Friday January 19th, 2018 13:27 Behind a Visionary: The Science of Steve Jobs

The death of Apple’s Steve Jobs on Wednesday (Oct. 5) triggered an outpouring of mourning and celebration. As newspaper obits remembered Jobs as a “visionary” and the “Henry Ford of the computer industry,” fans converged on Apple stores across the country to leave notes, bouquets and actual apples.

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    Friday January 19th, 2018 01:22 Scientific technique to help thousands of men become fathers

    Scientists claim to have successfully created early-stage sperm from human skin that could potentially help infertile men, including survivors of childhood cancer, fulfill their dream of fatherhood.

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      Thursday January 18th, 2018 13:18 Why We Need Pragmatic Science, and Why the Alternatives are Dead-Ends

      Since I write about science-related topics, I sometimes find myself in discussions about the role of science in finding “truth”??(discussions that seem especially relevant as we enter an election season in which multiple candidates are openly antagonistic to science).????An argument that surfaces in the more heated of these chats is that science is an overvalued …

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        Thursday January 18th, 2018 01:16 Chemistry Calendar, May: Love

        What happens in our bodies when we fall in love? Which molecules are involved in our feelings? In the fifth video of the Chemistry Calendar, we explore the chemistry of love! The Chemistry Calendar is a joint project between Molecular Frontiers, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and Universeum. We work together with film company Untamed Science to launch a video per month during the International Year of Chemistry 2011. You can find out more, and download teaching material at See also: http http

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          Wednesday January 17th, 2018 13:16 Information sessions at SJR

          St. Johns River State College will hold information sessions for students interested in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management and the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree programs.

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            Wednesday January 17th, 2018 01:10 SEO Townsville and Customer Lifetime Value

            Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is a measure of how much profit a customer will bring to your business over the lifetime of the relationship that exists between you two. The customer is the most valuable asset in your business. Knowing how to acquire and maintain this great asset is the key to a profitable business. CLV helps you determine where to commit you money in marketing campaigns before you launch them in order to reap higher benefits.

            Calculating CLV

            There are several formulas to arrive at the Lifetime Value of a given customer; the most efficient one is given by:

            CLV = (Sales per customer) x (Customer lifetime) x (Number of referrals) x

            (The percentage of referrals that turns customers) – (Cost of sales)

            To arrive at these data you can use the following simple steps to estimate each parameter. For some idea of the benefit of SEO visit:

            Sales per customer can be obtained by taking the sum of sales and divide it by the total sum of customers in a given period. Customer lifetime is the estimated number of times you think the customer will reorder a given product or service.

            The number of referrals made is a conservative estimate of how many people have heard about you through a particular customer. A satisfied customer often makes casual reference on his or her blog, social media page or post a comment on a forum about a wonderful shopping experience that you provided. These comments can be read by hundreds to thousands of people. You can collect this information by asking your new customers how they heard about you.

            Customers Guesstimate the percentage of the referrals that will buy something from your business to arrive at the percentage of referrals that convert to. Finally calculate the cost of sales by taking the sum of goods or services and divide it by the sum of customers that you have sold to in that period and multiply the quotient by the customer lifetime figure calculated earlier.

            Importance of Lifetime value to your business

            It serves as a benchmark in determining how much money, time and effort you can commit in acquiring a given customer in the first instance. You become confident of reaping benefits such as enhanced corporate image and increased sales from your current investments.

            Lifetime value of a customer helps you to re-focus on your marketing campaigns. Once you realize that your customers are an ongoing stream of revenue rather than a one-shot sale, you get motivated to focus on ways of keeping them or repeat sales as loyal customer are likely to buy more. Loyal customers cost less to service. Experienced customers know how to use your products or services and make fewer calls to customer support and request fewer visits from the sale rep thus reducing the overheads.

            Limited acquisition cost is yet another benefit of calculating lifetime value of a customer. Loyal customers are much more likely than not to be your advocates. They will recommend you to their associates and friends and happily speak about your products or services. This brings in more customers with little or zero acquisition cost. Lifetime value helps you identify the best customers; understand what best they see in your business thus helping you come up with real marketing objectives and strategies.

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            Tuesday January 16th, 2018 01:08 Nature News examines African nations’ progress in science

            Nature News examines African countries’ scientific capacity and efforts in a series of articles. “The forecast for science in Africa has brightened over the past decade.

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              Monday January 15th, 2018 13:05 Aluminium and Iodine reaction 2

              Face Of Chemistry Very smoky reaction between Iodine and aluminum. These compounds were mixed and a few drops of HOT water were added. For more details visit:

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                Monday January 15th, 2018 01:02 An important breakthrough at the IRCM associated with osteoporosis

                ( Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal ) Researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, directed by Dr. Jean Vacher, identified a new gene that modulates bone mass and that could become a risk factor for developing osteoporosis. This scientific breakthrough will be published tomorrow in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism.

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