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February 11, 2015

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1:30 PM | Nominative Determinism: Speaks on sound
Another case of nominative determinism: Charles E. Speaks wrote the textbook Introduction To Sound: Acoustics for the Hearing and Speech Sciences. (Thanks to investigator Charles Oppenheim for bringing this to our attention.)
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7:09 AM | How Can I Fix My Zenmuse Gimbal Tilt Problem?
If you have a question about drones, we’re here to help. In our Drone FAQ series, we answer community issues re: building, flying, and maintaining drones. Email us at support@uavcoach.com with your questions. How can I fix my Zenmuse tilt problem? We’ve seen this one come up a few times. Let’s say you’re running a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, with… Read more → The post How Can I Fix My Zenmuse Gimbal Tilt Problem? appeared first on UAV Coach.
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6:00 AM | Ce Soir/ Tonight: Paris Machine Learning #6 Season 2: Vowpal Wabbit, RL, Inmoov, libFM and more
The streaming video of tonight's event is below. We should have all the presentations in this blog entry by the time the meetup starts:  We now have a Twitter account: ParisMLgroup and our hashtag is #MLParis.Here is the tentative program for tonight's meetup with the presentation slides (all of them should be here when the meetup starts tonight):John Langford, Microsoft Research NY, "Vowpal Wabbit" Ludovic Denoyer, LIP6, Reinforcement Learning for Data Processing and Deep […]
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4:09 AM | Deadmau5 Shoots DJI Phantom Out of the Sky
When we arrive at deadmau5’s place, he’s jacked into an Oculus Rift, a cigarette dangling from his lip, both hands on the wheel of a virtual race car skidding around a track at 200 miles per hour. The performer and producer is a man who likes his toys high-tech and top of the line, especially drones. When he saw our… Read more → The post Deadmau5 Shoots DJI Phantom Out of the Sky appeared first on UAV Coach.

February 10, 2015

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10:00 PM | The Flea Song
Today I gave the “entomological interlude” during a talk about Ludwig van Beethoven‘s arrangement of Johann Wolfgang Goethe‘s poem “Flohlied” which is a part of “Faust“. The seminar was part of a Cultual Creativity series through the Musicology Division at the University of Illinois. (NB: I am that person who can not read music, yet […]
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9:44 PM | Halfdan Skjerning joins the Luxuriant FFF Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFFFHCfSS)
Halfdan Skjerning  has joined the Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or/and Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFHCfSS). He says: I study Health-Related Quality of Life in children and adolescents with celiac disease. I am fascinated by the resilience or stubbornness of the beard. When trimmed down, it keeps growing out again – it’s like it doesn’t learn, or maybe it has […]
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8:15 PM | Online Cemetery To Offer Virtual Family Tombs
Italian company proposes private social network platform for grieving families.
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5:32 PM | Where's Waldo? Algorithm Helps You Find Him
A computer program provides the optimal search path and ruins all of the fun.
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4:24 PM | On an optimal use of tags: CS, MF, ML, implementation, AMP and BlindDeconvolution and more....
It has come to my attention that I may not be doing an optimal job at providing the right tag for the right blog entry. In particular, I am sometimes not putting the most appropriate label and while putting another less used one. For this reason, I'll try to be consistent with regards to certain labels and subjects areas (you are welcome to let me know about tag failures and if specific tags ought to be added, this specific blog entry has been tagged with all these tags in order to let […]
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3:03 PM | You and the dot-walker simulator
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2:26 PM | A Great Catastrophe.
Friday I am leaving for a 10 day vacation with my beloved BB, overseas in a glorious and idyllic locale, for some direly-needed and much-deserved time off. And wouldn’t you know it, today I feel mildly ill. I’m probably going to be feeling slightly worse than merely jet lagged for the first day or two […]
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8:00 AM | Tweets Fighting Animal Cruelty in Latin America
Outraged people are taking advantage of social media to highlight these cases of cruelty and join forces against them.
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6:00 AM | Delving Deep into Rectifiers: Surpassing Human-Level Performance on ImageNet Classification
  After watching Andrej Karpathy's slides on Generating Image Description using Deep Learning, I just came across this new arxiv preprint that changes a little bit the nonlinear functional within current deep neural networks to get very good results: Delving Deep into Rectifiers: Surpassing Human-Level Performance on ImageNet Classification by Kaiming He, Xiangyu Zhang, Shaoqing Ren, Jian Sun Rectified activation units (rectifiers) are essential for state-of-the-art neural networks. […]
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2:46 AM | Scientists let their hair down, welcome social scientists to the club
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2:28 AM | Stephen Goss joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFHCfSS)
Stephen Goss  has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFHCfSS). He says: Dr Stephen Goss teaches post-qualification doctoral research in counselling, psychotherapy and related fields at the Metanoia Institute (Middlesex University) in London and is co-Editor (Counselling) of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. His specialist subjects include pluralist research methods, evaluation of mental health […]
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1:56 AM | Amelie Stuart joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFHCfSS)
Amelie Stuart  has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFHCfSS). She says: I am currently writing my PhD thesis on global justice and Kantian ethics. I’ve been teaching, and working as a scientist for the past six years. Amelie Stuart, MA, LFHCfSS Research Assistant Institut für Philosophie, Arbeitsbereich Praktische Philosophie University of Graz Graz, Austria

