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April 08, 2014

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5:39 PM | Phone Battery Charges in 30 Seconds
A new kind of electrode combined with synthesized peptide molecules create quick charging times. Continue reading →
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5:24 PM | With “Your Inner Fish”, Tiktaalik Gets Its Close-Up—On TV, Online and in Philly
It’s almost time for Tiktaalik roseae to make another appearance on television. Tiktaalik is already extremely famous for an ancient fish fossil. It’s one of the best-known transitional species between fish that swim in the water and the first vertebrates to walk on land. It was first unearthed from Devonian-era rocks in the Canadian Arctic … Continue reading →
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3:44 PM | CSJob: MM2 - Multimedia / Member Research Staff - Signal Processing, MERL, Boston
Petros Boufounos just sent me the following:Igor, If you can post the following opening on Nuit blanche, I would appreciate it. Thanks a lot!PetrosSure thing Petros, here is the announcement:MM2 - Multimedia / Member Research Staff - Signal ProcessingMERL invites applications for an exceptional researcher in the signal processing area, with a particular emphasis on signal acquisition and active sensing technologies. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Electrical […]
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3:30 PM | LSR: Robust and Efficient Subspace Segmentation via Least Squares Regression - implementation -
As Canyi Lu mentions to me by email, the following implementation and paper "propose a general framework for achieving a block diagonal affinity matrix for subspace clustering." It was just added to the Advanced Matrix Factorization Jungle page.Robust and Efficient Subspace Segmentation via Least Squares Regression by Canyi Lu, Hai Min, Zhong-Qiu Zhao, Lin Zhu, De-Shuang Huang, and Shuicheng Yan (and an attendant poster and slides)This paper studies the subspace segmentation […]
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3:13 PM | Round on Systems.
Behold! Two posts on health care delivery in a row! This morning I was meeting with the leadership of our cardiac surgery center for a project I’m working on. We’re upending the schedules of our surgeons and cardiologists in order to improve our service thresholds, and it looks like there’s going to be a lot […]
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2:21 PM | Alexander Semenov and Alexander Semenov, and their works
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12:45 PM | US Navy Game-Changer: Seawater Turned into Fuel
The technique would significantly shorten the supply chain, a weak link that makes any force easier to attack.
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10:52 AM | Hydraulic invention: No need to clamber for theater seating
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6:26 AM | Maximize Visibility: A Way to Increase Citation Frequency
Maximize Visibility: A Way to Increase Citation FrequencyNader 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 BranchMay 27, 2013UM HIR SPECIAL FEATURE (27 May 2013), pp. 1-5, 27 May, 2013. Abstract:     The new version of this […]
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5:00 AM | IRNN: Generalized Nonconvex Nonsmooth Low-Rank Minimization - implementation -
 Generalized Nonconvex Nonsmooth Low-Rank Minimization by Canyi Lu, Zhouchen Lin, Shuicheng Yan.As surrogate functions of L0-norm, many nonconvex penalty functions have been proposed to enhance the sparse vector recovery. It is easy to extend these nonconvex penalty functions on singular values of a matrix to enhance low-rank matrix recovery. However, different from convex optimization, solving the nonconvex low-rank minimization problem is much more challenging than the nonconvex […]
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4:57 AM | Teaching Science Socially: It’s (Not That) Complicated
In her book It’s Complicated, Danah Boyd (@zephoria on Twitter) dispels many of the myths and misconceptions that parents, educators and journalists today perpetuate when it comes to teens’ use of social media. Teens are “addicted” to gadgetry for its own sake. Teens are “digital natives” adept at navigating virtual spaces and online information. Teens today don’t care about their online privacy. According to Boyd, these are just some examples of myths […]

