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March 24, 2014

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11:11 AM | Marcus Byrne explains how dung beetles use the Milky Way
Ig Nobel Prize winner Marcus Byrne explains how dung beetles use the Milky Way, navigationally, to find its way home: (Thanks to Steve Ting for bringing this to our attention.)
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10:35 AM | HASI: Probabilistic Low Rank Matrix Completion with Adaptive Spectral Regularization Algorithms - implementation -
From a discussion on the Advanced Matrix Factorization group, Adrien Todeschini let us know of his recent paper on another heuristics to the Rank functional: Our paper gives another concave penalty surrogating the rank.A. Todeschini, F. Caron, M. Chavent. Probabilistic Low Rank Matrix Completion with Adaptive Spectral Regularization Algorithms. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS'2013), Lake Tahoe, USA, 2013. It is available at my webpage with a Matlab […]
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5:01 AM | Official Host of Carnival of Evolution, #70
Synthetic Daisies is one again playing host to Carnival of Evolution's April edition, which goes live on April 1. This year's theme will be the games of evolution. To know exactly what this means, you will have to join us on April 1. This marks the third consecutive year of blogrolling [1]. I have been contributing posts for a bit longer). There are three ways to contribute: 1) log in to the Blog Carnival site and fill out the form, 2) post the link to the Carnival of Evolution Facebook page, […]

March 23, 2014

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1:09 PM | The curious true tale of the the Swedish prime minister, a Soviet submarine, and farting herring
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1:00 PM | Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (Mar 23)
This week, tech delves deep into the microscopic and then soars high into space.

March 21, 2014

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10:16 PM | How I reached 2,000 Twitter Followers… for Science
Sometime late last night I reached the big 2k on Twitter. Some may see this as child’s play, but 2,000 Twitter followers for a modest science communication enthusiast? Ecstatic! In honor of this milestone, I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned along the way about communicating science on social media. I’ve also learned a lot teaching Strategic Social Media #Manship4002 this semester, about best practices to engage your Twitter followers! Everything you say is […]
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5:27 PM | Solar Power Array Could Orbit Earth
The U.S. Navy has a solar power plan that's literally out of this world. Continue reading →
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5:09 PM | Meet Women Innovators Who Are Creating Cool, New Ways to Inspire Young Girls in STEM
Get ready as Festival Expo 2014 introduces you to a growing number of women innovators who are spearheading efforts to create exciting ways to inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers! This includes designing STEM-inspired toys for young girls, immersing them in positive experiences that dispel the ¨nerd¨ stereotype that STEM-motivated females often…
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2:10 PM | Lion-Proof BeetleCam Adds Video, Gyros for Animal Spying
Reason number 2,048 that we have robots: up close photography of wild animals.
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2:00 PM | Sensor IDs Bugs to Kill
A new invention offers a powerful and cheap strategy for identifying and responding to infestations that threaten agriculture and health.
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1:48 PM | ‘Pigness’ (Cinematic and Televisual) – a thesis
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8:00 AM | Photo Friday: The GoldenEye Dam (Switzerland)
The 220m tall Contra Dam* was build in the early 1960s and forms part of the Verzasca Hydroelectric Complex in Ticino, Southern Switzerland. This three turbine hydroelectric power plant played a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:00 AM | Radical X-Plane Concepts Taking Shape
It's certainly no secret what the air force of the future will look like, and it's not going to involve humans.
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5:00 AM | CaSPIAN: A Causal Compressive Sensing Algorithm for Discovering Directed Interactions in Gene Networks - implementation -
Here is an item of great interest ( see Sunday Morning Insight: The extreme paucity of tools for blind deconvolution of biochemical networks ) CaSPIAN: A Causal Compressive Sensing Algorithm for Discovering Directed Interactions in Gene Networks by Amin Emad, Olgica Milenkovic We introduce a novel algorithm for inference of causal gene interactions, termed CaSPIAN (Causal Subspace Pursuit for Inference and Analysis of Networks), which is based on coupling compressive sensing and […]
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12:07 AM | Heading Home.
This has been an amazing trip. We’ve had a stellar time and describing it will be a task for another day. We are now on a KTX leaving Busan headed for Seoul. Thence to SFO and then to ECC. We’ll be home in like 28 hours. Then sleep for a month. And back to work […]

