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November 12, 2014

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9:30 PM | Military Taps Avatars for 'No Pain' Training
Similar to playing a video game, service members can train on digital versions of real world equipment or on virtual landscapes.
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6:00 PM | Electric Barrier 'Punches' Sharks in the Nose
An underwater fence could be a better way to improve beach safety, while reducing kills to both humans and sharks.
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5:12 PM | On Competitiveness and Innovation, U.S. Falling Behind
I’ve been mentioning R&D in talks and articles a lot lately. Most audiences outside the beltway don’t immediately know I mean Research and Development – until I explain... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:02 PM | Method Quarterly
Over the past couple months, I’ve been working with Azeen Ghorayshi on starting a new publication for stories about science in the making. We’re launching the first issue of Method... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:01 PM | Varnish | Glue | Food – you choose
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1:39 PM | Explainer: The Internet's Mysterious 'Dark Web'
The Internet has a seedy underbelly referred to as the Dark Web, a shady neighborhood with sketchy sites accessed by people who go to great lengths to keep their web travels anonymous and untraceable. Tara explains its inner workings.
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8:46 AM | ESA's 28 minutes of Terror : Philae's Landing on 67P
NASA had its own 7 minutes of terror two years ago with the landing of Curiosity on Mars, ESA now has its own 28 minutes of terror today with the landing of Philae on Comet 67P. According to the timeline, the separation motors of Rosetta's lander Philae will ignite in 20 seconds. Then in 7 hours and fifteen minutes later, Philae will land on comet 67P.   Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's […]
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7:06 AM | WORK TOGETHER… WHEN APART CHALLENGES AND WHAT IS NEED FOR EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL TEAMS - Cogprints
WORK TOGETHER… WHEN APART CHALLENGES AND WHAT IS NEED FOR EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL TEAMSRaval, MR. R. R. and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Taha, Zahari(2010)WORK TOGETHER… WHEN APART CHALLENGES AND WHAT IS NEED FOR EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL TEAMS. [Journal (Paginated)]Full text available as:PDF493KbAbstractIncreasingly competitive global markets and accelerating technological changes have increased the need for people to contact via electronic medium to have daily updates, the […]
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6:34 AM | AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) - ICIS 2014 Proceedings: Virtual Team Performance in Crowdsourcing Contests: A Social Network Perspective
19. Social Media and Digital Collaborations Virtual Team Performance in Crowdsourcing Contests: A Social Network PerspectiveIndika Dissanayake, Information Systems & Operations Management, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States.FollowJennifer Zhang, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States.FollowBin Gu, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States.Follow260-051, Owen G. Glenn BuildingStart Date12-15-2014DescriptionRecent advances in […]
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12:26 AM | Trust in Co-sourced Software Development - Research - Aalborg University
Bjarne Rerup SchlichterJohn Stouby PerssonDepartment of Computer ScienceResearch Centre for Socio-Interactive DesignInformation Systems View graph of relationsSoftware development projects are increasingly geographical distributed with offshoring. Co-sourcing is a highly integrative and cohesive approach, seen successful, to software development offshoring. However, research of how dynamic aspects of trust are shaped in co-sourcing activities is limited. We present a case […]

