Posts

November 25, 2014

+
10:17 PM | Blu-ray solar power
  So here’s something you don’t see everyday. Blu-ray disks, you know the stuff we use for video games or DVDs also improve the performance of solar cells—suggesting a second […]

Smith, A., Wang, C., Guo, D., Sun, C. & Huang, J. (2014). Repurposing Blu-ray movie discs as quasi-random nanoimprinting templates for photon management, Nature Communications, 5 5517. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6517

Citation

November 24, 2014

+
7:09 PM | Computers Wrote the Caption for This Photograph, and Changed Everything
Computers at Google now have a machine-learning system that can analyze images like the one above and generate captions for them. The phrase used to caption this image? "A person riding a motorcycle on a dirt road." It might not seem like much, but it's actually one hell of an accomplishment. Read more...
+
6:38 PM | What if the internet broke? - Future Thinking The internet...
What if the internet broke? - Future Thinking The internet connects billions of people and keeps our societies together – a job it wasn’t designed for. Technologist Danny Hillis says we must know what to do if the worst happens and it breaks. Find out more here: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130829-cutting-the-internet-down-to-size By: Head Squeeze.

November 23, 2014

+
4:54 PM | Accuracy of Generated Fractals
Note: I refer to the Mandelbrot set in general as the M-set for short. When I was writing the post on Rough Mandelbrot Sets I tried out some variations on the rough set. One variation was to measure the generated … Continue reading →

November 21, 2014

+
10:52 PM | Dogtober = Canine science in October
What a BOOMING month for dogs and science October was! We've captured the links to all the latest blogs, research and news that caught out attention throughout Dog-tober.Thanks to Storify (click here if the you can't see the collection of links below) you can make sure you didn't miss out too.[View the story "Do You Believe in Dog? [01-31 October 2014]" on Storify] Further reading:Bradshaw J.W.S. & Nicola J. Rooney (2014). Why do adult dogs ‘play’?, Behavioural Processes, […]

Bozkurt A., Barbara Sherman, Rita Brugarolas, Sean Mealin, John Majikes, Pu Yang & Robert Loftin (2014). Towards Cyber-Enhanced Working Dogs for Search and Rescue, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 1-1. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mis.2014.77

Citation
+
9:54 PM | The impact of powered prosthetic failures on the user
  Prosthetics have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. With the ongoing wars in the middle east the need for better prosthetics technologies has become […]

Zhang, F., Liu, M. & Huang, H. (2014). Effects of Locomotion Mode Recognition Errors on Volitional Control of Powered Above-Knee Prostheses, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2014.2327230

Citation
+
9:54 PM | The impact of powered prosthetic failures on the user
  Prosthetics have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. With the ongoing wars in the middle east the need for better prosthetics technologies has become […]

Zhang, F., Liu, M. & Huang, H. (2014). Effects of Locomotion Mode Recognition Errors on Volitional Control of Powered Above-Knee Prostheses, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2014.2327230

Citation
+
9:54 PM | The impact of powered prosthetic failures on the user
  Prosthetics have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. With the ongoing wars in the middle east the need for better prosthetics technologies has become […]

Zhang, F., Liu, M. & Huang, H. (2014). Effects of Locomotion Mode Recognition Errors on Volitional Control of Powered Above-Knee Prostheses, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2014.2327230

Citation
+
9:54 PM | The impact of powered prosthetic failures on the user
  Prosthetics have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. With the ongoing wars in the middle east the need for better prosthetics technologies has become […]

Zhang, F., Liu, M. & Huang, H. (2014). Effects of Locomotion Mode Recognition Errors on Volitional Control of Powered Above-Knee Prostheses, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2014.2327230

Citation
+
9:54 PM | The impact of powered prosthetic failures on the user
  Prosthetics have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. With the ongoing wars in the middle east the need for better prosthetics technologies has become […]

Zhang, F., Liu, M. & Huang, H. (2014). Effects of Locomotion Mode Recognition Errors on Volitional Control of Powered Above-Knee Prostheses, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2014.2327230

Citation

November 18, 2014

+
9:40 PM | Computing research
There is nothing to do with computers that merits a PhD. Max Newman (1897-1984), as quoted in Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges  Filed under: Computer science, Research

