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Introduction to Microsoft R Open

Presented by David Smith, R Community Lead, Jan 28 2015<p>Data Science is a strategic initiative for most companies today, who seek to understand the wealth of data now available to them to understand patterns, make forcecasts, and build data-driven products and process. The open-source R language is …

Data Science

Why Big Data Isn't Paying Off for Companies (Yet)

If you’re a decision maker with access to a fire hose of information, but you’re still struggling to turn it into a competitive advantage, know one …

Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history

If you live in China and you've been on WeChat, there's a decent chance you've come across or at least heard of chatty teenager named Xiaoice.<p>Xiaoice …

A New Kind of Computer Chip Could Soon Make Your Smartphone Way More Powerful

And it could save you some battery too.<p>Your smartphone is already pretty smart. Chances are it has a GPU (for graphics) and a CPU (for everything else) packed into its tiny microchip brain. Those two parts alone make it more powerful than entire desktop PCs from only a decade or so ago, but a new …

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Researchers now believe there are three different kinds of type 2 diabetes–a result discovered with help from machines combing through reams of medical data.<p>With the cost to sequence a human genome dropping by the day and medical records finally going digital, public health experts are excited for …

Diabetes

Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race

Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. It just launched its New Shepard space vehicle (video, below), consisting of a BE-3 rocket and crew capsule, to the edge of space at a suborbital altitude of …

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Top 10

Tesla Veteran Explains How Electric Motors Crush Gas Engines

Before leaving this year to join electric bus manufacturer Proterra as director of battery engineering, Dustin Grace spent almost nine years working …

Meet The Man Who Took Facebook To Court In Europe And Won Big

"Congratulations Max Schrems. You've changed the world for the better," Edward Snowden tweeted Tuesday.<p>BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT, Oct 7 (Reuters) - From Vienna cafes to the European Union's highest court, an Austrian law student's two-year battle against Facebook and mass U.S. surveillance culminated on …

Privacy

The paranoid's guide to the internet: 13 easy ways to make sure you're not hacked or tracked

Not true.<p>While it's hard to protect your personal information on the internet with 100% effectiveness, there are a few easy steps you can take that will make you a lot safer. And you don't have to be a tech expert at all.<p>Here are 13 easy ways you can stop companies like Facebook and Google from …

What elephants can teach scientists about fighting cancer in humans

You've heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get<p>cancereither?<p>It turns out just 4.8% of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are between 11% and 25%, scientists say.<p>The low cancer rate among elephants is particularly …

Cancer

Second solar firm in two days goes bust, blaming UK government policy

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has denied that subsidy cuts were responsible for the collapse of two solar panel installers in as many days, blaming the company failures on “commercial decisions”.<p>Amid warnings of a crisis in the green energy sector following the failure of Mark …

Solar Power

Martin Shkreli: entrepreneur defends decision to raise price of life-saving drug 50-fold

An entrepreneur who acquired the rights to produce a life-saving drug then increased its price more than 50-fold overnight is defending his decision with assertions that the profits will help create better medicines in future.<p>Medical organizations protested loudly on Sunday after a company owned by …

Martin Shkreli

Stanford researchers 'cool' sunlight to improve solar cell efficiency

A team of researchers from Stanford University have devised an ingenious means of boosting the efficiency of solar panels by exploiting a fundamental physics phenomenon. Solar panels lose efficiency as they heat up. Just as the top of your head radiates excess body heat as infrared light, the …

Videos That Will Help to Improve Your Design Skills

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced web designer you can always use some tips, tricks and tutorials to advance the way you see design as a whole. …

Web Design

The 13 Inspiring Winners Of Our 2015 Innovation By Design Awards

In the eyes of our esteemed judges, these projects represent the year’s best design.<p><b>Entries open for the 2016 Innovation By Design Awards on February 23. Check back soon for details.</b><p>After hundreds of hours mulling over the best design work in the world, <i>Fast Company</i> is proud to announce the winners …

Man fitted with robotic hand wired directly into his brain can 'feel' again

Advanced prosthetic allows paralysed man to control movements and register when the robotic hand is touched<p>A new advanced robotic hand that is wired directly into the brain has been successfully tested, allowing paralysed man to “feel”.<p>The hand, developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns …

Robotics

Apple's plan to kill the hamburger menu

During Apple’s September event it announced a new technology called 3D Touch as part of the iPhone 6s. Apple calls it the “next generation of multitouch” and it isn’t mincing words when it comes to how important it is to the future.<p>Aside from the confusing naming, 3D Touch is similar to Force Touch …

Elegant Kirigami Solar Cells Generate 36% More Solar Energy

By borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed solar cells that can …

Clean Energy

Spooky! Quantum Action Is 10,000 Times Faster Than Light

How fast do quantum interactions happen? Faster than light, 10,000 times faster.<p>That's what a team of physicists led by Juan Yin at the University of …

In Vitro Synthetic Biology: Molecular Programming 2

Anne Condon - Some How's and Why's of Programming DNA Molecules

A new molecular design approach

For decades, materials scientists have worked to infuse the lessons learned from natural proteins into the design of new materials.However, as the …

MIT

Programming molecular robots | Nadine Dabby | TEDxCaltech

Programming DNA Circuits

Publications<p>Videos<p>Download<p>Acknowledgements<p>DSD was developed by Matthew Lakin, Filippo Polo, Simon Youssef, Kathryn Gray, Rasmus Petersen, Colin …

Engineers write programming language to help build synthetic DNA

Chemists could soon turn to a standardized set of instructions on how to program molecular interaction in a test tube or cell.<p>Chemical reaction networks make up an old language of equations that detail how chemicals behave together. Now engineers at the University of Washington are taking this …

Nanotech

Programming the Code: J. Craig Venter Talks Building DNA (And Organisms) From Scratch... And I Have Questions!

I saw J. Craig Venter -- Chairman, CEO, and Co-Chief Scientific Officer at Synthetic Genomics -- speak the other night at the opening of the Future in Review conference here in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was funny, self-deprecating, and mind-bending. In his talk, "From Reading to Writing the Genetic …

New programming language could code DNA to deliver drugs and detect diseases

The University of Washington envisions a future where our bodies will be tuned to heal us just as easily as software is built to entertain us — and it's come up with a method that could eventually turn this idea into a reality. University researchers have developed a programming language that …

A New Programming Language That Can Shape Our DNA

Get ready for a time when telling a cell to do something is as easy as coding a website.<p>Scientists have studied the behavior of complex biological molecules such as DNA for decades. Now they are moving to being able to control that behavior in test tubes and inside cells.<p>Last month, a team led at …

Nanotech