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Stephen Hawking’s secret to surviving his terrible condition

The late-night comic had found his perfect straight man. In June 2014, John Oliver sat down with renowned theoretical physicist Stephen W. Hawking for an interview.

“You’ve stated that there could be an infinite number of parallel universes,” the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” asked Hawking. “Does that mean there’s a universe out there where I am smarter than you?”

“Yes,” Hawking…


Added by Adam Fleaming on March 14, 2018 at 7:23am — No Comments

Pharmaceutical Water Systems have to be Designed with a Lot of Common Sense

The effectiveness of a pharmaceutical water system depends on its design. The design is the soul of the system. Any pharmaceutical water system design should come equipped with the ability to serve its most basic purpose, which is to help the pharmaceutical organization meet the set quality.

The importance of water can never be overemphasized. Apart from the emotional, spiritual and cultural value it has; water also enjoys a position of complete primacy in the…


Added by Adam Fleaming on March 12, 2018 at 5:48am — No Comments

Deaths in Dundalk

Suddenly. Beloved husband of Katherine and dear father of Mary, John and Kevin. Jerry had a long and personally rewarding career as a dedicated nurse, taking him into contact with many who truly appreciated his care. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughter, son-in-law Alan, daughter-in-law Grace, grandchildren Molly, Emma, Séan and Āine, brother Tommy, sister Betty, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, nursing colleagues, patients and many friends.…


Added by Adam Fleaming on March 7, 2018 at 5:22am — No Comments

FDA inspection is not going to invite an FDA action such as a 483 or a Warning Letter

If there is one common cause for apprehension between the smallest and biggest, and the best known and least known organizations; it has to be an FDA inspection! Any organization that is subject to an FDA inspection has to get absolutely everything of everything about its activities right to a T, to such an extent that it should be sure simply all the time, through all its processes, that an…


Added by Adam Fleaming on March 1, 2018 at 6:16am — No Comments

When a medical device fails to meet these standards for precision and accuracy

All medical devices have their stated intended use. With time, many of them undergo changes with use. Because of this, they need to be calibrated to retain their effectiveness. The FDA’s medical device calibration requirements have been devised with the same intention.

Although the FDA has medical device calibration requirements, many of these medical devices do not have specific measures that need to be set. So, in view of this, the FDA can only require that the…


Added by Adam Fleaming on February 27, 2018 at 4:57am — No Comments

FMEA in medical devices can work better when mated with ISO 14971

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a core aspect of risk management and risk analysis in medical devices. FMEA is essentially about analyzing the reasons for which a problem arises and the effects it has on the system. In the field of medical devices, it is absolutely critical to understand the failure mode and effects because the consequences of not doing this can be…


Added by Adam Fleaming on February 23, 2018 at 5:38am — No Comments

Florida capital to press for gun law change

A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

The students plan to hold a rally Wednesday in hopes that it will put pressure on the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws, something some GOP lawmakers said Monday they would consider. Shortly after the shooting, several…


Added by Adam Fleaming on February 20, 2018 at 5:02am — No Comments

FDA regulation on medical device packaging design

The FDA has regulations on medical device packaging design. This is quite natural, considering that the FDA has several regulations on all aspects of medical devices. However, it needs to be mentioned that the FDA regulation that covers medical device packaging design – Sec. 820.130 Device packaging under Subpart K–Labeling and Packaging Control -is a single liner, which only merely states that “each manufacturer shall ensure that…


Added by Adam Fleaming on February 16, 2018 at 4:48am — No Comments

Medical Device Process Validation is the Key Part of a Quality Process

Process validation is one of the essential functions of a quality system for medical devices. Medical device manufacturers who have to stay compliant with regulatory requirements have to obtain premarket approvals (PMA), as well as premarket notifications for both new and modified existing medical devices. The key to all these is medical device process validation.

The FDA…


Added by Adam Fleaming on February 14, 2018 at 5:03am — No Comments

FDA’s requirements on medical device product development process

One of the most elaborate prescriptions that the FDA has relates to the medical device product development process. This is because any error at any stage of the medical device product development process can result in serious repercussions for the patient. Since nothing is to be left to chance, the FDA has a series of steps in the medical device product development process. These are aimed at ensuring that there is total control of the device from the earliest to the…


Added by Adam Fleaming on February 12, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments

Medical Devices is aimed at ensuring very high quality assurance standards

Process validation for medical devices is a key ingredient of quality assurance in medical devices. Process validation is the criterion for measuring the effectiveness of a quality system for medical devices. The first step that medical device manufacturers have to take to show compliance with regulatory requirements for new and modified existing medical devices is obtaining premarket approvals (PMA) and premarket notifications. Process validation for medical devices is…


Added by Adam Fleaming on February 6, 2018 at 5:09am — No Comments

CISOs map out their cybersecurity plan for 2018

When Omar F. Khawaja compiled his priority list for 2018, he didn’t include which security technologies he wanted or how many IT staff he hoped to hire.