November 16, 2014

+
11:34 PM | Editing Ultraviolet Photography
For people who do multispectral photography (infrared, visible, ultraviolet, etc) sometimes it can be tricky to achieve what you want in a traditional photo editor. That is why I am developing software to cater specifically for multispectral image processing. The … Continue reading →
+
6:38 PM | Free Software (made with free software) Why the Free Software...
Free Software (made with free software) Why the Free Software Foundation say iTunes isn’t free software. Matt Lee, Technical Lead at Creative Commons explains. This film was produced (almost) entirely with free software. The exception is that I transcoded the original footage to an easier to handle format before I started. The project has taken a week & involved me trying no less than five distros, several types of video editing software and spending hours waiting for renders which […]

November 14, 2014

+
8:16 PM | Technicalities of Net Neutrality What’s the technical...
Technicalities of Net Neutrality What’s the technical side of the net neutrality debate? We look at how a it works with a fictitious video streaming site. Dr Richard Mortier has the details. By: Computerphile.

November 12, 2014

+
1:08 PM | Video Tip of the Week: UpSet about genomics Venn Diagrams?
Who can forget the Banana Venn? It was one of the most talked-about visualizations in genomics that I’m aware of. A new concept in data visualization: the Venn/banana diagram. MT @phylogenomics http://t.co/xjitNDNl — Iddo Friedberg (@iddux) July 19, 2012 Banana? RT @phylogenomics: Perhaps the best genomics Venn diagram ever #Bananas #NotSureWhatItMeansButDontCare http://t.co/xMV25GBG — Brian Kent […]

D’Hont A., Jean-Marc Aury, Franc-Christophe Baurens, Françoise Carreel, Olivier Garsmeur, Benjamin Noel, Stéphanie Bocs, Gaëtan Droc, Mathieu Rouard & Corinne Da Silva & (2012). The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants, Nature, 488 (7410) 213-217. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature11241

Lex A., Gehlenborg N., Strobelt H., Vuillemot R.V. & Pfister H. (2014). UpSet: Visualization of Intersecting Sets, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (InfoVis '14), Other:

Lex A. (2014). Points of view: Sets and intersections, Nature Methods, 11 (8) 779-779. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.3033

Gibbs R.A., Michael L. Metzker, Donna M. Muzny, Erica J. Sodergren, Steven Scherer, Graham Scott, David Steffen, Kim C. Worley, Paula E. Burch & Geoffrey Okwuonu & (2004). Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into mammalian evolution, Nature, 428 (6982) 493-521. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature02426

Citation

November 10, 2014

+
5:49 PM | Swim Tracking App Indoor navigation is tricky enough but try...
Swim Tracking App Indoor navigation is tricky enough but try doing it in a swimming pool! Joe tells us how he’s developed technology that could give you instant feedback on your swimming. More on Joe’s swim tracking technology: http://bit.ly/swimmingapp This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley By: Computerphile.

November 08, 2014

+
12:22 AM | Computer scientist Andrea Johnson - ScienceLives For Andrea...
Computer scientist Andrea Johnson - ScienceLives For Andrea Johnson, the heart of computer science is not programs or gadgets, but people. People shouldn’t have to adapt their lifestyles to technology, she says. Instead, technology should be designed around users’ lives and needs. This principle underlies Johnson’s work on Prime III, an electronic voting system designed to be accessible to all voters. By: National Science Foundation.

November 04, 2014

+
11:33 PM | Computer scientist sees new possibilities for ocular biometrics...
Computer scientist sees new possibilities for ocular biometrics - Science Nation While many of us rely on passwords to protect our identity, there’s more sophisticated identity recognition technology called biometrics that we could use. Security measures that use biometrics rely on a person’s unique characteristics and traits rather than on what that person can remember, such as a password. Ocular biometrics, in particular, relies on iris and retinal scanning. With support from the […]

November 03, 2014

+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
+
10:55 PM | Reshaping the Limits of Synthetic Biology
Ever think you could have built something better if you had a hand in the design? Sometimes people just have a desire to make, after all the maker movement is […]

J. Boeke et al (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Other:

Citation
12
32 Results