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I'm a born again fell walker, and Apple is to blame

One day while struggling with deadlines I noticed I'd walked only 2,500 steps. That's when things began to change.

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Need an electronic circuit? Just load paper and hit print

New highly durable silver nanowire ink can create circuits on demand using a printer and paper.

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Software can now identify DNA from viruses and speed up diagnoses

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released an updated version of bioinformatics software that can use DNA to ID pathogen-caused diseases and help select targets for cancer treatment.

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How to navigate big data in healthcare

Kaiser Permanente CMIO John Mattison cautions healthcare organizations to take a hard look at the way they approach data to ensure that health information is an asset, not a liability. He also cites the need for a new role: a health...


Pharma company prefers vertical industry cloud

Biotech company Questcor Pharmaceuticals relies on a cloud service tailored to the specific needs of the life sciences industry -- and its regulations.

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Oracle and Oregon fight over which court should take Cover Oregon case

Oracle and the state of Oregon tussled in U.S. district cour over which legal venue will hear their dueling lawsuits related to the vendor's work on the state's failed health insurance exchange website, Cover Oregon.

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First robot, networked tablets head to West Africa to fight Ebola

The first robot and networked tablets are making their way to an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, where they will give aid workers their first chance at sharing data about the deadly outbreak.

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Head of this research group at a large non-profit medical center returns from a trip, and complains that her laptop won't turn on.

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Researchers, medical workers seek tech answers to Ebola outbreak

Researchers in robotics met with health care and aid workers around the country Friday to get ideas on how technology could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak, as well as the spread of other dangerous viruses.

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Why Google wants to save your life

Google is working on a nanoparticle-covered pill that could cure a lot of health woes. Here's why.

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Google includes traditional official data for tracking flu

Finding that aggregate Web searches alone cannot provide an accurate assessment of where the flu has struck and its severity, Google will take into account data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its Google...

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IBM joins Tencent for enterprise cloud push in China

IBM is partnering in China with local Internet giant Tencent in a deal targeting growing businesses in the country.

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Cleveland Clinic uses IBM's Watson in the cloud to fight cancer

The Cleveland Clinic is beginning a pilot program with a cloud service based on IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to aid its research into new cancer treatments.

Oracle says Oregon wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with healthcare website

The two sides continue to fight over the Cover Oregon website -- even before their dueling lawsuits get to court.

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Wearable health devices are a novelty that wear off

A new PwC report shows that one third of those who bought a health-monitoring wearable device more than a year ago rarely use them now.

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Regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

Governments may need to tighten the regulatory screws on SaaS vendors to make them more transparent and forthcoming about their security practices.

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Software dev shortage transcends international boundaries

The lack of software development talent isn't just an issue for U.S. businesses.

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Researchers to meet with aid workers to build Ebola-fighting robots

Robotics researchers from around the country are working together to come up with technology that could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

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