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August 18, 2014

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4:52 AM | Effective strategies for increasing citation frequency
International Education StudiesVolume 6, Issue 11, 2013, Pages 93-99Effective strategies for increasing citation frequency  (Article)Ebrahim, N.A.a , Salehi, H.b, Embi, M.A.c, Tanha, F.H.d, Gholizadeh, H.e, Motahar, S.M.f, Ordi, A.g  a Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya, Malaysiab Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Najafabad Branch, Islamic […]
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3:45 AM | VirtualTeams · GitHub
Download Packages25 downloads Introduction to Research Tools Box 29-08-2012.pdf — Ale Ebrahim, N. (2012). An Introduction to The Effective Use of Research Tools Box. Research Tools in Education Series, 1(5), 1-85.2.9MB · Uploaded on Oct 31, 201228 downloads Virtual R&D Teams.pdf — Ale Ebrahim, N. (2012). Virtual R&D Teams Definition. Nader Ale Ebrahim's White Papers, 1(1), 1-2. Retrieved from […]
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12:32 AM | Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers - E-LIS repository
Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Danaee, Mahmoud and Mohammadjafari, Marjan and Zavvari, Azam and Shakiba, Masoud and Shahbazi-Moghadam, Masoomeh Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers.Modern Applied Science, 2014, vol. 8, n. 5, pp. 63-69.[Journal article […]

August 17, 2014

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2:00 PM | Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (Aug 17)
This week we feature city surfing, levitating speakers, tornadoes made of light and swarms of robots that self-organize into complex shapes.
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12:58 PM | Sunday Morning Insight: Self-Configuring Universal Linear Optical Components
Figure from [1]I discovered David Miller's work on Dan Piponi's recent G+ feed, here is how Dan summarized it:I really like this paper: http://www-ee.stanford.edu/~dabm/430.pdf Imagine you have an incoming laser beam. It will have some kind of spatial profile, for example it might be a gaussian beam that's brighter in a hump in the middle and falls off towards the edges. Or it might have two "humps". Now imagine you want to perform an arbitrary linear […]
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12:02 PM | Human energy expenditure, in bread-slice units
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3:41 AM | MacArthur’s Defense of Print and Paywall is a Bad Excuse
Disclaimer. I am about to review and critique a New York Times profile of Harper’s Magazine publisher John R. MacArthur. I make no claim to being able to adequately do so. But as one of the “youths” “blowing off steam” on my blog (who still calls this a weblog?), I at least have some personal experience in the matter. “‘I’ve got nothing against people getting on their weblogs, on the Internet and blowing off steam,’ he [John R. MacArthur] […]

August 16, 2014

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3:30 PM | Foundations of Compressed Sensing
Here is a nice overview: Foundations of Compressed Sensing by Mike DaviesI will shortly add it to the Learning Compressive Sensing page. Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's feed, there's more where that came from. You can also subscribe to Nuit Blanche by Email, explore the Big Picture in Compressive Sensing or the Matrix Factorization Jungle and join the conversations on compressive sensing, […]
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1:04 PM | Effect of clock ticking on how people answered a quick questionnaire
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7:00 AM | Saturday Morning Videos: Intelligent Machines, Simon Knowles
Thanks to Andrew Davison for pointing this talk. Andrew's remarks are here. Simon Knowles discusses Intelligent Machines at the Future World Symposium from UKNMI on Vimeo. Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's feed, there's more where that came from. You can also subscribe to Nuit Blanche by Email, explore the Big Picture in Compressive Sensing or the Matrix Factorization Jungle and join the […]
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5:00 AM | Saturday Morning Videos: Two Talks on Synthetic Biology
h/t Socrates LogosAndrew Hessel, pioneer in synthetic biology, discusses the similarities between computing and biology during a talk at Singularity University.Methods for engineering biology. Nina DiPrimio discusses tools for design and construction and plans for future projects. Presented by Counter Culture Labs, this video is designed as an accessible introduction for bio-maker spaces for the basic tools of synthetic biology. Future projects, such as rose scented e coli, are detailed in a […]

