Cigna Adds Gamification Challenge to Coach Calhoun’s Annual Cancer Ride and Walk: Burn Calories/Burn Cancer BLOOMFIELD, Conn., June 04, 2012 - Global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) is launching a new challenge as part of its annual sponsorship of the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk : burn calories for cash to fight cancer. Burn Calories to Burn Cancer: At the June 9, 2012 Calhoun Cancer Challenge, Cigna will provide 50 walkers with Fitbit Trackers to measure their steps, distance walked and calories burned, and then Cigna will match the walkers' total calories burned with a cash contribution of $.50 per calorie. (Photo: Business Wire) The challenge is part of Cigna's “gamification” initiative – using electronic devices and online tools as an engaging, interesting and fun way to help people improve their health. At this year’s Calhoun Cancer Challenge, Cigna will provide 50 walkers with electronic devices to measure their steps, distance walked and calories burned, and then match the walkers’ total calories burned with a cash contribution of $.50 per calorie.
About SimCity Creator Login / Register About The Game Newsletter Crowdsourcing improves predictive texting - tech - 25 February 2012 SMARTPHONES may soon get a lot better at finishing your sentences for you - with the help of words and phrases gleaned from crowdsourcing. The software packages in today's phones often struggle with texts and voice commands if a user attempts words or phrases that aren't included in the phone's database. To see if the crowd could help, Keith Vertanen of Montana Tech in Butte and Per Ola Kristensson at the University of St Andrews, UK, called upon workers of the Amazon Mechanical Turk. The plan was to try and improve a predictive system used in Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, which help disabled people to communicate by painstakingly typing out words interpreted from their muscle twitches or blinks. The researchers paid 298 Mechanical Turk workers to imagine phrases they might need if they had motor neuron disease or cerebral palsy.
Human Genome Project The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up human DNA, and of identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint. It remains the world's largest collaborative biological project. The first official funding for the Project originated with the US Department of Energy’s Office of Health and Environmental Research, headed by Charles DeLisi, and was in the Reagan Administration’s 1987 budget submission to Congress. It subsequently passed both Houses. The Project was planned for 15 years. In 1990, the two major funding agencies, DOE and NIH, developed a memorandum of understanding in order to coordinate plans and set the clock for the initiation of the Project to 1990. At that time, David Galas was Director of the renamed “Office of Biological and Environmental Research” in the U.S.
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Solver Develops Solution to Help Clean Up Remaining Oil From the 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Boston, MA and Cordova, AK - November 7, 2007 - InnoCentive, the leader in prize-based Open Innovation sourcing, is helping to make a positive impact on Environmental Conservation by working with the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) and other conservation groups. OSRI has posted 3 Challenges on the InnoCentive website, all dealing with oil spill recovery issues. The first of these challenges was solved last week by an oil industry outsider who used his expertise in the concrete industry to come up with the winning solution. John Davis, an InnoCentive Solver from the Central United States, was awarded $20,000 for his creative solution. An Overview of the Human Genome Project An Overview of the Human Genome Project What was the Human Genome Project? The Human Genome Project (HGP) was the international, collaborative research program whose goal was the complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings. All our genes together are known as our "genome." The HGP was the natural culmination of the history of genetics research.