U.S. Navy: Pings not from MH370’s black boxes

Erin Burnett OutFront -

(CNN) — The four acoustic pings at the center of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for the past seven weeks are no longer believed to have come from the plane’s black boxes, a U.S. Navy official told CNN.

The acknowledgment came Wednesday as searchers wrapped up the first phase of their effort, having scanned 329 square miles of southern Indian Ocean floor without finding any wreckage from the Boeing 777-200.

Authorities now almost universally believe the pings did not come from the onboard data or cockpit voice recorders, but instead came from some other man-made source unrelated to the jetliner that disappeared on March 8, according to Michael Dean, the Navy’s deputy director of ocean engineering.

If the pings had come from the recorders, searchers would have found them, he said.

Dean said “yes” when asked if other countries involved in the search had reached the same conclusions.

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Physicians, Philanthropy and Patient Advocacy – May 27th Chat

see you #healthcare #leadership #summit #HCLDR may 27, 2014, 8 PM EST


MG723_EDM-InfoGraphic_USA-FA_659x680_Splice_3-1_MEMBERS_DONORSIntroduction by Colin Hung

When Dr. Rajiv Singal and I met during the last #hcsmca tweetup in January this year we spoke at length about his work with the Movember fundraising and patient advocacy. Dr. Singal had recently completed yet another successful campaign in November – raising over $38,000 for prostate research (disclosure: I donated to the campaign).

During our conversation, Dr. Singal asked a series of questions that I had never considered before – should physicians get involved or even lead philanthropic fundraising efforts for the diseases they treat? Is it is expected of them? Should they be obligated to donate? Is it ethical? Should physicians be active in patient advocacy?

I was intrigued by what Dr. Singal had to say – so much so that I immediately invited him to be a guest on #hcldr to discuss this very topic.

It should come as no surprise that most…

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How are Gods and Goddesses of Software Testing different from the rest of us?

How are Gods and Goddesses of Software Testing different from the rest of us?

The Gods and Goddesses of Software Testing know the following:

1. They know ins and outs of programming languages like Java, .NET, and PHP.

2. They know Operating Systems like Linux, Windows, and MAC.

3. They know about Servers like Tomcat, WebLogic, and Solaris.

4. They know Database like MySQL, Oracle, and MsSQL.

However, the decade-long experience in Healthcare Software Development and Testing has taught me a big lesson.

The Changing Face of Medicine


Blog post by  Minerva A. Romero Arenas

We cannot all succeed if half of us are held back.

– Malala Yousafzai

Elizabeth Blackwell, a teacher and immigrant to the U.S., turned to medicine after a friend confided on her deathbed that she would have been spared much suffering had her physician been a woman. She went on to become the first woman to earn the Medical Doctorate in the U.S. She was admitted as a prank by the all-male students on the faculty – who allowed the students to vote on Elizabeth’s admission never thinking they would allow a woman to become their peer. The face of medicine has changed significantly in the 160+ years since Dr. Blackwell graduated from Geneva Medical College (now Hobart and William Smith College/SUNY).

Women are pursuing medical careers in record-breaking numbers. Female applicants to medical schools went from less than 10% in 1965, to…

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