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January 14, 2015

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5:05 PM | First Contracting Human Muscle Grown in a Lab
The muscle represents a entirely new, more humanlike medium in which to study disease.
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3:05 PM | How to write a technical paper (c.1956)
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2:50 PM | Steam Machine Turns Sludge into Drinking Water
A steam-powered sewage processor that burns up solid waste and creates both potable water and electricity.
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2:03 PM | Wordless Wednesday: Away from my treasure, ya scurvy two-legged land lubbers! (or cats laying on things)
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11:30 AM | Development of Low Temperature Three-Way Catalysts for Future Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Introduction Three-way catalysts (TWCs) have been widely applied on stoichiometric-burn gasoline engine powered vehicles to reduce the tailpipe emissions of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). A conventional TWC can convert the three pollutants at nearly 100% conversion efficiency once it reaches its operation temperature, typically above 400°C. As the exhaust temperature... The post Development of Low Temperature Three-Way Catalysts for Future Fuel Efficient […]
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11:30 AM | Guest Editorial: Introduction to Batteries at Johnson Matthey
It may surprise some readers to see an edition of this journal dedicated largely to lithium-ion batteries, but this is a technology that Johnson Matthey considers a major new business area for the company. Johnson Matthey has been involved in research and development (R&D) in the battery materials space for several years and launched its... The post Guest Editorial: Introduction to Batteries at Johnson Matthey appeared first on Johnson Matthey Technology Review.
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10:15 AM | Ce Soir / Tonight: Paris Machine Learning Meetup #5 Season 2, Time Series and FinTech
Paris Machine Learning Meetup #5 Season 2 is tonight and it will be a joint meetup with the Paris Financial Engineering meetup. Our current meetup membership has risen to 1700+ members making it the largest Machine Learning Meetup outside the U.S. (and top 6 worldwide). We have some growth issues, this is why we are trying a new location today. Our sponsor and host is the Maltem Consulting Group. Let us note that we also have about 600 professionals listed in the LinkedIn Paris Machine Learning […]

January 13, 2015

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11:30 PM | Luxuriant Hair Club for Scientists™ names 2015 Woman & Man of the Year
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9:07 PM | Jimmy the astrophysicist joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)
Jimmy has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says: I, Jimmy, am an astrophysics graduate student at Texas A&M studying galaxy formation. I obtained my long luxurious hair through many months of carefully avoiding the barber shop. The lovely pink hue is the result of a fortunate accident involving a telescope, lasers, and pink hair dye. […]
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7:05 PM | Zap Your Brain to Change Your Mood
Futuristic electroshock therapy aims to make you feel better.
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5:43 PM | Facebook Now Sharing Amber Alerts On Your News Feed
Thanks to location services on laptops and smartphones, the alerts will be targeted at those people closest to the source of the event.
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5:04 PM | DNews: Why We Should Care About Quantum Computing
With mega companies like Microsoft, Google and IBM quietly investing in quantum computing development, word is starting to leak out that the out-there technology with the sci-fi name might be a part of our lives sooner rather than later.
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4:30 PM | Computer Predicts Personality Using Facebook 'Likes'
The program may be a better judge of your personality than your closest friends and family, suggests a new study.
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4:07 PM | Random Matrices for the People: An Introduction to Matrix Concentration Inequalities
Compressive Sensing, Random Features, it's all in there: An Introduction to Matrix Concentration Inequalities by Joel Tropp In recent years, random matrices have come to play a major role in computational mathematics, but most of the classical areas of random matrix theory remain the province of experts. Over the last decade, with the advent of matrix concentration inequalities, research has advanced to the point where we can conquer many (formerly) challenging problems with a page or two of […]
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4:03 PM | Wheel of (PI) Fortune
I came across an article in Science from last summer discussing chances of being a PI.  It included a calculator so that you could look at your various inputs (number of publications, first-author publications, etc.) and see what probability you have of becoming a PI.  (I’m going to state the caveat that this probably is […]
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2:54 PM | Guest Editorial: Introduction to Batteries at Johnson Matthey
It may surprise some readers to see an edition of this journal dedicated largely to lithium-ion batteries, but this is a technology that Johnson Matthey considers a major new business area for the company. Johnson Matthey has been involved in research and development (R&D) in the battery materials space for several years and launched its... The post Guest Editorial: Introduction to Batteries at Johnson Matthey appeared first on Johnson Matthey Technology Review.
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2:50 PM | The medical hazard, for him, of being beneath her
“Safe sex” — in its most mechanical aspects — is the focus of this new study: “Mechanisms Predisposing Penile Fracture and Long-Term Outcomes on Erectile and Voiding Functions,” Leonardo O. Reis [pictured here], Marcelo Cartapatti, Rafael Marmiroli, Eduardo Jeronimo de Oliveira Júnior, Ricardo Destro Saade, and Adriano Fregonesi, Advances in Urology, volume 2014, article ID […]
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2:17 PM | Development of Low Temperature Three-Way Catalysts for Future Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Introduction Three-way catalysts (TWCs) have been widely applied on stoichiometric-burn gasoline engine powered vehicles to reduce the tailpipe emissions of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). A conventional TWC can convert the three pollutants at nearly 100% conversion efficiency once it reaches its operation temperature, typically above 400°C. As the exhaust temperature... The post Development of Low Temperature Three-Way Catalysts for Future Fuel Efficient […]
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1:30 PM | Beachbot Draws Lines, Dogs, Turtles in the Sand
A turtle-shaped robot that uses a retractable rake and a bevy of onboard sensors to draw elaborate lines and designs on sandy surfaces.
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6:00 AM | Positive Low-Rank Tensor Completion - implementation -
Anil Aswani just sent me the following:Dear Igor,I have a recent paper on tensor completion in which I show a specific class of positive tensors admits polynomial-time algorithms for tensor completion that achieve improved statistical convergence rates over existing approaches, and thought it might be of interest to your readers. A preprint and source code is available at http://ieor.berkeley.edu/~aaswani/plrt/Regards,Anil AswaniAssistant Professor, IEOR, UC […]
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1:16 AM | Salvius gives a thumbs up to students at Tech Foundry
Students from the Tech Foundry worked to build a pair of robotic hands for Salvius at this weekends workshop. While working, students learned that the length of each digit in a finger follows the pattern of a Fibonacci sequence. The Fibonacci sequence occurs quite commonly in nature, however the significance of this pattern in the human hand is that it allow the fingers to curl into a fist shape which is why human hands are good at using a wide variety of tools. In addition, it was shown […]

