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Interesting use of #Adafruit Lilypad.
 
"Designer Lesia Trubat‘s fascination with the complexity and intensity of ballet has led her to her latest project, “E-Traces.” Working with Lilypad Arduino, who creates “sewable electronic pieces designed to help you build soft interactive textiles,” Trubat attaches the arduinos various areas on a pointe shoe. The electronics track whenever the shoe comes into contact with the floor; that data is sent to a mobile app, which then translates it into a series of artistic 2D strokes."
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Interesting and pretty cool.
 
The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman http://priceonomics.com/the-time-everyone-corrected-the-worlds-smartest/ 
"The outcry was so tremendous that vos Savant was forced to devote three subsequent columns to explaining why her logic was correct. Even in the wake of her well-stated, clear responses, she continued to be berated. “I still think you’re wrong,” wrote one man, nearly a year later. “There is such a thing as female logic.” Yet, the numbers behind vos Savant's conclusion don't lie."

This time, at least, there's a happy ending. :)
In 1990, Marilyn vos Savant correctly answered a probability puzzle in her column for Parade Magazine. And then, the world called her an idiot.
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headline should be "mathematicians misogynistic missives to Marilyn on her Bertrand's box paradox solution"
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Darwin's Kids Doodled All Over His "Origin of Species" Manuscript http://kinja.amnh.org/darwins-kids-doodled-all-over-his-origin-of-species-m-1685423397
We may have Charles Darwin's children to thank for the surviving handwritten pages of the naturalist's "On the Origin of Species" manuscript. Most of the original 600 pages are lost, and of the 45 pages that exist today, many were repurposed by Darwin's brood of 10 children as art supplies.
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Congratulations to +Peter Godman and his team at Qumulo.
 
Stealthy enterprise data storage startup Qumulo raises $40M, adds Isilon founder to board

Qumulo CEO Peter Godman at the company's headquarters in Seattle. Hang around the Qumulo office long enough, and you'll certainly see someone whizzing by o
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A good read for anyone professionally involved in any aspect of software development.
 
A growing number of researchers believe empirical software engineering is now at a turning point comparable to the dawn of evidence-based medicine. It has begun to borrow and adapt research techniques from fields such as anthropology, psychology, industrial engineering and data mining. 

With software landing our planes, diagnosing our illnesses and keeping track of the wealth of nations, discovering how to make programs more reliable is hardly an academic question.

Read more: http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/empirical-software-engineering/99999

#Engineering   #Technology   #Science   #Software  
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Clever.
 
I love everything about this :)
I extracted the certificate from the SuperFish adware and cracked the password ("komodia") that encrypted it. I discuss how down below. The consequence is that I can intercept the encrypted communications of SuperFish's victi...
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Very cool!  here's the direct link to the video clip http://bcove.me/f7lxzai8
 
"The team responsible for the Oscar-nominated visual effects at the centre of Christopher Nolan's epic, Interstellar, have turned science fiction into science fact by providing new insights into the powerful effects of [spinning] black holes.... Using their code, the Interstellar team, comprising London-based visual effects company Double Negative and Caltech theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, found that when a camera is close up to a rapidly spinning black hole, peculiar surfaces in space, known as caustics, create more than a dozen images of individual stars and of the thin, bright plane of the galaxy in which the black hole lives. They found that the images are concentrated along one edge of the black hole's shadow." http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/space/newsid=39033.php
Nanowerk is the leading nanotechnology portal, committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanotechnologies, nanosciences, and other emerging technologies
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pretty cool.
 
Hallo, hola, olá! - Instant Translation and Conversation Mode with the new Google Translate app 

The Google Translate app (http://goo.gl/OH2684) update now allows you to instantly translate text by simply using your camera - even when you don’t have an Internet or data connection. Just point your camera at a sign or menu, and the app will overlay the translation on your screen.  

Additionally, real-time conversations in different languages now flow faster and more naturally; simply tap the mic to start speaking in a selected language, then tap the mic again, and the Google Translate app will automatically recognize which of the two languages are being spoken, and play the translation for you.

More details on the Google Translate Blog at http://goo.gl/86aCSa
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Very cool.
 
The golden ratio has spawned a beautiful new curve: the Harriss spiral. Inspired by the golden ratio, mathematician Edmund Harriss discovered a delightful fractal curve that no one had ever drawn before. But it’s not just a pretty picture, it contains some lovely theory – and brings the golden ratio into a family of perfect proportions. http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2015/jan/13/golden-ratio-beautiful-new-curve-harriss-spiral
Inspired by the golden ratio, mathematician Edmund Harriss discovered a delightful fractal curve that no one had ever drawn before. But it’s not just a pretty picture, it contains some lovely theory – and brings the golden ratio into a family of perfect proportions.
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cool.
 
The Mathematics of Discovering New Things http://buff.ly/1w7XRyH  
Mathematicians have developed a model for the emergence of new ideas.
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