Author pulls Diabetes paper with duplicated Western blots

A researcher has retracted a paper from Diabetes after re-using some Western blots in one of the figures from other papers. According to the retraction notice, the first and corresponding author — Eric Berglund, formerly at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee — contacted the journal himself to report the error, for which he takes full responsibility. […]

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A researcher has retracted a paper from Diabetes after re-using some Western blots in one of the figures from other papers. According to the retraction notice, the first and corresponding author — Eric Berglund, formerly at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee — contacted the journal himself to report the error, for which he takes full responsibility. […]

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Post you may have missed: Top economists publish in predatory journals

A technical glitch prevented another story from reaching our email subscribers earlier today, so in case you missed it: Even top economists publish in predatory journals, study finds Like Retraction Watch? Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support our growth. You can also follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, add us to your RSS reader, sign up […]

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Posts you may have missed: Macchiarini logs EoC, 4 retractions for cardiovascular researcher

We get email glitches from time to time, and some alerts don’t go out to readers. In cased you missed them, here are two posts from this week that didn’t make it into your inbox: Paper by troubled surgeon Macchiarini is flagged by a Nature journal over data concerns Cardiovascular researcher in Taiwan logs four […]

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We get email glitches from time to time, and some alerts don’t go out to readers. In cased you missed them, here are two posts from this week that didn’t make it into your inbox: Paper by troubled surgeon Macchiarini is flagged by a Nature journal over data concerns Cardiovascular researcher in Taiwan logs four […]

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Post you may have missed: E-cigarette debate triggers questions over review process

Our email alert acted up again this morning, so some readers may have missed the first post of the day, about a controversial topic: e-cigarettes. Click here to read “A paper on chemical safety was accepted one day after submission. Was it peer reviewed?” Like Retraction Watch? Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support our growth. […]

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Our email alert acted up again this morning, so some readers may have missed the first post of the day, about a controversial topic: e-cigarettes. Click here to read “A paper on chemical safety was accepted one day after submission. Was it peer reviewed?” Like Retraction Watch? Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support our growth. […]

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Is Zebra Tech’s Zatar the “Facebook of Things?”

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Zebra Technologies showcased its emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies at the Innovation Labs World conference in Singapore this week. The Lincolnshire, Illinois company presented on its smart tag technology that allows advanced monitoring of shipped goods. As well, it discussed its Zatar platform, which is described as the “Facebook of Things.” Zebra’s smart tags… Read more »

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Zebra Technologies showcased its emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies at the Innovation Labs World conference in Singapore this week.

The Lincolnshire, Illinois company presented on its smart tag technology that allows advanced monitoring of shipped goods. As well, it discussed its Zatar platform, which is described as the “Facebook of Things.”

Zebra’s smart tags are printed labels on thin plastic that function as a tiny computer equipped with IoT functionality no bigger than a five-cent coin.

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Acting like a mini-computer without the display, the smart tag is equipped with logic capability that allows it to be programmed to work with various sensors that can be attached. These can include sensors that track temperature, humidity, light exposure and motion speed.

The tags are also equipped with antennas that transmit data on the product’s status via such modes as wi-fi, 3G or 4G depending on the infrastructure of the shipper.

At a cost of 30 to 50 cents each, each smart tag can be affixed to goods that are being shipped in order for companies to track the status of products in transit.

Zebra’s APAC Regional Product Manager Chia Lee Kiat gave an example of the smart tag being used to track food being shipped in refrigerated trucks.

“If you had the Internet of Things enabled on the goods in the truck it could intelligently alert you when the inside of the truck reaches a certain temperature,” said Chia. “Let’s say the refrigeration breaks down then the smart tag could alert the driver to come back to the shipment hub to change the truck.”

He says that a persistent problem with IoT devices is managing the issue of battery life.

“If you deploy a lot of Internet of Things devices out there the amount of manpower to maintain them can become unsustainable,” he said. “This is a problem everyone is trying to solve.”

Zebra using a small printed battery

But Zebra’s new technology aims to address this problem by using a very small printed battery in its smart tag that can last up to a year.

Besides the smart tags, Zebra also showcased the Zatar platform, which it describes as its IoT operating layer. Chia calls Zatar the “Facebook of Things” because of its ability to bring data together in an easily understood way.

Hosted in the cloud by Amazon Web Services, Zatar aggregates data that is transmitted to it from IoT devices. The data is then processed with big data analytics so it can send users notifications.

In the earlier example of refrigerated food shipments, Zatar can work in concert with the smart tags to allow shippers to monitor the environment of the goods in transit.

“When all the data from the devices is transmitted to Zatar we can write intelligent web applications,” said Chia. “Using Zatar APIs on industry standard platform it can enable data to be reported in whatever format you wish.”

