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Together At Last – Combining Netlist and Layout Data for Power-Aware Verification « Design with Calibre

By Beth Martin, with Sridhar Srinivasan, Yi-Ting Lee, and Frank Feng, Mentor Graphics<p><i>Reliability checks on multiple-power-domain and mixed-signal</i> …

Tesla is about to increase its lead in semi-autonomous driving w/ ‘Tesla Vision’: computer vision based on NVIDIA’s parallel computing

It’s arguable, of course, but third-party tests have shown Tesla Autopilot outperforming other semi-autonomous or advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) from Mercedes, Hyundai and Cadillac by a wide margin. That, and the fact that Tesla is gaining more real world data in its vehicles than anyone …

Tesla

Getting More Done in Less Time is a Genius Thing

<i>Getting more done in less time is a genius thing. You just need to do this three things:</i><p>1. Obligation scheduling<p>You can’t just make a plan in your …

10 Honest News Sites Way Better Than Anything in the Mainstream Media

By Chere Di Boscio GMOs are bad for you and the planet. Chemicals in cosmetics cause cancer. Fast fashion is seriously contributing to climate …

15 Reasons You Aren’t Losing the Last 10 Pounds

Milk: MIT develops programming language to speed up parallel computing for big data

MIT has developed a coding language that makes software programs four times faster than all other languages.<p>Computer scientists in the US have …

Want to Fix the U.S. Economy? Start With the Broken Political System

Political dysfunction has become the biggest economic stumbling block for the U.S., according to a Harvard report<p>For more than a decade, the U.S. economy has been mired in slow growth, productivity has deteriorated, household incomes have remained below their 1999 peak and labor-force dropouts have …

Economics

So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 2)

Taking that first step to understanding Functional Programming concepts is the most important and sometimes the most difficult step. But it doesn’t …

Google's Tensor Processing Unit explained: this is what the future of computing looks like

When Google unveiled its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) during this year's Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California, it finally ticked for …

Machine Learning

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

Water

Does Religious Thinking Beget Violence?

In his final tweet before going on a shooting spree in Baton Rouge, which left three police officers dead, Gavin Long wrote,<p>Just bc you wake up every …

Baton Rouge

Why Are Millennials So Unhappy? Because They Can't Stop Thinking About This

Know a Millennial who seems unsatisfied and unhappy? This could be why.<p>The jury's out. Being in your late 20s can kinda suck. Even though Millennials actively tout their picture-perfect lives on social media, things aren't always so rosy on the other side of the screen.<p>Studies find that the concept …

Happiness

The End Of A Republican Party

Racial and cultural resentment have replaced the party’s small government ethos.<p>Legend has it that after leveling Carthage in the Third Punic War, …

Republicans

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Tip: Total Body Training vs. Body Part Splits

Should you train a muscle group or two per day or your entire body? Here are the pros and cons of each method.<p>Should you do a body part split or …

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I’ve never forgotten: that I would need to learn …

The 5 Secrets of Very Productive People Are Just Common Sense

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than a decade ago, Microsoft got curious about how many hours per week workers are actually productive. They ran a survey prompting people to rate their workplace productivity, and the findings were pretty alarming.<p>In the …

Time Management

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

When intelligent algorithms start spoofing each other, regulation becomes a science

Anthony Amicangioli of Hyannis Port Research developed Riskbot, 'a supercomputer that watches supercomputers'.<p>What's to stop intelligent algorithms, …

American parents are miserable: Moms and dads alike face a massive “happiness gap”

“Having kids in the U.S. is brutal.” Sociologists blame the country’s paltry social services, among other factors<p>Kali Holloway<p>June 23, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>“The days are long, but the years are short,” goes the old saying. That’s true of life itself, but the phrase has become a mantra of parents and …

Child Care

The upper middle class is growing and thriving, and then 'pulling up the ladder behind them'

But where did that 7% (6.8 percentage points to be exact) go? Well, of the five income groups (poor, lower middle class, middle class, upper middle class, and rich) displayed, the bottom three got smaller, the top two bigger.<p>The poor shrank by 4.5 percentage points, the lower middle class by 6.8, …

America's gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings

US politicians often cite Australia as providing a model of impactful reform. Here’s why such blueprints likely won’t work to combat gun violence in the US<p>A disturbed man with an AR-15-style rifle walked through a popular historic site in 1996, shooting up the cafe and gift shop. He left 35 people …

New chip design makes parallel programs run many times faster and requires one-tenth the code

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. For the past 10 years, chips' performance improvements have come from the addition of processing units …

Computer Science

The newest tool in the fight against cancer is a huge genetic database driven by algorithms

“This is good news in the fight against cancer.” That’s what US vice president Joe Biden said as 2 petabytes of genomic and clinical data were released to the public last week. The trove features 440,000 DVDs worth of information—including full genome sequences—from 12,000 patients, raw and …

Cancer

How to build the perfect computer without any experience

If you’re reading this site, it’s highly likely that you own a computer, but it’s also very possible that your computer isn’t doing everything you …

Scientist Has Solved The Mystery Behind Brain Disorders Such as Alzheimer’s And Schizophrenia

Beth Stevens, being a very well-known brain researcher, may have thought of microglia as being much of an annoyance during her very first years of …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Research

3-Minute Plank Challenge

Planking has become one of the most popular "core" exercise known in the fitness industry. And as many of you might have noticed, it requires a lot of upper body strength, especially in the shoulders, abdomen, back and arms. Let's be clear. The plank should actually utilize every muscle in the …

A Harvard philosopher’s argument for not loving yourself just as you are

The importance of loving yourself is a common catchphrase among feel-good gurus and the subject of countless self-help books.<p>But Harvard University’s Michael Puett argues that loving yourself—and all your flaws—can actually be quite harmful. Puett, who earlier this year published a book on what …

Harvard