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Ebola And Medical Mistakes

After two weeks of fearful medical news, Texas got some relief today. A sheriff’s deputy tested negative for Ebola. And no one else is showing symptoms.

That gives doctors and medical officials a little breathing room and a chance to look back at what might have gone wrong in the case of Thomas Eric Duncan.

In particular, why he was released hours after his first visit to the ER.

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Forensic Investigators Go Nano And Embrace The Joy Stick

New technology out of Texas is making it harder for criminals to cover their tracks. A University of North Texas chemistry professor has created a device for the U.S. Department of Justice to analyze the tiny particles of inks, paints, and other materials criminals use to create counterfeit documents. It’s called a nanomanipulator.

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Where Are The Exomoons? UT Arlington Researchers Aim To Track Them Down With Radio Waves

After scientists discovered the nine planets in our solar system, and then re categorized Pluto as a dwarf planet… they moved on to finding planets in other parts of the galaxy. So far, they’ve discovered around 2,000 so-called exoplanets. Their luck hasn’t been as good with exomoons. But there’s a new research technique scientists at UT Arlington hope can help locate moons many light years away.

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The roof of the London Heathrow Airport, designed by Luis Vidal + Architects.

‘Airport Hospitals’: Architect Luis Vidal Shows How To Put Patients First

Airports and hospitals. Two places not generally on the top of a tourist must see list. But Spanish architect Luis Vidal has spent the last decade trying to change that — building airports that are destination and hospitals you don’t dread walking into. You can get a glimpse of his work at a new exhibit at the Dallas Center for Architecture.

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Southwest Airlines new "Listening Center" at the Dallas Headquarters.

Southwest Airlines Goes Social

Flight running late? Searching for baggage? Forget standing in line. Send a tweet or Facebook message. A growing number of airlines are hiring social media first responders to help with customer relations, and Southwest Airlines has just joined the club. They now have nine “social care” representatives working seven days a week, eighteen hours a day.

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And The Startup Weekend Health Winner Is…

Teams at Startup Weekend Dallas had less than two days to come up with an idea for a product and present a business plan. The group with the most successful pitch, according to the five-judge panel, was Virtual Visit. Virtual Visit provides a way for families to stay connected with the day-to-day care of family members living in skilled nursing facilities.

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