Archive for November, 2015

Welcome to the World of SciTech Kids

Monday, November 30th, 2015

indie food and wine

Monday, November 30th, 2015

’till 11p Tu-Sa, ’10p Su,M

doodlekat1 – YouTube

Monday, November 30th, 2015

How Computers Are Helping Chemists Discover Materials That Don’t Yet Exist | November 30, 2015 Issue – Vo l. 93 Issue 47 | Chemical & Engineering News

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Room Meeting Reservation Tool

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

works w/ ipad & outlook but not gcal

Biometric Tattoos, From Wearables To Digital Health | WT VOX

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

#Biometric Tattoos, From #Wearables To Digital Health Devices connected by conductive paint, acting as body sensors

“But now, the “digital tattoo” is another expertise they have. These “biometric tattoos” are in fact conductive paint and components. Together, they assemble into simple devices able to collect data from your body.”

Are Polls Ruining Democracy?

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Are Polls Ruining Democracy? “#Datascience is the child of a rocky marriage between the academy & Silicon Valley”

“If public-opinion polling is the child of a strained marriage between the press and the academy, data science is the child of a rocky marriage between the academy and Silicon Valley. The term “data science” was coined in 1960, one year after the Democratic National Committee hired Simulmatics Corporation, a company founded by Ithiel de Sola Pool, a political scientist from M.I.T., to provide strategic analysis in advance of the upcoming Presidential election. Pool and his team collected punch cards from pollsters who had archived more than sixty polls from the elections of 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1960, representing more than a hundred thousand interviews, and fed them into a UNIVAC. They then sorted voters into four hundred and eighty possible types (for example, “Eastern, metropolitan,
lower-income, white, Catholic, female Democrat”) and sorted issues into fifty-two clusters (for example, foreign aid). Simulmatics’ first task, completed just before the Democratic National Convention, was a study of “the Negro vote in the North.” Its report, which is thought to have influenced the civil-rights paragraphs added to the Party’s platform, concluded that between 1954 and 1956 “a small but
significant shift to the Republicans occurred among Northern Negroes, which cost the Democrats about 1 per cent of the total votes in 8 key states.” After the nominating convention, the D.N.C. commissioned Simulmatics to prepare three more reports, including one that involved running simulations about different ways in which Kennedy might discuss his Catholicism.”

Babies and cats as coauthors on a manuscript

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Discussion about listing babies & cats as co-authors on scientific
manuscripts via @bornalibran #authorship

Addicted to Distraction – The New York Times

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Understanding multicellular function and disease with human tissue-specific networks : Nature Genetics : Nature Publishing Group

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Human tissue-specific #networks by @TroyanskayaLab
Brain-specific ones & NetWAS approach for combining #GWAS genes

access all tissue networks including the brain-specific
networks at