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Digital Music Sampling: Creativity Or Criminality?

January 28, 2011 10:42 am | Podcasts | Comments

The advent of the sampler in the '80s brought a long tradition of musical borrowing into the digital age. Today, "sampling," or repurposing a snippet of another artist's music, is mainstream. Is sampling theft, or is copyright law making creativity a crime?

Two Cold Winters Don't Make A Climate Trend

January 28, 2011 10:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

The polar vortex, a jet stream swirling around the north pole, has weakened the past two winters, allowing plumes of cold air to slip south. But to most climatologists, two years don't make a trend. Atmospheric scientist John Wallace talks about why he is cautious about linking weird...

Privacy At Stake As Sites Track Online Preferences

January 28, 2011 10:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

Sites like, which provide a service to users by shortening URLs, also get something in return — users' browsing preferences.'s Hilary Mason talks about the services sites hope to provide by collecting such data, and the trade-off of less privacy for a more customized online experience.


Twitter, Facebook As Political Tools In Arab World

January 28, 2011 10:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

Tunisian and Egyptian political activists used Facebook and Twitter to organize protests and publicize breaking news. Harvard's Jillian York discusses the use of social media platforms for digital activism, and cases in which governments have blocked the services or compromised user privacy.

Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Physician'

January 28, 2011 10:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

In the 13th century, Anglo-Normans appropriated the French physique, or remedy, to coin the English physic, or medicine, which is still in dictionaries today. Science historian Howard Markel discusses how physic became physician, and the parallel evolution of the word physics.

An Earlier Departure Out Of Africa?

January 28, 2011 10:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

A cache of stone tools found in the United Arab Emirates suggests that modern humans may have left Africa earlier — and via a different route — than previously thought. Anthropologist Will Harcourt-Smith describes the finding and how it may change thinking on human origins.

New Report Identifies The Top Trends Impacting The Retail Supply Chain Over The Next Decade

January 28, 2011 10:40 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Consumers will drive the need for greater supply chain collaboration over the next decade, according to a study by the Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini titled "Future Value Chain 2020: Building Strategies for the New Decade."The report predicts

Burg Simpson Leads National Litigation Against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

January 28, 2011 10:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER, Jan. 28, 2011 /- Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of the nation's leading plaintiff litigation law firms, is delighted to announce that shareholder, Seth. A. Katz, has been appointed by the Hon. David A. Katz to serve as a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering...


Physiotherapy Associates Announces New Clinic in Castle Rock, CO

January 28, 2011 10:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EXTON, Penn., Jan. 28, 2011 /- Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, announces a new clinic location in Castle Rock, CO. The clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, including: orthopedics; back and neck...


Philips Gets CE Mark for PET/MR System

January 28, 2011 10:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

With Siemens close on its heels, Philips became the first company to get the green light to market its hybrid whole body PET/MR imaging system. Royal Philips Electronics announced this week that it received a CE marking, allowing the company to begin selling in Europe.


Court upholds $2.9B verdict in HealthSouth case

January 28, 2011 7:45 am | by JAY REEVES - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a $2.9 billion judgment against imprisoned HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy over the fraud that nearly wrecked the rehabilitation company.The justices rejected Scrushy's appeal on Friday, ruling there wasn't any reason to overturn the verdict.The...

Zoll Medical shares fall on 1Q results

January 28, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of resuscitation device maker Zoll Medical Corp. fell Friday after the company said its fiscal first-quarter net income rose 69 percent on higher revenue, but that revenue fell short of Wall Street expectations.Shares of Zoll fell $1.75, or 4 percent, to $41.84 in midday trading. The...

Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall Named 2011 Woman of the Year by The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association

January 28, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) announced that its 2011 "Woman of the Year" is Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, chief medical officer of Pfizer. In her distinguished 30-year career, Dr. Lewis-Hall has held leadership...


VirtualScopics Schedules Fourth Quarter/Full Year 2010 Earnings Announcement

January 28, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2011 /- VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSCP ), a leading provider of quantitative imaging for clinical trials, today announced that before the market opens on Thursday, February 24, 2011 it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results. The...


FedEx to Use CryoPort Technology in Frozen Shipping Service

January 28, 2011 7:33 am | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

San Diego-based CryoPort Inc. said that FedEx Corp. has launched a frozen shipping product using CryoPort's technology. Financial terms of the business deal were not disclosed.



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