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Four short links: 9 April 2014

By Nat Torkington
April 9, 2014

Jasper Project — an open source platform for developing always-on, voice-controlled applications. Shouting is the new swiping—I eagerly await Gartner touting the Internet-of-things-that-misunderstand-you. DeepBeliefSDK — deep neural network library for iOS. (via Pete Warden) Microsoft Spectrum Observatory — crowdsourcing spectrum …

Podcast: what makes a scientist?

By Jon Bruner
June 26, 2013

At Sci Foo Camp last weekend we enjoyed sitting down with several thoughtful scientists and thinkers-about-science to record a few podcast episodes. Here we speak with Tom Daniel, a professor of biology, computer science, and neurobiology at the University of …

Four short links: 7 November 2012

By Nat Torkington
November 7, 2012

A Slower Speed of Light — game where you control the speed of light and discover the wonders of relativity. (via Andy Baio) Facebook Demetricator — removes all statistics and numbers from Facebook’s chrome (“37 people like this” becomes “people …

Mining the astronomical literature

By Alasdair Allan
August 15, 2012

There is a huge debate right now about making academic literature freely accessible and moving toward open access. But what would be possible if people stopped talking about it and just dug in and got on with it? NASA’s Astrophysics …

Strata Week: Facebook builds a new look for old data

By Audrey Watters
September 29, 2011

This week's data news includes news on Facebook's Timeline, observations of neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light, and Hollywood's take on data analysis.

Strata Week: Facebook builds a new look for old data

Strata Week: Facebook builds a new look for old data
By Audrey Watters
September 29, 2011

This week's data news includes news on Facebook's Timeline, observations of neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light, and Hollywood's take on data analysis.


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