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June 2018


From The Eponymous Pickle

Imagining Large Human Spaces by Satellite

Imagining Large Human Spaces by Satellite

Impressive patterns revealed.

Imagining gigantic places with satellite imagery   Data Visualization and Statistics by Nathan Yan

Artist Marcus Lyon imagines worlds where there are so many people that the only thing left to do is…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Crowd Flower is now Figure Eight

Crowd Flower is now Figure Eight

Formerly Crowdflower has been renamed Figure Eight, with a new web presence.  Impressed by what I have seen there so far.   Putting humans in the loop of machine learning ...

" .... Figure Eight is the essential Human-in-the-Loop…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Micro:Bits and Teaching Networking

Micro:Bits and Teaching Networking

This year i taught advanced Placement Computer Science Principles with a mix of high school juniors and seniors. Because of the schedule I had the juniors for several days after the seniors were done. The challenge was to come…


From insideHPC

Canada’s CDRD to use AI for Drug Discovery

Canada’s CDRD to use AI for Drug Discovery

Today Canada’s National Centre for Drug Research and Development announced a collaboration with Schrödinger Inc to use artificial intelligence to help facilitate the development of new therapeutic antibodies. "We’re excited to…


From insideHPC

Collaborating for Innovation in the Dell EMC HPC Community

Collaborating for Innovation in the Dell EMC HPC Community

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Adnan Khaleel from Dell EMC describes how the company works with partners to deliver high performance solutions. "It's really the conversations that we have in the corridors…


From insideHPC

New Rev-Sim.org Portal to help Democratize Simulation

New Rev-Sim.org Portal to help Democratize Simulation

Today a new web portal called Rev-Sim.org was launched to support a growing industry-wide movement to make engineering simulation more accessible, efficient, and reliable; not just for CAE experts but also for non-specialists…


From insideHPC

Squeezing Light could be key to Quantum Computing

Squeezing Light could be key to Quantum Computing

"Scientists at Hokkaido University and Kyoto University have developed a theoretical approach to quantum computing that is 10 billion times more tolerant to errors than current theoretical models. Their method brings us closer…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Fake Wines (and other drinks/foods/products?)

Fake Wines (and other drinks/foods/products?)

Can complex, pricey wines be replicated far more cheaply by recreating them with equivalent mixtures of tastes using chemistry?  A similar approach was used when we analyzed component green coffees in blends for well known tastes…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On Socially Assistant Robotics

On Socially Assistant Robotics

Upcoming and of interest, a favorite topic we looked at for years.  More detail at the link:

Title: Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR)  (Registration) 
Date: Monday, June 04, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour…

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