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July 15, 2014

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11:45 PM | SSRN Top Downloads For Cultural Dimensions & Organizational Behavior eJournal
Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim and Marjan Mohammadjafari University of Duisburg-Essen, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, National University of Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Department of
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11:45 PM | SSRN Top Downloads For ORG: Ethics & Culture (Topic)
Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim and Marjan Mohammadjafari University of Duisburg-Essen, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, National University of Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM),
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11:44 PM | SSRN Top Downloads For PSN: Education (Topic
Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim and Marjan Mohammadjafari University of Duisburg-Essen, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, National University of Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Department of
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11:44 PM | SSRN Top Downloads For ORG: Ethics in Decision Making (Topic)
Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim and Marjan Mohammadjafari University of Duisburg-Essen, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, National University of Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM),
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9:00 PM | Robots Flip-Flop Between Squishy and Rigid
Flexible robots are ideal for crawling around and through jumbled piles of rubble.
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7:12 PM | Does a lack of affiliation mean I cannot publish ?
I am not affiliated with Texas A&M University any more. It shouldn't matter, except it does. My profile can not appear on Google Scholar search since I don't have a verified e-mail, i.e an email address ending with '.edu'.Let us not even talk about the fact that a blog does not constitute a publication. Here is another example: when I tried to figure out the exact affiliation I should probably have been listed in the last paper, here is what I received: Dear Igor […]
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5:05 PM | Wikipedia Bot Writes 10,000 Articles a Day
Automated authoring program in Sweden has written 2.7 million articles. Continue reading →
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4:54 PM | Personal Weather Stations Give Hyper-Local Forecast
A network of individual modules sense the weather near you and sends hyper-local conditions to your phone. Continue reading →
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2:43 PM | Pitching Science Blog Posts: A Guide
If you have a story to tell… Welcome to SciLogs.com, where we now have a Guest Blog where you can pitch your best science blogging ideas! How do I pitch a blog post, you ask? The criteria are simple – send me (pbrow11[at]tigers[dot]lsu[dot]edu) a blog post pitch. Once approved, send me a draft in Word doc format with any visuals or embeds you’d like to include plus a headshot of yourself and short bio. Who is the audience, you ask?... Read more
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1:59 PM | Historical ambulatory monitoring of hot flashes (1979)
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5:01 AM | Free Artificial Life (XIV edition) and Other Evolution Readings
Here is some Artificial Life for your summer reading. The Proceedings of Artificial Life XIV (complement to the conference at the end of this month in New York City) is a peer-reviewed venue for papers covering the following topics: evolutionary dynamics, soft robots, agent behavior, collective behaviors, social dynamics and evolution, and cellular automata/ self-organizing systems.And continuing in the spirit of evolutionary scholarship, here are a few more readings from the […]
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5:00 AM | The Gamification Design Problem
I wonder if this could be used in the current post publication peer review !The Gamification Design Problem by Michael Meder, Brijnesh-Johannes JainUnder the assumptions that (i) gamification consists of various types of users that experience game design elements differently; and (ii) gamification is deployed in order to achieve some goal in the broadest sense, we pose the gamification problem as that of assigning each user a game design element that maximizes their expected contribution […]
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1:47 AM | Doing the victory dance…on my own
Over the past couple months, I’ve been putting insane amounts of time into a project in preparation for some field testing.  Once the widget was deployed, I was fully expecting to feel this great sense of accomplishment.  In particular, this was something that some people were skeptical would work, so getting working widgets out for […]
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12:04 AM | Faces in the crowd can make Big Data more valuable
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July 14, 2014

