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July 03, 2014

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11:34 PM | Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries - E-LIS repository
Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries Gholizadeh, Hossein and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Danaee, Mahmoud and Motahar, Seyed Mohammad and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Tanha, Farid Habibi and Osman, Noor Azuan Abu Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries.Modern Applied […]
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8:38 PM | Rows vs Columns for Linear Systems of Equations - Randomized Kaczmarz or Coordinate Descent ?
Further studies on the Kaczmarz algorithm:Rows vs Columns for Linear Systems of Equations - Randomized Kaczmarz or Coordinate Descent? by Aaditya RamdasThis paper is about randomized iterative algorithms for solving a linear system of equations Xβ=y in different settings. Recent interest in the topic was reignited when Strohmer and Vershynin (2009) proved the linear convergence rate of a Randomized Kaczmarz (RK) algorithm that works on the rows of X (data points). […]
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3:42 PM | Some Comments: Universal Compressed Sensing of Markov Sources, A survey of uncertainty principles and some signal processing applications, Refined support and entropic uncertainty inequalities
Following up on previous entries ( Simultaneous Measurement of Complementary Observables with Compressive Sensing and Entropic Uncertainty Relations in Quantum Physics / On asymptotic structure in compressed sensing )Benjamin Ricaud commented:Hi Igor,To add some complementary info to your nice post: you may be interested in our study of the uncertainty principle in signal processing (and the references we cite therein). One is a review of some versions of the uncertainty principles:"A […]
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3:29 PM | Ig Nobel tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 8
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1:25 PM | A possibly fascinating study of four possible causes of boredom propensity
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2:30 AM | Considering the Future of Science Journalism: Killed Darlings
I recently had a Science & Society piece published in EMBO Reports on the explosion of alternative digital forms of science journalism. Science journalism is changing and the opportunities are as great as the pitfalls. Digital technologies, mobile devices and social media platforms are changing the communication landscape, reflecting a deeper, more general cultural shift in news production and consumption. – An Explosion of Alternatives, DOI: 10.15252/embr.201439130 As any writer […]
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1:35 AM | Rhubarb, white, and blueberry muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free)
No one in our house likes rhubarb.  It’s one of those things that all the German grandmas would bring to church potlucks, and my parents would say, “Isn’t this great!”  Meanwhile, my face is about to implode from puckering. My worst experience was in high school.  I had a crush on someone, and when I […]

July 02, 2014

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5:53 PM | Robots To Report for Associated Press
The AP will start using so-called automation technology to report U.S. corporate earnings.
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4:22 PM | All Eyes To 2016: Energy and Renewables In The Midterms
Do energy issues matter when it comes to how we vote? It depends. For some Americans, energy is the most significant factor that influences the way a ballot is cast. To others, it takes a back seat... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:36 PM | Dr. Reed’s medical codpiece theory
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2:07 PM | Entropic Uncertainty Relations in Quantum Physics / On asymptotic structure in compressed sensing
I am having a small discussion with Greg Howland one of the authors of yesterday's paper ( Simultaneous Measurement of Complementary Observables with Compressive Sensing )....[Everything that is about to be said here is based on my own current limited understanding]....One item he points me to is the following paper on the use of Shannon entropy in Quantum Mechanics. To make a long story short, some of the readers might recognize issues in this example ( see figure below ) and its […]
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12:13 PM | Breakthrough in guessing the risk of popping a balloon
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5:00 AM | Stable, Robust and Super Fast Reconstruction of Tensors Using Multi-Way Projections - implementation -
Stable, Robust and Super Fast Reconstruction of Tensors Using Multi-Way Projections by Cesar F. Caiafa, Andrzej CichockiWe introduce an analytical reconstruction formula that allows one to recover an Nth-order data tensor from a reduced set of multi-way compressive measurements by exploiting its low multilinear-rank structure. Moreover, it is shown that, an interesting property of multi-way measurements allows us to build the reconstruction based on compressive linear measurements of […]
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1:36 AM | Communication Barriers in the Virtual Teams | Unique Solved Assignments
Source: http://uniqueassignments.com/communication-barriers-in-the-virtual-teams/ Communication Barriers in the Virtual Teams AbstractVirtual teams are widely used as a solution to the challenges of organizational complexity and high competitive markets (Ebrahim, Ahmed, & Taha, 2009). The companies realize the effectiveness of the virtual teams and invest in the development of virtual teams. Development of virtual teams is an answer to many organizational issues but there […]
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1:06 AM | Virtual Teams: a Literature Review - ZENODO
Virtual Teams: a Literature ReviewAle Ebrahim, Nader ; Ahmed, Shamsuddin ; Taha, Zahari(show affliations)In the competitive market , virtual teams represent a growing response to the need for fasting time-to- market, low-cost and rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Virtual teams enable organizations to pool the talents and expertise of employees and non-employees by eliminating time and space barriers . Nowadays, companies are heavily investing in virtual team to enhance their […]

