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Ma Ru

PLOS Computational Biology: Ten Simple Rules for Organizing an Unconference - 1 views

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    For future reference...

    At the same time, a crowdsourced article:
    "We began the crowdsourcing by collecting a list of possible rules for the article via a git-controlled repository"
    SVN would be so 2000-ish...
Ma Ru

Shop which knows your name - 6 views

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    I'm sure Leo will love it. Yet another argument not to have a facebook account or a smartphone.
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    Ditched? I never had either!

    But then on the other hand a recent Dilbert summarised me pretty well...
Ma Ru

Ambition - 0 views

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    Visit the main ESA website and you'll be greeted with a 6-minute Rosetta promo movie by a kickass Polish artist...

    P.S. You can also find the video here.

    P.P.S It seems I've just discovered a way to hijack old diigo entries ;-)
Ma Ru

The Highlight of the Scientific Calendar, 2014 - 7 views

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    It's out there for TWO days and no one has posted it here yet? What's happening to the ACT...

    In any case, yet-another-year-ACT-didn't-make-it... Better luck next time.
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    I think e.g. de Tommaso et al. results have application in almost any business, ESA notwithstanding, in terms of implications for optimal office decor...
Ma Ru

Neural Network simulation chip from IBM - 1 views

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    There you go, the latest-and-greatest chip is there. Now the only remaining tiny detail - program it.
Ma Ru

Nice job opportunity at ESA - 7 views

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    Anyone's going to apply? Just so that I know my competition... ;-)
Ma Ru

F9R First Flight Test - 3 views

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    In case you have not seen this one yet...
Ma Ru

Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Syncing your brain: electric currents to enhance cognition - 0 views

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    Yes, you read correctly. Apply current to your brain to get smarter. Ariadna anyone?
Ma Ru

Here come gravitational waves - 3 views

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    Here you go. You can now scrap Lisa altogether.
    Who's going to tell Pacome?
Ma Ru

Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes - 2 views

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    S. Hawking argues black holes might not exist: "The absence of event horizons mean that there are no black holes - in the sense of regimes from which light can't escape to infinity."
    Physicists will likely appreciate...
Ma Ru

Cassini's Pale Blue Dot - 2 views

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    Earth, as seen from Saturn...
Ma Ru

Experimental realization of an optical second with strontium lattice clocks - 0 views

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    "Our system of five clocks connects with an unprecedented consistency the optical and the microwave worlds."
    Interesting?
Ma Ru

Curiosity at Rocknest Gigapano - 3 views

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    Billion-Pixel view from curiosity at Rocknest...
Ma Ru

What happens when you take two random ACT studies and cross them over? - 3 views

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    Mobile phone-controlled cyborg cokcroaches!
Ma Ru

Netherlands in Proverbs - 3 views

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    Continuing the museum theme... today's Wikipedia Picture of the Day.
    This might be *the* ultimate test of the knowledge of Dutch... can you name any of them?

    On the more ACT-like note: I wonder how the contemporary version would look like?

    P.S. Yes, the proverbs are listed on Wikipedia and yes, lots of them involve herring.
Ma Ru

Rijksmuseum reopens - 2 views

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    Time to clean the dust off your museumkaarts...
Ma Ru

Meantime, on Mars - 1 views

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    Curiosity suffered from BSoD...
Ma Ru

HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica - 2 views

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    I'll just leave this here :)
    They only cut corners on the lens - which allegedly should be a Nikkor 8mm F8.0, but the latter is rare and much more expensive than the final product itself (if you manage to find one used, that is)
Ma Ru

Goedel's Second Incompleteness Theorem Explained in Words of One Syllable - 5 views

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    "If it could be proved that two plus two is five, then it could be proved that five is not five, and then there would be no claim that could not be proved, and math would be a lot of bunk."
Ma Ru

Nice, eye-opening figure about wasting food - 0 views

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    "Roughly one quarter of all the water that humans take from the planet goes into food that nobody eats"... and such
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