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Massive Drone Swarms for Entertainment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Massive Drone Swarms for Entertainment

The massive use of drones at the Superbowl and Korean Opening of the Winter Olympics show the  impressive use of multiple drone swarms for art and imply their future...

Science and Technology links (February 9th, 2018)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (February 9th, 2018)

We shed 50 million skin cells every day. A mutant crayfish reproduces by cloning. To my knowledge, this might be the largest animal to reproduce by cloning. Before...

Calling Squid "Calamari" Makes It More Appetizing
From Schneier on Security

Calling Squid "Calamari" Makes It More Appetizing

Research shows that what a food is called affects how we think about it. Research paper. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories...

Priming the Computing Teacher Pump
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Priming the Computing Teacher Pump

Where are computer science teachers going to come from? That’s the big question. OK it is one of the big questions about Computer Science for All. IncreasinglyFinding...

Improving the Internet
From The Eponymous Pickle

Improving the Internet

How Can the U.S. Improve Internet Security, Speed and Access?Wharton's Kevin Werbach and Northeastern's Andrea Matwyshyn discuss how the U.S. can take internetA...

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018
From insideHPC

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018

PRACE is once again seeking nominations for the Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018. The award recognizes women in Europe who are breaking new barriers in science and...

Reconstructing Nuclear Physics Experiments with Supercomputers
From insideHPC

Reconstructing Nuclear Physics Experiments with Supercomputers

For the first time, scientists have used HPC to reconstruct the data collected by a nuclear physics experiment—an advance that could dramatically reduce the time...

Call For Papers: Memsys 2018
From insideHPC

Call For Papers: Memsys 2018

The MEMSYS 2018 International Symposium on Memory Systems has issued its Call for Papers. The conference takes place Oct. 1-4 in Washington, D.C.. "The memory system...

The Struggle To Keep Programs Simple
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

The Struggle To Keep Programs Simple

Debugging code is hard. Really hard. The more complicated the code the harder it is to debug. Brian Kernighan said it well.But oh do my students write clever code...

Inside Saturnv – Insights from Nvidia’s Deep Learning Supercomputer
From insideHPC

Inside Saturnv – Insights from Nvidia’s Deep Learning Supercomputer

Phil Rogers from NVIDIA gave this talk at SC17. "Like its namesake, In this talk, we describe the architecture of SATURNV, and how we use it every day at NVIDIA...

Living in a Smart Home
From Schneier on Security

Living in a Smart Home

In "The House that spied on Me," Kashmir Hill outfits her home to be as "smart" as possible and writes about the results....

More on Mycroft Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

More on Mycroft Assistant

With considerable detail. Not available until December 2018Finally, an A.I. voice assistant that doesn’t collect and monetize your data    By Luke Dormehl  in Digital...

Procter & Gamble Is Genius in Digital Marketing Practices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter & Gamble Is Genius in Digital Marketing Practices

On Procter's use of digital marketing practices.Procter & Gamble is a Genius   By Jack Neff. in AdAgeProcter & Gamble Co. was one of the first big marketers toThe...

Unliklihood of Drone Delivery
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unliklihood of Drone Delivery

Was much intrigued by the possibilities.  The inefficiency of the last mile, and other near term issues.  Perhaps for specialty contexts, but less likely for common...

Sylabs Startup Forms Commercial Entity Behind Singularity For Hpc
From insideHPC

Sylabs Startup Forms Commercial Entity Behind Singularity For Hpc

Today an HPC Startup called Sylabs entered the market to provide solutions and services based on Singularity, an open source container technology designed for high...

Amazon to Deliver from Whole Foods
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon to Deliver from Whole Foods

Toured a Cincinnati Whole Foods twice recently, noting the diversity of SKUs.    With exactly this thought in mind.   Had examined some advanced sign tech in Whole...

Amazon Go Not the Future
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Go Not the Future

Some good comparisons of previous approaches.We dabbled in several.Why Amazon’s Grocery Store May Not Be the Future of RetailBy Nick Harrison, George Faigen, Duncan...

Location of Data Science
From The Eponymous Pickle

Location of Data Science

Intriguing, though I wonder if these differences are so specific to continent,  or likely just by some narrower context.  You then wonder how results, accuracy,...

Wal-Mart Moves on Virtual Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Moves on Virtual Reality

Wal-Mart has always be advanced in tech,  how they might implement VR should be interesting.Walmart Latest Acquisition Is Virtual Reality Startup SpatialandWalmart...

Mckinsey on China in 2018
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mckinsey on China in 2018

What can we expect in China in 2018?By Gordon Orr in McKinseyThe nation could be shaped by geopolitics, momentum from robust economic growth, and a host of newWith...
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