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February 22, 2015

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8:18 PM | Belgian TV Ig Nobel highlights
Lieven Scheire of the Belgian TV program Nerdland produced these highlight compilations of the 2013 and 2014 Ig Nobel Prize ceremonies:
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3:43 PM | Logic Puzzle: How many logic assumptions in this press release?
This week’s Expert Logic Puzzle is simple. How many leaps of faith are necessary to make a sturdy chain of logic that ties together the parts of a single press release? Count the number of logic assumptions in the text of the press release [to see the entire press release, click on the link]. Start point of the chain […]

February 21, 2015

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10:32 PM | Dr. NakaMats discusses his ideas for better ideas
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7:32 PM | Science at the Oscars, Girls Pursuing Computer Science, Student Contests & More: STEM in News
In our recent STEM in the News Blog, read how science is making waves at the 87th Academy Awards, our Youth Advisory Board is working to encourage more girls to pursue computer science, stereotypes need to be shifted and students in middle and high school can attend the ultimate STEM field trip. Click here to read the…
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3:23 PM | Confessions of Academic Ghost Authors | SAGE Open
Confessions of Academic Ghost AuthorsThe Iranian ExperienceEhsan Shahghasemi , Manijeh Akhavan DOI: 10.1177/2158244015572262 Published 11 February 2015 ArticleFigures & DataInfo & MetricsE-letters PDF AbstractAcademic plagiarism exists in all academic spheres, but contextual factors determine the level, intensity, and forms of it. Over the last few years, the phenomenon of “Ghost Authorship” has become widespread in Iran, and […]
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3:15 PM | They gamely plant a secret password in the participant’s brain
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7:33 AM | Nader Ale Ebrahim - oalib
Visibility and Citation Impact [PDF]Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi Embi, Mohamed Amin Habibi Tanha,Farid Hossein Gholizadeh Motahar, Seyed MohammadInternational Education Studies , 2014, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v7n4p120 Abstract: The number of publications is the first criteria for assessing a researcher output. However, the main measurement for author productivity is the number of citations, and citations are […]
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2:19 AM | Impact of Social Sciences – How to win at academic presentations: top tips on what to say and how to say it.
 Source: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/02/20/how-to-win-at-academic-presentations/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ImpactOfSocialSciences+%28Impact+of+Social+Sciences%29How to win at academic presentations: top tips on what to say and how to say it.Presenting is an essential skill for communicating research, but unfortunately it is not a skill researchers get much guidance on. Sarah Knowles pulls together some general […]

February 20, 2015

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10:19 PM | Recognizing African American STEM Innovators of the Past and Present, Including Festival Speakers!
In observance of African American History Month in February, the USA Science & Engineering Festival recognizes the accomplishments of African American pioneers and the important role they have played in paving the way for modern-day African American STEM leaders and innovators including Festival X-STEM and Nifty Fifty Speakers. Read full blog 
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7:28 PM | Robot Feeds Tomatoes to Runners Mid-Marathon
A humanoid-looking backpack sits on an athlete's shoulders and delivers the fruit to help combat fatigue.
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5:46 PM | Lookee Here! Eye-Tracking Coming to Video Games
New PC version of Assassin's Creed game will let players control view with their eyes.
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4:16 PM | Could Obama's Drone Sale Spread Robo-Warfare?
Will the spread of autonomous, death-dealing aircraft lead to peace and stability, or more civilian casualties?
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3:34 PM | Liszt is on the list (of musical chill inducers)
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2:26 PM | With Cuban Détente, What Future for its Classic Cars?
I can’t seem to go a day without hearing someone say, “Get to Cuba before all the Americans get there.” What exactly is it that Americans will change once they get to Cuba? Or is just that there will... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:22 PM | A million is a nice number
A number doesn’t necessarily mean much, but it is pleasing to see that my TEDMED talk has had more than a million views. As a bonus, here’s a little video about a million random digits:  
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6:00 AM | Reference-less measurement of the transmission matrix of a highly scattering material using a DMD and phase retrieval techniques - implementation -
Here is a follow up of our recent work on Compressive Sensing. I am not a co-author of this new paper so I feel freer to make a comment on it. In the previous approach, we defined the transmission matrix through measurements that required us to go through at least 4 different measurements with a phase difference of pi/4 in order to finally figure out each coefficient of the transmission matrix. Actually, this was the paper that originally used this technique. Our work put a spin on this by […]

