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Global Biochemistry Analyzers Market Forecast Research Report 2017 2021 – GreaterPatchogueDaily

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

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Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree – Science News

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

The standard dinosaur family tree may soon be just a relic.

After examining more than 400 anatomical traits, scientists have proposed a radical reshuffling of the major dinosaur groups. The rewrite, reported in the March 23 Nature, upsets century-old ideas about dinosaur evolution. It lends support to the accepted idea that the earliest dinosaurs were smallish, two-legged creatures. But contrary to current thinking, the new tree suggests that these early dinosaurs had grasping hands and were omnivores, snapping up meat and plant matter alike.

This is a novel proposal and a really interesting hypothesis, says Randall Irmis, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Irmis, who was not involved with the work, says its a possibility that the new family tree reflects actual dinosaur relationships. But, he says, It goes against our ideas of the general relationships of dinosaurs. Its certainly going to generate a lot of discussion.

The accepted tree of dinosaur relationships has three dominant branches, each containing critters familiar even to the nondinosaur obsessed. One branch leads to the bird-hipped ornithischians, which include the plant-eating duckbills, stegosaurs and Triceratops and its bony-frilled kin. Another branch contains the reptile-hipped saurischians, which are further divided into two groups: the plant-eating sauropods (typically four-legged, like Brontosaurus) and the meat-eating theropods (typically two-legged, like Tyrannosaurus rex and modern birds).

Scientists have long-divided the dinosaurs into two main groups, the bird-hipped and the reptile-hipped (top). A new analysis breaks up the reptile-hipped lineage and suggests the bird-hipped group shares recent ancestors with meat-eating theropods (bottom).Scientists have been unsure where to put the confusing two-legged, meat-eating herrerasaurids (red lines, top). The new analysis suggests they are close relatives of the sauropods (bottom).

This split between the bird-hipped and reptile-hipped dinos was first proposed in 1887 by British paleontologist Harry Seeley, who had noticed the two strikingly different kinds of pelvic anatomy. That hypothesis of dinosaur relationships was formalized and strengthened in the 1980s and has been accepted since then.

The new tree yields four groups atop two main branches. The bird-hipped ornithischians, which used to live on their own lone branch, now share a main branch with the reptile-hipped theropods like T. rex. This placement suggests these once-distant cousins are actually closely related. It also underscores existing questions about the bird-hipped dinos, an oddball group with murky origins; they appear late in the dinosaur fossil record and then are everywhere. Some scientists have suggested that they evolved from an existing group of dinosaurs, perhaps similarly herbivorous sauropods. But by placing the bird-hipped dinos next to the theropods, the tree hints that the late-to-the-party vegetarian weirdos could have evolved from their now close relatives, the meat-eating theropods.

Sauropods (like Brontosaurus) are no longer next to the theropods but now reside on a branch with the meat-eating herrerasaurids. Herrerasaurids are a confusing group of creatures that some scientists think belong near the other meat eaters, the theropods, while others say the herrerasaurids are not quite dinosaurs at all.

The new hypothesis of relationships came about when researchers led by Matthew Baron, a paleontologist at the University of Cambridge and Natural History Museum in London, decided to do a wholesale examination of dinosaur anatomy with fresh eyes. Using a mix of fossils, photographs and descriptions from the scientific literature, Baron and colleagues surveyed the anatomy of more than 70 different dinosaurs and non-dino close relatives, examining 457 anatomical features. The presence, absence and types of features, which include the shape of a hole on the snout, a cheekbone ridge and braincase anatomy, were fed into a computer program, generating a family tree that groups animals that share specialized features.

In this new interpretation of dinosaur anatomy and the resulting tree, many of the earliest dinosaurs have grasping hands and a mix of meat-eating and plant-eating teeth. If the earliest dinos were really omnivores, given the relationships in the new four-pronged tree, the evolution of specialized diets (vegetarians and meat eaters) each happened twice in the dinosaur lineage.

When the researchers saw the resulting tree, We were very surprised and cautious, Baron says. Its a big change that flies in the face of 130 years of thinking.

The arrangement of the new tree stuck even when the researchers fiddled around with their descriptions of various features, Baron says. The close relationship between the bird-hipped, plant-eating ornithischians and the reptile-hipped, meat-eating theropods, for example, isnt based on one or two distinctive traits but on 21 small details.

The lesson is that dinosaur groups arent characterized by radical new inventions, says paleontologist Kevin Padian of the University of California, Berkeley. The relationships are read in the minutiae, not big horns and frills. That said, Padian, whose assessment of the research also appears in Nature, isnt certain that the new tree reflects reality. Such trees are constructed based on how scientists interpret particular anatomical features, decisions that will surely be quibbled with. The devil is in the details, Padian says. These guys have done their homework and now everyones going to have to roll up their sleeves and start checking their work.

