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Madras is an emotion: A north Indian writes on falling in love with Chennai

BlogAs a north Indian, Chennai was new to me but the discoveries I made about the place surprised me.Prateek SharmaI remember sitting in the Tamil …

India

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Physics

Arrow of Time: How Physicists Reversed the Quantum Clock and Showed How to Unbake a Cake

A fundamental assumption we make about time is that it moves in only one direction—forward. We call this the “arrow of time.” In November, physicists …

Bitcoin, blockchain explainer: A revolutionary idea which will transform everything from voting to music sales- Technology News, Firstpost

The rule in financial investment (and indeed in life) has always been high risk, high reward. Keep your money safe in a savings account: pick up your …

Arrow of Time Reversed by Physicists in Quantum Experiments

Scientists have shown that a fundamental physical process relating to the arrow of time can be reversed using quantum physics, with experiments …

The US could be on the verge of dismantling digital privacy as we know it

When Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Stuart Madnick teaches his class on the ethics of cybersecurity, he begins by polling his students on whether they highly value privacy. Year after year, the results are consistent: nearly all of his students agree.<p>Then, he polls them on whether …

Amazon Transcribe is a sophisticated transcription service for AWS

Amazon is hosting AWS Re:INVENT today, its developer conference for all things AWS. And the company just announced a promising new service called Amazon Transcribe. The service is now available as a preview and goes beyond many automated transcribing services.<p>Now that video and audio have overtaken …

Cloud Computing

Mozilla’s open source voice recognition tool nears human-like accuracy

Mozilla has released an open source voice recognition tool that it says is “close to human level performance,” and free for developers to plug into their projects.<p>The free-software company also on Wednesday released a first set of crowdsourced recordings under its Common Voice project, designed to …

Machine Learning

In pursuit of excellence: John McEnroe

Former World No 1 professional tennis player John McEnroe is counted among the greatest tennis players of all time, with 15 Grand Slam titles to his …

Are You Taking Advantage of Data? (Part 1)

Why Data?<p>“I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of …

A Guide to Instagramming with Python for Data Analysis

<b>By Nour Galaby, Data Enthusiast.</b><p>Instagram is the largest photo sharing social media platform with 500 million monthly active users, and 95 million …

Python Programming

Mental Models: How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways

You can train your brain to think better. One of the best ways to do this is to expand the set of mental models you use to think. Let me explain what …

Richard Feynman

CMOs Shouldn’t Buy Tech, Ever!

According to Gartner, 2017 is the year CMOs (chief marketing officers) will buy more tech than CIOs (chief information officers). This is truly …

Machine Learning

5 open source tools for developing IoT applications

The internet of things is growing at a staggeringly fast pace, and is quickly coming to revolutionize virtually every aspect of modern life. Aspiring …

Internet of Things

From Stephen Hawking to AI: nine of the best science talks

It's never been easier to learn about the wonders of science from the comfort of your own home. The internet is packed with enthralling lectures from …

He is my MOTHER

Hourly medication, daily therapies, weekly injections, monthly diagnostics and annual pilgrimages can hardly be called life - But not for my son …

Divorce

Albert Einstein on the Interconnectedness of Our Fates and Our Mightiest Counterforce Against Injustice

“There is [a] human right which is infrequently mentioned but which seems to be destined to become very important: this is the right, or the duty, of the individual to abstain from cooperating in activities which he considers wrong or pernicious.”<p><i>“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice</i> …

Liberal Arts Majors Are the Future of the Tech Industry

Alexei Vella<p>College students who major in the humanities always get asked a certain question. They’re asked it so often—and by so many people—that it should come printed on their diplomas. That question, posed by friends, career counselors, and family, is “What are you planning to do with your …

Humanities

LinkedIn

Apple to Announce New MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Possibly MacBook Air at WWDC

Apple is planning to announce refreshes for its notebook lineup at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference set to take place in June, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. New versions of the MacBook and MacBook Pro are expected to be announced, and Apple is also considering updating the MacBook Air, its most …

Apple

The API is dead, long live the VPI!

How to <b>not</b> make APIs successful? By limiting APIs to expose interfaces to applications. Yes, you heard it right. Let’s forget for one moment what the …

Software Development

IDG Contributor Network: You can steal my identity, but not my behavior

The compromise and misuse of identity is at the core of modern threats and data breaches. This has been documented for years and continues to …

Security

How to be a member of baseball Hall Of Fame?

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

CONNECT 2018

Learn from inspiring leaders, thinkers, and innovators as they share their vision of a connected future and how to lead digital transformation. Be …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

The art of algorithms: How automation is affecting creativity

“Drawing on your phone or computer can be slow and difficult — so we created AutoDraw, a new web-based tool that pairs machine learning with drawings created by talented artists to help you draw,” wrote Google Creative Lab’s “creative technologist,” Dan Motzenbecker, earlier this week.<p>AutoDraw is …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Machine Learning

Why Blaming the Person and Not the Process for Bad Decisions Prevents Improvement

Does this excerpt from Dinosaur Brains: Dealing with All Those Impossible People at Work seem familiar?<p>When a decision goes awry, we tend to focus on …