February 19, 2015

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5:55 PM | Thesis: Recovery of Continuous Quantities from Discrete and Binary Data with Applications to Neural Data
We featured Karin Knudson's work before here in One-bit compressive sensing with norm estimation - implementation - well, Karin graduated and here is her very interesting thesis. It is interesting in part because it is part of the continuum of studies between traditional compressive sensing and neural networks. Gigem, uh....Congratulations Karin ! here is the thesis: Recovery of Continuous Quantities from Discrete and Binary Data with Applications to Neural Data We consider three problems, […]
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5:39 PM | Throwback Thursday: The First U.S. Energy Storage Plant
In July 1930, the magazine Popular Science ran an article announcing start of operations at the first U.S. “ten-mile storage battery”—or pumped-hydro energy storage plant—near New Milford,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:28 PM | UM Research Repository
Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013) Introduction to the research tools mind map. Research World, 10 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0974-2379Ale Ebrahim, N. (2012) Virtual R&D teams definition. Nader Ale Ebrahim's White Papers, 1 (1). pp. 1-2.Ale Ebrahim, N.; Ahmed, S.; Abdul Rashid, S.H.; Taha, Z. (2012) Effective virtual teams for new product development. Scientific Research and Essay, 7 (21). pp. 1971-1985. ISSN 1992-2248Ale Ebrahim, N.; Ahmed, S.; Abdul Rashid, S.H.; Taha, Z. (2012) Technology use in the virtual […]
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4:25 PM | UM Research Repository
Farhadi, M.; Salehi, H.; Embi, M.A.; Fooladi, M.; Farhadi, H.; Aehaei Chadegani, A.; Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013) Contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) in country'S H-index. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 57 (1). pp. 122-127. ISSN 1992-8645Fooladi, M.; Salehi, H.; Yunus, M.M.; Farhadi, M.; Aghaei Chadegani, A.; Farhadi, H.; Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013) Does criticisms overcome the praises of Journal Impact Factor? Asian Social Science, 9 (5). pp. […]
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4:07 PM | Email Use In Virtual Teams - Ulfire
Email Use In Virtual Teams by Francis Norman on December 9, 2014 inShareCommunications in virtual team environments can sometimes feel like navigating a minefield with an out of date map, you know where many of the issues lie but there is always a small doubt somewhere in your mind that an unknown trap is about to ensnare you.  So too is the challenge of email use in virtual teams, most of the time things are fine then suddenly something will explode in […]
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4:05 PM | 7 Best Collaboration Tools for Virtual Teams | Mobilizer
7 Best Collaboration Tools for Virtual TeamsWhether you work from home or with a team that’s on the move or in different places, good collaboration tools should be a major part of your workflow.As members of virtual teams ourselves, we’ve used a number of different apps and services.Here are some of our favourites:1. BasecampE-mail’s great for some conversations, but for managing a project with a virtual team, it’s hard to beat a dedicated project management app, like […]
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4:00 PM | 10 More Ideas for Building Strong Virtual Teams
Source:  http://www.lifemeetswork.com/knowledge-center/tips-for-managers/tips-tactics/10-more-team-building-ideas-for-virtual-dispersed-teams10 More Ideas for Building Strong Virtual Teams As we tour around the country giving workshops and training, we gather lots of inspirational ideas from managers who are making the extra effort to connect with their remote teams.  Here are some of the ways real-life remote teams are working to build community.1.  Care Packages. […]
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3:57 PM | Do Virtual Teams Have More Conflicts? | Happy Melly
Do Virtual Teams Have More Conflicts? November 25th 2014Are you talking to me?Happy Melly is a worldwide network of businesses and we always like to work with the best. If you’re committed to our purpose, you can even live on Antarctica for all we care. (Or Honolulu of course) As you can imagine, we do a lot of our communications virtually. Skype calls, Hangouts, and Slack are our tools of choice. A couple of us have met in real life (no one has met me of course, it’s one […]
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3:55 PM | What You Need To Do While Managing Virtual Teams!
What You Need To Do While Managing Virtual Teams!Khemchand Joshi16 February, 2015No Comments As businesses continue to expand globally, working teams and their managers are increasingly getting separated by many miles and different time zones. Though, the virtual concept has many advantages to it, but at the same time, it presents a number of managerial challenges for the organization. Online working pattern makes the work being done less formalized and even the companies […]
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3:54 PM | Build the Right Virtual Team | Ing. Torgbi Edem Ashigbi
Build the Right Virtual Team Posted on February 18, 2015 by kenneth.ashigbey Build the Right Virtual TeamBuild the Right Virtual TeamVirtual teams are hard to get right. If you want to effectively lead and manage one, start by assembling the right team.You won’t get anywhere without hiring and developing people suited to virtual teamwork, putting them into the right-sized groups, and dividing the labor appropriately. When building a team, conduct behavioral interviews and […]
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3:01 PM | Fuzzy AHP approach in supplier selection
Fuzzy AHP approach in supplier selectionQuan, Thai MinhURI:http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1282Date:2014Abstract:Today’s competitive business world, every company or organization must purchase a lot of components and raw materials from different suppliers to manufacture or assemble its products. Thus, supplier selection is a multi–criteria decision making process that deals with the optimization of conflicting objectives such as quality, cost, and delivery time, so that, it is […]
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1:50 PM | Dreaming of Understanding What Student Eaters Dream About
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12:22 PM | New Toy for Kids Powered by 'Watson' A.I.
Dino toy will converse with kids and connect to global artificial intelligence via the Internet.  Continue reading →
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9:01 AM | Weighted SGD for ℓp Regression with Randomized Preconditioning
Following up on Tuesday's related development (53 pages of good stuff), here is some more on the use of randomized projection for preconditionning. Proposition 13 is interesting: Weighted SGD for ℓp Regression with Randomized Preconditioning by Jiyan Yang, Yin-Lam Chow, Christopher Ré, Michael W. Mahoney In recent years, stochastic gradient descent (SGD) methods and randomized linear algebra (RLA) algorithms have been applied to many large-scale problems in machine learning and […]
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