Ali Zafar

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JPMorgan created a new position to unleash emerging technology onto its investment bank

The Wall Street giant has named Samik Chandarana, an 18-year veteran at the bank, as head of analytics and data science for the corporate and investment bank, a newly created position according to an internal memo seen by Business Insider. The news was first reported by Bloomberg News' Hugh …

Quantum physics offers new way to factor numbers

(Phys.org)—Any number can, in theory, be written as the product of prime numbers. For small numbers, this is easy (for example, the prime factors of …

A Guide to TF Layers: Building a Convolutional Neural Network

The TensorFlow layers module provides a high-level API that makes it easy to construct a neural network. It provides methods that facilitate the …

Physicists investigate the structure of time, with implications for quantum mechanics and philosophy

(Phys.org)—Although in theory it may seem possible to divide time up into infinitely tiny intervals, the smallest physically meaningful interval of …

Interview with Stephen Wolfram on AI and the future

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Few people in the tech world can truly be said to “need no introduction.” Stephen Wolfram is certainly one of them. But while …

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Physics

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics by Richard H Thaler review – why don’t people pursue their own best interests?

Professor Richard Thaler is a bit lazy, prone to procrastination and likes his booze: his observations, not mine. He is also the president of the American Economic Association, a role held in the past by such luminaries as Milton Friedman, JK Galbraith, Gary Becker and Amartya Sen.<p>That a person …

Critical Thinking

What Weapons Would China Use In World War III?

A top secret preview of the weapons in Ghost Fleet, a new novel about our future war with China<p>Today, <i>Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War</i>, is coming out. By August Cole and Eastern Arsenal's very own P.W. Singer, it's a novel about what might happen if the brewing Cold War between the U.S. …

Call of Duty

Euler’s Identity: 'The Most Beautiful Equation'

Euler’s identity is an equality found in mathematics that has been compared to a Shakespearean sonnet and described as "the most beautiful equation." …

Mathematics

The absurd trial of a Russian farmer who invented his own inflation-proof currency

<i>At the local court in Yegorevsk, a town outside Moscow, the case of local farmer Mikhail Shlyapnikov is being heard. Shlyapnikov is accused of creating his own alternative currency, which he calls “kolions,” in honor of the village of Kolionovo, where his farm is located. Shlyapnikov maintains that</i> …

Properties of Pascal’s Triangle

Pascal’s triangle is a never-ending equilateral triangle of numbers that follow a rule of adding the two numbers above to get the number below. Two …

Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics

Only six years ago, President<p>Vladimir Putinvisited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions.<p>Putin spoke harshly that day of the notorious<p>World War II-era …

North Korea launches Choco Pie counter-strike

Pyongyang produces its own version of South Korean snack to stem black market sales and curb parallel currency in marshmallow biscuits<p>Over the years North Korea has launched volleys of rhetoric and missiles in its neverending propaganda assault on South Korea. Now it has turned to chocolate …

North Korea

Three charts that show Iceland's economy recovered after it imprisoned bankers and let banks go bust - instead of bailing them out

Iceland’s finance minister has announced a 39 per cent tax on investors looking to take their money overseas.<p>The country has imposed the tax to …

Economics

Isil bans pigeon breeding to stop women being seen on roofs

Group posts flyers warning stating that the practice is now banned, in order to stop men from 'becoming distracted' by women<p><b>Islamic State</b> (Isil) clerics have banned residents from breeding pigeons, claiming the appearance of women on the bird’s rooftop nesting areas will distract neighbours.<p>The …

Numeric matrix manipulation - The cheat sheet for MATLAB, Python NumPy, R, and Julia

At its core, this article is about a simple cheat sheet for basic operations on numeric matrices, which can be very useful if you working and …

Extreme Sports

Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of …

FIFA’s Impossible, Corrupt Qatar Math: How FIFA Had to Have Known Forced Labor Was Needed for 2022’s Qatari World Cup

How did Qatar ever win the right to host the 2022 World Cup? Even by FIFA’s own math, corruption is the only answer.<p>Sepp Blatter’s FIFA presidential …

‘Surge’ architects want US ground troops in Iraq to wash out ISIS

Speaking to lawmakers, retired Army officers and think tank officials who engineered the 2006 US “surge” in Iraq advocated a return of US ground …

What Is Money And How Is It Created?

These should be two of the easiest questions to answer in economics; after all, money is the one thing that we all use in an economy—surely we know what it is, and where it comes from?<p>Unfortunately, we know what money is the same way the fabled Blind Men of Hindustan know what an elephant is: the …

Economics

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

The Stock Market Bull Who Got 2014 Right Just Published This Fantastic Presentation

For 2015, strategists are expecting stocks to move even higher, and again, no one is more bullish than Stoltzfus.<p>"We have initiated a target for the S&P 500 at the end of 2015 at 2,311," he wrote.<p>Courtesy of Oppenheimer, we've included the key slides from Stoltzfus' brand-new monthly presentation. …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Germany Has An App To Track Neo-Nazis

Berlin, in particular, has been a bastion of anti-racism. In March, for instance, 3,000 people came out to protest a much smaller group of neo-Nazis rallying nearby.<p>Some protests near Berlin have even been stopped entirely by counter-protests meant to hinder Neo-Nazi expression.<p>But staying one step …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

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