For the Tech Savvy Astronomer

By Tech Savvy Astronomer | A curated list of articles about scientific computing & machine learning, emerging technologies & trends, space explorations, astronomy, and data visualisation. Basically all things tech.

How The Universe Changed In 2016

Galaxies that speed through the intergalactic medium will have their gas and material stripped away, but on a year-by-year basis, the changes are imperceptible. Image credit: NASA, ESA Acknowledgements: Ming Sun (UAH), and Serge Meunier.<p>As 2016 nears its end, it appears that the globe, the Solar …

Astronomy

At 56, Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Female Astronaut

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson arrived at the International Space Station this weekend, making her the oldest woman in space at age 56. On the mission, she's projected to once again become the U.S. astronaut with the most time spent in orbit.<p>This is Whitson's third mission on the space station; …

Exploration

How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars

In a recent op-ed to CNN, President Obama re-affirmed America’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars. Think your data science challenges are too complicated? Imagine the difficulties involved in mining data to understand the health impacts of an expedition to Mars.<p>What happens to …

Big Data

Designing with Machine Learning

<i>WeWork Soho, London. A standard 6-person meeting room (C) is adjacent to the brainstorm room covered with whiteboards (D). A variety of meeting</i> …

Machine Learning

Astronomers Just Spotted Deep-Space Galaxies That Are Like Nothing We've Seen Before

Star systems "never before dreamed of".<p>Astronomers have gazed deep into a distant region of space and found evidence of a hidden trove of young …

Universe

How science fiction has imagined colonizing our Solar System and beyond

Next week, Elon Musk is slated to make a big announcement about SpaceX’s most ambitious goal to date: the colonization of Mars. Musk has never shied away from the science fictional aspects of his ventures, and it’s a very safe assumption that genre works have played some role in his outlook on the …

Science Fiction

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

Raspberry Pi

GitLab launches Issue Boards, an open-source task management tool that resembles Trello

Source code repository software startup GitLab today is introducing Issue Boards, an open-source task-management tool that will be integrated into the existing web service for all users, free of charge.<p>The tool provides a visual interface where team members can track the status of their projects. …

Project Management

Will we discover a twin Earth? 20 big questions about the future of humanity

We asked leading scientists to predict the future. Here’s what they had to say<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p><b>1. Does humanity have a future beyond Earth?</b><br>“I think it’s a dangerous delusion to envisage mass emigration from Earth. There’s nowhere else in the solar system …

Harvard Medical School

Kepler Space Telescope Watches Stellar Dancers in the Pleiades Cluster

Here's a wonderful feature about my favorite constellation and the galaxy's most awesome telescope (at least one of them!) from NASA's Jet Propulsion …

This AI Startup Wants To Automate Your Tedious Document Searches

The company says machine learning and natural language processing can make financial research dramatically more efficient.<p>For the casual internet user, a quick Google search is often all it takes to find plenty of information on any particular topic.<p>But for specialized financial research, analysts …

Machine Learning

Comment on “We’re Living During the Most Extraordinary Time Ever in History” by scampbell123456

I first saw the potential for solving world problems 10 years ago at the Singularity Summit in the Bay Area, and researched and wrote about it ever …

Emerging Technology

How data science fights modern insider threats

Insider threats are the biggest cybersecurity threats to firms, organizations and government agencies. This is something you hear a lot at security conference keynotes and read about in data breach reports, white papers and surveys — and these insider threats are becoming increasingly more …

Cybersecurity

Five tools for capturing, manipulating, and visualizing data

Increasing evidence suggests that, to improve accountability and promote evidence-based decision making, open access to data and data literacy skills …

Big Data

The Big Data Bundle | Popular Science Shop

<b>From 0 to 1 : Hive for Big Data Processing</b><p>Connect the Dots Between SQL & Hive to Enhance Your Big Data Processing Skills<p>Hive is a Big Data processing tool that helps you leverage the power of distributed computing and Hadoop for analytical processing. Its interface is somewhat similar to SQL, but …

3 Easy Hacks to Becoming a Constant Learner

Don't have time to carve out an hour a day for deep learning? Here's how to do it throughout your day.<p>It's no surprise many of the most successful people share the constant learner gene. They carve out significant time for absorbing new information and deliberate learning. Some dedicate an hour …

Inc. Magazine

Elon Musk-backed OpenAI Project will get first 'deep learning supercomputer in a box'

OpenAI, the nonprofit artificial intelligence firm backed by Elon Musk, will be the first to receive the Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputer in a box for deep …

Before we colonize space, we may want to colonize our own oceans first

We dream of putting humans on Mars, mining the moon, and looking for life on one of Jupiter's moons. But we forget sometimes that there are whole worlds left to explore here on Earth.<p>And we rarely stop to consider the fact that those worlds may well be easier to live in than exotic locales far …

Exploration
JP Morgan Chase

5 Technologies for 2031

Today, in 2016, we have largely mastered the virtual world of information. By 2031, we will have begun to master the physical world as well. Related …

Richard Feynman

Leveraging Big Data to Inspire People & Co Innovation

Image : Cisco openBerlin Innovation Center<p>Developing successful workplaces involves initiatives big and small, temporary and long-lasting. In this era of constant change, transition should be considered a structural feature of the way workplaces will be built, with a new set of tools and approaches …

Innovation

NASA Begins $1 Million USD Competition to Send Valkyrie Robot to Mars

A humanoid robot that will assist astronauts on their first journey to the red planet.<p>America’s space agency recently opened registration for its Space Robotics Challenge — a competition that seeks to produce well-designed humanoid robots to assist astronauts on their journey to the red planet. …

Robots
Planets

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

Postsecondary Learning<p>Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft<p>By Antoinette Siu     Aug 17, 2016<p>Image credit: …

Education

Four ways technology will change how we commute in the future

From self driving cars to streetlight sensors, we highlight some of the grand ideas for urban transportation from cities across the US<p>Columbus, Ohio, is a mid-size city known primarily as the home of Ohio State University, not as a hub of cutting edge technology for public transportation. But that …

Cities

Machine Learning Is At The Very Peak Of Its Hype Cycle

Machine learning has earned a prestigious honor in its march to technological relevance …The peak of its hype cycle.According to the 2016 Gartner …

Machine Learning

Google Thinks These New Database Products Will Win Over Businesses

Google is continuing a push to create a big business from its growing cloud-computing unit.<p>The search giant said Tuesday that it would roll out …

NASA to Build Space Stations on Mars by 2028

NASA's mission to Mars might be facing delays due to a government audit, but that isn't stopping the space agency from laying out plans. Latest …

NASA launches a free public archive of its recent research results

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about all of NASA’s extraordinary research, you’re going to love this. The space agency has launched PubSpace, a new portal that lets you sift through its research results easily.<p>The searchable archive is a trove of science journal articles borne out of …

NASA