China-India Water Shortage Means Coca-Cola Joins... →
We need to find a way to produce reliable source of clean water. Sounds like a great job for physics and biology.
Matter, Antimatter, And Existence : NPR →
Epoch Times - Three Fundamental Limitations of... →
Interesting read. Is there a limitation in modern physics?
Tensor Field Visualization →
Visualizing tensor field. You have to belieeeve! -via cosmc
Build Your Own Tesla Personal Supercomputer →
What it says. I think everybody needs a decent supercomputer at home.
Dr Dobbs - CUDA, Supercomputing for the Masses:... →
Nice introductory tutorial for CUDA beginners. Combined with DIY Tesla rig it is possible to have a minimal supercomputing environment for a private laboratory.
Espresso A ThreeStep Preparation :: ChemViews... →
Perfect espresso is in chemistry. Interesting.
Join the Aperture Science research group. -via destructoid
Molecular Playground: Architectural Scale... →
…this project is developing a system for displaying large scale interactive molecules in prominent public spaces… The aim is to capture the puiblic’s attention and to prod individuals to explore personally a vast array of molecular structures in a human size ‘molecular playground’…
LaTeX Lab - Welcome →
terminally-incoherent: This… I am speechless… This is one of the most amazing things I have seen lately. Now I can combine my fondness of Google with my love of LaTex.
The Coming Meltdown in Higher Education - The... →
Yeah sure, the fallout sometime in the near future is obvious. A lot of educational institutions (including many high schools and middle schools) out there seem to be trying to counter this through ‘real world education’ or whatever the political correct term is, which is really a classy name given to job training. Now, I have no problem with job training. It’s only that the...
What black holes teach about strongly coupled... →
Interesting take on perfect fluid.
sciencehackday/ Home →
There’s going to be a sciecehack day in London (no love for NYC?). The target audience being middle ground of the Venn diagram with science geeks and web/programming geeks opposite each other. Expect some heavy bioinformatics crowd, would love to see some interesting Physics proposals as well (gotta represent). Seriously, NYC needs to have a sciencehack day where people get to lose sleep...
A grand unified theory of AI →
Very difficult to figure out recent advances in artificial intelligence technology… Lot of people are going into neurology and trying to find a bridge between computerized statistical approach applied to physical structure of biological neural systems. Very similar to the approach being taken by a lot of synthetic biology researchers. Can they expect similar problems ahead?
Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We... →
Nature and software engineers face similar design challenges in creating control systems. The different solutions they emply help explain why living organisms tend to malfunction less than computers, a Yale study has found Interesting. There’s also a pdf of the original research article floating around the net. I wouldn’t really say natural systems malfunction less than computers...
MediaShift Idea Lab . Programming Language for... →
The more likely reason for Apple’s decision to ban the Scratch app, Buckleitner argued, is that it could allow an iPhone or iPad to download other digital content, such as music, directly from the source rather than through the iTunes Store. In other words: “Sorry kids, could you be quiet? Adults are talking here. Out of all the apps Apple could ban, they had to ban Scratch....
The Science of Scientific Writing →
Science writing is hard… Effective science writing might as well be its own field of science and art.
Science education vs. research: a zero-sum game? →
A new study from Nature Publishing Group suggests that emphasis on research at the expense of teaching at the university level may be partially responsible for the scientific underperformance of advanced students worldwide. The higher education system in most developed nations are completely broken. The reason is simple. Universities turned into diploma mills. The students don’t really have...