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Google, Amazon, Facebook Help U.K. Researchers Hack Cancer

Google, Amazon, Facebook Help U.K. Researchers Hack Cancer | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

British arms of major Internet firms back weekend hackathon to disguise complex cancer DNA analysis in a smartphone game.


The U.K. arms of Amazon, Facebook and Google are collaborating with a major British cancer charity for a weekend hackathon to develop a smartphone game that will help advance cancer research. (...) - by Gary FloodInformationWeekMarch 01, 2013

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Can ResearchGate really be the Facebook of science?

Can ResearchGate really be the Facebook of science? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

With 2m members, science startup ResearchGate isn’t just talking big when it says it wants to start a revolution: it’s actually changing the way scientists work. Co-founder Ijad Madisch explains his vision — and how he’d like to change Germany’s clone-heavy culture along the way. (...) - By Bobbie Johnson, GIGAom, Oct 6, 2012

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Altmetrics are the central way of measuring communication in the digital age but what do they miss?

Altmetrics are the central way of measuring communication in the digital age but what do they miss? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Inspired by the push towards altmetrics, Nick Scott sees great potential to better communicate indicators of academic success. But this does constitute impact? Here, he puts forward questions on media mentions, website page hits and the ‘dark stuff’. LSE blog "Impact of Social Science", by Nick Scott, Dec 17, 2012
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"The LSE Future of Impacts conference in London saw a lively debate on numerous issues. However it was the discussion on altmetrics that interested me. Altmetrics is a movement of sorts (with its own manifesto, it must be, right?). It aims to complement/replace [there seems to be quite lively discussion on which] traditional bibliographic rankings based on citation analysis of academic journals with a wider set of metrics. These include tweets on TwitterFacebook shares, saves on sharing tools like Delicious and in reference managers/research management tools like Mendeley. (...)"

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