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April 04, 2014

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8:03 AM | Photo Friday: Opening fusion’s 48-ton door (1979)
This 1979 photo is of a woman at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) opening a 97,000 pound (48.5 ton) door. Eight feet thick and nearly twelve feet... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:53 AM | Visibility and Citation Impact
Visibility and Citation ImpactNader 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 EducationFarid Habibi University of Economic SciencesHossein Gholizadeh University of Malaya […]

April 03, 2014

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6:38 PM | Why We Tell Our Stories.
After my men’s meeting last night, one of the guys asked me if I would speak at a meeting on Tuesday. Of course, I said yes. One of the core elements of the program is passing it on. Not in an evangelistic sense, we don’t go door to door looking for alcoholics to proselytize to. […]
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5:16 PM | X-Ray Tech Penetrates Rock, Detects Diamonds
A new algorithm paired with X-rays distinguishes diamonds from rock. Continue reading →
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4:52 PM | Maple Syrup Makers Tap Sweet, Wireless Tech
Tap Track, a solar-powered tracking system, monitors tap lines to detect leaks. Continue reading →
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2:17 PM | Step Inside Your Social Media Feed
"Social Soul" art installation uses floor-to-ceiling mirrors to immerse you in your social network stream, then connects your with your online soul mate. Continue reading →
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2:09 PM | From Direct Imaging to Machine Learning ... a rapid panorama (JIONC 2014)
I have attended, for the past three years, the "Journées d'imagerie optique non-conventionnelle" (or JIONC for short) organized at ESPCI (don't look, there is currently no website for these meetings) and felt that the generic dichotomy of looking at sensors and then reconstruction solvers needed some perspective. So I decided to put in an abstract for a presentation two hours before the deadline. As it turns out, the committee was overwhelmed with abstracts this time (more than […]
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2:03 PM | How much does the Air Force annoy livestock?
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1:55 PM | Robot Surgeon Enters Through Belly Button
The robot could someday provide emergency surgery in space.
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6:53 AM | “Crazy little thing called science”
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April 02, 2014

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7:00 PM | Amazon's New Device Streams Video
The Amazon Fire TV allows users to stream video, music, photos, games and more through their television.
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5:00 PM | Future Fashion: Solar-Powered Dress and Wi-Fi Suit
Here's what's hot in wearable tech.
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3:30 PM | Bayesian Pursuit Algorithms - implementation -
Bayesian Pursuit Algorithms by Cedric Herzet, Angélique Drémeau This paper addresses the sparse representation (SR) problem within a general Bayesian framework. We show that the Lagrangian formulation of the standard SR problem, i.e. $\x^\star=\argmin_\x \lbrace \| \y-\D\x\|_2^2+\lambda\| \x\|_0 \rbrace$, can be regarded as a limit case of a general maximum a posteriori (MAP) problem involving Bernoulli-Gaussian variables. We then propose different tractable […]
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2:40 PM | Bionic Kangaroo Is a Hopping Good Time
A German laboratory presents their most ambitious bioinspired robot yet.
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1:21 PM | Joystick Will Let Astronauts Control Space Robots
This new device features sensory feedback technology so astronauts can feel what robots feel. Continue reading →
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11:06 AM | Where am I (exactly)? In search of the “egocentre”
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10:27 AM | KNIFE: Automatic Feature Selection via Weighted Kernels and Regularization - implementation -
One wonders if there would be a way to randomize some part of this algorithm: Automatic Feature Selection via Weighted Kernels and Regularization by Genevera I. Allen Selecting important features in non-linear kernel spaces is a difficult challenge inboth classification and regression problems. We propose to achieve feature selectionby optimizing a simple criterion: a feature-regularized loss function. Features withinthe kernel are weighted, and a lasso penalty is placed on these […]
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6:03 AM | Epic Video Games for Science
Do you feel like this when you sit down to write a science paper, write a peer review or analyze your science experiment results? What if you could feel like this instead? As it turns out, video games are not a waste of time. In fact, if you talk to Jane McGonigal, world-renowned designer of alternate reality games, video games might be enabling the young and old alike to solve society’s most pressing problems, from climate change, to energy crises,... Read more
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3:16 AM | Individual and professional development in the digital age: Towards a conceptual model of virtual worlds for organizations
Management Research ReviewVolume 37, Issue 3, March 2014, Pages 288-307Individual and professional development in the digital age: Towards a conceptual model of virtual worlds for organizationsKoles, B. , Nagy, P.  Business School, Central European University, Budapest, HungaryView references (134)AbstractPurpose: The current paper aims to embrace an interdisciplinary approach to illustrate some of the ways in which virtual worlds expanded upon the individual, social and […]
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12:08 AM | Visibility and Citation Impact | Ebrahim | International Education Studies
Visibility and Citation ImpactNader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar AbstractThe number of publications is the first criteria for assessing a researcher output. However, the main measurement for author productivity is the number of citations, and citations are typically related to the paper's visibility. In this paper, the relationship between article visibility and the number of citations is investigated. A case study […]

April 01, 2014

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9:21 PM | Another Sighting of Citing Nuit Blanche
This time Laurent Daudet took the photo of Maxime Dahan's presentation at IPGP. Next up, world domination mmmuuuaaaahhhhhh..... 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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5:40 PM | Electronic Skin Patch Could Treat Diseases
The patch can monitor muscle movement, store the data and use the info to decide when to deliver medicine through the skin.
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5:04 PM | Nanotechnology: Small-Scale Engineering Leads to Oversized Opportunities
By Travis Earles, Lockheed Martin Senior Manager, Advanced Material and Nanotechnology Initiatives “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were.” -Carl Sagan, famed astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist   Imagine a world where we have the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. A world where…
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4:10 PM | Celebrating 30 Years of Block-Stacking Bliss With a 29-Story Game of Tetris
Somewhere between the planning and coding of the last month, the serendipitous timing of Frank Lee’s towering game of Tetris was brought to our attention: The skyscraper-sized iteration of the classic game is actually taking place 30 years after Tetris was first coded. And what better place could there be to spend a 30th birthday … Continue reading →
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3:40 PM | iPhone 6 Crazy Thin in New Leaked Photos
Images from a French website shows a new iPhone with almost no bezel and a considerably taller display.
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2:00 PM | 'Phony' Stem Cell Researcher To Be Punished
The move is a huge blow to what was touted as a game-changing discovery.
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1:44 PM | My Problem is My Problem.
Even though I’ve been sober for a few days now (2,237 to be precise), I still can be known to look longingly at a beverage from time to time. Sunday, after hours of driving through torrents of rain, moving in frigid cold, and then walking through sleet and ice for half an hour, I could […]
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1:08 PM | Magnetic Bricks Bring 3-D Interaction to Screens
GaussBricks lets tablet users create interactive shapes that bring digital drawings, animations and games to life Continue reading →
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12:19 PM | Banana Equivalent Dose (BED)
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10:21 AM | Summary of Contribution: Compressed sensing with linear correlation between signal and measurement noise - implementation -
Thomas Arildsen just wrote a blog entry, here how it starts: Compressed sensing with linear correlation between signal and measurement noise by Thomas ArildsenTorben Larsen and I have recently published a paper, “Compressed sensing with linear correlation between signal and measurement noise” in EURASIP Signal Processing. This post is an attempt and a sort of experiment to provide a front page summarizing the paper’s contributions and providing an overview of […]
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