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August 09, 2014

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2:02 PM | Vi Hart’s Mobius Fruit Foot
Vi Hart plays with mathematics and her food—in this case a treat called Fruit by the Foot: BONUS: The book Cubed Foot Gardening

August 08, 2014

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5:18 PM | BC Prof explores new immortal legal/financial powers of dead people
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5:07 PM | http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/crsr/nOWs/~3/eMdpLwMK-Bs/im-rather-proud-of-answer-to-robert.html
I'm rather proud of an answer to Robert Harper's discussion of C typing that I wrote as a comment to a post, Six Points about Type Safety. The post includes the footnote: Dr. Robert Harper describes such a type safe analysis of C in a comment here ↩ and while I largely agree with the six points, I disagree with Harper (and don't feel the need to carry the disagreement to wherever Harper posted his comment). He says, in part, "For example, C is perfectly type safe. It’s semantics is […]
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4:02 PM | Why do we dig the beach (with bucket and spades)?
“The bucket and spade holds more significance than its role as a sandcastle-building tool; seen through the tidal changes and the different angles of photography, and especially through their relational engagement with the beach, the agency of the bucket and spade is revealed.” - explains Adrian Franklin MA Kent, PhD Brist, (Professor of Sociology at […]
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1:50 PM | Ukraine Reviving Retro Drones to Spy on Rebels
In their effort to spy on rebels, Ukraine forces are digging out old Soviet drones that use gyroscopes, film and parachutes.
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12:15 PM | Robot status page
Check out the robot's latest metrics from on the status page.Many websites that provide online services provide useful status pages to display information about the sites performance and any potential service outages or problems. A few examples of status pages provided by different online services are from sites such as GitHub (status.github.com), Disqus (status.disqus.com) and Travis CI (status.travis-ci.com).Salvius has a number of hardware items that report their status to various online […]
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12:00 PM | Computer Chip Thinks Like a Human Brain
A postage-stamp-size chip, equipped with 5.4 billion transistors, is capable of simulating 1 million neurons in the brain.
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11:30 AM | Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (Aug 10)
This week's selections will have you wishing you could go there, drive that, do that, wear that and own that. Feast your eyeballs.
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5:00 AM | Exponential decay of reconstruction error from binary measurements of sparse signals - implementation -
Exponential decay of reconstruction error from binary measurements of sparse signals by Richard Baraniuk, Simon Foucart, Deanna Needell, Yaniv Plan, Mary WoottersBinary measurements arise naturally in a variety of statistical and engineering applications. They may be inherent to the problem---e.g., in determining the relationship between genetics and the presence or absence of a disease---or they may be a result of extreme quantization. In one-bit compressed sensing it has recently […]
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1:42 AM | Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations
Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited PapersNader Ale Ebrahim University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP)Hadi Salehi Islamic Azad University, Najafabad BranchMohamed Amin Embi Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of EducationMahmoud […]
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12:50 AM | Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers
Home >Vol 8, No 5 (2014) > Ebrahim Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited PapersNader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam AbstractThis study uses citation analysis from two citation tracking databases, Google Scholar (GS) and ISI Web of Science, in order to test the correlation between them and examine the effect of […]

