From The Wall Street Journal: Jim Brown knew he was in trouble before his mother finished asking the question. "Am I a better cook than your wife?" she asked, calmly stirring a pot on the stove in her kitchen. With...
In the plane to Birmingham, I was reading this recent arXived paper by Minh-Ngoc Tran, Michael K. Pitt, and Robert Kohn. The adaptive structure of their ACMH algorithm is based upon two parallel Markov chains, the former (called the trial chain) feeding the proposal densities of the later (called the main chain), bypassing the more traditional […]
From Nature: Late in the morning on 20 February, more than 200 people packed an auditorium at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. The purpose of the event, according to its organizers, was to explain why a...
Por Martín Bonfil Olivera
Dirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia, UNAM
Publicado en Milenio Diario, 22 de mayo de 2013
En una democracia, la opinión del pueblo es soberana. Aunque no siempre las decisiones que se toman colectivamente son las mejores, se asume que muchas cabezas piensan mejor que una, y que llegan a las conclusiones, si no más sabias, sí más justas.
Los jurados en las cortes estadounidenses se basan en el mismo principio: la mayoría decide mejor […]
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently released a guide for filing preissuance submissions electronically via its EFS Web system. The guide is intended to make it easier for third parties to submit printed publications of potential relevance to the patentability of another’s claimed invention under the preissuance submission provision of the America Invents Act. … Continue reading »