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Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Beyond the Surface of Einstein’s Relativity Lay a Chimerical Geometry

It was in 1905 that Albert Einstein unveiled his special theory of relativity, and in 1915, the general theory of relativity – both ingenious …

Introducing Semiotic for Data Visualization

<b>Semiotic</b> is a React-based data visualization framework. You can see interactive documentation and examples here. It satisfies the need for reusable …

Data Visualization

Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors<p>String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that …

Physics

Steve Ballmer’s new project sheds light on U.S. Government spending

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a new project, and it may just surprise you.<p>Ballmer is these days mostly known for owning the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team and a significant Twitter stake, but this week he is taking the wraps off USAFacts, a website chock-full of data related to U.S. …

Los Angeles

Facebook announces React Fiber, a rewrite of its React framework

Facebook has completely rewritten React, its popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. The company hasn’t previously talked much about React Fiber, as the project is called, but it has actually been working on it for a while. It’s now ready to talk about this project publicly in more …

JavaScript

Google deprecates Octane JavaScript benchmark, because everyone is basically cheating

JavaScript engines have focused too much on the benchmark, to the detriment of the real world.<p>Google has announced that its widely used Octane …

Still no violation of Lorentz symmetry, despite strongest test yet

(Phys.org)—Physicists have found the strongest evidence yet for no violation of Lorentz symmetry, one of the fundamental symmetries of relativity. …

Physics

This chart shows why Pokémon Go’s server collapse was inevitable

When Pokémon Go launched in July, it was nearly unplayable at times due to overloaded servers. Now, Google is giving a look behind the scenes to show fans exactly why that was unavoidable.<p>Pokémon Go generated 50 times more traffic on Google’s Cloud platform than developer Niantic was expecting, the …

Cisco and Fortinet say vulnerabilities disclosed in ‘NSA hack’ are legit

A group calling itself the Shadow Brokers dumped data online this weekend that it claimed to have stolen from the Equation Group, a hacking team widely believed to be associated with the NSA. Firewall makers Cisco and Fortinet have now confirmed that vulnerabilities included in the data dump …

Destroy All Ifs — A Perspective from Functional Programming

The Anti-IF Campaign currently stands at 4,136 signatures, and there’s a reason: conditional statements are frequently a troublesome source of bugs …

The WRT54GL: A 54Mbps router from 2005 still makes millions for Linksys

Open source firmware, reliability make an old product attractive to new buyers.<p>In a time when consumers routinely replace gadgets with new models …

How juice companies game science to perpetuate the myth that cranberry prevents UTIs

Conflict of interest in nutrition research is nothing new. Health food is a billion-dollar business, and the more virtuous the food, the better it sells.<p>From walnut growers to grape juice producers, there are hundreds of examples of companies and industry groups funding so-called independent …

Cranberry

First Test For Machine That Could Change The Future Of Particle Physics

Method might shrink particle accelerators from town size to table size<p>One thing you may know about particle physics experiments is that they're enormous. The Large Hadron Collider is five or so miles in diameter, big enough to circle some towns. Stanford's Linear Accelerator is two miles long. …

Periscope suicide prompts investigation in France

French officials have opened an investigation into the death of a young woman in Paris, who broadcasted her suicide on the live-streaming app Periscope. According to a report from <i>The New York Times</i>, the unnamed woman, 19, talked about her distress and mental health during the video, before jumping …

The First Step Toward Alpha Centauri: Sailing To Mars

Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails<p>The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to use lasers to launch chip-sized probes at more than 25 percent the speed of light for 20-year journeys to Alpha Centauri. However, well before this project begins an …

Researchers help shut down spam botnet that enslaved 4,000 Linux machines

Mumblehard blasted the Internet with spam for more than a year.<p>A botnet that enslaved about 4,000 Linux computers and caused them to blast the …

4 JavaScript Design Patterns You Should Know

<i>The Scotchmas Day 2 giveaway can be found at the end of this article.</i>Every developer strives to write maintainable, readable, and reusable code. Code …

Crypto flaw was so glaring it may be intentional eavesdropping backdoor

Network tool contained hard-coded prime number that wasn't prime after all.<p>An open source network utility used by administrators and security …

Machine Learning Works Great—Mathematicians Just Don’t Know Why

Author: Ingrid Daubechies. Ingrid Daubechies Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.12.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>At a dinner I attended some …

Feast Your Eyes On The Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2015

An infographic illustrating sufferers of infectious diseases by state took the top prize at the 2015 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.<p>A striking infographic visualizing a general decline in the number of people suffering from infectious diseases across all 50 states and the District of …

15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them)

We’re literally drowning in data. Everyday, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. This is the equivalent of 90% of the world’s …

Data Visualization

Data Visualization: Visualization Types

This taxonomy is based on a data taxonomy from: Shneiderman, B. (1996). The eyes have it: A task by data type taxonomy for information …

Data Visualization

JavaScript best practices, Node.js, and ending poverty with Eric Elliott

What did you work on at your previous jobs?<br>00:54<p>In the early 2000's, Eric started his own consulting firm helping optimize software, conversion …

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …