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Denise Case

Denise Case 

The secret of life is two words: not always so :)

Occupation: “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion

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Science on Google+901,409Can you believe it! The +Science on Google+ community is approaching 200k members! We'll have reached that number by this weekend, so we're going to have a huge community celebration! Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Buddhini Samarasinghe as they start the celebration of being the #1 science community and the #10 community in *all of Google+*!!  During our Hangout On Air, you'll get a chance to meet the moderators  who dedicate so much time and energy into making sure that good, high quality science content is showcased in the community.  After we hear from the moderators on *who* they are, we'll have a discussion on what the curator team looks at for community posts to get put on the *Curator's Choice*.  We are all extremely excited to be celebrating with all 200,000 of you! Let's stay curious and find new and better ways to understand this amazing Universe we all live in! #ScienceSunday   #STEM   #ScienceEveryday   #SoGp200k  200,000 member community celebration!2014-01-12 22:00:00184  

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2017-08-18 11:47:39 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Fighting the good fight: lessons from Germany. "..nonviolent resistance was more than twice as effective as violent resistance in achieving change." More people participate, and the positive changes occur more quickly.



How to Make Fun of Nazis https://nyti.ms/2vHcTpH

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#SessionsWillBlock #ScientificAndMedicalResearch #Marijuana
Oh, the evil weed.
https://youtu.be/7Q6sUP4NHVs

#SessionsWillBlock #ScientificAndMedicalResearch #Marijuana
Oh, the evil weed.
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2017-08-18 12:19:40 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

10 ways to fight hate. What we do, matters.

10 ways to fight hate. What we do, matters. ___

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2017-08-18 11:47:39 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Fighting the good fight: lessons from Germany. "..nonviolent resistance was more than twice as effective as violent resistance in achieving change." More people participate, and the positive changes occur more quickly.



How to Make Fun of Nazis https://nyti.ms/2vHcTpH

Fighting the good fight: lessons from Germany. "..nonviolent resistance was more than twice as effective as violent resistance in achieving change." More people participate, and the positive changes occur more quickly.



How to Make Fun of Nazis https://nyti.ms/2vHcTpH___

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2017-08-18 04:36:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

The aim of this book is to present and describe in detail the algorithms to extract the knowledge hidden inside data using Python language, which allows us to read and easily understand the nature and the characteristics of the rules of the computing utilized, as opposed to what happens in commercial applications, which are available only in the form of running codes, which remain impossible to modify.

The aim of this book is to present and describe in detail the algorithms to extract the knowledge hidden inside data using Python language, which allows us to read and easily understand the nature and the characteristics of the rules of the computing utilized, as opposed to what happens in commercial applications, which are available only in the form of running codes, which remain impossible to modify.___

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2017-08-17 06:54:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Jolly Rodger pirate robots visit with unwanted callers. :)

#robocall #ai #agents #donotcall

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#robocall #ai #agents #donotcall

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2017-08-15 16:32:35 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Progress towards Mars. +Bloomberg article provides a nice visualization of +SpaceX launches.[1] Goal: Get the cost of a ticket to Mars down to the cost of an average house in the US. Take ~200 people/trip until we have a thriving colony of a million explorers living in the new frontier.[2]

See also the awesome +Wait But Why series on "How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars" by Tim Urban. [3]

[1] https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-spacex-launches/

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0agVZwux1Hs

[3] https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/08/how-and-why-spacex-will-colonize-mars.html

Progress towards Mars. +Bloomberg article provides a nice visualization of +SpaceX launches.[1] Goal: Get the cost of a ticket to Mars down to the cost of an average house in the US. Take ~200 people/trip until we have a thriving colony of a million explorers living in the new frontier.[2]

See also the awesome +Wait But Why series on "How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars" by Tim Urban. [3]

[1] https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-spacex-launches/

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0agVZwux1Hs

[3] https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/08/how-and-why-spacex-will-colonize-mars.html

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2017-08-13 11:23:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Experience the eclipse. We''re 30 minutes from the path of totality - hoping for clear skies. :)

#eclipse

Experience the eclipse. We''re 30 minutes from the path of totality - hoping for clear skies. :)

#eclipse___

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2017-08-13 11:19:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Help offset the temporary reduction from solar panels during the eclipse. We can do this manually by turning down the A/C during the transit, or by programming a smart thermostat.

#eclipse #energy

Help offset the temporary reduction from solar panels during the eclipse. We can do this manually by turning down the A/C during the transit, or by programming a smart thermostat.

#eclipse #energy ___

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2017-08-09 13:37:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

In most of the European North, a woman in a leading position in politics or industry is now commonplace. It’s nothing to stare at and nothing to talk about. And once it’s commonplace, people stop paying attention to a candidate’s gender, which in return reduces bias.

#google #discussion #coding #computerscience #software #engineering #stem

In most of the European North, a woman in a leading position in politics or industry is now commonplace. It’s nothing to stare at and nothing to talk about. And once it’s commonplace, people stop paying attention to a candidate’s gender, which in return reduces bias.

#google #discussion #coding #computerscience #software #engineering #stem___

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2017-08-08 11:52:24 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

We hope so, too :)

#nasa #boldlygo

In case you're wondering who to turn the future over to...___We hope so, too :)

#nasa #boldlygo

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2017-08-08 11:49:20 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Worldwide Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 TRILLION per year
A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels.

Worldwide Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 TRILLION per year
A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels.
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2017-08-08 01:58:29 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S. https://nyti.ms/2vdswoz

Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S. https://nyti.ms/2vdswoz___

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2017-08-06 17:03:13 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Misguided Manifesto. For more good discussion on this topic, see the comments on original post by +Yonatan Zunger​.

#computerscience #cs #coding

A Googler wrote an (internal, since leaked) manifesto about gender and engineering a few days ago. If you haven't read it, I will say that you are not missing much. But if you've heard about this and are wondering what my response was, I just posted it publicly.

The intro of this also hints at some bigger news which I'll get into later. :)___Misguided Manifesto. For more good discussion on this topic, see the comments on original post by +Yonatan Zunger​.

#computerscience #cs #coding

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2017-07-31 11:12:22 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Koch Brothers Orchestrate Grassroots Effort to Lower Corporate Taxes, Documents Show https://theintercept.com/2017/07/26/koch-brothers-tax-reform-plan-grassroots-document/

Koch Brothers Orchestrate Grassroots Effort to Lower Corporate Taxes, Documents Show https://theintercept.com/2017/07/26/koch-brothers-tax-reform-plan-grassroots-document/ ___

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2017-07-28 00:40:32 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Massive Opiate Fraud: $1.3 billion, 412 healthcare workers, 56 physicians. Congratulations to acting FBI director Andrew McCabe and all the men and women who worked on this. There are countless Americans grateful for the work you do to counter corruption and fraud on behalf of US citizens and our nation.

#Medicare #Medicaid #opiates #fraud

U.S. Charges 412, Including Doctors, in $1.3 Billion Health Fraud https://nyti.ms/2ueaJho

Massive Opiate Fraud: $1.3 billion, 412 healthcare workers, 56 physicians. Congratulations to acting FBI director Andrew McCabe and all the men and women who worked on this. There are countless Americans grateful for the work you do to counter corruption and fraud on behalf of US citizens and our nation.

#Medicare #Medicaid #opiates #fraud

U.S. Charges 412, Including Doctors, in $1.3 Billion Health Fraud https://nyti.ms/2ueaJho___

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2017-07-23 13:07:56 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Shameful. Limiting access to life-saving information and healthcare.

#goingbackwards

___Shameful. Limiting access to life-saving information and healthcare.

#goingbackwards

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2017-07-17 12:15:08 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

10 free machine learning books

#bigdata #biganalytics #ml #references

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#bigdata #biganalytics #ml #references

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2017-07-17 12:06:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Interesting libraries for adding graphs to Java-based systems.

#ai #ml #python #Java #graphs

Interesting libraries for adding graphs to Java-based systems.

#ai #ml #python #Java #graphs___

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2017-07-13 15:11:00 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Our powerful ability to choose. Short video on the true value of being able to choose how we think. :)

#commencement #choice #sapiens

Our powerful ability to choose. Short video on the true value of being able to choose how we think. :)

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2017-07-03 00:36:13 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was one of our jewels. Normally had about 60 staffers, to help assist WH staff in creating fact-grounded policy.President Obama expanded it well past 100, bringing in loads of question-asking consultants and speakers… like yours truly (twice in 2016 alone). “The size of the office under the Obama administration reflected Mr. Obama's "strong belief in science, the growing intersection of science and technology—”

Beyond advising the President on scientific discoveries and their implications for national policy, OSTP was involved in encouraging breakthroughs in STEM education and re-igniting a generation of skilled programmers. Heading OSTP was Presidential Science Adviser, a position generally filled by some of humanity’s sharpest minds.

