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Ukraine should put Russia to the test

Ukraine is now strong enough to seize the initiative to create a lasting cease-fire in its Donbas Rust Belt, currently occupied by Russia and its proxies. And Russia may be weak enough to be receptive. It is in Kiev's interest to do so. A state of permanent war with Russia would damage...

5 Rules for AB Testing in Startup Companies

AB testing is critically important when launching a new marketing campaign. There's a lot of pressure on startups to perform well in their initial marketing and advertising campaigns. If you succeed, you'll earn a wealth of new business,...Show More Summary

Man Tests First Dual Shoulder-Down Cyborg Arms

last weekOdd : Geekologie

Meet Les Baugh. Les had both arms amputated at the shoulder after a freak electrical accident 40 years ago (and not from being torn off by an angry bear like I initially suspected). Now he's the first person to successfully use the bilateral...Show More Summary

Free Speech Rights Won't Protect Porn Producers From Condom Law

In 2012, Los Angeles voters passed an initiative requiring adult film performers to wear condoms while filming. This, predictably, drew the ire of porn studios, producers, and stars, all of whom had adhered to a biweekly STD testing protocol to address concerns about the health risks of unprotected sex. The......

US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) flight testing in 2013. During IOT&E, the […]

Ebay Expands Local Pilot Program Offering Same-Day Delivery, In-store Pickup In Brooklyn

Ebay’s testing of “last-mile” delivery hasn’t been totally shelved, it seems. The company, distancing itself from its earlier eBay Now initiative, announced today that its expanding its eBay Local pilot program in Brooklyn with the addition of 80 small businesses who will offer both delivery, including both scheduled and same-day, as well as in-store pickup to area… Read More

Timing of test, surgery, insurance examined in sleep-disordered breathing cases; public insurance holders wait longer

Children with public insurance waited longer after initial evaluation for sleep-disordered breathing to undergo polysomnography (PSG, the gold standard diagnostic test) and also waited longer after PSG to have surgery to treat the condition with adenotonsillectomy compared with children who were privately insured, according to a report.

Timing of test, surgery, insurance examined in sleep-disordered-breathing cases

Children with public insurance waited longer after initial evaluation for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) to undergo polysomnography (PSG, the gold standard diagnostic test) and also waited longer after PSG to have surgery to treatShow More Summary

New targeted drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer

Clinical trials to test the new drugs in patients should begin as early as 2015. Existing drugs target faulty versions of a protein called BRAF which drives about half of all melanomas, but while initially very effective, the cancers...Show More Summary

Eric Berry has 'very treatable' Hodgkin lymphoma

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer, as the team suspected after initial tests. In a statement to the Chiefs' web site, Christopher R. Flowers, MD, director of the Emory Lymphoma Program at Emory's...Show More Summary

Abducted Mexican trainee teachers “were incinerated”, report

Mexico has said that mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirmed that 43 trainee teachers abducted by corrupt police 10 weeks ago were incinerated at a garbage dump by drug gang members, although forensic experts sounded a note of caution. Attorney General Jesus Murillo confirmed that one of the students had been identified by experts […]

Lollipop now rolling out to the 2013 Moto G in India

After initiating a Lollipop soak test for the 2013 Moto G at the end of last month and updating the Motorola Update Services app earlier this week, Motorola has now commenced rollout of Lollipop in India. All 2013 Moto G users will be able to receive the update shortly.

How is amiibo functionality a few weeks in?

My initial amiibo assessment was after roughly one week of testing. Within one day I trained a few toys to the max level of 50, fed them a few items, and was pretty underwhelmed. Two weeks later and I'm still a bit underwhelmed, butShow More Summary

Eight different ways Ukip would spend Britain’s international aid budget

The Autumn Statement was Ukip’s first economic test as a Westminster party, so how did they fare? In their initial response, economic spokesman Patrick O’Flynn lambasted George Osborne for ‘smoke and… Continue reading The post Eight different ways Ukip would spend Britain’s international aid budget appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Official: Toyota calling for independent, industry-wide Takata airbag testing

The initiative is still very new, and there's no set timeframe for this third-party testing to begin. With Takata's airbag inflator recall expanding nationwide soon, the scope of this safety campaign is only growing, and is set to affect millions of additional vehicles. Show More Summary

Indiegogo begins testing insurance for failed crowdfunded campaigns

Even in the world of crowdfunding, money isn’t everything, and successfully funded projects have gone up in flames in the past. If you don’t want to get burned, you might be interested in Indiegogo’s new initiative to offer insurance for campaigns that go bust. Show More Summary

Putting Government Programs To The Test

Ron Haskins declares that “the last six years have seen the most impressive expansion of evidence-based policy in the history of federal social programs”: The Obama administration has launched a series of evidence-based initiatives that have the potential to revolutionize the way the federal government funds social programs and what program sponsors at the state […]

Toyota invites automakers to unify Takata airbag testing

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The proposed initiative aims to independently manage component testing and hasten the repair process.

For The Tech IPO Market, A Test

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Will the public market welcome a company with expanding losses? Hortonworks is ready to find out. Earlier today, the company priced its initial public offering, announcing that it will sell its shares for between $12 and $14 apiece. Early analysis pegs the company’s valuation at a per-share price in the middle of the proposed range of $659 million. Read More

No safety concerns raised in Ebola vaccine trial, researchers say

Initial human testing of a top Ebola vaccine candidate demonstrated that the drug was safe and provoked a strong immune response, according to researchers.

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