July 01, 2014

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3:55 PM | Boar Taint Smells Different to Different People, Probably
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12:19 PM | Simultaneous Measurement of Complementary Observables with Compressive Sensing
Dick Gordon and several other readers mentioned the following paper to me. It aims at doing something that was thought to be impossible: i.e. measuring both position and momentum of a system at the same time. From afar, the Heisenberg principle says it cannot be done but as the authors mention:...We strongly emphasize that our technique does not violate the uncertainty principle; at no point does a single detection event give precise information about both position and momentum. Instead, each […]
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7:49 AM | Hexo+: Your Own Flying Pet Video Camera
Built for action sports, the autonomous Hexo+ locks on and films you with no need for a remote pilot or camera operator.
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7:12 AM | SSRN RCRN: Design of Communication (Topic)
Managing Communication in New Product Development Process: Virtual R&D Teams and Information TechnologyUnited Kingdom - Malaysia - Ireland Engineering Science Conference, pp. 495-502, 2011Nader Ale Ebrahim ,Shamsuddin Ahmed ,Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid andZahari Taha 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), University of […]
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1:10 AM | Factors Influencing Accounting Outsourcing Practices among SMEs in Pakistan Context: Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Resource-Based Views (RBV) Prospective | Hafeez | International Journal of Business and Management
Factors Influencing Accounting Outsourcing Practices among SMEs in Pakistan Context: Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Resource-Based Views (RBV) ProspectiveAjmal Hafeez, Otto Andersen Abstract The present study was conducted to identify factors that affect Pakistani manufacturing SMEs decisions tooutsource management accounting practices in terms of transaction cost economics (TCE) and resource-basedview (RBV). A survey of 302 SMEs was carried out using convenience sampling, a personal […]
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12:46 AM | VIRTUAL AND COLLOCATED PROJECT TEAMS IMPACT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:http://hdl.handle.net/1903/15441Title: VIRTUAL AND COLLOCATED PROJECT TEAMS IMPACT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTAuthors: O'Connor, MichaelAdvisors: Baecher, Gregory BDepartment/Program: Civil EngineeringType: DissertationSponsors: Digital Repository at the University of MarylandUniversity of Maryland (College Park, […]

June 30, 2014

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11:01 PM | Thought (Memetic) Soup, June edition
Happy middle of summer (in the Northern hemisphere, anyways)! Here are some humorous and puzzling items from my leisure time, cross-posted to Tumbld Thoughts. Also an update on Orthogonal Research, which is turning into quite a productive endeavor. This also marks the return of the Thought Soup series. Bemusement and incredulity abound. I. Technological Bemusement (for better and for worse)Miguel Nicolelis (Neuroscientist of BMI fame) is demoing an EEG-controlled exoskeleton at the […]
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11:00 PM | Blogging Tips for Science Bloggers, From Science Bloggers
In #MySciBlog interviews with science bloggers, I've amassed a rich data-set already of blogging practices - straight from the mouths of those who write science blogs. I thought I'd share of few of these, preserving the anonymity of my interviewees, in the form of realistic blogging tips for science bloggers. These are not so much "best practices" as they are "real practices" from both successful and 'rising star' science bloggers. You probably know some of them! Covering […]
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9:06 PM | Nuit Blanche in Review (June 2014)
Since the last Nuit Blanche in Review, we had quite a few implementations as well as some very interesting meetups/meetings (check the video section). ImplementationsEnhancing Pure-Pixel Identification Performance via Preconditioning - implementation -NLCS : Non-Local Compressive Sampling Recovery - implementation -ROSL : Robust Orthonormal Subspace Learning: Efficient Recovery of Corrupted Low-rank Matrices - implementation -Multidimensional Compressed Sensing and their Applications - […]
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3:10 PM | Facebook Manipulates Feed for Study, Angers Users
Manipulation was done to facilitate research on how feeds affect users' moods.
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2:20 PM | Old books up your nose [2]
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2:00 PM | Carbon survey
Tomorrow, NASA launches the OCO-2 satellite, which will make a detailed map of how much CO2 is in the atmosphere at various points on the globe. They plan to combine that data with data from other existing satellites, atmospheric sampling, and ground sampling, with the goal of finding out where CO2 is being produced and where it's being absorbed—in very high resolution, about 3 km2 per
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1:53 PM | CfP: International Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) Frontiers workshop 2015
Yves Wiaux just sent me the following:Hi IgorTime has come for BASP Frontiers 2015 already. May I ask you to post this announcement for me on nuit blanche? Thanks a lot in advanceRegardsYvesSure Yves, here it is:******Dear ColleaguesThe International Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) Frontiers workshop 2015 will take place in our traditional Swiss resort close to Lake Geneva on January 25 - 30, 2015.This year's workshop will focus on imaging science, from […]
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11:47 AM | The DNews Explainer: The Real Reason the Tech Giants Hate Porn
The inclination is to shout "censorship!" when companies such as Apple and Facebook block pornography, but is there more to the story? Trace hazards a few guesses.
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3:10 AM | What about skills, tactics and practices of remote workers? Evidence and analyses
What about skills, tactics and practices of remote workers? Evidence and analyses  (Article)[Télétravail et « travail à distance équipé »: Quelles compétences, tactiques et pratiques professionnelles?]Fernandez, V., Guillot, C., Marrauld, L.Telecom ParisTech, FranceView references (38)AbstractWe aim to address the notion of "teleworking", about the most classical meaning (home working) and various realities that it […]
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