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Advances in BioChips: Organoids
From The Eponymous Pickle

Advances in BioChips: Organoids

In Wired:  Overview of advances in biochips, chips that mimic the activity of the body, used for the development and testing of drugs.   I note the term new to"...

On Seeking Patterns in Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Seeking Patterns in Big Data

Interesting short case study using Porsche as an example.  Examining the concept.

Social Hives for the Supply Chain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Hives for the Supply Chain

Concept term I had not heard of: " .... The age-old problem of disconnection in the supply chain can be eased through the use of social media, argues Tony Martins...

Security Flaws in Rapiscan Full-Body Scanners
From Schneier on Security

Security Flaws in Rapiscan Full-Body Scanners

Security researchers have finally gotten their hands on a Rapiscan backscatter full-body scanner. The results aren't very good. Website with paper and images. News...

Service design toolkit
From Putting People First

Service design toolkit

The toolkit for service design is an introduction to the methodology of service design. With a simple step-by-step plan it offers you a practical do-it-yourself...

Smartstones on the Daily Show Tonight
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smartstones on the Daily Show Tonight

Heard this somewhat late, but a startup I am connected with will be featured on the Daily Show tonight:Full information." ... Someone in our Smartstones "earlyDavid...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Who Invented Pointers, Amortized Complexity, And More?

Some algorithmic tricks were first invented in complexity theory Andrey Kolmogorov, Fred Hennie, Richard Stearns, and Walter Savitch are all famous separately;...

New Article on arxiv on Equitability and MIC
From My Biased Coin

New Article on arxiv on Equitability and MIC

We recently put on arxiv a new draft on "Theoretical Foundations of Equitability and the Maximal Information Coefficient".  This is some follow-on work to a paper...

Data as a Natural Resource
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data as a Natural Resource

In the recent ACM Bulletin:Matthias Kaiserswerth is Director of IBM Research - Zurich. ....How would you expand on your statement in a recent blog post that data...

Netflix Big Data: The Golden Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Netflix Big Data: The Golden Data

Piece on how Netflix uses big data analysis.  To derive Golden Data.  I like the term, but can it be effectively derived?" ... “It’s not as far away from the world...

Rotate the Cell Phones
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Rotate the Cell Phones

One of the things I am working hard at this year is making things more clear to students. I want them to understand concepts and why they are important and useful...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Working towards a Healthy Pipeline: Encouraging CS Undergraduates from U.S. Institutions to Consider Graduate School and Careers in Research

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Council Member Ran Libeskind-Hadas and CRA Board Member Susanne Hambrusch, Co-Chairs of CRA-E. The CRA...

Security by Obscurity at Healthcare.gov Site
From Schneier on Security

Security by Obscurity at Healthcare.gov Site

The White House is refusing to release details about the security of healthcare.gov because it might help hackers. What this really means is that the security details...

Eavesdropping Using Smart Phone Gyroscopes
From Schneier on Security

Eavesdropping Using Smart Phone Gyroscopes

The gyroscopes are sensitive enough to pick up acoustic vibrations. It's crude, but it works. Paper. Wired article. Hacker News thread....

NASA and Swarms
From The Eponymous Pickle

NASA and Swarms

More by NASA on the use of swarms.  Nice to see work of this type still coming out of the space agency.  See the mention of the use of simulation methods to test...

Unilever Data Visualization and Analytics for Business Process
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unilever Data Visualization and Analytics for Business Process

Not very much detail, mention of Unilever connection to business process," ... In 2010, the company set itself the target of doubling its revenues in a decade or...

TIVO Again
From The Eponymous Pickle

TIVO Again

I was a very early user of the Tivo DVR system, used it until we were hit by lightning.   I see they are now trying to pick up some of the legally nixed Aereo traffic...

From Computational Complexity

A Deadly Side of Complexity

Better algorithms can lead to better medicine and save lives. Just today Tim Gowers discusses Emmanuel Candès' ICM Plenary Lecture, which among other things describes...

The Problems with PGP
From Schneier on Security

The Problems with PGP

Matthew Green has a good post on what's wrong with PGP and what should be done about it....

From Computer Science Teachers Association

The world’s oldest computer and the Antikythera challenge

When we think about the first computers to produce useful information for mankind, our mind usually goes to the 1940s: the conceptual Turing machine, the ENIAC,...
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Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
08.21.2014

Recursion and the unique challenges of programming languages were highlighted at ICER 2014

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
Hadoop at a Crossroads?
08.05.2014

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be …

What is Reality?
What is Reality?
08.13.2014

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

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