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Local Roots: Farm-in-a-box coming to a distribution center near you | Ars Technica
RT : Why terraform when you can terrafarm... ridiculously cool farming in a shipping container
science  IoT  from twitter
december 2017 by rafaeldff
Facebook built a petabytes-scale distributed interactive SQL query engine:
BristolFlash  ISIS  ThreeHops  science  feminist  from twitter
november 2013 by rafaeldff
Statistics Done Wrong — Statistics Done Wrong
Statistics Done Wrong is a guide to the most popular statistical errors and slip-ups committed by scientists every day, in the lab and in peer-reviewed journals. Many of the errors are prevalent in vast swathes of the published literature, casting doubt on the findings of thousands of papers. Statistics Done Wrong assumes no prior knowledge of statistics, so you can read it before your first statistics course or after thirty years of scientific practice.
error  math  research  science  statistics  stat  book  online  free  mistakes  stats 
november 2013 by rafaeldff
Sleep: Everything You Need To Know — The Healthy Life — Medium
Some advice on sleep. A strict schedule is more important than how long you sleep.
health  science  sleep  blog  post  article  sleeping  tip  tips  hacks  schedule  life  advice 
april 2013 by rafaeldff
[1210.0530] Best Practices for Scientific Computing
Scientists spend an increasing amount of time building and using software. However, most scientists are never taught how to do this efficiently. As a result, many are unaware of tools and practices that would allow them to write more reliable and maintainable code with less effort. We describe a set of best practices for scientific software development that have solid foundations in research and experience, and that improve scientists' productivity and the reliability of their software.
paper  statistic  statistics  stats  Science  ScientificComputing  DAAruliah  CTitusBrown  NeilPChueHong  MattDavis  RichardTGuy  StevenHDHaddock  KatyHuff  IanMitchell  MarkPlumbley  BenWaugh  EthanPWhite  GregWilson  PaulWilson 
october 2012 by rafaeldff
Bits of Evidence
Bits are too small a unit, I would prefer to see at least some bytes of evidence. I guess I'll have to wait for the O'Reilly book.
software  engineering  SE  softwareengineering  CS  computerscience  research  stats  empirical  evidence  talk  GregWilson  presentation  development  science  statistics  productivity 
october 2009 by rafaeldff
Andrew Kennedy's Blog : Units of Measure in F#: Part One, Introducing Units
F#'s type system gets support for handling units. Enabling this is way more complicated than may appear at first sight. The type system has to do the algebra to know that, for instance, (m^2 / s^2) is the same as (m / s).
blog  post  F#  programming  language  PL  type  system  TypeSystem  typing  units  measure  science  scientifc  quantities  quantity  dimension  dimensions  AndrewKennedy 
august 2008 by rafaeldff
Alan Kay Reading List - Welcome to Squeakland
"The following list was prepared by Alan Kay for his students and is presented here for those who want to learn more about the ideas and philosophies that influenced the creation of Squeak."
list  books  book  AlanKay  Squeak  Smalltalk  education  science  technology  media  learning 
july 2008 by rafaeldff
Salon.com Books | Proud atheists
Salon interviews Steven Pinker and Rebecca Goldstein. Fascinating stuff; don't be misled by the title, they do get into a good deal of philosophical/scientific matters beyond the issue of theism.
interview  Salon  magazine  StevenPinker  RebeccaGoldstein  philosophy  science  cognition  psychology  CognitivePsychology  theism  atheism  language  MindBodyProblem  metaphysics 
may 2008 by rafaeldff
Shtetl-Optimized » Blog Archive » Mistake of the Week: Explain Everything (Or Don’t Bother Explaining Anything)
Scott Aaronson takes a brief detour from complexity theory to tackle some philosophy of science. From the little that I know of the subject, his argument tends toward the instrumentalist view (as opposed to the Paul Davies' realism).
blog  post  ScottAaronson  philosophy  science  physics  laws  realism  instrumentalism  interesting  essay  PaulDavies 
may 2008 by rafaeldff
gmane.comp.lang.fortress.general -- Fortress Version 1.0 Released
Still very much a work in progress, but they released an interpreter that fully implements the specification. Beginnings of a standard library are also being released.
