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2013-02-12 23:01:44

With increased OCR enforcement and the new final HIPAA Omnibus Rule in place, simple, automated and affordable HIPAA security projects are now a top priority. HIPAA One's self-assessment offering helps healthcare providers meet HIPAA compliance requirements and meaningful use goals. Silver City & Deming, NM (PRWEB) February 12, 2013 Southwest Bone and Joint Institute (SWBJI) has chosen to implement HIPAA One to conduct their HIPAA security risk analysis and ongoing risk management...

Names Chosen For Elements 114 And 116
2011-12-02 12:22:03

On Thursday, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) proposed new names for elements 114 and 116. A collaboration of scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) said that the name Flerovium for element 114 and Livermorium for element 116 were chosen to fit the latest heavy elements. The IUPAC officially accepted elements 114 and 116 as the heaviest elements in June 2011, ten years since...

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2011-06-09 05:50:03

Scientists from the scientific governing committees of physics and chemistry have added two new elements -- yet to be named -- to the periodic table, reports The Associated Press (AP). The elements, currently known only as 114 and 116, are both highly radioactive and, with respective atomic weights of 289 and 292, are now the heaviest elements on the periodic table of elements, bumping copernicium and roentgenium down the list of heavyweights. The two radioactive elements exist only for a...

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2010-01-27 15:00:21

An international team of scientists, including several astronomers from the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), both located in Dwingeloo, have observed a supernova with peculiar radio emission. In a paper to be published in the January 28, 2010 issue of Nature, the team led by JIVE's Zsolt Paragi reports, for the first time ever, detection of a relativistic outflow in a Type Ic supernova, thus supporting the link with the even...

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2008-11-18 13:34:57

The concept of an ankle replacement for patients with immobilizing pain wasn't first introduced until the 1970s. Soon thereafter, the idea was abandoned when doctors said they couldn't withstand the force of daily life. Then second generation of artificial ankles were introduced in the '90s, and while they lasted longer than those of the 1970s, they never gathered momentum among doctors and specialists. Now doctors think the third time may be a charm, with the introduction of the next...

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2008-02-18 11:15:00

U.S. physicists have designed a new atomic clock that will not gain nor lose a second in more than 200 million years.The new precision clock was developed in the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, a combined effort between NIST and the University of Colorado in Boulder. Another atomic clock was also created there, and both clocks are raising the standard of time."These clocks are improving so rapidly that it is impossible to tell which one will be the best," said Tom 0'Brian, head...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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