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July 07, 2014

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11:48 PM | Promoting Open Access research with the Internet and social media | Open Science
 Source: http://openscience.com/promoting-open-access-research-with-the-internet-and-social-media/July 7, 2014Promoting Open Access research with the Internet and social mediaThis post is the fifth part of my series ‘How to promote an Open Access book?‘ Although having realized that it may apply to both books and papers, I decided to change the title a little bit.It is impossible to imagine promotion without the Internet and especially without social media. Obviously, this also […]
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7:38 PM | Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large Scale Data Analysis ( libSkylark: Sketching based Matrix computations for Machine Learning )
While reading up some RandNLA papers, I stumbled upon the Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large Scale Data Analysis page which has been added to the collection of Highly Technical Reference Pages. Here is what the main page says: The Sketching Linear Algebra Kernel is a library for matrix computations suitable for general statistical data analysis and optimization applications.Many tasks in machine learning and statistics ultimately end up being problems involving […]
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6:42 PM | Through the Anthropocene Looking Glass
There’s no doubt that humans have drastically changed the Earth. The global scale impacts of humans on the environment has led many scientists, scholars, and environmentalists to use the term... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:49 PM | Jiggling and scanning the brains of cadavers
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2:58 PM | In search of the “beautiful” umbilicus
Dr Shu Jin Lee, and colleagues at the Department of Surgery, at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, have been examining the pages of Playboy Magazine – they are in search of “beauty”. Specifically, beautiful navels. With the aid of computer software which they have developed (called the Aesthetic Analyzer*) […]
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2:37 PM | Elusive On/Off Switch Found for Human Consciousness
The results could open wide a door on one of the most mysterious aspects of existence. Continue reading →
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2:28 PM | Returned from England.
Well, all good things come to an end, and I have returned from a gloriously sunny and sweet working vacation in London town. I spent six nights in England, including one in Reading with some dear friends and their two utterly adorable children. The conference was fascinating, and I met some very cool health services […]
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1:45 PM | Drones Banned from All U.S. National Parks
Agency for nation's national parks, monuments and historical sites, outlaws launching, landing or operating drones over federal lands and waters.
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12:25 PM | They remind us to remind you: Ig Nobel tickets go on sale Tuesday
The Press Association, with a knowing look back at past Ig Nobel winners, reminds us to remind you that tickets for this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony go on sale Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at noon (US eastern time). Tickets will be available exclusively from the Harvard Box Office, on line, on phone, and in person. […]
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8:45 AM | Transmission of quantum entanglement through a random medium / Terahertz compressive imaging with metamaterial spatial light modulators
There are really two ways of producing some randomness. One way is to use a random medium and expect that the laws of transport will provide some sort of multiplexing. The other way is to engineer the random multiplexing. This week, we will have another example of the former but today we have an instance of both:One item that comes with papers that are behind walls: I need to have access to the second paper because I wonder about the "no moving parts" claim. You reader know my email, wink […]

July 06, 2014

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10:11 PM | Sunday Morning Insight: Note By Note Cooking
Here is a small follow up to the Computational Cooking Sunday Morning Insight and related entries [1-3]. In the video below, Herve This shows his business card, i.e. an algorithm that can produce several structures for cooking. This is reflection of the paper featured in the last Sunday Morning Insight on the subject [3] (While the video is entertaining it is all in French though). Of note, here is a list of note by note cooking recipes performed by Pierre Gagnaire.The video […]
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5:41 PM | A new, more rapid, yet unhasty look at pitch slowly dropping
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4:57 PM | Sunday Morning Insight: Mathematical and Algorithmic Analysis of Network and Biological Data & Open problems from the 2014 Bertinoro Workshop on Sublinear Algorithms
Back in 2012, in predicting the future: The Steamrollers, we mentioned how sensors, especially in genomics would change our fields. On Friday, based on one of this earlier observation and continuous monitoring of the technologies involved, we mentioned that we are potentially witnessing a Second Inflection Point in Genome Sequencing ? and then wondered what it would entail briefly. In the second part of that prediction, we envisionned some of the algorithmic tools that might be used […]
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4:00 PM | Carnivals and Toy Models
Two items of business (blog carnival and new paper announcements) in this post, neither of which involve carnival toys or any variant thereof. But keep reading anyway.Nothing to see here. Move along.Carnival of Evolution #73:  Time for another Carnival of Evolution. In this edition (#73) hosted by Pleiotropy blog, the theme is a tournament-style presentation based on the ongoing World Cup. This month’s Synthetic Daisies post lost a close one early, and you will have to read […]
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2:09 PM | A quick look at a typewriter typing, and some random digits [videos]
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1:23 PM | Short men get more sex, they say
Here’s a recent exercise in data collection: “Sexual Activity of Young Men is Not Related to Their Anthropometric Parameters,” Imre Rurik [pictured here, below], Attila Varga, Ferenc Fekete, Timea Ungvári and János Sándor, Journal of Sexual Medicine, epub June 21, 2014. (Thanks to investigator Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at […]