All of that is over. President Trump has attrited the Science Officeof OSTP t... more »

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was one of our jewels. Normally had about 60 staffers, to help assist WH staff in creating fact-grounded policy.President Obama expanded it well past 100, bringing in loads of question-asking consultants and speakers… like yours truly (twice in 2016 alone). “The size of the office under the Obama administration reflected Mr. Obama's "strong belief in science, the growing intersection of science and technology—”

Beyond advising the President on scientific discoveries and their implications for national policy, OSTP was involved in encouraging breakthroughs in STEM education and re-igniting a generation of skilled programmers. Heading OSTP was Presidential Science Adviser, a position generally filled by some of humanity’s sharpest minds.

All of that is over. President Trump has attrited the Science Office of OSTP to zero… that’s zero staff to consult with West Wing policy makers over anything scientific or related to science. OSTP as a whole is down to a couple of dozen placeholders.

Elsewhere, I wrote about David Gelernter, who seemed a front runner for the Science Adviser post, under Trump. A bizarre and polemically-driven person, Gelernter apparently would have been far too scientific for this White House. Perhaps they sensed that he would be capable - in extremis - of saying the hated phrase: “um… that’s not exactly true.”
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2017/04/in-defense-of-enlightenment-science.html

That, after all, was the criminal offense of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) which was banished by Newt Gingrich in 1995 for giving honest answers. And the fate now apparently destined for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), for similar treasons against dogma.

It is this fevered spite agains all fact-users that makes our current civil war completely unrelated to the old-hoary-lobotomizing “left-right” political “axis.” When all outcomes and metrics of US health and yes, economics and capitalism do vastly better under democrats, fact users become Enemy #1. And that’s ALL fact-users, now including even the FBI, the Intelligence Community and the U.S. Military Officer Corps. (Look up the term “deep state” to see how the mad right is justifying attacking even them!)
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2017/02/revenge-of-deep-state.html

Fans of the movie “Idiocracy” - and die hard confederates - may openly avow wishing for this rise of the know-nothings. But your conservative aunt might be swayed to pull away from this madness, if you dare her to name one profession of folks who actually know stuff that is not under open attack by her crazy husband and his ilk. She knows she will need skilled people, from time to time. Even if he convinces himself that fact-people are all satanic.


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2017-06-18 12:54:18 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

for later reading :D

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2017-06-17 12:42:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Solar fuel research. Exploring renewable options for concentrated energy demands.

#clean #energy #research #sciencesunday

Solar fuel research. Exploring renewable options for concentrated energy demands.

#clean #energy #research #sciencesunday___

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2017-06-16 18:58:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

New Google Scholar Classic Papers, a collection of highly-cited papers that have stood the test of time. Each area lists the ten most-cited articles published ten years earlier.[1]

Link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_classic_articles&hl=en&by=2006

[1] https://scholar.googleblog.com/2017/06/classic-papers-articles-that-have-stood.html

New Google Scholar Classic Papers, a collection of highly-cited papers that have stood the test of time. Each area lists the ten most-cited articles published ten years earlier.[1]

Link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_classic_articles&hl=en&by=2006

[1] https://scholar.googleblog.com/2017/06/classic-papers-articles-that-have-stood.html
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2017-06-15 13:22:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

A lukewarmer's confession

The Earth's temperature is now in the middle of the range projected by climate models. When it was at the lower end of this range, lukewarmers believed this would continue. Now they're less sure.

What are lukewarmers? Ross Douthat explains:

Like a lot of conservatives who write about public policy, my views on climate change place me in the ranks of what the British writer Matt Ridley once dubbed the “lukewarmers.”

Lukewarmers accept that the earth is warming and that our civilization’s ample CO2 emissions are a major cause. They doubt, however, that climate change represents a crisis unique among the varied challenges we face, or that the global regulatory schemes advanced to deal with it will work as advertised. And they raise an eyebrow at the contrast between the apocalyptic, absolutist rhetoricwith ... more »

A lukewarmer's confession

The Earth's temperature is now in the middle of the range projected by climate models. When it was at the lower end of this range, lukewarmers believed this would continue. Now they're less sure.

What are lukewarmers? Ross Douthat explains:

Like a lot of conservatives who write about public policy, my views on climate change place me in the ranks of what the British writer Matt Ridley once dubbed the “lukewarmers.”