April 07, 2014

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8:15 PM | MH370: How to Connect the Ping and the Plane
Salt, ships and dead zones confuse sounds of MH370's black box.
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7:56 PM | Baggage Jacket Gives Airline Fees The Slip
A Bulgarian company makes soft luggage that doubles as ponchos, dresses and jackets so flyers can avoid baggage fees. Continue reading →
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5:11 PM | Close Encounters with the NextGen of STEM
By Rick Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company It’s time to let the next generation in on a secret. The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) aren’t just where the jobs are. They’re where the excitement is as well. I’ve spent the past 30 years leading aerospace and technology teams,…
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5:09 PM | I hear. I tweet. I learn. Teaching with Social Media
"I hear. I tweet. I learn." The words of #Manship4002 Strategic Social Media student Bianca Zaragoza (@bianca_zara on Twitter) are a perfect summary of how faculty and students can use social media to enhance learning, collaboration and outreach. This morning, I gave an interactive lecture in #Manship4002 about using social media for education. During the lecture, I asked my students to offer suggestions of how their other teachers could use social media inside and outside the classroom to help […]
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4:15 PM | Steve Jobs Admitted Android Envy
A newly uncovered e-mail that Jobs sent to Apple execs exposes some jealousy toward Google’s Android
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12:36 PM | Elvis Mouse Not Dead (never alive)
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5:00 AM | Scalable Robust Matrix Recovery: Frank-Wolfe Meets Proximal Methods
We mentioned Frank-Wolfe recently: Scalable Robust Matrix Recovery: Frank-Wolfe Meets Proximal Methods by Cun Mu, Yuqian Zhang, John Wright, Donald GoldfarbRecovering matrices from compressive and grossly corrupted observations is a fundamental problem in robust statistics, with rich applications in computer vision and machine learning. In theory, under certain conditions, this problem can be solved in polynomial time via a natural convex relaxation, known as Compressive […]
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1:58 AM | Supplier Assessment and Selection Using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process in a Steel Manufacturing Company
Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, ISSN: 2320–0227,Vol.: 3, Issue.: 10 (October)Original Research ArticleSupplier Assessment and Selection Using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process in a Steel Manufacturing CompanyFarzad Tahriri1*, Mohammad Dabbagh2 and Nader Ale Ebrahim31Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.2Department of Software Engineering, […]

April 06, 2014

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11:35 PM | Open Access and Saving Lives.
Despite the fact that I write fairly little here about science, I do in fact consider myself at least vaguely a science blogger. And specifically, a blogger with something occasional to say about health care delivery, in that that’s what I do as a matter of my livelihood. For my first year at MECMC, I’ve […]
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2:00 PM | Signal Detected Consistent With Missing Plane's Black Box
A black box detector on board the Chinese search ship has picked up a signal at a frequency of 37.5kHz.
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12:02 PM | You Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?
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11:00 AM | Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (Apr 6)
A new device from Amazon, leaked photos of the newest iPhone and a bionic kangaroo are just a few of the technologies that caught our eyes.
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5:01 AM | Fireside Science: The Structure and Theory of Theories
This content is being cross-posted to Fireside Science. This post represents a first-pass approximation (and is perhaps a confounded, naive theory in itself). Hope you find it educational at the very least.Are all theories equal? In an age where creationism is making its way into the school curriculum (under the guise of intelligent design) and forms of denialism and conspiracy theory are becoming mainstream, this is an important question. While classic philosophy of science and logical […]

April 05, 2014

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8:10 PM | First utility-scale solar project on tribal land breaks ground in Nevada
This spring, tribal leaders and community members broke ground on the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project. Located on the Moapa Indian Reservation, this 250 Megawatt (MW) solar project is expected to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:02 PM | Finger-Lengths Pointing at Academic Performance, They Say
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9:48 AM | Comparative death counts: Marijuana vs. water
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2:49 AM | How to Output Video to Multiple Devices
I recently received this question via email: Yes, it's definitely possible to use multiple display devices from the same video receiver, and even from a goggle mounted receiver. You'll need to plug-in an RCA cable to the AV out port on the side of the goggles, then run this to a signal splitter/bus such as [...]Continue reading... The post How to Output Video to Multiple Devices appeared first on FPV for Me.

April 04, 2014

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9:47 PM | Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz!
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the science of the paranormal from X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz at the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium on April 24 ! Hear from this noted professor of chemistry from Canada’s McGill University and how he uses his multi-faceted skills as a chemical scientist, magician, author, food expert and…
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3:15 PM | Photo Friday: Rural Electrification (California)
The Point Conception lighthouse is located at the west enterance of the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. This photograph is a part of the online photography exhibit “Form and Landscape,”... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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