November 11, 2014

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10:20 PM | Paris Machine Learning #3 Season 2: Building a Data Science Team, Opinion Mining, Word2Vec, Kaggle
Tomorrow, at 6:45PM we will have our third regular Paris Machine Learning meetup of the season. It will be an hour and 45 minutes after Philae landed on 67P. The good folks at ANEO (http://aneo.eu/) are sponsoring this meetup. We will have the following talks (In French but the slides should be in English). Come back to this entry for more information. The streaming will be here: Romain Ayres (UPMC), Eric Biernat (OCTO) and Matthieu Scordia (Dataiku) will talk about their recent ranking in […]
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8:25 PM | Rescue Me Balloon Uses Helium, LED Lights
Signaling device rises 150 feet in the air and stays aloft for a week. Continue reading →
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7:23 PM | High-Tech Ballet Shoes Trace Dancer's Footwork
Embedded sensors translate a dancer's movements into brush-like strokes that can be visualized on a mobile app. Continue reading →
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6:45 PM | How Green Is Green Energy?
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s keynote presentation during the 2014 Energy Thought Summit in Austin. Wozniak mostly spoke about his experience... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:18 PM | Acute effects of a deep-fried Mars bar on brain vasculature
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3:55 PM | Micro-Muscles Could Propel Tiny Bots Through Veins
Chains of electrically activated particles could power microbots that swim through a person's bloodstream to fight disease.
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3:40 PM | A Decision Finally!
So, after languishing for months in the inbox of an editor, I have received reviews for a paper I wrote on the topic of research policy. They were strongly positive, with all reviewers describing the work as “interesting” and one even saying it could have “far reaching consequences”. Which is really cool for something I […]
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1:44 PM | To license Australia’s National Public Toilet Map dataset…
To license Australia’s National Public Toilet Map dataset, you must agree to a set of terms and conditions. To use the National Public Toilet Map, you go to the National Public Toilet Map web site. There you can: Enter a location, address or postcode to find nearby toilets. Plan a journey, to get a list of toilets along […]
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9:00 AM | 365 Days a Year – A Science Blogging Project Part II
In this post, I interview Sarah Keenihan, a freelance science writer based in Adelaide, South Australia. I interview Sarah as a follow-up to my interview with Signe Cane, another blogger who recently started ‘A Common Year – a Daily blog of 365 science stories’ after being inspired by Sarah's blog 'Science For Life. 365.' Since I’ve been interested, through my Ph.D. research, in understanding how and why science bloggers do what they do, I […]
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4:18 AM | PR headline: “Can HIV Be Transmitted Via Manicure Instruments?”
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November 10, 2014

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8:52 PM | Who Will Be the Next Academy Award Winners? Who Was the Best Basketball Player of All Time? The Answers Can Be Found in Mathematics, Says Tim Chartier
The ‘Nifty Fifty (times 4)’, a program of Science Spark, presented by InfoComm International, are a group of 200 noted science and engineering professionals who will fan out across the Washington, D.C. area in the 2014-2015 school year to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Meet Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Tim Chartier…
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7:28 PM | 365 Days a Year – A Science Blogging Project
 In this post, I interview Signe Cane, a Sydney-based freelance science writer and journalist who recently started ‘A Common Year – a Daily blog of 365 science stories’. Since I’ve been interested, through my Ph.D. research, in understanding how and why science bloggers do what they do, I decided to ask Signe about her blogging project and her motivations to do it. Me: You've taken on a project that involves blogging about science every day for a year. Can you... […]
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6:37 PM | President Obama Urges FCC to Keep Internet Free
Conversely, Texas Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want the FCC to keep the Internet free. Continue reading →
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4:30 PM | LRSLibrary : 64 Algorithms for Low-Rank and Sparse for Background Modeling and Subtraction in Videos
Andrews Sobral just sent me the following: Hi Igor,First, I would like to you for your excellent blog =)My name is Andrews, I'm Ph.D student at Université de La Rochelle.I'd like to present you my new library called LRSLibrary. The LRSLibrary provides a collection of low-rank and sparse decomposition algorithms in MATLAB for background modeling and subtraction in videos. Currently the LRSLibrary contains a total of 64 matrix-based and tensor-based algorithms. The link for the library […]
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3:25 PM | New Assassin's Creed Dives into French Revolution
French gaming developer Ubisoft taps history for its latest blockbuster video game.
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1:54 PM | Diamonds from tequila and peanut butter…
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1:49 PM | DNews: Get a Glimpse Inside a Robot's Brain
Robots decide stuff all the time, scary as that sounds. But what happens inside their 'thought' process? A team from MIT asked the same question and created a way to visualize what a machine's decision process looks like.
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1:49 PM | Red Hot Chilli – burns – best avoided
Dr. Pravin Jaiprakash Gupta, MS, FICS, FAIS, FASCRS, FACS of the Fine Morning Hospital and Research Center, Laxminagar, Nagpur, India, presents, in the journal Digestive Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 5, 2007, a paper entitled : Red Hot Chilli Consumption Is Harmful in Patients Operated for Anal Fissure – A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study. “Patients were […]
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6:00 AM | Book: Sparse Modeling for Image and Vision Processing
Julien Mairal just let me know of a review, he,Francis Bach, Jean Ponce have produced on Sparse Modeling for Image and Vision Processing. Here it is:  Sparse Modeling for Image and Vision Processing by Julien Mairal, Francis Bach, Jean Ponce In recent years, a large amount of multi-disciplinary research has been conducted on sparse models and their applications. In statistics and machine learning, the sparsity principle is used to perform model selection—that is, automatically […]
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12:03 AM | Christopher A. Beattie joins the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS) and the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)
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