Lukewarmers accept that the earth is warming and that our civilization’s ample CO2 emissions are a major cause. They doubt, however, that climate change represents a crisis unique among the varied challenges we face, or that the global regulatory schemes advanced to deal with it will work as advertised. And they raise an eyebrow at the contrast between the apocalyptic, absolutist rhetoric with which these schemes are regularly defended and their actual details, which seem mostly designed to enable the globe’s statesmen to greenwash the pursuit of economic and political self-interest.

More specifically, lukewarmers look at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s official projections and see a strong likelihood that rising temperatures will drag on G.D.P. without leading to catastrophe. They look at the record of climatological predictions and see a pattern in which observed warming hugs the lower, non-disastrous end of the spectrum of projections. And they look at the substance of the Paris accord, which papered over a failed attempt to set binding emission rules with a set of fine-sounding promises, and see little to justify all the anguish and despair over Donald Trump’s decision to abandon it.

The despairing are unlikely to be convinced by this quick description, so for a better sense of the lukewarmist case, I recommend two recent essays by Oren Cass of the Manhattan Institute: First, “The Problem With Climate Catastrophizing,” from Foreign Affairs, and second, “How to Worry About Climate Change,” from National Affairs.

But while inviting readers to ease their pain over Paris with the balm of lukewarmism, I also want to concede two problems with this approach. The first is that no less than alarmism, lukewarmism can be vulnerable to cherry-picking and selection bias, reaching for any piece of evidence — and when you’re dealing with long-term trends, there’s a lot of evidence to choose from — that supports its non-catastrophic assumptions, even if the bulk of the data starts to point the other way.

This means that every lukewarmer, including especially those in positions of political authority, should be pressed to identify trends that would push them toward greater alarmism and a sharper focus on the issue.

I’ll answer that challenge myself: My own alarm over climate change has gone up modestly since the Obama-era cap-and-trade debates, as the decade or more in which observed warming was slow or even flat — the much-contested warming “pause” — has given way to a clearer rise in global temperatures.

If you chart this spike against the range of climate change projections, it brings the trend up into the middle of climatologists’ scenarios for the first time in some years. Maybe that will be temporary and it will fall back. But the closer the real trend gets to the worst-case projections, the more my lukewarmism will look Pollyannish and require substantial reassessment.

But this is where the second objection to lukewarmism comes in, which is that such reassessment might happen on op-ed pages but not in actual right-wing politics, because in actual right-wing politics no serious assessment of the science and the risks is taking place to begin with. Instead there’s just a mix of business-class and blue-collar self-interest and a trollish, “If liberals are for it, we’re against it” anti-intellectualism. So while lukewarmers may fancy ourselves serious interlocutors for liberals, we’re actually just running interference on behalf of know-nothing and do-nothingism, attacking flawed policies on behalf of a Republican Party that will never, ever advance any policies of its own.

This critique is … not necessarily wrong. A Republican Party that was really shaped by lukewarmism would probably still oppose the Paris deal and shrink from sweeping carbon taxes. But it would be actively debating and budgeting for the two arenas — innovation and mitigation — where the smartest skeptics of regulatory solutions tend to place their faith.

This is not what the G.O.P. seems inclined to do. Instead it lets lukewarmers poke holes in liberal proposals for climate insurance policies, and then sits back satisfied that no insurance policy, no extra effort, is necessary at all.

Earlier I recommended reading Oren Cass’s essays; now I’ll quote his tweet when Trump pulled out of the Paris accord. “Hopefully someday,” he wrote, “we’ll get a reality-based climate agreement that helps prepare for and adapt to whatever climate change brings.”

The problem is that while Paris was not sufficiently rooted in reality, the anti-Paris sentiments that moved Trump weren’t entirely reality-based either. And a clear Republican plan for how to “prepare for and adapt to whatever climate change brings” does not actually exist.

In its absence, lukewarmism is a critique without an affirmative agenda, a theory of the case without a party that’s prepared to ever act on it. So its claim to offer a fully-credible policy alternative to climate alarmism awaits a different president, and a very different G.O.P.

I disagree with a lot of this. For example, calling Trump's attitude "not entirely reality-based" is an outrageous understatement. Nonetheless, it's so rare to see someone straddling this particular fence that I find Douthat's position quite interesting. How often does someone admit that they're "actually just running interference on behalf of know-nothing and do-nothingism"?

