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April 17, 2015

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4:20 PM | SAE 2014 Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions Control Symposium
1. Introduction The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2014 Heavy-Duty Diesel Emission Control Symposium was, like its predecessors, hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden. This biennial two-day event attracted around 160 delegates. Most of the delegates (>95%) came from catalyst system and component suppliers as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). A few delegates came from academia,... The post SAE 2014 Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions Control Symposium appeared first on Johnson Matthey […]
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2:39 PM | Determinism and Responsibility.
In a very brief conversation with Nathaniel Comfort, an author on, among other things, genetics, I was inspired to write a bit about determinism and responsibility. The basic concept of genetic determinism as I understand it (spoiler alert: not well) is that the information coded in our genes is responsible for nearly everything about us. […]
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1:41 PM | Sonifications in the control room
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1:30 PM | Autonomous Drones Collaborate to Bomb Virtual Village
This level of autonomous swarming flight has never been done before. Continue reading →
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1:30 PM | The Glitter Telescopes
Dick just let me know of the following:   Dear Igor,You might want to post:Landau, E. (2015). Glitter Cloud May Serve as Space Mirror.  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4553&utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NASAJPL&utm_content=daily20150415-1Yours, -Dick Gordon DickGordonCan@gmail.comGood catch, thank you Dick !The NPR piece below mentions computational imagery for reconstructing the image but the papers on Grover Swartzlander […]
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1:02 PM | 8 days of Nuit Blanche
 Since the ClustrMaps counter re-started 8 days ago, I took a screen grab of the visits from the past 8 days to get a sense as to where Nuit Blanche is being read. Every time, I am surprised by the diversity of locations. wow.  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 […]
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12:33 PM | SSRN Diffusion of Innovation eJournal
SSRN eLibrary Search ResultsDiffusion of Innovation eJournal 343,606 Total downloads| Link to this page | Subscribe to this eJournal (requires login)Showing Papers 1 - 50 of 3,036Sort By12 3 4 ...61 | Next >     Manufacturing Barriers to Biologics Competition and InnovationIowa Law Review, ForthcomingW. Nicholson Price II and Arti K. Rai University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)andDuke University School of LawDate […]
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11:52 AM | Into the Telecom vortex
“Ten little Indian boys went out to dine, One choked his little self and then there were nine…” You don’t need to be particularly observant to notice that the telecom landscape over the last decade and a half is full of dead organizations, bloodshed and gore. Organizations have been slain by ruthless times and bigger […]
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11:00 AM | Ex Machina: Science vs. Fiction
The new sci-fi thriller raises intriguing questions about science, technology and artificial intelligence.
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5:00 AM | Thesis: Turning Big Data into Small Data, Hardware Aware Approximate Clustering with Randomized SVD and Coresets, Tarik Adnan Moon
Here is a senior thesis of interest: Turning Big Data into Small Data: Hardware Aware Approximate Clustering with Randomized SVD and Coresets, Tarik Adnan Moon Organizing data into groups using unsupervised learning algorithms such as k-means clustering and GMM are some of the most widely used techniques in data exploration and data mining. As these clustering algorithms are iterative by nature, for big datasets it is increasingly challenging to find clusters quickly. The iterative nature […]

April 16, 2015

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6:20 PM | Star Wars' Moisture Farming Tech Won't Save California
Moisture farming sounds promising but may not be the best tech for California.
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4:56 PM | New To Science Blogging #2 – Locard’s Lab
This post is the second in a new guest blog series on my blog (fun!) featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. This series of posts I'll be inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, will help paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. *If you want to contribute to this series, and you recently (within the last year or so) started any... Read more
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3:46 PM | New Beer Claims to Make You Look Younger and Prettier
The drink, called Precious, contains two grams of collagen per can.
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3:30 PM | Compressed Sensing Recovery via Nonconvex Shrinkage Penalties
Hat tip to Thomas Arildsen for pointing out this preprint:Compressed Sensing Recovery via Nonconvex Shrinkage Penalties by Joseph Woodworth, Rick Chartrand The ℓ0 minimization of compressed sensing is often relaxed to ℓ1, which yields easy computation using the shrinkage mapping known as soft thresholding, and can be shown to recover the original solution under certain hypotheses. Recent work has derived a general class of shrinkages and associated nonconvex penalties that better […]
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2:30 PM | 1+ Million Sold: Why People Covet Apple Watch
The watch's popularity likely lies not in its technology, but in sociology.
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2:02 PM | What is your favorite dinosaur, and why?
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12:41 PM | CSJob: 18 Funded PhD opportunities (ESRs) in Machine Sensing (Machine Learning, Sparse Representations and Compressed Sensing)
Mark Plumbley just sent me the following:Dear Igor,We think that these PhD opportunities might be of interest to people on Nuit Blanche. They are part of a new "MacSeNet" EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network in "Machine Sensing" (including Machine Learning, Sparse Representations and Compressed Sensing). They also come with a competitive salary compared to regular PhD scholarships, so might also be of interest to young researchers who had not otherwise thought of […]
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12:30 PM | Remote Control Humans Are Here
German researchers figure out how to stimulate leg muscles to remotely control someone walking in a park. No joke.
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8:05 AM | A Look At The DJI Inspire 1 Drone
Brought to you by The Verge, this is an in-depth look at the DJI Inspire 1 drone, the latest offering from the company that created the very famous Phantom drone models. You’ll learn how the Inspire 1 varies from the Phantom and other DJI products, and see just how full-featured this drone is (hint: it’s incredibly impressive). The Inspire 1… Read more → The post A Look At The DJI Inspire 1 Drone appeared first on UAV Coach.

