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Steve Woodward
Works at Nozzl Real-Time Technologies
Attended University of Missouri–Columbia
Lives in Portland, OR 97232
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Fast, easy-to-build cyclone resistant house, school, shop, or office for less than $10 a sq. ft.
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No. 10: Auto-Tune? Yeah, I can buy that.
The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others -- and these ten are the most significant.
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I can't decide whether this is a good thing or a bad thing.
Computer scientists have developed the first algorithm that recognises people’s faces better than you do
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A random crowd with nothing more than Google search, it turns out, can be more accurate than trained spies with access to classified information.
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When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those made with classified intelligence.
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A table that wants you to beat a basic Martillo on it. A bongo that wants you prop your feel up on it.
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Gaze straight into the breathtaking heart of our home galaxy in this magnificent time-lapse video by Nicholas Buer.
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Marijuana-related reporting is now seen as one of the few -- dare I say it? -- high-growth areas in journalism today. As far as I know, Central Washington University's journalism program is a pioneer in this new field.
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Today I learned about the little-known Vasili Arkhipov, who stood between his Soviet submarine captain and the launch of nuclear torpedoes that likely would have triggered a catastrophic war during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Not only did one computer teach another to play Pac-Man and a version of StarCraft. The "student" computer got good enough to beat its "master."
Researchers have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way that mimics how a real teacher and student might interact. Researchers had the agents -- as the virtual robots are called -- act like true student and teacher pairs: student agents struggled to learn Pac-Man and a version of the StarCraft video game. The researchers were able to show that the student agent learned the games and, in...
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Astrophysicists Announce Major Discovery Of Big Bang's Smoking Gun

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics-announce-discovery-2014-3#ixzz2wKo4GExr

"This work offers new insights into some of our most basic questions: Why do we exist? How did the universe begin?" said astrophysicist Avi Loeb.
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How does a blind astronomer study supernovae? By turning them into orchestras filled with sound. "The Radio gets the drums, the X-ray gets the harpsichord, and everything in between gets a different instrument, like a violin or a flute," she says. You'll never think of a supernova again without wondering how it sounds.
Astronomy professor Alicia Soderberg is turning the final moments of stars into music. In doing so, she's learning just how different the supernova explosions can be.
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Very cool infographic of the 25 active space missions outside Earth's orbit. Voyager I, launched in 1977, is now 11.3 billion miles from home. Interstellar space!
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Information wrangler
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Think. Decide. Do. Assess. Repeat.
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  • Nozzl Real-Time Technologies
    CEO, 2010 - present
    You have a website that needs a steady supply of fresh content. I have passion for finding and delivering compelling content. Time to talk?
  • Clark College
    Adjunct instructor, 2013 - 2013
    I teach introductory news writing, multimedia journalism and social-media exploration.
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Portland, OR 97232
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San Francisco, CA - Middletown, CT - Kansas City, MO - Columbia, MO - Fairborn, OH - Huber Heights, OH - Munroe Falls, OH - Fenton, MO - Centralia, IL - Fukuoka, Japan
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New-media entrepreneur at +Nozzl
Introduction
I had been business editor of The Oregonian for three years when I first stumbled upon the word "Internet." It was 1991, and the word kept cropping up in Technology Review. Befuddled, I walked over to the Portland State University library, where I put the question to a research librarian: What is the Internet? He crooked a finger at me, took me into a back room, typed a few commands into a PC and pointed at the screen. I may have gasped. I had just glimpsed Usenet, the early system of news groups, in which scientists and academicians swapped information and arguments about everything from astrophysics to zooplankton. I have never forgotten the power of that revelation. 

Less than a decade later, I covered the dot-com boom and bust, the rise of mobile technology and the birth of social media. I was one of the few U.S. reporters to be assigned to cover Y2K seriously full-time, and, as a result, I reported exclusively on widespread testing failures at a time other media incorrectly reported that Y2K had no impact.

I left The Oregonian in 2008, after a 30-year career in newspapers. I began a new chapter as a new-media entrepreneur. My company, Nozzl Real-Time Technologies Inc., creates specialized, real-time news and information streams for websites that need a steady supply of fresh content.
Bragging rights
Shared a Kansas City Star and Times staff Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Hyatt Regency Hotel skywalks collapse in 1981. Shared a Headliner Award for coverage of the Enron scandal. Named Journalist of the Year in 2000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Oregon District. First Presidential Scholar at Wright State University, 1974-75. Oldest person in my hip-hop dance class at age 55.
Education
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1977 - 1979
  • Wright State University
    English, 1971 - 1975
  • Wayne High School
    1967 - 1971
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Good, honest food at good, honest prices. The staff is friendly and super-fast. The decor is no-frills, but who cares? Some seating outside, which is nice on pleasant days. The only downside is that it's cash-only, but they have an ATM on premises.
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So far, nothing on the menu beats the Canyon Burger. Don't get me wrong. The Elmer Fudd BBQ pork and turkey club sandwiches were just fine. But the Canyon Burger is an otherworldly experience that will transport you to a higher plane of existence. It's worth the trip from the eastside to Beaverton.
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