai airport traveling to Kunming after three glorious days of the Chinese New Year in Shanghai. The world dynamic aside for the time being, the Chinese mothers and fathers and grandparents I see here hold and kiss their children as if they will not see them for many years. They dote […]

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Top Potential Medical Breakthrough Gamechangers for 2010

Posted on February 8, 2010 by

1. HIV Vaccine: Researchers have deciphered two antibodies produced by some HIV patients which have neutralized many HIV strains. These are far more potents than the four previously discovered and may be specific to the developing world where 95% of the new cases happen. The current focus is on creating a vaccine active ingredient to […]

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THE HACK ATTACK ON GOOGLE-WE SEE THE FUTURE

Posted on January 19, 2010 by

The hackers which penetrated Google’s defenses recently demonstrated a level of sophistication which paints a frightening picture of just how vulnerable the internet is. The hackers used a combination of encryption, stealth programing and found an unknown hole in internet Explorer. A dozen or more pieces of malware and numerous lawyers of encryption allowed the […]

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Sergey Brin’s Search For a Parkinson’s Cure

Posted on January 15, 2010 by

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/science-as-sear/ This WIRED article, about Sergey Brin’s use of data-mining and social networking for the advancement of medical science is really worth reading for so many reasons. It explores the interface between data mining and medicine; ┬áthe slowness of present medical research under traditional paradigms and connects social networking to medical research and more. Brin, […]

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THE MOBILE DEVICE INVENTION I’D LIKE TO SEE IN 2010

Posted on December 23, 2009 by

There is one invention concerning mobile devices that I’d like to see advanced next year, for the safety of the American public and my sanity. I would estimate that over half of the drivers in America text while driving. This estimate is entirely anecdotal, based on my own observation of accidents, near misses and crazy […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA TO PREVENT MURDERS AND SUICIDES?

Posted on December 14, 2009 by

This tidbit of creative thinking was found on the site of Jonathan Nguyen, who works in PR andcrises management. He saw a news story about George Sodini, who murdered three and wounded nine others in a Pennsylvania gym before killing himself. Sodini had talked about his plans on his blog, as have many others. Now, […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA PREDICTIONS FOR 2010

Posted on December 14, 2009 by

Social media has become the subject of a lot of writing and discussion and its hard for someone not in the field to get a sense of the realistic trends for the coming year in this arena. Here is what I have come up with for social media predictions (probable trends) for 2010; 1) New […]

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MIT MAKING CLOTHES FOR ABUSED WOMEN

Posted on December 6, 2009 by

Once in a while, an idea so resonates that it is impossible to ignore as its uniqueness and relevance is clear. This is the case, even though the technological bases for the idea may not be that new. Often times, it is a concept which creates a new and valuable use for existing technology. Such […]

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