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Communication Breakdown Between Utilities and Their Online Customers

Utilities are lagging behind most of their private-sector peers, and even many government agencies, when it comes to using digital technology to reach their customers. That oversight is costing them money today -- and in the future, it could start losing them customers. read more

The August HIT Standards Committee

The August HIT Standards Committee focused on the work ahead to accelerate interoperability. It’s no longer about Meaningful Use, it’s about Meaningful healthcare information exchange. I offered my opinion about the work ahead. ONC is...Show More Summary

Every school should have this classroom door

29 awesome #classroom doors for #backtoschool #elemchat #edchat — WeAreTeachers (@WeAreTeachers) August 22, 2014

Judge allows case to proceed arguing that mass theater shooting was foreseeable

A federal judge has declined to award summary judgment to Cinemark Holdings against a claim that it should have foreseen a madman’s mass shooting rampage at its Aurora, Colo. theater two years ago. [Deadline Hollywood] Ken White at Popehat...Show More Summary

Why Radiation is Safe and Why All Nations Should Embrace Nuclear Energy

Dr. Wade Allison has recently published a video on radiation that is aimed at a general audience. It explains why radiation associated with nuclear energy production, medical diagnostics, and medical treatments is generally safe and should not be a cause for excessive concern. read more

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The Fire District Board says that they think Fire Chief Bob Harvey has resigned, but he hasn't told them yet.

Unity Farm Journal - 4th week of August 2014

Over the past week, the combination of rain and cool Fall-like temperatures caused our 165 shitake logs to fruit, resulting in over 50 pounds of fresh mushrooms. We inoculated 5 tons of oak logs last August and throughout the year have had a few pounds to deliver to local farm stands. Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person

Jacquie Neville | 11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person Mackenzie Carlin | What Does Free Streaming Mean for the Music Industry

MKSAP: 21-year-old man with a heart murmur

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 21-year-old man is evaluated during a medical examination for health insurance. The patient is a weight lifter. He has no medical problems and takes no medications or illicit drugs. On physical examination, blood pressure is 128/73 mm Hg, pulse rate […]

Spin Media Improvises a New CEO

3 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

This ranks as one of the more unusual rises to the CEO chair at an Internet content company. Not to mention speediest. Per Peter Sterne‘s Capital New York report, Stephen Blackwell started roaming the halls of Spin Media Group last month after Spin acquired the website he founded, Show More Summary

Research papers – reviewing and being reviewed

I have spent much time the past 3 weeks working on revisions. My colleagues and I have done a study (which we believe is important and newsworthy) and submitted it to a journal. The journal asked for a resubmission. As we worked on the revisions, the paper is more readable and understandable. As we read […]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'They Prefer Bilateral Relations with Moscow...'

Calls for stricter economic sanctions against strategic Russian energy players are not universal among European Union countries, this is particularly true for those countries where Russian oil and gas dependence is the most deeply entrenched. read more

Wired for Character

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-SA ) flickr photo shared by Johnson Cameraface What happens when ds106 takes on a theme and subject of the TV series The Wire? That unfolds next week when the class starts at UMW. Do you feel me? (that’s a line from the show, ok?) Jim and Paul have been ripping through reviews of the first six episodes. Show More Summary

Marshall Tuck's staunchest supporters are unabashed Ayn Rand votaries

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. Show More Summary

Will age classifications for music videos work?

David Cameron has announced age ratings for music videos in the UK. But will a 15 or R18 label really protect children from the latest Rihanna spectacle? And could censorship do more harm than good? According to the powers that be, music videos are now so subversive that they require film-style age certificates. Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 23rd August, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

Chicago a Target?

Evidently, there's some specific intelligence out there hinting that, "Yes, Chicago is a target." Over the past six years, Chicago has become a top potential target for international terrorists, a top security expert said Friday, making the posting of a veiled threat by Islamic radicals on Twitter a higher cause for concern. Show More Summary

Again with the Parolees

No wonder these types think the entire judicial system is a joke : Two convicted felons have been hit with a slew of criminal charges, accused of shooting two police officers and taking eight people hostage in south suburban Harvey earlier this week. Show More Summary

How important is gas to China's energy mix?

The Climate Spectator has a pair of article on EIA research into China's appetite for natural gas. The first looks at where China currently gets its gas from - How important is gas to China's energy mix?. China more than tripled natural...Show More Summary

Nobel gurus fear globalisation is going horribly wrong ?

While I rarely agree with Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's conclusions I generally enjoy reading his column in the UK Daily Telegraph as he does consistently ponder interesting topics. The start to his latest column - Nobel gurus fear globalisation...Show More Summary

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