Archive for October, 2013

Ditch the pedometer – the AI in your phone is better – tech – 31 October 2013 – New Scientist

Thursday, October 31st, 2013–the-ai-in-your-phone-is-better.html#.UnI23Hcslv0?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=twitter&cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2012-GLOBAL-twitter

Next Generation Genomics: World Map of High-throughput Sequencers

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

How Big Is the Proton?

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Interesting discussion of a sort of aberrant hydrogen atom that has a proton and a muon as opposed to an electron. Since the muon is much heavier than the electron it sits much closer to the proton giving a sense of its shape. One can only imagine what muonic helium would look like with two of these things.

How Big Is the Proton? As determined from muonic hydrogen #physics

Medical research: Cell division : Nature News & Comment

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Cell division

.@NatureNews on WI-38, a cell line w/ tricky ethics (like #HeLa), from an aborted fetus, but essential for vaccines

Interesting discussion of another cell line other than Hela called WI-38 that has some challenging ethical issues. This cell line was taken from a fetus and used to develop important viral medications. The person who originally did this — Hayflick — identified four stakeholders that should really be compensated: the estate of the unborn child, the scientists, the institution and the funders.

In 1962, Leonard Hayflick created a cell strain from an aborted fetus. More than 50 years later, WI-38 remains a crucial, but controversial, source of cells.

IPad Air Is Lighter, Thinner and Faster –

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A Library of Classics, Edited for the Teething Set –

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

New Milestone Emerges – Baby’s First iPhone App –

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Researchers Draw Romantic Insights From Maps of Facebook Networks –

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The N.S.A. and Obama: Who Watches the Watchers? : The New Yorker

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global? : The New Yorker

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Beyond staring down the PM: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations [to a] Global [Brand]? via @Kernos501

staring down the PM to become a global brand

A British newspaper wants to take its aggressive investigations
global, but money is running out.