April 15, 2015

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8:00 PM | Johnson Matthey Highlights: April 2015
EMISSION CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES Is Reactor Light-Off Data Sufficiently Discriminating Between Kinetic Parameters to be Used for Developing Kinetic Models of Automotive Exhaust Aftertreatment Catalysts? The Effect of Hysteresis Induced by Strong Self Inhibition J. E. Etheridge and T. C. Watling, Chem. Eng. J., 2015, 264, 376 LINK http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2014.11.089 Kinetic parameters used to predict CO oxidation... The post Johnson Matthey Highlights: April 2015 appeared first on Johnson […]
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8:00 PM | Platinum Investment Casting, Part II: Alloy Optimisation by Thermodynamic Simulation and Experimental Verification
Two widely used jewellery investment casting alloys (platinum with 5 wt% ruthenium (Pt-5Ru) and platinum with 5 wt% cobalt (Pt-5Co)) suffer from poor castability and other drawbacks. In this work thermodynamic calculations of alloy properties were employed to optimise the alloy compositions. Segregation behaviour appeared to be important for the melting range. Scheil simulations were used to simulate segregation under typical casting conditions. Based on these simulation results, small […]
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7:53 PM | Electric Underwear Warms Up Women Divers
Not only could the suits encourage more women to participate in cold-water diving, but it could keep them underwater longer.
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6:57 PM | Running Harder.
I’m in a bit of a strange spot with my running. I really want to be running further. I want to get into the 18 mile Saturdays, the 40 mile weeks. I want to be doing three-hour runs every weekend and kicking out 150 mile months. The kind of running I’ll need to peak at […]
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6:24 PM | World's First Self-Powered Video Camera Unveiled
Prototype takes one image per second by fusing the technology behind digital cameras and solar panels.
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3:11 PM | Podcast #7: Trinkaus, a further look (at things that annoy him)
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2:50 PM | Critical Studies in Men’s Underwear
Issue number 2, volume 1, of the journal Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, might be loosely described as “The Underpants Issue”. See for example the paper ‘What lies beneath? Thoughts on men’s underpants’ by Dr Prudence Black, BA SACAE Hons Macquarie MA UTS PhD Sydney, ARC DECRA Fellow, and colleagues. “This article consists of a […]
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2:14 PM | SAE 2014 Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions Control Symposium
1. Introduction The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2014 Heavy-Duty Diesel Emission Control Symposium was, like its predecessors, hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden. This biennial two-day event attracted around 160 delegates. Most of the delegates (>95%) came from catalyst system and component suppliers as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). A few delegates came from academia,... The post SAE 2014 Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions Control Symposium appeared first on Johnson Matthey […]
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11:27 AM | Indian Railways and Military Go Solar
There’s been no shortage recently of big companies going big on solar, nor of middlemen trying to pave the way for bulk buying of solar power, but when the beast that is national procurement gets... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:00 AM | Paris Machine Learning Meetup #8, Season 2: Deep Learning and more...
 This is the where the meetup will be streamed starting at around 7:15PM Paris time. The theme of today's meetup will about (mostly) Deep Learning. It will be held in conjunction with the Deep Learning Paris meetup . We should also have the Kiev Deep Learning Meetup as a guest audience as well. All the presentation slides should be available below by the time the meetup starts. Our host and sponsor in Paris will be Criteo. Here is the program that starts at 19h15 Paris time.+ Yoshua […]
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1:47 AM | New To Science Blogging: #1 – Entohub
Today I am introducing a new guest blog series on my blog (fun!) featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. I hope that this series of posts I'll be inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, will help paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. Recently we've heard rumors that blogging is dying, which I have argued isn't true - at least... Read more
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