Fortress  Sun  prog  amming  language  numerical  scientific  computing  science  announcement  news  release  GuySteele 
april 2008 by rafaeldff
BBC NEWS | Health | Daily caffeine 'protects brain'
"Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests". Good to know...
article  news  BBC  science  health  coffee  caffeine  food  brain  interesting  neurology  Alzheimer  dementia  cholesterol  JonathanGeiger 
april 2008 by rafaeldff
YouTube - Evolution IS a Blind Watchmaker
Awesome. A computer simulation completely destroying the "blind watchmaker" creationist fallacy.
video  YouTube  science  evolution  NaturalSelection  simulation  watch  clock  fallacy  via:JoeGregorio 
february 2008 by rafaeldff
Travolta’s pilot assistant almost ready to go - the new shelton wet/dry
"Three years ago, Florida scientists have grown a brain in a petri dish and taught it to pilot an F-22 jet simulator."
blog  post  news  interesting  science  brain  cognition  neuron  NeuralNetwork  neurons  biology  biotech  article 
december 2007 by rafaeldff
Philosophy of Computer Science, University of Essex
Cool! Lots of bibliography and links to material on the Philosophy of Computer Science.
page  CS  ComputerScience  computing  philosophy  science  fundamentals  link  links  catalog  compendium  list 
november 2007 by rafaeldff
Improbable Research - The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
Cool, they've announced the winners for this year. I would highlight the chemistry and linguistics awards.
page  humor  funny  award  science  improbable  IgNobel  prize  2007  announcement  news  research 
october 2007 by rafaeldff
Theories Used in IS Research
"This site provides researchers with summarized information on theories widely used in IS [Information Systems] research. [Including] details about the theory, some examples of IS papers using the theory, and links to related sites"
site  page  catalog  compendium  IS  information  InformationSystems  system  systems  YorkU  York  theory  research  theories  reference  informationscience  academic  portal  social  science  usability  interaction  psychology  cognitive  cognition  sociology  linguistics  ScottSchneberger  MikeWade 
october 2007 by rafaeldff
Best Free Documentaries: Dangerous Knowledge - Full Documentary
In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan ... all » Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led
towatch  video  documentary  logic  mathematics  mathematician  GeorgCantor  LudwingBoltzmann  KurtGoedel  Gôdel  AlanTuring  suicide  science  history  interesting 
september 2007 by rafaeldff
...In Different Voices
"1500-odd words on the plasticity and importance, or lack thereof, of certain human faculties, a topic of endless controversy; a controversy which, like the air from a blow-drier, is both arid and heated, and which this certainly won't settle. Written in
blog  post  article  essay  dialog  bactra  CosmaRohillaShalizi  CosmaShalizi  statistics  sociology  education  learning  accent  IQ  cognitition  CognitiveScience  science  plasticity  plastic 
june 2007 by rafaeldff
Have we learned anything in the last 20 years? - Mail Thread Index
Interesting comp-os-research usenet thread sparked by Andy Tanenbaum (in 1992) discussing what did they know, at the time, regarding distributed (operating) systems. Among the responders are Rob Pike, Ken Thompson, Phil Winterbottom, Werner Vogels and Ken
thread  mail  mailing  list  newsgroup  usenet  OS  distributed  system  systems  comp.os.research  AndrewTanenbaum  RobPike  KenThompson  PhilWinterbottom  WernerVogels  KennethBirman  1992  1990s  research  CS  computerscience  computer  science 
may 2007 by rafaeldff
Eigenfactor (Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Academic Publishing System? Dept.)
Nice description of the biases in the traditional "impact factor" metric for scholarly papers and a proposal for a better system.
CosmaShalizi  paper  statistics  papers  blog  post  academia  scholar  metric  metrics  stats  impact  measure  ISI  ISI/ThompsonScientific  Eigenfactor  markov  markovchains  rank  ranking  publication  science  publications 
may 2007 by rafaeldff
collision detection: Resuscitation science
"If Becker's right, current emergency practices actually kill people -- because when (..) you're not breathing, the first thing they do is flood you with oxygen. But all that does, Becker claims, is radically accelerate the speed at which your cells die."
blog  post  CliveThompson  science  medicine  interesting 
may 2007 by rafaeldff
Exploration Through Example » Blog Archive » Stepping in the same river many times
Too hard to summarize. Excellent article, using philosophy to help analyze software development with a degree of "seriousness" I hadn't encountered before. Again, truly excellent!
article  presentation  lecture  talk  BrianMarick  blog  post  software  engineering  development  philosophy  science  agile  SPA2007  SPA  2007 
april 2007 by rafaeldff
Fashionable Dictionary
Dictionary of fashionable intellectual nonsense. Example: "Gödel: A man with a theorem. Has something to do with axioms. Importantly, shows that everything is relative. To be invoked with quantum things."
page  dictionary  funny  science  society 
january 2007 by rafaeldff
The Science Creative Quarterly
A dialogue with sarah, aged 3: in which it is shown that if your dad is a chemistry professor, asking “why” can be dangerous.
story  funny  geek  science  humor  chemistry  children  StephenMcNeil 
january 2007 by rafaeldff
The h Index for Computer Science
"a partial list of computer science researchers who each has h ~ 40". ["the index h, defined as the number of papers with citation number higher or equal to h, as a useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher." ]
page  list  CS  computerscience  research  scientists  famous  metric  metrics  h-index  h  rank  ranking  academia  citations  citation  science  index  papers 
december 2006 by rafaeldff
YouTube - Richard Dawkins on BBC News
Cool interview with Dawkins on his next book "The God Delusion"
interview  video  youtube  BBC  RichardDawkins  Dawkins  religion  god  science  philosophy 
october 2006 by rafaeldff
Rob Pike - Systems Software Research is Irrelevant
Pike's famous paper on the importance of systems research nowdays.
