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Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life


Android gaming console startup Ouya raises $8.6 million from Kickstarter

Crowd sourced gaming platform?  Yes please.  The new Ouya platform should start shipping next year.  Gamers have a disruption in store!  here are a few articles surrounding the new gaming console:

Partner Tools for Mendeley

Paper Critic, Opening up the Peer Review Process

Participate in open science and provide feedback, follow papers, watch comments and make peer review a transparent and open process. Paper Critic is an excellent companion to Mendeley.


Collabgraph visualizes who is collaborating in your field of research. Just connect with your Mendeley library or upload a bibtex file, containing your literature references and Collabgraph will create a fancy graph showing who is publishing with whom.

Following Clinical Research: A new way 3

At Lilly COI we are lowering the barriers that exist between clinical information and the people who need that information the most.  We’ve shared how our Clinical Collections tool is a much easier way to search for and pull together relevant clinical trial registry information.

But we’ve been thinking: We want to make public clinical research easier to get at, right?  Search is one way…but instead of search, what if we made it so that data finds the patient?

A Lot of Data

From the moment a patient learns that they have a serious illness or that their care-giver wants to try a new treatment, they are inundated with information, relevant and otherwise.  Regardless of the size of the task, however, most patients are still highly motivated to learn as much as they can as quickly as they can.  Accumulating relevant clinical information that could impact their health is crucial.

Clinicaltrials.gov is a registry with a lot of great information, and there are plenty more sources of clinical research information.  As we look to more clinical trial sites, medical journal collections, drug labels and other digital sources, we open the doors to more knowledge – but we open the flood-gates of data on patients as well.  So how can a patient get at the information they need without rowing through the sea of data?

The Right Data for the Right Patient


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Data, API Doc & Rolling, Robotic Things


Datomic is a database of flexible, time-based facts, supporting queries and joins, with elastic scalability, and ACID transactions. This is a new approach to a data storage mechanism that provides immutable data (you can compare snapshots in time!) and leverages a sophisticated query capability based on Datalog, that awesome logic programming language that has been around since the mid ’70s.

“Explore” Mars with your iPhone