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March 26, 2014

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2:15 PM | Silence in the Garden.
Shortly after my divorce I began going to a Pragmatic Buddhism meditation group. I only went a few times, but it was very interesting. Pragmatic Buddhism, as it was described to me, means taking the philosophical elements and rituals of Buddhist practice, but it strips away the supernatural things. No gods or magic or prayer […]
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1:18 PM | Sea Slug Robot Inflates To Navigate
Glaucus, the latest addition in a new breed of soft robots, hopes to lend a squishy hand to medical and engineering applications. Continue reading →
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12:11 PM | Failure to detect color vision in a non-malingerer
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7:51 AM | CIDS 2.3 (Citation Impact Discerning Self-citations)
PublicationYearCitationsnonselfselfVirtual teams: A literature reviewN Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z TahaAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 3 (3), 2653-26692009877710Virtual R&D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature reviewN Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z TahaScientific Research and Essays 4 (13), 1575-15902009643331Virtual Teams for New Product Development: An Innovative Experience for R&D EngineersN Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z TahaEuropean Journal of Educational Studies 1 […]
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5:21 AM | Ig Nobel show at U of Copenhagen Wednesday night
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5:00 AM | LRRSC : Subspace Clustering by Exploiting a Low-Rank Representation with a Symmetric Constraint - implementation -
Here some new clustering algorithm added to the Advanced Matrix Factorization Jungle page.  Subspace Clustering by Exploiting a Low-Rank Representation with a Symmetric Constraint by Jie Chen, Zhang YiIn this paper, we propose a low-rank representation with symmetric constraint (LRRSC) method for robust subspace clustering. Given a collection of data points approximately drawn from multiple subspaces, the proposed technique can simultaneously recover the dimension and members […]
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4:53 AM | Impactstory: Nader Ale Ebrahim
Nader Ale Ebrahim NaderAle EbrahimfigshareGitHubGoogle ScholarORCIDSlideshareOpen Access156 research products Import products one-by-oneMerge duplicates EmbedDownload article Does it Matter Which Citation Tool is Used to Compare the h-index of a Group of Highly Cited Researchers?(2013)figshare.highlydiscussedhighlyviewedhighlydiscussed A Comparison between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web of […]
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1:28 AM | Who Owns the Future of Science Journalism? (A secret introduction to OpenSciLogs)
In his new book ‘Who Owns the Future,’ Jaron Lanier introduces the interesting idea that by expecting our news, our music, our online searches and online information in general to be free, we are undermining the very career prospects of those we look to for news, music and information. In fact, we are undermining our own ability to make careers as creatives; as writers, designers, journalists, artists, musicians. I can’t see this being any truer elsewhere than it is in... Read […]
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12:20 AM | UM Research Repository - Relationship among economic growth, internet usage and publication productivity: comparison among ASEAN and world's best countries
Relationship among economic growth, internet usage and publication productivity: comparison among ASEAN and world's best countriesGholizadeh, H.; Salehi, H.; Embi, M.A.; Danaee, M.; Motahar, S.M.; Ale Ebrahim, N.; Tanha, F.H.; Osman, N.A.A. (2014) Relationship among economic growth, internet usage and publication productivity: comparison among ASEAN and world's best countries. Modern Applied Science, 8 (2). pp. 160-170. ISSN 1913-1852 PDF - Published Version [error in script] Download […]