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Weekend reads: Data sharing fees block access; Machiavellianism and gossip in science; “power pose” redux

The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at where retractions for fake peer review come from, and an eyebrow-raising plan that has a journal charging would-be whistleblowers a fee. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Many researchers use sharing fees to keep their data locked up. The latest from our co-founders in STAT. Machiavellianism is positively associated […]

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at where retractions for fake peer review come from, and an eyebrow-raising plan that has a journal charging would-be whistleblowers a fee. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Many researchers use sharing fees to keep their data locked up. The latest from our co-founders in STAT. Machiavellianism is positively associated […]

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Coding error sinks cancer study

Authors of a 2016 cancer paper have retracted it after finding an error in one line of code in the program used to calculate some of the results. Reposting as our subscription software appears to be acting up again. Read the whole post here.

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Authors of a 2016 cancer paper have retracted it after finding an error in one line of code in the program used to calculate some of the results. Reposting as our subscription software appears to be acting up again. Read the whole post here.

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Weekend reads: World’s most prolific peer reviewer; replication backlash carries on; controversial PACE study re-analyzed

The week at Retraction Watch featured news of a fine for a doctor who took part in a controversial fake trial, and a likely unprecedented call for retraction by the U.S. FDA commissioner. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Meet the world’s most prolific peer reviewer: 661 reviews in less than a year. (Our co-founders, STAT) […]

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The week at Retraction Watch featured news of a fine for a doctor who took part in a controversial fake trial, and a likely unprecedented call for retraction by the U.S. FDA commissioner. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Meet the world’s most prolific peer reviewer: 661 reviews in less than a year. (Our co-founders, STAT) […]

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Manifesting Your Desires

Is everyone in the world living the life that they want, the life that they dream of? The answer to…

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Is everyone in the world living the life that they want, the life that they dream of? The answer to that is no. We can look around and see that not everyone is happy with their life and circumstances. We can talk to our friends about hopes and dreams and what type of life we desire, but what are you doing to have that life? Do you know anyone that has their dream life? The answer is yes to that question, have you talked to them about how they got, or do you just think, “Man they’re lucky.” More important, why aren’t you doing the right things to manifest destiny your dreams and improve your life?We all want our desires to come true for sure. If you have been following the law of attraction, it focuses on the concept that you can make your desires come true by using the power of your conscious and subconscious mind. The power of your mind is vast

indeed,

and

realizing




your goals and manifesting your desires can start from being able to attract whatever you want in life by setting your thoughts on it, re-training your subconscious to overcome hindrances, eliminating negative thoughts and asking the universe what you want.

1.Visualization and the Power of Positive Thinking

For sure, you have already known your desires in life. Sometimes you talk about it with friends, or you share it with the people around you. You may have spent a few times daydreaming about it. Indeed, you can help yourself in manifesting your desires by

visualizing

what you want. If you need to live a life of abundance, you must

visualize

and create an image in your mind about that desire and feel the emotions that come with it.




If you end up shaking the thoughts off and telling yourself ‘I’m too old for that,’ or ‘I could not afford it,’ or ‘I don’t have enough knowledge to do it,’ you are stopping yourself to manifest your desires in life. Thus, monitor your thoughts and eliminate negative thoughts as much as possible.

Negative thoughts are obstacles in manifesting your desires in life. If you think you can’t do it, you will never be able to attain it. Your thoughts play a major role in achieving what you want. To overcome this and start reprogramming your mind to be positive about your dreams, your goals, and your desires, practice positive affirmation. This will not only train your conscious mind but your subconscious as well, which plays a big role in everything you do.

2. Meditation

Most of us are seeking solutions and answers anywhere, but you can start manifesting your desires by listening to your higher self. Learn to calm your mind and seek guidance. Sometimes all we need is a quiet place to connect to our thoughts and learn to focus. Learn to meditate correctly. This will not only help guide you in achieving what you want but also a good way to get rid of unnecessary obstacles, like stress, which is hindering you from making your dreams turn into reality.

Next thing that you have to know is to believe. Believe that the universe will give you the desires of your heart, and believe that your desires will come true. Having faith that you can make things happen and you can make it possible is one good way to manifest destiny the desires of your heart.

3. Seeking opportunities and taking action

Aside from believing that your desires can be made into reality, you also have to seek opportunities and take action towards the




materialization

of your dreams and desires. Keep your focus and attention to the things that you desire and not to the obstacles.

Take time each day to practice these techniques in manifesting your desires. Keep your focus on your desires and you will eventually create that energy to attract what you want and turn it into reality.

Conclusion

Manifestation is bringing spiritual possibilities into material form. It is just as easy to manifest a million dollars as it is an empty bank account. It is your creation simply by the focus of your thoughts. Become crystal clear about what you want to create in your life. Your absolute clarity will assist in allowing and strengthening your connection to source energy. When you do this, your wants and desires manifest destiny easily and naturally in perfect timing.







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Patients Like Me privacy breach complaint sinks paper

A journal has removed a paper after realizing it contained a verbatim quote from a patient that could reveal the patient’s identity. Reposting as our subscription software appears to be acting up again. Read the whole post here.

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A journal has removed a paper after realizing it contained a verbatim quote from a patient that could reveal the patient’s identity. Reposting as our subscription software appears to be acting up again. Read the whole post here.

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