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Athanasia Nikolaou

Citizen science: Eyewire discovers 6 new types of neurons - 3 views

Here is a the publication in Cell Journal (>29,000 coauthors): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2018.04.040 ...and I am a coauthor, because I played it while in the ACT! Lol

science BIO image recognition crowdsourcing

started by Athanasia Nikolaou on 23 May 18 no follow-up yet
jaihobah

Does the brain store information in discrete or analog form? - 1 views

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    "...measured the way people make certain types of decisions and say that their statistical analysis of the results strongly suggests that the brain must store information in discrete form. Their conclusion has significant implications for neuroscientists and other researchers building devices to connect to the brain."
jaihobah

Tajmar tests the EM drive with DLR funding and the result is... - 3 views

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    it works! No, of course it doesn't. I've wasted your time just posting this.
jaihobah

Scientists to grow 'mini-brains' using Neanderthal DNA - 3 views

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    Scientists are preparing to create "miniature brains" that have been genetically engineered to contain Neanderthal DNA, in an unprecedented attempt to understand how humans differ from our closest relatives.
jaihobah

Boston Dynamics Atlas updated - 3 views

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    Apparently Atlas became a ninja and I missed it:
    https://youtu.be/fRj34o4hN4I
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    he looks way more elegant than most humans when running :D
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    I'll try not to take that personally...
Dario Izzo

Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole known in space | ANU Science - 4 views

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    20 billion sun masses black hole!!
marliesarnhof

Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now - 2 views

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    no cutting-edge space-related science, but important anyways
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    The EFF communicate is actually quite inaccurate. This is disappointing from the EFF, though for some part, it is due to the communication from the researchers who "discovered" the attack.
    PGP itself is not broken, but rather some implementations on some email clients (notably Enigmail, though it was patched several months ago). See https://protonmail.com/blog/pgp-vulnerability-efail/
    On the other hand, if you are very keen on security, there is an XSS attack reported on Signal, so… https://thehackernews.com/2018/05/signal-messenger-code-injection.html
    The *good* recommendation here is actually rather to keep your software stack up to date (surprising, no?) and keep encrypting your emails.
marliesarnhof

Evidence of a plume on Europa from Galileo magnetic and plasma wave signatures | Nature... - 1 views

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    Old data reveal new evidence of europa spouting plumes into space.
Dario Izzo

AIKO: Intelligent Space Systems - 3 views

shared by Dario Izzo on 14 May 18 - No Cached
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    New company (start-up). European (in Italy) and aimed at autonomy and AI in GNC.
Dario Izzo

Assured Autonomy - 4 views

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    lol, while ESA is sending around memos and its managers are spending time talking about validation and verification of AI methods ... US / DARPA is already 5-6 years ahead.

    Hopefully the ACT can contribute to this with our DA based approach ....
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    your call
LeopoldS

ConnectX | Private Digital Currency Network - 1 views

shared by LeopoldS on 13 May 18 - No Cached
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    credible?
jaihobah

Artificial Neural Nets Grow Brainlike Navigation Cells - 0 views

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    Faced with a navigational challenge, neural networks spontaneously evolved units resembling the grid cells that help living animals find their way.
LeopoldS

SpaceNet - 2 views

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    nice, did any of you try it already
Marcus Maertens

Explain python global interpreter lock (GIL) Like I'm Five - 2 views

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    Best explanation of the GIL so far
jaihobah

The material science of building a light sail to take us to Alpha Centauri - 2 views

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    The Nature paper this article is reviewing (behind their paywall)

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-018-0075-8
dharmeshtailor

FB pre-trained deep neural net on billion image user-hashtag dataset - 0 views

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    Dataset automatically constructed from public images uploaded by users on FB/Instagram with hashtags used as labels! They refer to this as 'weakly supervised learning'. Then neural net fine-tuned for ImageNet and achieved record 85.4% accuracy.
jaihobah

The innovation turning desert sand into farmland - 1 views

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    Norwegian scientist Kristian Morten Olesen has patented a process to mix nano-particles of clay with water and bind them to sand particles to condition desert soil - he has been working on Liquid Nanoclay (LNC) since 2005.
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    The news here that some patent has been filed. If it actually works the guy is an ass for wanting to patent something that is solving world hunger. If it does not, then the guy is still an ass. So the news is that this guy is an ass :)
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    Agreed :) But, if it does work I doubt the guy will be able to enforce the patent in most of the countries where this will be helpful.
thomasvas

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy - 8 views

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/ai-researchers-allege-machine-learning-alchemy

AI technology

started by thomasvas on 04 May 18 no follow-up yet
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