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U.S. Scientists Top Research-Fraud List -- How Concerned Should We Be?

(politicsdaily.com): A recent paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics showing that American scientists are responsible for most cases of scientific retractions and fraud is causing a stir. The paper's author, Dr. R. Grant Steen, searched PubMed, a leading science research database, and identified 788 retracted papers from 2000 to 2010. Steen's research found that U.S. scientists were lead authors on 169 of the papers retracted for serious errors, as well as 84 retracted for outright fraud. Steen's conclusion: "American scientists are significantly more prone to engage in data fabrication or falsification than scientists from other countries".
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Accessing the e-book revolution

(ft.com): One of the most thrilling digital developments of 2010 was the arms race between e-book readers. The Kindle grew amazingly small and cheap; Barnes&Noble's Nook was rolled out on Google's Android mobile operating system; the iBooks and Kindle apps for the iPad added dozens of features after they were released in April; just a few weeks ago, Google launched a multiplatform e-book reader that allows you to browse and buy the millions of books the company has scanned in the past few years..
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E-Book Invasion to Eliminate Brick and Mortar Bookstores?

(seattlepi.com): For more than a decade the publishing industry has been changing dramatically, printing fewer titles, tightening markets, taking fewer chances on new concepts or unknown authors. We expected all those changes with the merging of many of the largest publishers into even larger media groups. E-books replacing printed books or ever people preferring to browse websites for books over browsing through a bookstore was not imaginable then.
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Media Tablets a bitter pill for PC manufacturers to swallow

(manufacturingdigital.com): Media tablets are fast becoming the latest global trend and with PC sales falling, the future looks very bright indeed for alternatives such as tablets and e-readers. Summing up the tablets' popularity perfectly, research firm Gartner's recent report states: "Media tablets are fast finding favour with PC buyers attracted to their more dedicated entertainment-driven features and their instant-on capability." Indeed, online publications and websites are increasingly tailoring their web design to suit tablet screens rather than conventional PC screens.
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Can carrier billing save Android Market?

(econsultancy.com): Google's Android operating system may be a prominent fixture in the mobile world, but when looking at the app economy within it, Android is having a hard time competing with Apple and iOS. For some developers, Android Market has proven to be an impediment to success. Unlike Apple, which has created a vibrant ecosystem for paid apps via the ubiquity of iTunes, Google has forced consumers to purchase Android Market's paid apps using Google Checkout, which has relatively low adoption.
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