The result of all this data structuring is that Antidote can take a number (say, 50) and return studies that say something like this: “Ages Eligible for Study: Child, Adult, Senior” but not studies like this: “Ages Eligible for Study: 75 years and older.” And the interface is pretty slick. You type in your condition, where you live, then choose your age and sex. For a 50-year-old woman living in St. Louis, Missouri with lung cancer, 617 trials pop up. On the next screen, Antidote asks how far you’d be willing to travel; within 20 miles the trial options narrow to 69. If you know what kind of mutation is causing your lung cancer, Antidote can winnow down the number even further. At this point, you could print out a list of the trials, take them to your oncologist, and discuss your options.
I abandoned my quest after that last great push for accuracy. I began to take solace in the fact that I’m hardly the first person to be victimized by inaccurate information on the internet, and that really, I didn’t have it that bad.
At Google, a team of researchers recently demonstrated an artificially intelligent system that could reliably identify a mountain-unicycling video.
Visitors gazing up at the whale will see the hall’s restored original skylights, now illuminated by artificial lighting. Under the planned redesign, the whale will float in a virtual ocean created by lights and video, accompanied by the dulcet tones of whale song and a display showing satellite-tracking data of blue whale migrations culled from research by Howard Rosenbaum.
Prosecutor Serrin Turner told the jury not to be swayed by the defense’s frame-job theory. “There were no little elves that put that evidence on [Ulbricht’s] computer,” he said.
Though free encryption programs are available for noncommercial use, running them takes several steps: Finding software, installing it, creating digital keys to lock and unlock messages, distributing keys, telling friends to do the same.
To get Adaptive Images up and running on your website you’ll need to have an Apache 2 server with PHP 5.x installed. For more info, head on over to the Adaptive Images website or you can grab the code from GitHub.
We’re 99-percent certain that iOS 4 will arrive for iPad owners this week, because Apple has said it was due for release in the fall. That means the iPad will finally gain multitasking capability for third-party apps to run in the background, among other features such as grouping apps into folders.
“The investigation has not been revealed as yet but what this tells us is that the Navy feels as though this officer who is responsible to train that crew broke down and did not give them the navigational training, the rules of engagement training, the concept of defending their ship. They failed in all those areas,” he said.
It’s almost a wordless book—there are sound effects and signs, but the characters don’t actually speak. A dog orders a robot in the mail and assembles it, and they have a lot of fun together until they go to the beach and the robot rusts and is unable to move. From there, the plotline splits, showing the dog’s attempts to make new friends as the robot lies on the beach, dreaming. The artwork is simple but incredibly expressive, and the story is full of whimsy and unexpectedly sad moments. Really, the book is not just for kids, who may not appreciate all the subtleties, but there’s nothing inappropriate and my own kids (ages 6 and 3) both enjoy it. You can read an excerpt to get a taste of it.
Critics say it’s the absurdity of the unforeseen consequences of the DMCA, as in Halderman’s case, that necessitates a change in the law. The DMCA goes too far and sends a chilling effect through the academic community, they say.
No, we’re not talking about today’s Bitcoin-hawking Silicon Valley techno-utopians. We’re talking about Technocracy Inc., an organization founded in 1931 to promote the ideas of a man named Howard Scott.
Goldberg is under no illusions that when people hear the name SurveyMonkey, they could be tempted to dismiss the company out of hand as unserious. But there’s a good chance you’ve taken one of SurveyMonkey’s surveys since the company was founded during the height of the first dotcom boom. SurveyMonkey says that these days its servers handle 3 million survey responses every day—about 100 MB per minute, or almost 150 GB per day.
While I was in Haiti this past month, a 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck the country. There was no reported loss of life and no damage, thankfully. But there were an awful lot of odd theories about the origins of this quake – and the massive, 7.0 one that hit the country in 2010. The oddest of them all: the one about the giant tunnel that the U.S. was drilling under the Caribbean. Yeah, it’s Tinfoil Tuesday, our semi-regular look at the planet’s most wack-a-delic conspiracy theories.
French government cyber security agency ANSSI said Renault was not alone to be hit, and warned of other possible attacks soon.
PoachIt’s service hinges on sophisticated web crawlers that scour the web to search for sales and coupons. Users either download a Chrome extension or add the PoachIt button to their bookmark bar. Then, when they find a product they like on a retailer’s website, they can click the PoachIt button to either track the item until it goes on sale or see if there are any coupons available.
Nelson believes her work could be misinterpreted by conservatives who have dismissed the idea of a digital divide.
Every Strandbeest has a crank leg system of 11 tubular parts. These tubes are perfectly proportioned to one another, so that the beest’s movement glides along a horizontal line. Jansen developed the beest’s “genetic algorithm” in 1991, and has used this system to design new beests with similar movements.