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7:10 PM | Just Your Type: A Keyboardless Keyboard?
The concept AirType system uses sensor cuffs over the knuckles to monitor and learn your keystrokes. Continue reading →
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6:06 PM | World's Darkest Material Looks Like a Black Hole
The material is so black that even when crumpled, it still looks completely flat. Continue reading →
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4:36 PM | Another Comment on " Random Matrices Are Too Damn Large ! "
Ben Adcock, one of the author of a paper I mentioned in Random Matrices Are Too Damn Large ! sent me the following:Dear Igor, Many thanks for citing our newest preprint in your blog post on Wednesday. The computational infeasibility of random matrices on all but small problems is a critical issue that has been often overlooked. Having said that, the key message of our paper is that incoherent sensing matrices, regardless of storage/speed issues, are highly suboptimal in […]
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3:25 PM | Masculinity, Sensitivity, and Second Wave Privilege.
I am frankly daunted even beginning to write about this topic. Sometimes I feel like it is audacity, these days, to suggest that masculinity has intrinsic value. Indeed, every time I write about masculinity my elder sister asks how anything I write is unique to maleness, and separate from simple adulthood. I don’t know that […]
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3:08 PM | 4 Great Space Scents
You don’t need your nose to know what something smells like. Perfumers and astronomers can detect and recreate scents based on the chemical signatures of the molecules in the air, even if that... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:45 PM | Handshakes galore – but do they work? An analysis.
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10:39 AM | Follow up on "Imaging With Nature: Compressive Imaging Using a Multiply Scattering Medium"
Following up on Imaging With Nature: Compressive Imaging Using a Multiply Scattering Medium (but also [2,3] ) and after I probably spammed him, Jared Tanner sent me the following:Dear Igor, Thank you for alerting me to your work. I’m so glad that you have turned your vast expertise from the blog into research results. And in particular congratulations on its being published in nature. In reading it I noticed that you are using an MMV framework from three illuminations. […]
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12:11 AM | The Virtual Simulation: A Tool for Leadership Education in Global Corporations
Global Business and Organizational ExcellenceVolume 33, Issue 5, July/August 2014, Pages 17-28The Virtual Simulation: A Tool for Leadership Education in Global Corporations  (Article)Conine, T.E.ab a TRI Corporation, Beaverton, OR, United Statesb Fairfield University, United StatesView references (5)AbstractForward-thinking business leaders have realized the wisdom of staging virtual simulations-team-based education that can be conducted in a cost- and time-effective […]

July 13, 2014

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3:27 PM | Getting started with Node.js and Mongodb
Here is a post in which I try to get my arms around Node.js & MongoDB. This is first encounter with Web programming. There is a veritable universe of frameworks, languages, libraries and modules out there. There are a gazillion blogs already on this topic so here is one more. When I came across Node.js […]
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2:05 PM | The cost of a phone agent’s smile
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1:06 PM | For social scientists: Two advertisements
Anthropologists, psychologists, and other ists can study these two advertisements for clues about the human condition: 1. Do It Yourself Cartoon Kit [background]: 2. PowerPencils (thanks to investigator Vaughn Tan for bringing this to our attention) [background]: BONUS: Bob Godfrey’s Do-It-Yourself Animation Show: Terry Gilliam BONUS: Artisanal pencil sharpening  
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1:00 PM | Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (July 13)
The week, our images celebrate the imagination of inventors
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11:59 AM | Sunday Morning Insight: Zero Knowledge Sensor Design / Data Driven Sensor Design
Out of the many things we can tell from the general field of Machine Learning and from the experiment I mentioned this week [1,2,3] are that:training sets can become large, very large.if you want to have a better model, you need even more data This is enabled through several factors, all of them directly related to Moore's law (one of the steamrollers) and distributed architectures.Computation time and algorithm development  (see Randomness and Parsimony )Our world, while […]

July 12, 2014

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3:01 PM | Naked Selfies Found on Used Android Phones
Software security tools extracted 40,000 photos, hundreds of which showed people in various stages of undress. Continue reading →
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2:02 PM | Old sewer numerical method
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9:23 AM | Saturday Morning Videos: Machine Learning Summer School Pittsburgh 2014, Muthu Muthukrishnan
Alex Smola has a channel for all the videos that are being made at the Machine Learning Summer School Pittsburgh 2014. It is here. Lectures include (or will include Deepak Agarwal, Xavier AmatriainAnima Anandkumar, Dan Feldman, Nando de Freitas, Zico Kolter, Quoc Le, Mu Li, Tom Mitchell, Muthu Muthukrishnan, Alex Smola, Markus Weimer, Andrew Wilson )Of note, Muthu was a recent speaker to our Paris/Europe Wide Machine Learning Meetup. […]
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