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Grey’s Anatomy’s Kelly McCreary Teases Maggie’s Double Dose of Drama Ahead – E! Online

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

Poor Maggie Piercehas no idea what she’s about to be hit with.

With Grey’s Anatomy returning to Grey Sloan Memorial after last week’s sojourn to Montana for a little Japril action, the focus will turn to the young cardiothoracic doc thanks to a return visit from her mom Diane (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), who’s back to treat the breast cancer she’s still hiding from her daughter. Oh, and there’s the small matter of that growing attraction between Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and the object of Maggie’s affection, Riggs (Martin Henderson), finally coming to the forefront.

E! News caught up with Kelly McCreary on the red carpet at the long-running ABC series’ PaleyFest event, where she gave us some insight into how the surgeon will handle her world basically falling apart at the seams.

“I think, first and foremost, Maggie is the brightest person she knows,” McCreary told us about the urgent matter to save her mom’s life. “And she’s going to try to solve her problems herself. And of course, when you try to do everything yourself, you get tuckered out.” We’ve got a feeling that Jackson (Jesse Williams), Diane’s chosen doctor and the reason she came to Seattle for treatment, is going to have something to say about that.

And as for the small matter of her half-sister taking up with her crush?”It’s a bad idea to keep secrets. Just don’t do it,” she joked. “I don’t think the audience is going to get the reaction that they’re expecting out of Maggie. Let’s put it that way.”

Elsewhere in the episode, Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) finally hash out their problems as they work a trauma case together, while Bailey (Chandra Wilson) tries to mend her relationship with Richard (James Pickens Jr.) after, you know, stabbing him in the back and taking the Residency program away from him. Good luck with that, Bailey!

For more from McCreary, be sure to check out the video above.

What sort of unexpected reaction do you think Maggie will have to the Mer-Riggs relationship? Share your theories in the comments below!

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Censored 16th century book ‘may offer clues’ to female anatomy knowledge lag – Belfast Telegraph

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

A censored 16th century anatomy book may provide evidence that taboos slowed the development of knowledge of the female genitals, researchers have said.

The 1559 edition of Thomas Gemini’s Compediosa Totius Anatomie Delineatio features a depiction of a semi-dissected female torso, and the book’s original owner has cut away a neat triangle of paper on which the vagina would have been drawn.

It will be displayed in an exhibition at St John’s College at the University of Cambridge, and curator Shelley Hughes said it may offer clues as to why knowledge of the female anatomy lagged behind that of the human body as a whole.

She said the book’s original owner was “disturbed by its depiction of a semi-dissected female torso”.

“We know this because the offending part, a neat triangle of paper on which the vagina would have been drawn, has been carefully cut away.”

She continued: “Sin and female flesh were held in close association in 16th century society with naked women often portrayed as the servants of Satan.

“Perhaps Christian Europe would have to overcome its shame over the female reproductive organs in order to discover more about their structure.”

Before the 16th century, many European academics believed that female genital organs were simply lesser versions of male organs, turned inside out.

This dated back to classical medical authorities such as Galen in the 2nd century, who had been prohibited by law in Ancient Rome from cutting up human corpses.

The 16th century was a time of medical revolution, with pioneering researchers such as Andreas Vesalius challenging accepted views on anatomy, with evidence gathered from human dissections and direct observation experiment.

But there was still a reluctance to take on some foundational beliefs in science.

The display shows how an evidence-based knowledge of the structure of the body emerged as superstitious and religious barriers weakened.

The exhibition, to be displayed on Saturday, is called Under The Knife At St John’s: A Medical History Of Disease And Dissection.

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Anatomy of an election: How Measure C won Redondo – Easy Reader

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

Added on March 23, 2017 David Mendez Redondo Beach

Measure C architects and champions Candace Nafissi, Bill Brand, Jim Light, Wayne Craig, Martin Holmes and Rob Gaddis celebrate on election night. Photo by David Mendez

by David Mendez

Early on Wednesday, March 8, when it became clear that Measure C was becoming the law of the land, the once-still parking lot outside of Samba Brazilian Steakhouse began to rattle.

Cheers were erupting through a back door leading to election watch party jointly held by supporters of Measure C and a slate of candidates with similar views on development in Redondo Beach.

With election results projected on the wall behind the candidates (and in some cases, on their faces as they stood in the images path), de facto campaign manager Rob Gaddis held the microphone.

Im proud to live in such a beautiful, wonderful city, Gaddis said to the supporters who stuck around late into the night. As residents, we are now in control of what happens with our waterfront.

That night, the leaders, supporters and volunteers who dedicated their time to defeating CenterCals waterfront revitalization project felt vindicated.

