Casey Jennings

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Machine Learning Trick of the Day (4): Reparameterisation Tricks

Our ability to rewrite statistical problems in an equivalent but different form, to reparameterise them, is one of the most general-purpose tools we …

Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now

A group of scientists at the University of Washington were able to successfully refrigerate water using an infrared laser. This is a big deal because researchers weren't even sure this was possible as water tends to heat up when illuminated. However, by using an infrared laser and nanocrystal, it …

University of Washington

Elon Musk seeks ‘hardcore’ engineers to beef up Tesla’s self-driving car software

In three tweets late Thursday, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he’s on the lookout for “hardcore software engineers” to “achieve generalized full autonomy” for his line of electric cars.<p>The latest addition to that lineup was the Model X unveiled at the end of September — around the same time …

Scientists Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

A circuit by any other name would smell as sweet<p>Fusing machines and animals is a fairly common theme in both science and science fiction. You've heard of cyborg cockroaches, DIY cyborgs, and the Borg.<p>But what about melding plants and machines? That's something that hasn't been attempted as much. In …

US Air Force Develops Real-Life Lightsaber That Lets Soldiers Slice Through Steel Doors in Seconds

• Submit to:<br>• Del.icio.us<br>• Digg<br>• Slashdot<p>This entry was posted on 11/19/2015 02:30am and is filed under Gadgets, Military , Picdump, Technology .<br>You can …

SLAC theorist explains quantum gravity

Our world is ruled by four fundamental forces: the gravitational pull of massive objects, the electromagnetic interaction between electric charges, …

Data science at petabyte scale is helping explain global trends

James Crawford is the founder and CEO of Orbital Insight, which uses advanced image processing and data science at petabyte scale to understand …

Dark matter might cause fundamental constants to change over time

(Phys.org)—The fundamental constants of nature—such as the speed of light, Planck's constant, and Newton's gravitational constant—are thought to be …

'Rat vision' may give humans best sight of all

Humans have the best of all possible visual worlds because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to quickly spot danger, a …

How to use a laser to refrigerate water - Futurity

For the first time scientists have figured out how to use an infrared laser to cool water by about 36 degrees Fahrenheit.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Delving Into Language Processing in the Brain

<b>Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old this year but the ever-young adventurer recently led Cornell researchers to a part of the brain that helps</b> …

In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon<p>Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version of computer code can be written on a silicon microchip with the highest level of accuracy ever …

Quantum Computing

Edward Snowden says it's your 'duty' to install ad blockers

Edward Snowden's embrace of the free flow of information apparently doesn't apply to online ads.<p>In an interview with <i>The Intercept</i>, the government …

Digital Advertising

The Influence Of Education On The 3D Printing Industry

John Dogru Contributor<p>John Dogru is CEO of 3D Printer OS.<p>You probably don’t own a 3D printer yet. Like computers in the early 1980s, it’s an intriguing new technology that hasn’t quite found its place in the home.<p>However, schools and universities are proving to be a petri dish of innovation, where …

Tricorder-like tech could detect bombs, tumors

When it comes to the most impressive practical technology in the sci-fi universe, a serious nod goes to the original tricorder from "Star Trek." Dr. McCoy, Spock and the other Federation explorers used the handheld device to analyze both the health of patients in sickbay and the atmosphere on alien …

Medical Technology

A 'Star Wars'-themed jet is flying across the world — here's what it looks like inside

Covered in an R2-D2-like design and a "Star Wars" logo on the outside, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft also has some fun galactic details inside, such as customized headrests, cups, and lighting. While in the air, passengers can even stream all six of the currently released "Star Wars" films.<p>The …

3 Genetically Skinny Guys Tell You How They Packed On Huge Amounts Of Muscle

Their methods may just work for you—genes be damned<p>Scientists have recently made some outstanding discoveries—like a black hole that’s 12 billion times bigger than our sun and a brand-new species of human ancestor that lived more than 2.5 million years ago.<p>But skinny guys everywhere are still …

Fitness

Why ‘Back Abs’ Are All the Rage Right Now

Plus, the 6 exercises that will help you chisel them<p>Besides the biceps, the core is the area of the body that every gym rat becomes most obsessed with. A lean midsection has long been the measure of a man’s fitness, sexual prowess, and even work ethic.<p>But have you ever heard of back abs? “Back Abs” …

Workouts

A single malicious Chrome link is enough to give attackers control of your Android phone

It’s by no means the first time, but security researchers have demonstrated a weakness present in pretty much all versions of Google’s Android OS.<p>The bad news? All it takes is opening a website containing the malicious code and an attacker can have full control of your phone, and do things like …

Android Phones

Claimed Breakthrough Slays Classic Computing Problem; Encryption Could Be Next - MIT Technology Review

A professor’s claim to have created an algorithm that dramatically simplifies one of theoretical computer science’s most notorious problems has …

Fantastic Design Student Experiments from Japan

From Kobe Design University, simple but innovative furniture concept work<p>We last looked in on Kobe Design University's "Design Soil" student …

Furniture

6 Ways to Make SciFi and Fantasy Weapons More Believable

Ever read a fantasy book or watched a science fiction movie and struggled to suspend your disbelief due to the total lack of reality in some make …

Swiss Army Knives

Articles about 6 reading nooks we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.<p>If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and …

San Francisco

Cracking Wifi Passwords Easier Than You Think

The Wifi device that you have (either yourself or by someone else) are setup with:<p>Decide on naming your device, and also decide on the encryption …

Wi-Fi

Improbable's SpatialOS is an operating system for simulated cities

Improbable, a much-hyped London startup that has raised $20m (£13m) from Andreesen Horowitz, has unveiled its first product: Spatial OS, an operating …

Fiverr will soon let you set any price for your services

Freelance service platform Fiver has announced that it will soon remove the $5 starting price from which it got its name, and allow sellers to set their own rates.<p>The Israeli company will make this option available over the next several weeks and also introduce ‘easy-to-understand Gig (project) …

11 Seriously Wonderful Self-Massage Tips That Will Make You Feel Amazing

Go ahead, rub one out.<p>BuzzFeed Life spoke to Sulyn Silbar, ACSM-certified personal trainer and founder of Body + Mind NYC, and Luke Bongiorno, physical therapy director of NY SportsMed & Physical Therapy, who recommended these simple self-massages. You can do some with your hands only, while others …

Massage Therapy

Ransomware meets Linux – on the command line!

<i>Thanks to Nagy Ferenc László of SophosLabs for the behind-the-scenes effort he put into this article.</i><p>There are plenty of command line encryption …

How This Entrepreneur Makes Millions by Snooping Through Your Digital Files | Inc.com

Company Profile<p>COMPANY:HAYSTACKID<p>2016 INC. 5000 RANK: 38<p>HEADQUARTERS: Boston, MA<p>YEAR FOUNDED: 2011<p>2015 REVENUE: $6.5 million<p>3-YEAR GROWTH: 5,962%<p>WEBSITE: haystackid.com<p><i>Kevin Glass took a strange path to his job as CEO of HayStackID, a Boston-based digital forensics, investigation, security,</i> …

Forensics