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May 03, 2015

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11:44 PM | Duplicating Humans With Robots Is Very Hard Alex Leonessa, NSF...
Duplicating Humans With Robots Is Very Hard Alex Leonessa, NSF program director for General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering, describes key challenges in creating truly useful robotic systems to supplementing humans. DARwin-OP, the soccer-playing robot, illustrates some of the issues. By: Live Science Videos.
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5:25 PM | The Industrial Internet | Breaking Science GE is revolutionizing...
The Industrial Internet | Breaking Science GE is revolutionizing the way we work. The Industrial Internet connects Brilliant Machines to an interoperable platform that instantly transmits realtime data through strategically designed software applications. This enables the Brilliant Machines to alert humans before they break down, to communicate with other machines nearby as well as to make internal decisions: improving efficiency and preventing damage or unplanned breakdowns. The Industrial […]
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2:54 PM | Engineering the Ultimate Robotic Fish When Professor Maurizio...
Engineering the Ultimate Robotic Fish When Professor Maurizio Porfiri looks at fish, he sees more than just a bunch of aquatic animals - he sees an animal that could someday replace the rat as the key to better studying and understanding human and animal behaviors in laboratory research. But fish can be unpredictable, which is why Porfiri has dedicated his life’s work to building the ultimate robotic fish. By: Motherboard.

May 02, 2015

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10:29 PM | JPEG ‘files’ & Colour (JPEG Pt1) JPEG...
JPEG ‘files’ & Colour (JPEG Pt1) JPEG Isn’t a file format. Image Analyst Mike Pound explains why not in our first in a series about how JPEG works. By: Computerphile.

May 01, 2015

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11:44 PM | How Dangerous is Artificial Intelligence? In Avengers: Age of...
How Dangerous is Artificial Intelligence? In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the villain (Ultron) starts out as an artificial intelligence experiment gone wrong. Is this just Hollywood storytelling, or should we be worried about a future dictated by robot overlords? To help answer this question, we’ve teamed up with the awesome Rusty Ward over at Science Friction! By: FW: Thinking.
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11:06 PM | The Science of Avengers Age of Ultron: Science Friction Ep 44 In...
The Science of Avengers Age of Ultron: Science Friction Ep 44 In this episode of Science Friction I teamed up with FW: Thinking at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DW2HuGSUBc to look at how artificial intelligence will impact the human race. We know what happens to the Avengers when they create Ultron but what will happen to us here in the real world when we create an entity that is beyond our understanding? Find out. By: Science Friction.
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5:40 PM | In humans vs. AI poker competition, AI middle of the pack
Carnegie Melon has put a poker-playing bot up against four humans.

April 30, 2015

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7:57 PM | How Safe is Your Password? Greg Foot looks at how safe your...
How Safe is Your Password? Greg Foot looks at how safe your passwords actually are and what you can do to make them more secure. Read more about the secret to staying safe online: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141010-the-secret-to-staying-safe-online Footnote 1 - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/how-safe-is-your-password-2316963.html Footnote 2 - http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/28/password-cracking/viewall Footnote 3 - […]
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12:04 PM | “Finding a Mate With No Social Skills”
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April 29, 2015

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3:03 PM | What Happened To Women In Computer Science? For decades, the...
What Happened To Women In Computer Science? For decades, the number of women in computer science grew faster than the number of men —until you get to 1984. At that point, the percentage of women began to plunge (even as the share of women in fields like mechanical engineering, math and physics kept rising).So what happened? What was going on in 1984?NPR’s Planet Money tried to untangle this question and the answer is complex.One of the big changes to happen around 1984 was the […]

April 28, 2015

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9:50 PM | Is Ultron Inevitable? by jtotheizzoe: As artificial...
Is Ultron Inevitable? by jtotheizzoe: As artificial intelligence one day gets closer and closer to human intelligence, or perhaps even goes beyond, how do we know if it will be our friend? Smart folks like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have gone so far as to say that super-intelligent A.I. could spell the end of humanity.In honor of Avengers: Age of Ultron, this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart takes a look at just how powerful A.I. might become, and whether we really have anything to […]
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9:13 PM | ARM Processor - Sowing the Seeds of Success 30 years ago, Acorn...
ARM Processor - Sowing the Seeds of Success 30 years ago, Acorn Computers switched on their first ever processor, the Acorn RISC Machine, or ARM. Now, they power 95% of smartphones & 12 billion ARM chips shipped last year. Professor Steve Furber (University of Manchester) speaks about how he and Sophie Wilson started the project. By: Computerphile.

