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A Counterintuitive System for Startup Compensation

When Molly Graham joined Facebook, the company already had 400 employees, but there was no official performance or compensation system in place. …

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Visualizing MNIST: An Exploration of Dimensionality Reduction

At some fundamental level, no one understands machine learning.<p>It isn’t a matter of things being too complicated. Almost everything we do is …

Five New Materials of the Possible Immediate Future - OpenMind

The science of materials is one in which much progress is occurring and its application is virtually immediate. Perhaps its findings do not produce …

Engineering

Higgs Boson to the World Wide Web: 7 Big Discoveries Made at CERN

The world's biggest atom smasher, where monumental discoveries such as the detection of the once-elusive Higgs boson particle and the creation of …

Physics

Researchers discover a way to tease oxygen molecules from carbon dioxide

(Phys.org) —A small team of researchers with the University of California has found a way break apart carbon dioxide molecules and get carbon atoms …

Majorana particles - Fundamentally confusing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

A completely new type of particle is observed for the first time. What does that mean, fundamentally?<p>You could define particle physics as the quest to discover the fundamental constituents of nature, and to understand how they interact. The so-called “Standard Model” of physics contains a list of …

Why women leave tech: It's the culture, not because 'math is hard'

I knew something was up when Sandhya, a talented project manager I only knew slightly, asked me if we could have lunch.<p>She had recently come back …

Highly Recommended Books for Machine Learning Researchers

Frankly speaking, there are many recommendations out there (e.g. see this thread and related threads on Quora). But, hoping to blend together …

Nvidia stakes its claim in deep learning by making its GPUs easier to program

GPU maker Nvidia has been riding a wave of renewed relevancy lately as the popularity of deep learning continues to grow. Over the weekend, the …