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Reading list: cheap books and scientific progress

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Barbara Biasi & Petra Moser, Does Cheap Access Encourage Science? Evidence from the WWII Book Replication Program. Abstract: Policies that reduce the costs of accessing prior knowledge (which is covered by copyrights) are becoming increasingly prominent, even though systematic empirical evidence on their effects continues to be scarce. Show More Summary

The NYPD is running an unethical experiment on New Yorkers. Let's see what happens.

Scientific knowledge sometimes isn’t worth the ethical cost. For example, when it was first suspected that smoking causes lung cancer, a strong way to test the theory would have been to take a bunch of babies, expose half to lots of cigarette smoke for decades, and see what happened. Show More Summary

Predicting the Success of Design Driven Startups

In stark contrast to previous decades, starting a new venture can be accomplished on a shoestring budget. This is due to the diminishing cost of information and tools combined with the relatively high value of knowledge, skills and experience that founders bring to the equation. Show More Summary

B is for Bicycle Picture Book Featured On Kickstarter

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald hopes to raise $15,000 for B is for Bicycle. With this picture book, they want to share their knowledge about the benefits of a cycling lifestyle. The funds will be used to cover the costs of hiring an illustrator, printing, and shipping. Show More Summary

Content is a Cornerstone of Compliance

In Friday’s post, we asked if you could solve the compliance challenge before it cost you tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. We noted that the biggest reasons for lack of compliance are lack of knowledge, policy, visibility, analysis, and procurement technology and the fixes are knowledge, policy, and appropriate technology. One of those […]

Don’t let Easy Street destroy your business!

The Internet is incredible. It has placed a world of knowledge at our fingertips. It has also allowed us to communicate with people worldwide at no financial cost, thanks to services like Gmail and the multitude of social networks. So, we can now learn or research anything and there’s no charge for connecting with people. Show More Summary

iPad Air 2 estimated to cost $275 in materials, Apple pays just $60 for 128 GB memory upgrade

A report from IHS, via Re/code, has costed out the various components of the iPad Air 2. Naturally, these prices are estimates — the exact nature of the deals Apple negotiates with its suppliers are not common knowledge. The report says that the iPad Air 2 costs Apple $275 in materials, with the screen making up the largest share with […]

Study reports on medical resident knowledge of High Value Care via exam vignette

Philadelphia, October 14, 2014 -- High Value Care sub-scores from the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) reflect the importance of training medical residents to understand the benefits, harms, and costs of tests and treatments, according to a study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. read more

See The Worst Bid In Price Is Right History

The Price Is Right isn?t exactly a game for intellectuals. All a person needs to know to participate is a general knowledge of the cost of household items and enough savvy to get the most of his or her bid. However, recently a contestant named Corey popped up on the long-running show and quickly proved he was lacking in both skill sets. Click To Continue Reading

New knowledge of cannabis paves way for drug development

Revolutionary nanotechnology method could help improve the development of new medicine and reduce costs. Researchers have developed a new screening method that makes it possible to study cell membrane proteins that bind drugs, such as cannabis and adrenaline, while reducing the consumption of precious samples by a billion times.

New knowledge of cannabis paves the way for drug development

Revolutionary nanotechnology method could help improve the development of new medicine and reduce costs. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new screening...Show More Summary

Pump and Dump: How to Rig the Entire IPO Market with just $20 Million

How much does it cost to manipulate an entire market? Not much. And it’s getting cheaper! It was leaked on Tuesday by “people with knowledge of that matter,” according to the Wall Street Journal, that VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers had decided in May to plow up to $20 million into message-app maker Snapchat, for a tiny portion of ownership. Show More Summary

Improved feed efficiency by using DNA tools

Efficient use of feed resources has become a clear challenge for the US pork industry as feed costs continue to be the largest variable expense. Knowledge of the genes associated with these traits is therefore welcome.

Survey: Cost, lack of knowledge, biggest barriers to Obamacare enrollment

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

One of the most consistent themes in the monthly health tracking poll done since the passage of the Affordable Care Act by Kaiser Family Foundation—the gold standard of polling on the law—has been the very high percentage of uninsured people who don't understand the law. Show More Summary

Canada: Smaller bacon packages due to pork price hikes

It is common knowledge that the price of pork in North America is currently soaring. Restricted supply, increased feed costs and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (EPDv) have all played a part in pork price hikes in recent months. Thus, food companies have reduced bacon packs but kept the prices the same as before.

CIO’s turning IT from cost center to value center | #Know14

This week’s ServiceNow Knowledge 2014 Event, being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco is the site of one of the two live broadcasts brought to you by SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE this week. Joining Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick was … Continue reading ?

Layoffs Watch ’14: Deutsche Bank

Zee Germans are mulling over cutting their own, at all levels. Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest bank, plans to cut more jobs at its investment bank to lower costs as business stagnates, two people with knowledge of the plan said. The...Show More Summary

Fiat seeks to turn financing unit into a bank: source

MILAN (Reuters) - Fiat, which has agreed to take full control of U.S. unit Chrysler, has asked the Bank of Italy's permission to turn financing unit Fga Capital into a bank to cut funding costs, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said.

New Software Fuels New Knowledge

Wikipedia is a stunning human achievement. It brings together the work of tens of thousands of contributors, and its high-quality content is available at no cost in dozens of languages to anyone who can go online. When compared to Wikipedia,...Show More Summary

Super Bowl 2014: Prop Bets to Avoid at All Costs for Seahawks vs. Broncos

Prop bets for the Super Bowl can be a minefield, and those who venture in with inadequate knowledge often end up making regrettable choices. You can bet on the coin flip, whether a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will go shirtless...Show More Summary

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