April 27, 2015

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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6:03 PM | Google searches for ‘n-word’ associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. The study is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure […]

Chae, D., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M., Kramer, M., Cooper, H., Wilson, S., Stephens-Davidowitz, S., Gold, R. & Link, B. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122963

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11:00 AM | 3-D Proteins...
Image Source: Technology ReviewTopics: 3-D Objects, Algorithm, Biology, Computer Science, Molecular BiologyTECHNOLOGY REVIEW: One of the great challenges in molecular biology is to determine the three-dimensional structure of large biomolecules such as proteins. But this is a famously difficult and time-consuming task.The standard technique is x-ray crystallography, which involves analyzing the x-ray diffraction pattern from a crystal of the molecule under investigation. That works well for […]

April 26, 2015

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7:19 PM | Total Recall (Memory Addressing Pt2) Continuing our series on...
Total Recall (Memory Addressing Pt2) Continuing our series on How Computer Memory Works Computer Memory Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzH6n4zXuckoxFPyhsMOYMGqyZOeN2SDJ By: Computerphile.

April 23, 2015

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2:54 PM | Arduino Hardware Hobbyist hackers and programmers use Arduinos...
Arduino Hardware Hobbyist hackers and programmers use Arduinos extensively - but what is an Arduino made of? James Fowkes from Nottingham Hackspace explains. By: Computerphile.

April 19, 2015

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2:00 PM | The Romance of Chemistry
We’ve spent the past week looking at Moore’s law, its history, implications, and what it might look like in the future. But today, on the 50th anniversary of the publication of his landmark paper, we want to consider the making of Moore the man. The following excerpt is taken from Moore’s Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary, due for publication by Basic Books on May 5 and coauthored by Arnold Thackray, CHF’s chancellor and founding […]

April 18, 2015

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11:06 PM | Colourspaces What’s a colourspace and why do we have...
Colourspaces What’s a colourspace and why do we have different ones? It’s horses for courses as Image Analyst Mike Pound explains. By: Computerphile.

April 17, 2015

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2:01 PM | Check out our trailer of CHF’s new video about Gordon Moore and...
Check out our trailer of CHF’s new video about Gordon Moore and his influence on the world. Go to Chemheritage.org/Moore after 4:30 p.m. EDT to watch the full film.Tomorrow we revisit an Intel advertising gem from the 1990s.

April 14, 2015

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7:19 PM | Wearables and Augmented Reality What place do wearables have in...
Wearables and Augmented Reality What place do wearables have in AR? We ask AR Developer Matt Ramirez from Jisc. By: Computerphile.

April 13, 2015

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4:09 PM | Theoretical computer scientist Scott Aaronson -...
Theoretical computer scientist Scott Aaronson - ScienceLives Scott Aaronson’s research seeks to illuminate what can and can’t be done in computation according to the laws of physics. He studies quantum computing, which he not surprisingly regards as “one of the most exciting things happening in science right now.” In 2011, Aaronson received an Alan T. Waterman award at a State Department ceremony. The award is the National Science Foundation’s highest honor. By: […]

April 12, 2015

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7:57 PM | AI is Learning to See the Forest in Spite of the Trees Stefan...
AI is Learning to See the Forest in Spite of the Trees Stefan Weitz, Microsoft’s Director of Search, explains that the future of machine learning consists of teaching artificial intelligence to identify patterns. This will allow, for instance, a search engine to critically analyze your search queries rather than simply scouring the web’s index of results. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/the-future-of-machine-learning By: Big Think.
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