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August 08, 2014

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12:50 AM | Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers
Home >Vol 8, No 5 (2014) > Ebrahim Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited PapersNader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam AbstractThis study uses citation analysis from two citation tracking databases, Google Scholar (GS) and ISI Web of Science, in order to test the correlation between them and examine the effect of […]

August 07, 2014

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10:58 PM | The Worst Pain Known to Man… It’s a Stinger
A man stands ready, nervous but staunch. His face and hands are painted in warrior colors – black and red. Today, he will become a man. His initiation will be pain – pure, intense, brilliant pain. Walking over flaming charcoal with a nail in his heel pain. But his pain won’t come from fire, nor from a rusty nail. It won’t come from being attacked by a bull, a lion, or any other large, fierce creature. It won’t come from... Read more
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6:00 PM | Robot Assembles Itself, Crawls Away
Harvard research team says the new breed of self-assembling robots could have applications in the home and in orbit. Continue reading →
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5:13 PM | Paid Interns Only.
I don’t accept unpaid interns. MECMC is a teaching hospital, and it is affiliated with VFU, a major university with a prominent medical college. Just down the way there is UHR, another fine school with a well-respected school of medicine, and school of nursing. Vast swarms of undergrads at both institutions are, like just about […]
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4:55 PM | Dare to Dream: Dr. Bernard Tells His Journey From Physician, NASA Astronaut to Successful Entrepreneur at the X-STEM Symposium
One only has to look at the impressive life and career of Dr. Bernard Harris to realize that he is indeed what he often describes himself as: “a dreamer who believes nothing is impossible.” Trained as a physician, Bernard combined his talents and initiative to also serve as a scientist and astronaut at NASA (including…
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4:27 PM | Fabric Color Fluctuates in Wind, Heat, Sound and More
Mood fabric shifts color in reaction to seven stimuli. Continue reading →
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3:37 PM | Conversation Heard in Potato Chip Bag Vibrations
A system reconstructs sounds from the vibrations on nearby objects. Continue reading →
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12:04 PM | Wandhekar’s sleep note
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10:50 AM | 12 Easy-Peasy Passwords Designed to Foil Hackers
What could be simpler than a password you never have to memorize?
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7:34 AM | Impactstory: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Sign upLog in Dr. NaderAle Ebrahim orcidslidesharegithubfigsharetwitter Open Access Products(343) with metrics(99) this week(47) EmbedDownload article Visibility and Citation Impact […]
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5:00 AM | sFFT-DT: Sparse Fast Fourier Transform for Exactly and Generally K-Sparse Signals by Downsampling and Sparse Recovery
Performing FFT using the fact that the underlying signal is sparse has been an item of great interest and several researchers are trying to get the faster algorithm they can ( see the FFT tag) . The following paper is trying to push the envelope. I cannot see an implementation of it listed though. Let us note the use of this approach to perform better localization for the GPS signal.Sparse Fast Fourier Transform for Exactly and Generally K-Sparse Signals by Downsampling and Sparse […]
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3:37 AM | Spicing up a IBM Bluemix cloud app with MongoDB and NodeExpress
In this post I highlight the rudiments for a creating a cloud application on IBM’s PaaS offering Bluemix, using MongoDB and NodeExpress.   Clearly Bluemix allows one to fire up a cloud application with a NoSQL database in a matter of  a few hours which makes it really attractive. The NodeExpress  application was initially created using […]