August 07, 2014

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10:58 PM | The Worst Pain Known to Man… It’s a Stinger
A man stands ready, nervous but staunch. His face and hands are painted in warrior colors – black and red. Today, he will become a man. His initiation will be pain – pure, intense, brilliant pain. Walking over flaming charcoal with a nail in his heel pain. But his pain won’t come from fire, nor from a rusty nail. It won’t come from being attacked by a bull, a lion, or any other large, fierce creature. It won’t come from... Read more
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6:00 PM | Robot Assembles Itself, Crawls Away
Harvard research team says the new breed of self-assembling robots could have applications in the home and in orbit. Continue reading →
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5:13 PM | Paid Interns Only.
I don’t accept unpaid interns. MECMC is a teaching hospital, and it is affiliated with VFU, a major university with a prominent medical college. Just down the way there is UHR, another fine school with a well-respected school of medicine, and school of nursing. Vast swarms of undergrads at both institutions are, like just about […]
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4:55 PM | Dare to Dream: Dr. Bernard Tells His Journey From Physician, NASA Astronaut to Successful Entrepreneur at the X-STEM Symposium
One only has to look at the impressive life and career of Dr. Bernard Harris to realize that he is indeed what he often describes himself as: “a dreamer who believes nothing is impossible.” Trained as a physician, Bernard combined his talents and initiative to also serve as a scientist and astronaut at NASA (including…
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4:27 PM | Fabric Color Fluctuates in Wind, Heat, Sound and More
Mood fabric shifts color in reaction to seven stimuli. Continue reading →
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3:37 PM | Conversation Heard in Potato Chip Bag Vibrations
A system reconstructs sounds from the vibrations on nearby objects. Continue reading →
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12:04 PM | Wandhekar’s sleep note
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10:50 AM | 12 Easy-Peasy Passwords Designed to Foil Hackers
What could be simpler than a password you never have to memorize?
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7:34 AM | Impactstory: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Sign upLog in Dr. NaderAle Ebrahim orcidslidesharegithubfigsharetwitter Open Access Products(343) with metrics(99) this week(47) EmbedDownload article Visibility and Citation Impact […]
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5:00 AM | sFFT-DT: Sparse Fast Fourier Transform for Exactly and Generally K-Sparse Signals by Downsampling and Sparse Recovery
Performing FFT using the fact that the underlying signal is sparse has been an item of great interest and several researchers are trying to get the faster algorithm they can ( see the FFT tag) . The following paper is trying to push the envelope. I cannot see an implementation of it listed though. Let us note the use of this approach to perform better localization for the GPS signal.Sparse Fast Fourier Transform for Exactly and Generally K-Sparse Signals by Downsampling and Sparse […]
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3:37 AM | Spicing up a IBM Bluemix cloud app with MongoDB and NodeExpress
In this post I highlight the rudiments for a creating a cloud application on IBM’s PaaS offering Bluemix, using MongoDB and NodeExpress.   Clearly Bluemix allows one to fire up a cloud application with a NoSQL database in a matter of  a few hours which makes it really attractive. The NodeExpress  application was initially created using […]

August 06, 2014

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5:12 PM | Arrival at 67P
Ten years and one day ago, I mentioned the dual use capability of the Rosetta's startracker. Today, Rosetta sent this marvelous up close shot of comet 67P.@WilliamShatner @esa Comet on screen, Captain. Sensor scans in progress and hailing frequencies open. pic.twitter.com/SZX0sfr7b4— ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) August 6, 2014  Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's feed, there's more where […]
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3:50 PM | Russian Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords
A gang that dubs itself CyberVor collected confidential user names and passwords from some 420,000 websites.
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2:15 PM | iPhone 6 Launch Set for Sept. 9
The most credible report to date shows when the tech giant will unveil the next-generation device.
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2:07 PM | Extensions of Differences in Differences (statistics) 1985 – 2011
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12:28 PM | The World’s Best Coffee.
I grew up in Seattle. As a child of the grim Pacific winter, I was bottle-fed coffee from birth. And there is good coffee in Seattle. Little trailers with espresso machines in grocery store parking lots are your best bet for the truly great stuff. Usually operated at a languid pace by someone who desperately wishes […]
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8:51 AM | Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review
Scientific Research and EssaysVolume 4, Issue 13, December 2009, Pages 1575-1590Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review  (Review)Ebrahim, N.A. , Ahmed, S., Taha, Z.  Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, MalaysiaView references (194)AbstractSmall and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the driving engine behind economic growth. While SMEs play a critical role in generating […]
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5:00 AM | WiTrack and RTI Goes Wild: Indoor and Outdoor Radio Tomographic Imaging
Using radio waves to evaluate people's location is featured in two ways today with WiTrack for inside applications (and the ability to distinguish gestures) and with a different application that goes outside.3D Tracking via Body Radio Reflections by Fadel Adib, Zachary Kabelac, Dina Katabi, Robert C. MillerThis paper introduces WiTrack, a system that tracks the 3D motion of a user from the radio signals reflected off her body. It works even if the person is occluded from the […]

August 05, 2014

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8:33 PM | Music to sooth the savage customer? Don’t count on it
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