February 09, 2015

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7:00 PM | Ten Humanoid Robots to Staff New Japanese Hotel
A new hi-tech hotel opening this summer will give guests a glimpse at the future.
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6:22 PM | Reflective Clothing Flashes Back at Cameras
Celebrities take note: this clothing could give you an advantage over the paparazzi.
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5:00 PM | 'Water-house' Slashes Energy Needs
Glass-paneled walls filled with water absorb heat during hot spells and distribute it during cold snaps.
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2:34 PM | The jet powered maple seed (new patent)
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2:17 PM | Cheap Oil: Good or Bad?
Last week I paid about $20 to fill up my Prius. The last time I remember a similar experience was in the late nineties. Lower oil prices certainly ease pressure on our wallets, but are they... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:00 AM | Tensor Factorization via Matrix Factorization
 he Using random projections for tensors is not the first time we see this but here let us note why: ...We overcome both these limitations using O(log(k)) random projections of the tensor. Note that our use of random projections is atypical: instead of using projections for dimensionality reduction (e.g. [32]), we use it to reduce the order of the tensor. Without further ado here is: Tensor Factorization via Matrix Factorization by Volodymyr Kuleshov, Arun Tejasvi Chaganty, Percy […]
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5:14 AM | Scientific Paradigm Network
Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 morsels of food for thought. Here is a map of selected scientific topical categories courtesy of Seed Magazine and Map of Science. In this graph, each of the 776 categories is a paradigm with an epistomological basis. The linkages between them represent shared papers between paradigms. Visit the Information Esthetics website for more information (reprints of the poster version are sold out). Having been originally published in 2006, the arcs of the […]
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5:01 AM | The U.S. Power Grid is in Need of a Technology Upgrade
Innovators gather in DC this week to discuss how to modernize the U.S. electric grid in the face of a changing electricity sector. The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit kicks off today in Washington DC... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:27 AM | Cale Anger, 1985-2015
A good friend passed away a week and a half ago, and while it seemed somewhat personal to blog about it, I want to tell a bit of his story and acknowledge the loss. I met Cale during departmental orientation at University of Minnesota, where I’m working on my PhD and he got his first master’s […]
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3:27 AM | Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing
International Education StudiesVolume 7, Issue 7, 2014, Pages 52-62Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing  (Article)Bakhtiyari, K.ab , Salehi, H.c, Embi, M.A.d, Shakiba, M.be, Zavvari, A.be, Shahbazi-Moghadam, M.f, Ebrahim, N.A.g, Mohammadjafari, M.h  a Department of Computer and Cognitive Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburg, Germanyb Department of Electrical, […]

February 08, 2015

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3:30 PM | Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (Feb 8)
Robots that fight fires, fly, and help us walk dominate this week's Tasty Tech Eye Candy.
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3:10 PM | Writing About Thinking of Speaking with the Dead
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6:00 AM | Sunday Morning Insight: Of Fluid Autoencoders and Data Tsunamis
The ah-ah moment probably occurred at the First French-German Mathematical Image Analysis Conference at IHP as I was watching Rene Vidal perfectly explains his subspace clustering approach [6]. The idea was to describe the data as a means of connecting datapoints that are close to each other to the exclusion of themselves. The decomposition goes as:X = XZwith the constraint diag(Z) = 0 in order to enforce the latter exclusion. From [6]   As explained two months ago in a paper by […]
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5:05 AM | Controlling the Path of Least Resistance with Smart Wires
According to reports released over the past 6 months, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Southern Company have successfully deployed networks of distributed power flow control devices to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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