J.N. Hill

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According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

4 maps that show who’s being left behind in America’s wind-power boom

Why does a huge swath of the country have hardly any wind turbines at all?<p>Wind turbines have cropped up like dandelions across large areas of the United States, and thousands more are coming. The US Department of Energy projects that we’ll have 404 gigawatts of wind energy capacity across the …

The Future Of Software Testing Part Two

In the November 2011 edition of The Testing Planet, I made several predictions of the future of software testing,<p>In part one, I made the case that …

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

Happy birthday to Gauss, father of the first predictive algorithm

If you work or study in a field that uses math, you almost certainly owe a debt to Carl Friedrich Gauss, the great German mathematician, who was born 241 years ago today. Architects and designers use his findings to measure the curvature of surfaces. Engineers take advantage of his discovery of the …

Mathematics

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Deep Learning

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Demographics

Piping JavaScript

<i>Cover image by arbyreed on Flickr.</i><p>JavaScript is getting more and more functional programming features, an exiting one is the new pipeline …

Archeologists used lasers to discover thousands Mayan structures in Guatemala

Extensive LiDAR scans demonstrated that the region was more densely populated than previously thought<p>Researchers have identified more than 60,000 previously unknown structures in northern Guatemala after extensive aerial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) surveys. Their findings show that the …

Indycar's Upcoming Windscreen Is A Better Looking Halo Alternative

After two years of development, crash testing, and design changes, Indycar’s new windscreen is finally hitting the track for some real-world tests. …

Motorsport

Map of US Shows Which States Have The Highest Number of People Who Still Believe In God

A recently released map titled “Faithland” displays what regions of the United States believe the most in a higher power.<p>The map was created by Alex …

Account Suspended

McLaren determined to avoid 'peaky' 2018 Formula 1 car

McLaren is determined to avoid having a "peaky" 2018 Formula 1 design and is focusing on making its new car's handling user-friendly for Fernando …

The rise of chaos engineering

How do you build reliable software? It is a question that has been at the top of my mind the past few weeks, as I seem to be increasingly confronted by software that just doesn’t work anymore. Bugs, crashes, errors, data leaks: they are so common in our every day lives that they can seem completely …

Software Development

Airbus Venture Begins Testing Its Autonomous Flying Taxi

Vahana, the electric autonomous flying vehicle in the works from an offshoot of Airbus in Silicon Valley, is officially off the ground. The new aircraft, which looks like a mashup of a flying car and a racing drone, took a 53-second maiden voyage at its Pendleton, Oregon-based test site last …

Aviation

‘Sea Hunter,’ a drone ship with no crew, just joined the U.S. Navy fleet

A prototype autonomous ship known as the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) has officially been transferred to the U.S. Navy from …

Military

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete

What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?<p>It was late summer, and the gray towers of the Salk Institute, in San Diego, shaded seamlessly into ocean fog. The austere, marble-paved central courtyard was silent and deserted. The south lawn, a peaceful retreat often used for Tai Chi …

Cost-benefit Analysis

Everything You Wanted to Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask…

Recently Steven Anderson and I had an engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Check out what we had to say.<p>Some …

Pedagogy

Machine Learning in Production

From trained models to prediction servers<p>After days and nights of hard work, going from feature engineering to cross validation, you finally managed …

Machine Learning

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

Time Management

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

The Hybrid Data Center: Bridging Legacy & Cloud

Almost everyone is talking about digital transformation and its related technologies — cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), big data and …

Elasticity

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions

To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems, reports Alina Dizik.<p>When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on …

Employment

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available.<p>In a statement, Workflow developer …

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Intel Security releases EFI rootkit checker for MacBooks after CIA hacking leaks

The Vault 7 leaks this week suggest that the CIA has been able to exploit vulnerabilities in a wide range of popular hardware and software, including …

Cybersecurity

The American dream of suburbia is evolving — here’s what it’ll be like to live in the suburb of the future

When Barb and Kevin Francella moved to New Rochelle, New York in 1990, the suburb radiated a sense of the American dream.<p>Clusters of single-family homes boasted large driveways and green lawns. Subdivisions had charming names like Bloomingdale Estates, Quaker Ridge, and Kensington Woods. In the …