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Alan Kotok
Worked at Science magazine
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For #ScienceSunday  this week, we report on a new chip design that improves the efficiency of neural networks to the point of processing their interactions directly on local systems, without repeated interactions with databases in the cloud. The designers, from MIT, say the new chip makes it possible to run neural networks on mobile devices and embedded systems. 
An engineering lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed a new processing chip that could allow running of neural networks on mobile devices.
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An engineering and medical research team developed a miniaturized sensor that detects the presence of dangerous bacteria in wounds in less than a minute. #Science #Engineering #Health
An engineering and medical research team developed a miniaturized sensor that detects the presence of dangerous bacteria in wounds in less than a minute.
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A company spun-off from Purdue University designed a test that in a recent study detects cases of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer, several years before symptoms develop. #Science #Business #Health
A company spun-off from Purdue University designed a test that detects cases of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer, several years before symptoms develop.
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+Michael Yaremchuk, Craniofacial & Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon  ... Many thanks, much appreciated.
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An engineering lab at MIT designed a new processing chip that could allow running of neural networks on mobile devices. #Science #Engineering #Business
An engineering lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed a new processing chip that could allow running of neural networks on mobile devices.
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Now just teach them to talk over WiFi and Bluetooth and self organize into larger networks and SkyNet here we come! 😉
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An international team of scientists and engineers designed a mobile system using a hand-held genome sequencing device that provided real-time monitoring of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2015. #Science #Technology #Health
Scientists and engineers designed a mobile system using a genome sequencing device that provided real-time monitoring of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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This is a neat advance, and it will prove its value going forward as Ebola reemerges (which it will very likely do).
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Editas Medicine, developer of treatments for disease that harness Crispr-Cas9 editing of the human genome, is raising $94.4 million in its initial public stock offering. #Science #Business #Health
Editas Medicine, developer of treatments for disease that harness editing of the human genome, is raising $94.4 million in its initial public stock offering.
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A company spun-off from Purdue University designed a test that in a recent study detects cases of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer, several years before symptoms develop. MorNuCo Labs was founded in 2011 by a husband-and-wife team of pharmacy school professors at Purdue. #Science #Business #Health
A company spun-off from Purdue University designed a test that detects cases of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer, several years before symptoms develop.
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FDA is evaluating its practices on reviewing applications for new opioid pain drugs and labeling requirements, in light of the epidemic of abuse and overdose. #Science #Business #Health
FDA is evaluating its practices on reviewing applications for new opioid pain drugs and labeling requirements, in light of the epidemic of abuse and overdose.
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An engineering lab at MIT designed a new processing chip that could allow running of neural networks on mobile devices. #Science #Engineering #Business
An engineering lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed a new processing chip that could allow running of neural networks on mobile devices.
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An international team of scientists and engineers designed a mobile system using a hand-held genome sequencing device that provided real-time monitoring of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2015. #Science #Technology #Health
Scientists and engineers designed a mobile system using a genome sequencing device that provided real-time monitoring of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Editas Medicine, a two-year-old company developing treatments for disease that harness editing of the human genome, is raising $94.4 million in its initial public stock offering. #Science #Business #Health
Editas Medicine, developer of treatments for disease that harness editing of the human genome, is raising $94.4 million in its initial public stock offering.
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A review of an FDA advisory committee on cancer drugs finds nearly one-third of speakers at its meetings receive financial support from companies making the drugs under review. #Science #Health #Regulation
A review of an FDA committee on cancer drugs finds nearly one-third of speakers at its meetings receive support from companies making the drugs under review.
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Education
  • Boston University
    MSc, Public Communications, 1967 - 1969
  • University of Iowa
    Journalism, 1963 - 1967
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Writer, editor, publisher, photographer, and runner ... in no particular order
Introduction
Alan Kotok is a Washington, DC-based reporter and writer on technology, business, and public policy, and editor and publisher of Science & Enterprise, an online news service on the value chain connecting scientific discovery with the marketplace. 
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Wrote three print and two e-books books, started two companies, ran two marathons
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Officially retired, but working at what I like
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  • Science magazine
    Managing editor, Science Careers, 2003 - 2010
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Arlington, Va.