What it boils down to is that Redondo people did not want a mallthey didnt want to lose the small seaside town charm that the pier and the waterfront has, Gaddis said.

The key to the victory of Measure C was two-fold: First, it was an outright rejection of everything CenterCal, from the project itself to the mailers and tactics they offered.

Second, passion paved the way.

AES and CenterCal proved that mailers and brochures dont win elections, said Mayor Steve Aspel, who was defeated at the polls on March 7 as Measure C won. What they were up against this time was a group of very passionate activists who were out banging on doors, it seemed, 24/7.

When the sun rose on March 8, Rescue Our Waterfront co-founder Martin Holmes woke up on Cloud Nine, a welcome change from the weeks leading up to the election.

Before January, there was maybe an overall mood of depression about the Yes sidewe were so far behind in fundraising and advertising and getting things done, Holmes said.

What it came down to in the end, Holmes said, was guerrilla warfare.

Rescue Our Waterfront formed in late 2015, when Nils Nehrenheim and Candace Nafissi met Holmes around his dining table, brainstorming to stop CenterCals Waterfront: Redondo Beach redevelopment project.

The group eventually produced the King Harbor Coastal Access Revitalization and Enhancement (or CARE) Act, which became known as Measure C, a fine-tuning of existing voter-approved harbor zoning. In essence, it was a response to what they described as an overdeveloped mall development proposed for King Harbor.

CenterCal planned to add 19 buildings over 36 acres of project area, proposing 523,939 sq. ft. of development, with a net gain of 312,289 sq. ft., under the zoning development cap.

But many residents were concerned by the projects size; ROW quickly gathered 7,000 resident signatures to force the measure onto the March ballot for voter approval.

In turn, CenterCals No on C campaign gathered quickly. Three members of the City Council, as well as Mayor Steve Aspel, opposed Measure C. CenterCal eventually funded $525,000 into the campaign to defeat the ballot measure, making Holmes concern well-founded.

Theres no way we can compete with money, and no way to compete with bland, boring messaging, Holmes said. We needed to catch peoples attention in order to have them pay enough attention to research the issue and understand the issue.

Thats where longtime music teacher Jeep Suddeth came in. When a ROW volunteer showed him the size and scope of the CenterCal project, he was shocked, joining the cause.

One morning, he woke up with the melody to Joni Mitchells Big Yellow Taxi humming in his head, eventually stumbling upon the words you never know what youve got til its gone/if you ruin the Lagoon and put up a waterfront mall.

I went up to [Holmes] and told him that Ive got a song, Suddeth said. And then another guy walks up and said I can do video, I can help.

On February 22, Suddeths music video for Dont Ruin the Lagoon was posted on Rescue Our Waterfronts Facebook page, earning thousands of views within days. It was the first in a series of viral videos that sold ROWs views in funny, digestible formats.

People came forward with the things they can do, coming forward with ideas for literature and, of course, we had to focus that all down, Gaddis said.

As the election rolled along, ROW began feeling that they had the No on C campaign on the ropes. By early March, No on C mailers shifted tactics, claiming that the development wouldnt produce excess traffic, and that Measure C would raise taxes.

But their efforts were in vain. After all votes were counted, Measure C won 9,229 votes in favor to 6,925 against.

Phil Sanchez, a representative for the No on C campaign and former Redondo Beach Planning Commissioner, couldnt help but wonder if the national climate had an effect on the election.

I think there is election fatigue, rhetoric fatigue, Sanchez said. Given whats gone on since November, and whats continuing to happen now, I wonder if people are throwing their hands up in the air.

His reasoning came from what he perceived to be a lower turnout than anticipated or indicated from supporters.

But even in my neighborhood in North Redondo, people said I got busy, I couldnt make it, Sanchez said.

Fear, Aspel said, made the difference even in his election.

People were intensely worried that their harbor would be overrun by people that werent from around here. It was particularly disconcerting with senior citizens, Aspel said. They were afraid CenterCal wasnt for the residents, but to bring people in.

Interestingly, the Measure C election may have been avoided, Aspel said.

As mayor, I could have easily changed the date of the Measure C election to later in the year, and I was advised to lobby the council to just adopt Measure C outright, Aspel said. But you cant act as an ethical mayor or councilperson by trying to worry about your next election.

He paid the price, however, losing to anti-CenterCal candidate Bill Brand.

Now, as Rescue Our Waterfront lobbies Redondos incoming leadership to send the Measure for approval by the California Coastal Commission, theyre hedging their bets.

On Wednesday night, the group announced that they are raising funds for a lawsuit to prevent CenterCal from moving forward with the project and ignoring the will of the people, Holmes said.

It came down to their side having the money and our side having the passion, Holmes said.

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by David Mendez

David Mendez is the beat reporter for Redondo Beach. If you’ve got tips, questions, or just want to talk, feel free to reach out on Twitter, via email or by phone, at 424-269-2834.

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The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip | CIO – CIO

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

But in 1987, Archimedes wasn’t available to Torvalds in Finland, so he settled for the Sinclair QL. In the meanwhile, the Archimedes failed and disappeared from the scene, killing any chance for ARM chips to dominate PCs.

Since then, multiple attempts to put ARM chips in PCs have failed. Outside of a few Chromebooks, most PCs have x86 chips from Intel or AMD.

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The domination of x86 is a problem for Linaro, an industry organization that advocates ARM hardware and software. Many of its developers use x86 PCs to compile programs for ARM hardware. That’s much like trying to write Windows programs on a Mac.

That fact doesn’t sit well with George Grey, CEO of Linaro.

“Linus mentioned this a little while ago: How do we get developers to work on ARM first? Why are will still using Intel tools?” Grey asked during a speech at this month’s Linaro Connect conference in Budapest.

A powerful Linux laptop or mini-desktop based on an ARM processor needs to built so developers can write and compile applications, he said.

“May be we can take a Chromebook design and put more memory, get upstream Linux support on it, and use it as a developer platform for developers to carry to conferences,” Grey said then.

To further that idea, a group of ARM hardware enthusiasts gathered in a room at Linaro Connect to conceptualize a powerful ARM PC. The group settled on building a computer like the Intel NUC — a mini-desktop with a powerful board computer in it.

The free-flowing session was entertaining, with attendees passionately sharing ideas on the chip, memory, storage, and other components in the PC.

The session, which is available on Linaro’s site, also highlighted issues involved in building and supporting an ARM-based PC. There were concerns about whether ARM chips would deliver performance adequate to run powerful applications.

There were alsoconcerns about components and about providing a Linux user experience acceptable to users.

Also important was building a viable ARM PC that would attract hardware makers to participate in such an effort. One worry was the reaction of the enthusiast audience, who might sound off if an ARM desktop didn’t work properly, putting hardware vendors and chipmakers at the receiving end of criticism and bad press.

“Based on a research and efforts today, building an ideal PC is going to be hard,” said Yang Zhang, director of the technologies group at Linaro.

Attendees quickly agreed that the ARM PC would need an expandable x86-style board with DDR4 memory DIMM slot, and NVMe or SATA slots for plugging in SSDs or other drives. Other features would include gigabit slots and USB slots.

“Definitely, we need to be looking at something with real I/O, not some crappy mobile chipset with soldered-on 2GB of RAM,” one attendee said. (Attendees aren’t identified in the recording of the discussion.)

Many ARM-based computer boards like Raspberry Pi 3 and Pine64 can be used as PCs, but have limited expandability and components integrated on the board. They aren’t ideal for PCs handling heavy workloads.

Also, Zhang pointed out that LPDDR4, which is used in such “mobile” chipsets, is slower than DDR4 memory, which is why the DIMM slots would be needed on the ARM PC.

Next, the discussion shifted to the system-on-chip, and suggestions were made to use CPUs from companies including Marvell and Nvidia. Chips from Qualcomm, Cavium, and HiSilicon weren’t suggested because those companies were uninterested in building a PC-style computer for development with Linaro. Ironically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 will be used in Windows 10 PCs later this year.

An interesting suggestion was Rockchip’s RK3399, which is being used in Samsung’s Chromebook Pro, which has PCI-Express and USB 3.0. Google and Samsung have been putting in adecent amount of work for Linux support on the chip. But it still is a mobile chip, and not designed for full-powered ARM desktop.

“I have a 24-core Opteron right. To replace that I would need a 64-core Cortex A73 or something, which doesn’t exist,” said the attendee who suggested the RK3399.

The discussion became a battle between server chips and mobile chips, which each had their issues. While the server chips boast good software support, they are expensive. The mobile chips are cheap but have poor Linux OS support. Software support would need to be added by independent developers, and that can be a considerable amount of work.

In 2015, 96boards — the ARM hardware effort of Linaro –built a development board called HuskyBoard wth AMD’s Opteron A1100 server chip, but that didn’t go well. AMD has now abandoned ARM server chips and recently released the 32-core Naples chip based on its x86 Zen architecture.

The initial PC will perhaps have a server chip with decent Linux kernel support. Standard interfaces, sufficient memory, and decent graphics will matter more, as will ensuring that standard components like heatsinks and memory DIMMs can be bought off the shelf.

The purpose of the gathering was to get the ball rolling for the development of a real desktop based on ARM. The PC will likely be developed by 96boards, which provides specifications to build open-source development boards.

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