Or the method of monitoring the exits of airports in Neal Stephenson's REAMDE.
But again, if you get some major performance gains and have to replace the drive in two years (as opposed to say four), why is this a big issue. One doesn't expect new tech to be perfect, just better.
No, it's not forgotten. Just not emphasized. There is nothing in the Big Book of How Science Is Done that says 'progress' has to happen. There are fits and starts. TImes when people seem to be making headway in some fields, not in others. Times when research is well funded and times when it isn't. Times when society needs to be introspective and re evaluate what it's doing and how it's doing it (perhaps now).
There is no single best way here. At present, there is a whole bunch of crap science being done, but there are also pretty impressive gains in knowledge on a regular basis. I certainly can't keep up with anything other than a tiny fraction of it. Higgs is probably right that he could not get a University job at present, mayhaps he could get some rich billionaire to keep him in funds for a couple of decades (the usual way science was funded before big government - got us into the Industrial Revolution).
You should ask for a refund.... Good genetic counselors are hard to find. It's not a very sexy field and it's hard work explaining complicated subjects - including the most dreaded subject of all - statistics - to lay people of varying degrees of sophistication.
The Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) is the specialized program accreditation board for educational training programs granting master’s degrees or higher in genetic counseling. I wonder if your counselor had gone through an approved program.
The problem is that 23andme was trying to make it 'that simple' and beyond. Their recent literature downplayed the (difficult) part about relative risk, probabilities and how to analyze the data in a rationale way and played up the 'we can make you live longer' aspect. Taking the information to a qualified genetic counselor would be the best way to evaluate the subject for the vast majority of people. But that is time consuming, expensive and you have to really think about stuff.
Not a very good way to make money these days. The FDA put a kabosh to that.
Who gives a flashlight app permissions to access location, internet, flash drive, etc?
users who have finally seen the light, that's who.
No, it would appear to be users who are left in the dark.
From the Wikipedia article
The body generally handles Ga3+ as though it were ferric iron (Fe-III), and thus the free isotope ion is bound (and concentrates) in areas of inflammation, such as an infection site, and also areas of rapid cell division. Gallium (III) (Ga+3) binds to transferrin, leukocyte lactoferrin, bacterial siderophores, inflammatory proteins, and cell-membranes in neutrophils, both living and dead.
This relatively nonspecific gallium binding allows sites with tumor, inflammation, and both acute and chronic infection to be imaged by nuclear scan techniques.
Gallium is used because it is relatively 'sticky'. A useful trait for radionuclide scans (where the actually amount of metal is tiny), also useful if you want to make high resolution pictures of a soon-to-be-bacon animal. For in vivo use on organisms planning on hanging around this mortal coil for a while, perhaps not so much.
It certainly didn't do much useful for the pig.
I really liked Magnatune for a while but their very limited selection caused my interest to dry up for a while. I like Chamber music and classical instrumentation, but not THAT much. Their success will, I believe, hinge on their ability to get newer and broader artists. I still see them as a bit of niche player - on the expensive side (reasonable for the quality and options). Hope they survive.
Well, then this is a feature, not a bug. The patient already set up for another contrast exam. They should patent it.
Actually, for clinical purposes it's not all that useful to see tiny blood vessels. If you have a blood clot in a tiny artery, no big deal. It's the large supply arteries that put one in danger. We can already assess areas with poor perfusion with a couple of other technologies.
As a research tool, it may well be useful.
Actually this little device solves a problem we are having with our new, stupider, Electronic Health Record. The old one would tell lab and xray that a stat order was up by triggering the speaker (lab has it set to the Star Trek Klaxxon sound which gets a tad old, but it's their department). This could just light up at the central computer on a trigger.
You would be surprised how useful stupid things like this can be. Yeah, I can rig an Arduno to do this, but I'm kinda time contstrainted. I can solder the thing together and whack on the keyboard for an hour - that's reasonable and for $30, a steal. The EHR vendor is 'thinking' about putting the functionality back in. This usually means they want to be bribed some more. They charge way more than $30.
Actually, the technical term is 'Californication'. I think it's illegal in Oregon.
As s.petry points out, YMMV. I have a prosthetic hip and various other bits of ferromagnetic material embedded inside me. That triggers said metal detectors. That means I get patted down. Every. Damned. Time.* And I fly a lot. I'm on a first name basis with a number of TSA agents at our (small, rural) airport.
While it doesn't trigger PTSD or other major psychological pain, it's is annoying to have some stranger ram their hand up their crotch in full view of everyone else. I've been delayed in larger airports who haven't seen me before (or whatever). No, it's not necessary.
*And, for some random reason (perhaps because I haven't blown up a plane yet AND have a TSA supplied airport pass) I have been on the 'prescreened' fast track for the past couple of months. Shoes on, the metal detector must be turned off or it's not a standard detector because it doesn't even blip. But sometimes I'm not on the fasttrack, maybe I said something on my cell phone or on Slashdot or perhaps it's just random (although that is approaching being smart about it).
So not painless, not necessarily minor and the paranoid lunatic fringe here has amply documented excesses, lapses and generally nonsensical behavior on behalf of the TSA. And don't get me started about the back end of the system. If you saw who could wander around unmolested inside the plane at most airports and if you saw the processes whereby these folks were 'screened', you would wonder just what they're trying to accomplish.
The scary bit is that the paranoids aren't paranoid enough. No, we aren't Communist East Germany. We're not Russia or China or any other of the many less fortunate places. But we're trying to get there. And when Americans put there mind to it, there isn't anything we can't screw up better than anybody else.
Sonic transmission of data does not make infection possible. If it were possible, systems would crash all the time from random noise picked up by microphones.
Hmmmm... (Stares at PC who has mysteriously frozen... Again..... Despite IT's assertion that there is 'nothing wrong with your computer').
Tap. Tap. Tap. "Is this thing on?"
They need better names.
Yeah, like Windows RT and Surface.
They need better brains.