#climateaction___

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Concise Visual Summary of Deep Learning Architectures

Concise Visual Summary of Deep Learning Architectures___

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2017-06-10 03:22:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Planetary stewardship :)

"France just launched https://www.makeourplanetgreatagain.fr/
and is offering grants of up to 1.5 million Euro for climate scientists to move there."
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2017-06-03 12:50:49 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Dereliction of Duty. Public service here is not what it used to be...

#climatechange #maketheplanetgreatagain #publicservice #principles #integrity #honesty #wisdom

Pants on fire.___Dereliction of Duty. Public service here is not what it used to be...

#climatechange #maketheplanetgreatagain #publicservice #principles #integrity #honesty #wisdom

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2017-06-02 12:58:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

USA to withdraw from Paris Agreement. I had hoped he would do the right thing (and earn heartfelt accolades here and around the world). The international discussion in the comments is worth a read.

States are agreeing to uphold the agreement.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Climate_Alliance

#climatechange #maketheplanetgreatagain 

USA to withdraw from Paris Agreement. I had hoped he would do the right thing (and earn heartfelt accolades here and around the world). The international discussion in the comments is worth a read.

States are agreeing to uphold the agreement.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Climate_Alliance

#climatechange #maketheplanetgreatagain ___

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2017-05-31 17:59:51 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

How did we get here (so quickly)? Built on a foundation of public schools, public libraries, and public service, we took a geographically large area and connected all of us with interstates and telephones. We believed in the power of education and innovation, and built a thriving middle class.

Recent policies being proposed - and sometimes implemented - are short-sighted, punitive, regressive, and sometimes even cruel.

I believe there are more principled people than irrationally greedy or gullible ones. We will turn this around.

Read this.___How did we get here (so quickly)? Built on a foundation of public schools, public libraries, and public service, we took a geographically large area and connected all of us with interstates and telephones. We believed in the power of education and innovation, and built a thriving middle class.

Recent policies being proposed - and sometimes implemented - are short-sighted, punitive, regressive, and sometimes even cruel.

I believe there are more principled people than irrationally greedy or gullible ones. We will turn this around.

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2017-05-30 03:17:13 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Interesting question: "Why do so few people major in computer science?"

#coding #cs #computerscience #highereducation #scienceeveryday

Interesting question: "Why do so few people major in computer science?"

#coding #cs #computerscience #highereducation #scienceeveryday___

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2017-05-29 21:17:47 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Interesting project. :)

This Summer, Build the Self-Sovereign Internet

The world is in flux. The institutions of yesterday are breaking before our eyes, but the new systems we need haven’t yet emerged. And yet, you may have a sense that we are on the verge of an entirely new reality that could be both empowering and regenerative for all. In pursuit of that possibility, we’re building Ceptr – the next version of the internet – designed to push power down and increase individual sovereignty while creating new avenues for collaboration. Based upon the design patterns that nature relies on for creating resilient living systems, Ceptr will run alongside and “play well” with the existing internet.

This summer, come help us continue laying the foundation for a truly thriving world. We have opportunities for remote participation as well as onsite residencies in New Mexico, Oregon and California. Together we have the potential to transform billions of lives by creating the conditions for new forms of self-governance, vibrant communities, and a more equitable society.

http://ceptr.org/participate/residencies

+Michel Bauwens I wonder if the residencies page is appropriate to repost in the p2pfoundation blog or if it would be best to write something with more context and also shae the opportunities for residency?

#blockchain #holochain #globalbrain #summer

+John Abbe +Michael Maranda +Michael Margolis +Magenta Ceiba +Maia Conty +John Verdon +John Kellden +Nicholas Perrin +Jean-François Noubel +Jack Park +Jamaica Stevens +Ishan Shapiro +Liz McLellan

___Interesting project. :)

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2017-04-16 11:10:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

SciTech Digest by Mark Bruce. Another fascinating week of noteworthy news in science and technology. :)

Thanks +Mark Bruce​!

#robotics #ai #intelligentagents

SciTech Digest - 16/2017.
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Creating negative mass, Solar water harvesting, CRISPR diagnostics, Complex 2D microchips, Complex cellular biocomputers, Cellular reprogramming for Parkinson’s, Generative adversarial networks, Prototype magnonic device, Chatbots that empathise, Adaptive robotic grasping.

1. Creating Negative Mass
An experimentally verified physical system exhibiting properties of negative mass has been achieved by cooling a Bose-Einstein condensate to a superfluid state and using a second laser to change the spin of atoms; pushing the system results in it accelerating backwards https://news.wsu.edu/2017/04/10/negative-mass-created-at-wsu/.