March 20, 2014

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11:19 PM | Ig Nobel tour of Denmark and Sweden
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11:02 PM | Making Sense of IoT Data ( Paris IoT#5 Meetup )
Last night, I did a presentation at the  5th Internet of Things Paris Meetup with a presentation entitled  Making Sense of IoT data for a crowd of sensors and applications developers. The main idea being that sensor information sharing provides, thanks to some of the techniques mentioned here, a means of making sense of data.   Thanks to Marc Chareyron, Olivier Mével, Pierre-Rudol­f Gerlach for the invitation and the organization of the […]
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10:38 PM | SKA as an Atmosphere Monitoring Station ?
njh, an anonymous commenter mentioned the following in the comment section of the recent SKA job announcement: This seems as good a place to suggest this as any, with a non-zero chance of someone who can answer actually hearing: I recall that radio telescopes don't operate during the day due to the noise from the sun. If the surface were 'visible light reflective' these telescopes would focus sunlight and these already have a tracking system built in. Is it practical to make this array have […]
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10:02 PM | Chocolate Machine Dispenses Willpower
A German design team makes gadgets that nudge us into better behavior. Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | Trading typhoid with your towels
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1:07 PM | Avoid That Unspecial Someone with Anti-Social Network App
Cloak scrapes the social media accounts of your "friends" so you can avoid them. Continue reading →
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12:52 PM | DNews: Power Your Entire Home Without Wires!
Devices like charging pads are popping up in stores. These pads can charge your phone wirelessly. Would it be possible to power everything in your house that way? Trace explains how a technology similar to WiFi could soon become normal.
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10:00 AM | Super Gardeners Dig These Gadgets for Spring: Photos
Now that spring has officially arrived, it’s time to uproot tech designed to help gardeners get their bloom on.
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6:27 AM | 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 CountriesHossein Gholizadeh University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringHadi Salehi Islamic Azad University, Najafabad BranchMohamed Amin Embi Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of EducationMahmoud Danaee affiliation not provided to SSRNSeyed Mohammad Motahar Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Information Science […]
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5:01 AM | Tech and Science, Futures and More Starstuff
More technology and science, with an assist from Tumbld Thoughts. This time, our "tech and science" tour will focus on new visions of futurism (I) and the second (evolution-focused) episode of the Cosmos reboot (II). I. Futurist Terms for the 21rst CenturyA possible future with lots of skyscrapers, bridges, and clouds. Apparently, the earth's atmospheric consists of a lot more water vapor then......Do you want to be "in the know" when it comes to futurist trendmaking? Or at least sound […]
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4:06 AM | Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries : Nader Ale Ebrahim : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries (March 14, 2014)(this item is currently being modified/updated with a "derive" task)Author: Nader Ale EbrahimKeywords: ASEAN countries; publication productivity; citation; internet user; collaboration; economic growthLanguage: EnglishCollection: opensourceDescriptionGholizadeh, H., Salehi, H., Embi, M. A., Danaee, M., Motahar, S. M., Ale Ebrahim, N., . . . […]
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1:43 AM | 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 CountriesHossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu Osman AbstractPublication productivity, as measured by the number of papers, has been regarded as one of the main indicators of reputation of countries and institutions. Nevertheless, the relationship among research […]
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1:29 AM | Modern Applied Science, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, e-Version
Vol 8, No 2 (2014)Modern Applied Science, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, e-Version FirstTMTable of ContentsArticlesFatigue Investigation of the Interface Shear Performance in Asphalt Pavement PDF Cristina Tozzo, Antonio D'Andrea, Domingo Cozzani, Andrea Meo p1Volatility Estimation via Jump Indicator PDF R. Aboulaich, H. Ben Ameur, M. Lamarti Sefian p12Validation of an Instrument for Measuring Quality of Life amongst Malaysian Youth PDF […]
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