August 06, 2014

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5:12 PM | Arrival at 67P
Ten years and one day ago, I mentioned the dual use capability of the Rosetta's startracker. Today, Rosetta sent this marvelous up close shot of comet 67P.@WilliamShatner @esa Comet on screen, Captain. Sensor scans in progress and hailing frequencies open. pic.twitter.com/SZX0sfr7b4— ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) August 6, 2014  Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's feed, there's more where […]
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3:50 PM | Russian Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords
A gang that dubs itself CyberVor collected confidential user names and passwords from some 420,000 websites.
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2:15 PM | iPhone 6 Launch Set for Sept. 9
The most credible report to date shows when the tech giant will unveil the next-generation device.
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2:07 PM | Extensions of Differences in Differences (statistics) 1985 – 2011
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12:28 PM | The World’s Best Coffee.
I grew up in Seattle. As a child of the grim Pacific winter, I was bottle-fed coffee from birth. And there is good coffee in Seattle. Little trailers with espresso machines in grocery store parking lots are your best bet for the truly great stuff. Usually operated at a languid pace by someone who desperately wishes […]
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8:51 AM | Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review
Scientific Research and EssaysVolume 4, Issue 13, December 2009, Pages 1575-1590Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review  (Review)Ebrahim, N.A. , Ahmed, S., Taha, Z.  Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, MalaysiaView references (194)AbstractSmall and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the driving engine behind economic growth. While SMEs play a critical role in generating […]
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5:00 AM | WiTrack and RTI Goes Wild: Indoor and Outdoor Radio Tomographic Imaging
Using radio waves to evaluate people's location is featured in two ways today with WiTrack for inside applications (and the ability to distinguish gestures) and with a different application that goes outside.3D Tracking via Body Radio Reflections by Fadel Adib, Zachary Kabelac, Dina Katabi, Robert C. MillerThis paper introduces WiTrack, a system that tracks the 3D motion of a user from the radio signals reflected off her body. It works even if the person is occluded from the […]

August 05, 2014

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8:33 PM | Music to sooth the savage customer? Don’t count on it
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5:00 PM | Oldies but Goodies
Nobody Cares About You and Your AlgorithmNegative reviews and the weak minded 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 sensing, advanced matrix factorization and calibration issues on […]
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4:25 PM | The Water Intake Crib: A Primer
So Toledo and environs goes through a terrible water crisis when nutrient-rich water from farms, lawns, and other nonpoint sources flows into Lake Erie. This causes hideous algae blooms that turn... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:55 PM | German, U.S. Home Energy Storage Incentives Offer Divergent Visions for the Smart Grid
Previously, I’ve written about the potential for a future smart grid, where homes with solar panels and batteries intelligently interconnect to form a cleaner, more-robust distributed power system.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:42 PM | Shark Chomps Down on SharkCam
SharkCam is providing biologists with some of the first-ever, up-close views of sharks in the wild. Continue reading →
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2:43 PM | The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video
The research that looks at tiny changes in imaging scenes is revealing to be richer in terms of providing information. Here is the latest paper that is making the rounds on the interwebs. Let us note that similar technology used to require interferometry but that, thanks to Moore 's law through the ever redundant supply of more imaging pixels, we can now use that redundant information for what we used to think as technologies that could not exist. Without futher ado: The Visual Microphone: […]
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1:38 PM | A favorite Ig Nobel moment: The prize for inventing karaoke
Here’s a look back to one of our favorite moments from the first 23 Ig Nobel Prize ceremonies: The awarding, in the year 2004, of the Ig Nobel Peace Prize to Daisuke Inoue, of Hyogo, Japan. Mr.  Inoue was honored for inventing karaoke, thereby providing an entirely new way for people to learn to tolerate each other. Here’s […]
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12:29 PM | Exoskeleton First: Workers Don Suit for Heavy Lifting
South Korean shipbuilder is the first to deploy large-scale industrial exoskeleton project. Continue reading →
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5:00 AM | Review: Low Complexity Regularization of Linear Inverse Problems
Here is a nice review: Low Complexity Regularization of Linear Inverse Problems by Samuel Vaiter, Gabriel Peyré, Jalal M. Fadili Inverse problems and regularization theory is a central theme in contemporary signal processing, where the goal is to reconstruct an unknown signal from partial indirect, and possibly noisy, measurements of it. A now standard method for recovering the unknown signal is to solve a convex optimization problem that enforces some prior knowledge […]

August 04, 2014

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9:06 PM | Science, technology, and potato-chip-related sound
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6:12 PM | I read this by accident. How to engineer your own virus and Ebola resistance.
Most people read science by accident. You’re online – browsing Reddit, reading news spastically on Twitter, or Stumbling. All of a sudden – BAM! HIV-Killing condoms. The Chemistry of Farts. What’s happening to me, I don’t read science. Oh wait, this is pretty cool… That’s right, “happenstance plays a key role in how people stumble across science news online.” In fact, in a 2006 Pew Internet and American Life Project study, John Horrigan […]
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