July 05, 2014

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4:15 PM | Saturday Morning Videos: Paris-Saclay Center for Data Science kick-off meeting
The Paris-Saclay Center for Data Science kick-off meeting occured on Monday at Saclay (south of Paris). Eventually, I am sure the Webcast CC-IN2P3 entity will need to realize that allowing people to embed their videos is a good thing. Without further ado, here are the presentations (clicking on the title of the title will lead to the video).FCS and Université Paris-Saclay 20'Intervenant: Patricio Leboeuf (FCS)Documents: Slides Center for Data Science 20'Intervenant: […]
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2:00 PM | The World in 2025: 10 Scientific Breakthroughs
What will the top 10 advances of the next decade be? Find out!
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2:00 PM | Nanotech Monet Is World's Smallest Masterpiece
A nanotechnology engineering technique replaces paint with scattered electrons. Continue reading →
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1:22 PM | Dr. Bacon’s “‘fatter’ future” feminist theology paper
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5:00 AM | Saturday Morning Video: A simple heart rate monitor, Fireworks filmed with a drone, Thermal Touch - A New Augmented Reality Interface for Wearables
Remember the ability to monitor heart rate through a camera, here is something simpler ( from Measuring heart rate with a smartphone camera) 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 Compressive Sensing or the Matrix Factorization Jungle and join the conversations on compressive […]

July 04, 2014

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2:40 PM | A Second Inflection Point in Genome Sequencing ? and then ...
It's Friday afternoon, it Hamming's time.If you read Nuit Blanche (Predicting the Future: The Steamrollers ), you are probably more aware of how the future unfolds. But probably not enough to figure out this upcoming game score.The good folks at Google predict France will win based on touch by touch data. Anyway, we'll know in a few hours. What about looking into the future father ahead ?In genome sequencing, current techniques usually require the chemical cut of the DNA in small pieces to […]
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12:22 PM | No harmful effects of 6 months of Coca-Cola on rat testes
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5:00 AM | SASIR: LOFAR Sparse Image Reconstruction - implementation -
Interesting, Compressive Sensing is becoming mainstream in Big Science.LOFAR Sparse Image Reconstruction by H. Garsden, J. N. Girard, J. L. Starck, S. Corbel, C. Tasse, A. Woiselle, J. McKean, A.S. van Amesfoort, J. Anderson, I. M. Avruch, R. Beck, M. J. Bentum, P. Best, F. Breitling, J. Broderick, M. Brüggen, H. R. Butcher, B. Ciardi, F. de Gasperin, E. de Geus, M. de Vos, S. Duscha, J. Eislöffel, D. Engels, H. Falcke,R. A. Fallows, R. Fender, C. Ferrari, W. Frieswijk, M. […]
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1:06 AM | Real men…
Mike spent all day at work waiting for some smart-alek comments to his shirt.  Nothing. Apparently we both thought the shirt was much funnier than everyone else.  Regardless, I’m still giggling.

July 03, 2014

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11:38 PM | Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing - E-LIS repository
Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing Bakhtiyari, Kaveh and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Shakiba, Masoud and Zavvari, Azam and Shahbazi-Moghadam, Masoomeh and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Mohammadjafari, Marjan Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing.International Education Studies, 2014, vol. 7, n. 7, pp. 52-62.[Journal article (Print/Paginated)] TextEthical and Unethical Methods of […]
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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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