2. Solar Powered Water Harvesting
Porous metal-organic framework materials have been configured such that any suitable heat or light source causes the material to remove and condense water from the air, even at very low humidity levels http://news.mit.edu/2017/MOF-device-harvests-fresh-water-from-air-0414. 1 kg of material would be able to provide approximately 3 liters of water from dry air with only 20% humidity.

3. CRISPR Diagnostics
A modified CRISPR enzyme that targets and cleaves RNA has been developed into the SHERLOCK diagnostics platform for rapid point-of-care testing for specific viruses, bacteria, and other relevant mutations http://news.mit.edu/2017/scientists-unveil-crispr-based-diagnostic-platform-0413. CRISPR is also being used to mine bacterial genomes for pharmaceuticals https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/486265.

4. Complex 2D Microchip
The most complex two-dimensional microprocessor chip with more than 100 transistors has been demonstrated from the three-atom thick material molybdenum disulfide http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/devices/the-most-complex-2d-microchip-yet.

5. Cellular Biocomputers with Logic Circuits
New synthetic biology tool BLADE uses DNA-recombinase enzymes to function as molecular logic gates in human cells, and currently demonstrating over 100 different Boolean logic functions for regulating gene activity based on environmental cues https://singularityhub.com/2017/04/12/scientists-hacked-a-cells-dna-and-made-a-biocomputer-out-of-it/.

6. Cellular Reprogramming for Parkinson’s
New cellular reprogramming techniques manipulate an animal’s cells in vivo and in tests in mice appear to convert one type of cell (brain support cell in this case) into a dopamine producing cell to reverse Parkinson’s symptoms https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2017/04/cellular-reprogramming-approach-reverses-parkinsons-symptoms-in-a-mouse-model/.

7. Generative Adversarial Networks
Generative Adversarial Networks pit two neural networks against one another in order to come up with much better and more accurate solutions than either would be able to do so on their own and might one day deliver forms of unsupervised learning https://www.wired.com/2017/04/googles-dueling-neural-networks-spar-get-smarter-no-humans-required/.

8. Prototype Magnonic Device
Competing with conventional prototype spintronics devices, a prototype magnonic device has been demonstrated that instead manipulates oscillating spin-waves that travel throughout magnetic materials without requiring electric currents http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/devices/move-over-spintronics-here-comes-magnonics-to-the-rescue-of-electronics.

9. Chatbots that Empathise
Chatbots have been developed that assess the emotional content of a user’s text and can respond appropriately by conveying specific emotions https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604157/emotional-chatting-machine-assesses-your-emotion-and-copies-it/.

10. Adaptive Robotic Grasping
Soft Robotics has a new adaptive grasping system able to handle arbitrarily-shaped objects with uneven surfaces http://www.roboticgizmos.com/soft-robot-adaptive-grasping/ - this modular robotic gripped could benefit a range of different robotics platforms.
___SciTech Digest by Mark Bruce. Another fascinating week of noteworthy news in science and technology. :)

Thanks +Mark Bruce​!

#robotics #ai #intelligentagents

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2017-04-08 11:20:31 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Humans are amazing.

Thank you +Charles Filipponi​ for sharing!

#extraordinary #music #Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff was an April Fool's baby. A day late, but one of my favorite piano pieces by him.

Yuja Wang is exhilarating to watch.

Happy Sunday, friends. :)

#musicalmelange #classicalmusic #piano #rachmaninoff #yujawang___Humans are amazing.

Thank you +Charles Filipponi​ for sharing!

#extraordinary #music #Rachmaninoff

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2017-04-04 04:33:17 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Explore Mount Everest in 3D. :)

Experience the harrowing trek to the summit of the Earth’s highest mountain.

Website:
http://www.explore-everest.com/mt-everest-journey.html

Himalayan Foundation:
https://www.himalayan-foundation.org/

Discovery: Everest Rescue
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Discovery: VR
http://www.discoveryvr.com/watch/route-to-everest

#everest #mountainclimbing #3D


Explore Mount Everest in 3D. :)

Experience the harrowing trek to the summit of the Earth’s highest mountain.

Website:
http://www.explore-everest.com/mt-everest-journey.html

Himalayan Foundation:
https://www.himalayan-foundation.org/

Discovery: Everest Rescue
http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/everest-rescue/

Discovery: VR
http://www.discoveryvr.com/watch/route-to-everest

#everest #mountainclimbing #3D


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