paper  article  RobPike  system  systems  research  academic  academia  OS  basic  science  cs  computerscience 
october 2006 by rafaeldff
The Algorithm: Idiom of Modern Science
Famous physicists bashing, american history jokes, semiotics and criptography on an excellent introduction to (algorithmic) computer science
BernardChazelle  Princeton  essay  article  introduction  computerscience  cs  computing  complexity  algorithm  algorithms  math  mathematics  linguistics  history  physics  philosophy  science  cryptography  tractability  decidability  NP  analysis  academia  academic 
september 2006 by rafaeldff
gladwell.com: The Case for Geothermal
Malcolm Gladwell blog post about applying geothermal energy for house heating (and cooling).
blog  post  MalcolmGladwell  Gladwell  energy  science  environment  engineering  ecology  heating  cooling  AirConditioning  tech  technology  geothermal  ground  geo  geology  thermal  geophysics  housing  home  automation 
august 2006 by rafaeldff
Dr. Dobb's | A Conversation with Guy Steele Jr. | March 3, 2005
"DDJ chats with Guy Steele Jr. on topics ranging from programming languages research to programming language implementation."
interview  DrDobbs  GuySteele  lisp  scheme  fortress  sun  mit  harvard  ThinkingMachines  Dobbs  DrDobb's  science  scientific  computing  HiPerf 
august 2006 by rafaeldff
Three Sins of Authors in Computer Science and Math
Grandmothering (silly intros), A table of contents in a paragraph (in section n we'll bla bla), Conclusions that don't (silly conclusions)
writing  academic  academia  papers  paper  english  tip  tips  advice  CMU  math  CS  computerscience  JonathanShewchuk  thesis  research  reference  science 
august 2006 by rafaeldff
collision detection: When the past lies before you: How Aymaran Indians see time pass
The indian's vocabulary and gestures indicates they see the past as "forward", as in what they can see (what they know), and the future as "behind" them, analogously meaning that they cannot know it.
blog  post  CliveThompson  Cognitive  Science  CognitiveScience  CogSci  cognition  psychology  time  perception  human  language  Sapir–Whorf  SapirWhorf  thinking  knowledge  indian  indians  Aymaran  Andes  SouthAmerica 
june 2006 by rafaeldff
Idéias antigas: Leite, Lattes, Santos-Dumont e "os outros"
"o Brasil simplesmente não é um país de grandes inovadores. Nossos gênios da ciência e da tecnologia não são reconhecidos simplesmente porque não existem. E a culpa não é de algum vício inerente à mistura de raças nem ao clima tropical."
culture  Brazil  pt  pt-br  Brasil  science  education  JoséLeiteLopes  Nobel  society  physics  ufanism 
june 2006 by rafaeldff
Perception in Visualization
"This document summarizes some of the existing theories in psychophysics, and discusses their relevance to scientific and information visualization."
visualization  perception  psychology  psychophysics  cognition  congnitive  science  paper  article  ChristopherGHealey  ChristopherHealey 
june 2006 by rafaeldff
The pleasure of finding things out - RP Feynman - Google Video
Excellent (really) short 40 min documentary interview with Dr. RP Feynman- one of the greatest physicist of our times and a Nobel Laureate.
video  interview  physics  science  Feynman  RichardFeynman  physicist  movie  documentary 
april 2006 by rafaeldff
Martin Gardner "A Skeptical Look at Karl Popper," 2001
Gardner claims that falsificacionsim is too far from actual scientific practice. Also, he says that much of Popper's work was simply restating common sense in his particular terminology.
philosophy  science  Popper  KarlPopper  MartinGardner  critique  criticism  article 
april 2006 by rafaeldff
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Brazil's first astronaut elevated to superhero status after 9-day voyage
:D "And the controversy didn't end there. Within minutes of Mr Pontes's return, the debate was raging in Brazil about the best actor to take on the role of the country's first man in space. On one newspaper website, Richard Gere led the polls, closely
TheGuardian  news  brazil  space  SpaceProgram  program  astronaut  MarcosCesarPontes  MarcosPontes  politics  science  technology  funny 
april 2006 by rafaeldff
Economistas da Inovação — David Kupfer, Instituto de Economia da UFRJ
:: Inovação Unicamp :: Economistas da Inovação — David Kupfer, Instituto de Economia da UFRJ
inovation  science  ufrj  unicamp  economy  economist  DavidKupfer  interview  publicpolicies  governament  industry  policies 
january 2005 by rafaeldff
The MASSIVE database
Math And Science Song Information, Viewable Everywhere
amusing  catalog  digital  funny  library  math  music  science  site  song  useless  edu  education  edtech 
december 2004 by rafaeldff

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