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Alexandra Olteanu
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“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” -- Helen Keller
 
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"Unlike Google, which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the Internet's back channels. It's a kind of 'dark' Google, looking for the servers, webcams, printers, routers and all the other stuff that is connected to and makes up the Internet."
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How irrational are you?
 +Dan Ariely, Professor for psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University is holding a free, online class about Irrationality. Anyone interested in understanding themselves or others, especially why people (friends, partners, employees, managers, co-workers) often do the silly-seeming things they do - here are your answers.

Check out the link, or +Coursera for more information and to sign up.  My thanks to +Eve A, whose post yesterday make me aware of this, I have since enrolled and am in the middle of the first week's material. It's not only informative (covering much of the information in Dan's books) but done in a charming manner, with a bit of whimsy and fun as well as just a taste of irony - just my idea of a perfect way to learn.

#treadlightly   #cognitive   #onlineeducation   #onlinelearning   #coursera   #courses   #irrational  
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Collaborating with UMass Amherst researchers Sameer Singh and Andrew McCallum, Google Research has released the Wikilinks Corpus, consisting of 40 million disambiguated mentions within roughly 10 million web pages.  By compiling the associations of unique wikipedia URLs (entities) linked to by the hypertext (anchors) of weblinks, the Wikilinks Corpus can help computers with the task of disambiguation (if someone says Stanford, are they referring to a university, a city, or a person?) -- something humans do incredibly well.

To read more about how to obtain the data, and ideas for what you can do with it, head over to the Research Blog post linked below
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Many of you have been traveling for the holidays—here’s a neat implementation of the Google Maps API that tracks flights across the globe: http://www.flightradar24.com/
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Open Access for Publications
Posted by +Alfred Spector, Vice President, Engineering

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently announced a new option for publication rights management, wherein researchers can choose to pay for the public to have perpetual open access to the publication (http://goo.gl/OXlYp). Google applauds this new option, and today we are announcing that we will pay the open access fees for all articles by Google researchers that are published in ACM journals. IEEE (http://goo.gl/qqeka) also has an open access option for some of its publications, and we also pay the open access fee for them and for publications in like organizations.

Google has always believed that by improving access to the world’s knowledge, we can help improve everyone’s lives. When it comes to scientific research, we have consistently said that open access to publications speeds up research, accelerates innovation, and helps grow the global economy (http://goo.gl/eDfj7).

Policies like ACM’s continue to demonstrate the sustainability of open access publishing. It will also provide better access to the papers that we write at Google. We encourage researchers everywhere to pursue open access options whenever publishing articles, and to continue to make publications available as widely as possible, within your rights.
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about pluralistic ignorance http://vimeo.com/63062967
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Google is excited to launch the EMEA Conference and Travel Grants 2013! We are offering the winners free registration for the conference and up to 1000 EUR towards travel costs. Go to https://services.google.com/fb/forms/travelgrants2013/ to find out more about the program and the eligibility criteria. 
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Top-quality teaching, stringent admissions criteria and impressive qualifications allow the world’s best universities to charge mega-fees: over $50,000 for a year of undergraduate study at Harvard. Now online courses are transforming higher education, creating new opportunities for the best and huge problems for the rest http://econ.st/Y2OHDj 
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PHD student @ LSIR.EPFL * Former Research Associate @ QCRI
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