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Biases, biases everywhere

When I skim through list of cognitive biases , I wonder why papers like Over-optimism in bioinformatics: an illustration (hat tip: Neil) do not appear more often. Here’s the abstract: MOTIVATION: In statistical bioinformatics research, different optimization mechanisms potentially lead to “over-optimism” in published papers. So far, however, a systematic critical study concerning the various […]

My ignite talk over at Science Online 2010

Image via Wikipedia This more or less transcript of the ignite talk I gave over at Science Online 2010. The video hasn’t been posted yet, but I will update the post, when it’s available. It’s already a few years since I’ve implemented my Personal Virtual Advisory Board. No, it’s not another name for hanging out […]

Patent data available. So what?

From O’Reilly Radar post entitled: Unlikely Group Working Happily Together To Solve Patent Problem: In September, the Patent Office announced a rather strange “Request for Information” (RFI). Under this proposed scheme, the Patent Office would receive a substantial (upwards of $10 million!) donation of equipment from a vendor. In return, the vendor would get to […]

Nanobiotechnology should be mobile

It occured to me that whatever bionanotechnology is going to come to the market in the following years, it must consider mobile devices, especially mobile phones, as its platform. Upcoming technologies are already portable, just to name paper-based microfluidic analytical devices. We just only need to couple them with mobile phones and a computing cloud […]