August 15, 2014

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5:20 PM | A Cloud medley with IBM Bluemix, Cloudant DB and Node.js
Here is an interesting Cloud medley based on IBM’s Bluemix PaaS platform, Cloudant DB and Node.js. This application  creates a Webserver using Node.js and uses REST APIs to perform CRUD operations on a Cloudant DB. Cloudant DB is a NoSQL Database as a service (DBaaS) that can handle a wide variety of data types like […]
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4:38 PM | Device Sniffs Out Smuggled Money
About $30 billion of U.S. currency is smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States without a trace. Continue reading →
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3:35 PM | 'Nanostars' Could Infiltrate Ebola Virus, Kill It
In lab tests, star-shaped nanoparticles made of gold show early promise for destroying syn­thetic analogs of the deadly virus.
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3:30 PM | Data Driven Sensor Design: Learning to be a Depth Camera for Close-Range Human Capture and Interaction
Here is an instance of Data Driven Sensor Design or Zero Knowledge Sensor Design. Let us remind our readers what Data Driven Sensor Design is:Pick a sensor, Discover its transfer function with supervised learning, You're done.Learning to be a Depth Camera for Close-Range Human Capture and Interaction by Sean Fanello, Cem Keskin, Shahram Izadi, Pushmeet Kohli, David Kim, David Sweeney, Antonio Criminisi, Jamie Shotton, Sing Bing Kang, and Tim PaekWe present a machine learning […]
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2:03 PM | Dr. Light – Dracula & Transylvanian implications investigator
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1:08 PM | The man who drove, blinding himself, on Route 128 — for your safety
[Ig Nobel Prize winner] John Senders led a series of safety experiments in which he drove an automobile on Route 128 — the major highway that circles Boston to the west — while a visor repeatedly flapped down over his face, blinding him…. —so begins another Improbable Innovation nugget, which appears in its entirety on BetaBoston.
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11:00 AM | Dream This Up: Structures Meld Art and Design
The 2014 Structural Awards is an annual design awards that celebrates the marriage of art and engineering.
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7:12 AM | Polar blue phases
arXiv:1405.5584v1 With the twist-bend nematic phase firmly established experimentally within the last few years, Shamid and colleagues [1] now investigate whether analogous phases are possible which instead have 2D or 3D modulated structures. After all, the theory of the twist-bend modulated structure by Dozov, for example, considered 1D modulations largely as a simplifying assumption. Motivated by an analogy between chirality and polarity, Shamid and colleagues reason that just as chirality […]
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7:09 AM | Heliconical cholesterics
Phys. Rev. Lett 112, 217801 (2014) The theory of the structural modifications of chiral nematics due to an applied electric or magnetic field was established to a large extent almost 50 years ago in two key papers by de Gennes and Meyer. Although the main elements of the theory have been extensively observed experimentally, Xiang and colleagues point out that one prediction—the field-induced ‘heliconical’ state—has remained elusive. That is, until now. Xiang and […]
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7:07 AM | Switchable grippers
Agnew. Chem. 126, 4630 (2014) Liu and colleagues have used the light-induced change in a liquid crystalline polymer system to produce surfaces with optically-switchable friction [1]. A chiral nematic polymer film which incorporated azobenzene was prepared in the fingerprint texture; upon exposure to ultraviolet light, regions where the director was parallel to the surface formed protrusions whereas regions where the director was perpendicular to the surface formed wells. In this way, the […]
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5:00 AM | Compressed beamforming
 Compressed beamforming by Xenaki, Angeliki, Peter Gerstoft, and Klaus Mosegaard.Sound source localization with sensor arrays involves the estimation of the direction-of-arrival (DOA) from a limited number of observations. Compressive sensing (CS) is a method for solving such underdetermined problems, which achieves simultaneously sparsity, thus super-resolution, and computational speed. We formulate the DOA estimation problem in the CS framework and show that CS has […]
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4:43 AM | Dynamic Digital Diversity (in two parts)
This content is cross-posted to Tumbld Thoughts. A series of readings (in two parts) on trends in digital technology and the nature of internet use. I. The Digital Monoculture and its Discontents, the Digital Hellscape and its MalcontentsThe first reading list is on alternatives for consumption and use of internet [1] and virtual worlds [2]. Where one type of person sees corporatist monoculture as the norm, others see new opportunities. How do we achieve a more mindful computing […]

August 14, 2014

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7:49 PM | A Pitch-Perfect Test For Bacterial Infection
A pair of Drexel engineers is developing a new sensor that can detect one of the most challenging hospital-acquired infections easily, early and without expensive equipment. Wan and Wei-Heng Shih, professors in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Engineering, respectively, are using their expertise in piezoelectric sensor technology to … Continue reading →
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7:02 PM | Thousand-Bot Swarm Organizes Into Complex Shapes
The swarm's hive mind allows the group to respond as a whole. Continue reading →
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3:30 PM | Robo-Restaurant Boots Up in China
At this restaurant, the staff is mechanical. They greet customers, deliver dishes to tables and even stir-fry food in the kitchen.
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1:55 PM | Software Flagged Ebola Outbreak Before Official Alerts
A website that tracks infectious diseases raised a red flag nine days before World Health Officials sounded the alarm.
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1:21 PM | What I Hope to Contribute.
Yesterday I got the reviews back for two papers I have out. One paper was rejected, one had a revision invited. The paper that was rejected had four reviews, all of which were blandly positive. Nobody hated it, but no one raved either, and the editor decided it wasn’t “focused or well-organized” enough to be […]
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12:40 PM | UK wind sets new record and supplies more power than domestic coal, hydro and biomass
On Sunday night, wind power in the United Kingdom supplied more electricity than domestic coal, biomass, and hydropower (combined) and set a new record for maximum hourly output. According to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:14 PM | Effects of East Anglian breast screening on climate change
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