Instead, the CISO at Highmark Health — a healthcare management and insurance provider whose portfolio includes Allegheny Health Network, United Concordia Dental and Visionworks, among others — articulated an overarching strategy on how the cybersecurity plan should fit within the national organization’s business…


Added by Adam Fleaming on February 2, 2018 at 5:06am — No Comments

What is the purpose of lyophilization & Where it will be applied?

Lyophilization is the clinical term for freeze-drying. In the simplest terms, it can be described as a technical process in which the moisture level of many materials is reduced, most times frozen, for the purpose of creating a new product or an ingredient.

When an injectable drug is freeze-dried -this is the process of lyophilization -its compounds are stabilized. This reconstitution process is…


Added by Adam Fleaming on January 25, 2018 at 5:12am — No Comments

Food Production Is A Modern Agricultural Miracle So Why Is It Under Attack

Agriculture is under attack. Environmentalists label modern farming as unsustainable, blaming farming for polluting the planet and destroying the climate. But today’s food is abundant and nutritious—a modern agricultural miracle.

From 1961 to 2013, world population more than doubled from 3.1 to 7.2 billion. But agricultural output more than tripled over the same period, according to data from the United…


Added by Adam Fleaming on January 24, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

How a new technology is changing the lives of people who cannot speak

Last November, Joe Morris, a 31-year-old film-maker from London, noticed a sore spot on his tongue. He figured he’d bitten himself in his sleep and thought nothing more about it until halfway through the winter holidays, when he realised the sore was still with him. He Googled “cut on tongue won’t heal” and, after sifting through pages of medical information on oral cancer, he decided to call his doctor.

The cut was…


Added by Adam Fleaming on January 23, 2018 at 5:06am — No Comments

To ICO or Not to ICO? That Is The Question for Today’s Startups

Aung Kyaw Moe and Jun Hasegawa have a lot in common.…


Added by Adam Fleaming on January 22, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Biocompatibility testing and evaluations for medical devices

Biocompatibility testing and evaluations for medical devices is a vital component of patient safety, for it is the only effective means to ensuring that a medical device or any related material, when it happens to come into contact with the patient’s body has to not only perform its intended purpose and function; it should also not result in adverse reactions for the patient.…



Added by Adam Fleaming on January 19, 2018 at 4:59am — No Comments

Cyber security startups fall on harder times

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A wave of cyber attacks by criminals, spies and hacker activists should make these heady days for U.S. cyber security startups.

Instead, many in the crowded market are struggling to live up to their early promise. In some cases, the security products they developed have been overtaken by advances in cyber hacking, according to industry executives and venture capitalists. In others, larger competitors have come out with similar technology and locked down…


Added by Adam Fleaming on January 18, 2018 at 5:15am — No Comments

Why It's So Hard To Shop For Health Care

Shopping for health care is kind of like going to a grocery store where there aren’t any price tags. That jar of spaghetti sauce might cost $4, or maybe $50. But in health care you typically don’t find out prices until you get to the checkout counter. People with one kind of card pay one price, those with another pay a different one, and you may do better or worse if you offer cash.

Last year Montana lawmakers, frustrated by how hard it is…


Added by Adam Fleaming on January 17, 2018 at 5:04am — No Comments

EDITORIAL – Conor O’Dea: A coup for Cayman Finance

A standard disclaimer in investment literature warns that “past performance is not indicative of future results.” But in the case of Conor O’Dea, the financial services veteran recently selected as chairman of Cayman Finance, a waiver of that warning would be perfectly appropriate.

Mr. O’Dea’s sterling professional track record, decades in the making, gives us confidence in his ability to lead Cayman Finance, along with CEO Jude Scott, to new altitudes of success.

The new…


Added by Adam Fleaming on January 16, 2018 at 5:22am — No Comments

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Understanding Data Parallelism in MapReduce

In order to understand the goals of MapReduce, it is important to realize for which scenarios MapReduce is optimized. The MapReduce programming model is created for processing data which requires…Continue

Tags: program, Implementation, Mapreduce

Started by gracylayla on Wednesday.

Automation Anywhere. How do I pick a value from dropdown

Automation Anywhere. How do I pick a value from dropdown. I tried 'set text' from a copied variable. Its very slow, and also doesnt…Continue

Tags: anywhere, automation

Started by emmablisa Mar 9.

TensorFlow serving vs TensorFlow service

I have a question regarding the difference between TensorFlow Serving versus TensorFlow service. (Sorry that I'm not familiar with this at all.)I found TensorFlow serving's definition, which is "…Continue

Tags: training, online, tensorflow

Started by emmablisa Feb 27.

Proper maintenance for Hi Vis clothing

Can you tell me how to properly take care of Hi Vis jackets? I recently purchased a few ones from this…Continue

Started by Lily Osborn Feb 25.

Forklift Operator Requirements 1 Reply

At our company we have a lot of forklift traffic that has to share the same aisles as our pedestrians. We limit the speed of our lifts to 3 mph.  I am wanting to find out what requirements for…Continue

Started by Rick Briggs. Last reply by Tony Ferraro Feb 25.



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