January 12, 2015

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9:55 PM | CSMeeting: Compressed Sensing in Wireless Communication - Workshop 2015
Thomas just sent me the following:  Dear Igor,A couple of colleagues and I are organising a workshop on compressed sensing in wireless communication at the conference European Wireless 2015 in Budapest in May. You can find the details on our workshop webpage: http://sparsesampling.com/EuropeanWireless2015/. I was thinking you might be interested in posting it on your blog.Cheers,ThomasThanks Thomas ! From the page:Compressed Sensing in Wireless Communication - Workshop 2015As part of […]
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9:50 PM | “I wanted to offer people content that they would never, almost never find anywhere else.”
The excerpt copied below from one of #MySciBlog research interviews speaks for itself. It represents a few very common themes in my analysis (so far) of qualitative interviews with science bloggers about their practices and especially their content decisions. One of these themes is the science blog as a place for opinion, interpretation and/or personal commentary. In other words, relatively few science bloggers I've interviewed leave their personal opinions and thoughts out of their […]
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8:00 PM | ISIS Hackers Seize US Central Command Social Media
The US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised.
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6:00 PM | Tesla's Gigafactory Will Be Bigger Than You Think
A comparison chart shows just how big.
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4:42 PM | The Race to Power the Car of the Future Is in Full Swing
Automobiles powered by hydrogen fuel cells are often lampooned as the cars of the future—and they always will be. But by one important measure that moment appears to finally have arrived. At the 2014... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:30 PM | Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2015 RandNLA: Randomization in Numerical Linear Algebra Delphi, Greece (June 15-26, 2015)
      Michael Mahoney just sent me the following: Hi Igor, Hope all is going well with you.  In case you haven't seen it, I wanted to bring to your attention a summer school this summer on Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra, the 2015 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, that I am co-organizing with Petros Drineas, Ilse Ipsen, and Stratis Gallopoulos.  It's a great chance to learn about the area, and we are able to offer full support to undergraduate and […]
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4:20 PM | 17th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries
1. Introduction Within the last 20 years, publication numbers in the field of lithium battery research have increased from a few hundred in the mid 1990s to more than 4500 publications in 2013 (Figure 1). It has grown to a major research topic, with many universities, state laboratories and commercial research and development (R&D) facilities... The post 17th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries appeared first on Johnson Matthey Technology Review.
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4:20 PM | 10th International Congress on Membrane and Membrane Processes
1. Introduction Jointly organised by the Aseanian Membrane Society, the European Membrane Society and the North American Membrane Society, the 10th International Congress on Membrane and Membrane Processes (ICOM) was held at Suzhou, China from 20th to 25th July 2014. ICOM is a highly regarded triennial conference in the membrane community, attracting scientists from around... The post 10th International Congress on Membrane and Membrane Processes appeared first on Johnson Matthey Technology […]
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4:08 PM | Current Biology, biology, fun, and the Ig Nobel Prizes
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