March 25, 2014

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10:54 PM | Cynicism and the academic market
I recently had someone ask what I was planning to do after I graduated.  I’ve had this question asked of me before.  When I responded, “I’m interested in a tenure track position,” I have, more often than not gotten the “Yeah right.  Let me know how that works out for you” response.  Not in so […]
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8:14 PM | 2016 Cybathlon Competition Designed for Parathletes
he Cybathlon is a championship for racing pilots with disabilities, who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies.
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6:21 PM | Upcoming Stage Shows at the USA Science & Engineering Festival
The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the nation’s largest celebration of STEM, is just one month away! This FREE and open to the public event will take place April 26 & 27 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Over 250,000 attendees will experience the weekend of a lifetime with over 750 exhibits, 100 stage…
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5:04 PM | Dictionary Learning in Games
Thanks to a tweet by Robin Green @IgorCarron You got a thank you: http://t.co/4EWJxgc98y — Robin Green (@fatlimey) March 20, 2014 I learned that Manny's slides for this year's Game Developer's Conference were out. Manny uses a specific matrix factorization (dictionary learning) for the decomposition of the cloth movement in animated movie characters (check Skinnned cloth). Back in 1995-96, Texas A&M had started the Student Research Week and I had been asked to be a judge or […]
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3:39 PM | Vacation Wrap-Up: Korea.
I didn’t really begin to scratch the surface of what Japan was like in the previous post. Everyone was friendly, but from what I’d describe as a professional distance. In Japan, people didn’t volunteer to help us. But if we asked, they helped without reservation, though seeming slightly startled, as though being asked for help […]
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3:06 PM | Underwater Microphone Could Find Missing Malaysian Plane
The U.S. Navy's hydrodynamic listening device will scan the southern Indian Ocean for the telltale "pings" of the missing flight's cockpit data recorder. Continue reading →
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2:35 PM | Malaysian Air 370: Passenger Cellphones Didn't Ring
Cellphones don't work like landlines; when you call them, the ringing happens on the network server, not on the other phone.
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12:53 PM | Tony Stark's Transparent Phone Coming from Samsung?
Iron Man's see-through phone could be available from electronics maker Samsung, who filed a patent for a digital camera with a large, clear window. Continue reading →
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12:32 PM | Space Blimp Could Patrol Stratosphere
StratoBus, a hybrid drone satellite, is expected to carry out missions high above air traffic and jet streams. Continue reading →
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12:23 PM | Balancing Sparsity and Rank Constraints in Quadratic Basis Pursuit - implementation -
You probably recall recently these posts:Nonlinear Basis Pursuit - implementation -Sparse phase retrieval via group-sparse optimizationBlind Identification via Lifting - implementation -all parts of the more generic nonlinear Nonlinear Compressive Sensing family of solvers, well we have a newcomer and its implementation in that area: Balancing Sparsity and Rank Constraints in Quadratic Basis Pursuit by Cagdas Bilen , Gilles Puy, Rémi Gribonval , Laurent Daudet We […]
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12:02 PM | Mishmash Mishmash: Ball Inventor
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8:11 AM | Simulated High-Altitude Taste Testing of Tomato Juice
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6:48 AM | SSRN Political Economy - Development: Public Service Delivery eJournal
SSRN eLibrary Search ResultsPolitical Economy - Development: Public Service Delivery eJournal 24,579 Total downloads| Link to this page | Subscribe to this eJournal (requires login)Showing Papers 1 - 50 of 1,217Sort By 12 3 4 ...Last | Next > Education, Health and WagesNBER Working Paper No. w19971James J. Heckman ,John Eric Humphries ,Greg Veramendi and Sergio Urzua University of Chicago - Department of Economics,University of Chicago,Arizona State University […]
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6:47 AM | SSRN ISN Subject Matter eJournals
SSRN eLibrary Search ResultsISN Subject Matter eJournals 2,726,293 Total downloadsShowing Papers 1 - 50 of 18,524Sort By 12 3 4 ...Last | Next > Infrastructural Drift in Seismic Cities: Chile, Pacific Rim, 27 February, 2010Social Text (2015), ForthcomingStephanie C. Kane ,Eden Medina and Daniel Michler Indiana University - Department of International Studies, School of Global and International Studies,Indiana University Bloomington - School of Informatics and […]

March 24, 2014

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11:06 PM | Blazing A Sustainable Path Forward with Dr. Paul Anastas at X-STEM
If you really want to protect the environment, it’s not enough just to care about it; you need to learn and really understand something in order to protect it. That’s the lesson that Dr. Paul Anastas’ father taught him after bulldozers had destroyed the wetlands down the hill from his childhood home, turning what was…
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8:53 PM | Video (in French): Making Sense of IoT Data ( Paris IoT#5 Meetup )
Last week, I gave a presentation on Making Sense of Internet of Things (IoT) data, here is below the slide I added after the talk. This new slide makes it clear that the sharing is central for IoT to become more than just a collection of useful gadgets. The story goes that one Geiger counter is nice to have, but a collection of them maps radiation fields; kilopixel cameras were certainly nice to have, but 10s Mpixels now provide cameras with information that can be used for other purposes such […]
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8:29 PM | JPG vs BMP vs PNG vs GIF
This was a quick experiment I did to check the efficiency of a few image formats. For this experiment I base64 encoded a 1 pixel image file of each of the following image file formats: .jpg, .bmp, .png, .gif.Here is the base64 encoded results of each image:.jpg - From a 539 byte […]
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7:45 PM | Bacteria Bots Light Up, Talk to Each Other
Hybrid materials made from modified bacteria and nanoparticles respond to the environment and conduct electricity.
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6:38 PM | Musk, Zuckerberg Invest in Secretive A.I. Firm
Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Ashton Kutcher are investing in a new tech firm with the goal of replicating human intelligence. Continue reading →
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4:45 PM | Google Beefs Up Gmail Security
The change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail's servers.
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3:44 PM | Solar Panel By Day, Light Panel At Night
A new solar panel material not only absorbs light, but also emits it when electricity passes through it. Continue reading →
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