Technology

LIGO's Computing Power, Explained Simply By Linus Tech Tips

E xplaining something simply is not easy.  Linus Tech Tips has done the best job I have seen of breaking down the computational aspects of how a project like LIGO works.  It helps to have a small video production studio to create good visual aids.  Physic ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 8 2019 - 2:12pm

How Minority Report Could Happen: Your Behavior Can Be Predicted By Social Media Even If You Don't Use It

You may be told that you have individual choice about whether or not social media privacy (or lack thereof) affects you; don't join social media, or delete your account.  Not so, according to a new study. Big Data can essentially triangulate your beha ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2019 - 2:50pm

The First Photonic Quantum Computer Is About To Come To Market- You Read That Right

If you've read anything about computers for the last 25 years, you've read the hype about quantum computing and how it is going to be better and faster and with less heat and replace conduction-based chips and it will generally be awesome. And th ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 30 2019 - 12:42pm

A Blood Test To Measure Pain

One of the problems that led to both opioid and medical marijuana overuse has been that the notion of pain is subjective. If someone claims they are in pain, a doctor has no way to know how much of it is real and how much is psychological. A new test can i ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2019 - 3:57pm

Social Media Made The Modern Anti-Vax Movement Popular, But The Tide Is Turning

As measles outbreaks spread across the U.S., our new look at how information about vaccine safety and reliability spreads online suggests that the tide may be turning against the anti-vaccination movement. ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 3 2019 - 6:00am

Get Rid Of ‘Innovation Ecosystems’

To say ‘business ecosystem’ or ‘innovation ecosystem’ is to commit the teleological fallacy. That means assuming a purpose where there is no purpose. Charles Darwin said species evolve to adapt to changing environments. Natural ecosystems – species and the ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Apr 22 2019 - 6:56am

Living Photos: Tech Showing How 2D Single Photo Images Can Be 3D Animated Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

If you read the Harry Potter series of novels or saw the films, you've known that fiction has people moving in and out of photographs- now that magic has been brought to real life. The University of Washington algorithm Photo Wake-Up was posted in pre ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2019 - 6:53pm

Online Video Games- Soon With No Lag, By Modifying Game Elements In Real Time

"Lag" is a common term for the latency in human-computer interactions caused by various factors related to the environment and performance of the devices, networks, and data processing. There is no question it impacts the user's performance, ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 1:00pm

Racist Speech On Twitter Predicts Real-Life Hate Crimes

Cities with a higher incidence of racist tweets showed more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity, and national origin, according to an analysis of the location and linguistic features of 532 million tweets published between 2011 and 2016. A machin ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 3:00pm

Is Your Cell Phone More Powerful Than NASA's Apollo Guidance Computer?

Many people who are old enough to have experienced the first moon landing will vividly remember what it was like watching Neil Armstrong utter his famous quote: That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. Half a century later, the event ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 5 2019 - 5:00am