Posts Tagged ‘quote’

New study finds cell line difference across labs

Friday, August 17th, 2018

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0409-3
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“… comprehensive genomic characterization of 27 strains of the common breast cancer cell line MCF7 uncovered rapid genetic
diversification. Similar results were obtained with multiple strains of 13 additional cell lines.
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Galileo thermometer – Wikipedia

Monday, August 13th, 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_thermometer
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In some models, if there are some bulbs at the top (Figure 4, left) and some at the bottom, but one floating in the gap, then the one floating in the gap (green 76 °F (24 °C)) tells the temperature. If there is no bulb in the gap (Figure 4, right) then the average of the values of the bulb above and below the gap gives the approximate temperature. In other models, the lowest floating bulb gives the approximate temperature.[6]
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Why the UK’s plan to tackle air pollution is mostly hot air | New Scientist

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

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And the take-home message from their efforts to control the release of harmful particulates in the air is simple: ban wood burning. “”}}

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23831801-400-why-the-uks-plan-to-tackle-air-pollution-is-mostly-hot-air/

Buridan’s ass – Wikipedia

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buridan‘s_ass

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Buridan’s ass is an illustration of a paradox in philosophy in the conception of free will. It refers to a hypothetical situation wherein a donkey that is equally hungry and thirsty is placed precisely midway between a stack of hay and a pail of water. Since the paradox assumes the ass will always go to whichever is closer, it dies of both hunger and thirst since it cannot make any rational decision between the hay and water.[1] A common variant of the paradox substitutes two identical piles of hay for the hay and water; the ass, unable to choose between the two, dies of hunger.
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Granger causality – Wikipedia

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granger_causality

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We say that a variable X that evolves over time Granger-causes another evolving variable Y if predictions of the value of Y based on its own past values and on the past values of X are better than predictions of Y based only on its own past values.
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Corded Ware culture – Wikipedia

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corded_Ware_culture

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The term Corded Ware culture (German: Schnurkeramik-Kultur, Dutch: touwbekercultuur, French: ceramique cordée) was first introduced by the German archaeologist Friedrich Klopfleisch in 1883.[4] He named it after cord-like impressions or ornamentation characteristic of its pottery.[4] The term Single Grave culture comes from its burial custom, which consisted of inhumation under tumuli in a crouched position with various artifacts. Battle Axe culture, or Boat Axe culture, is named from its characteristic grave offering to males, a stone boat-shaped battle axe.[4]
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What online fashion brands can learn from Amazon’s stores – Digiday

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

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“Brands that have similar access to customer data — while perhaps not on the Amazon scale — can follow suit. In some cases, they’re starting to: At Reformation’s newest stores, the sales floor layout is stripped down and streamlined to only display the brand’s top-performing items. The rest of the selection can be browsed via touch screens that show the full online store. (Digital screens as a utility, however, do have their own problems, like a barrier to scale.)”

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https://digiday.com/marketing/online-fashion-brands-can-learn-amazons-stores

Where did your genetic ancestors come from?

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

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“Let’s imagine that the individual is you. The maternal genome (the copy from your mum, note correct spelling on mum) is shown on top, and the paternal genome on the bottom. I paint each chromosome with a colour indicating where an individual’s genetic material has been copied from. …Going another generation back see how this means that you have inherited the left part of chromosome 21 from your maternal grandma, and the right half of chromosome from your maternal grandfather.
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https://gcbias.org/2017/12/19/1628/

12 Companies That Could Thrive in the Age of Amazon

Friday, June 29th, 2018

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“He cites the example of Target (TGT), which “recently began testing replenishing stores and digital orders from the same pool of inventory with one of its distribution centers in the Northeast and saw a 33% reduction in back room inventory for these stores while also reducing stock-outs by 50%.

In fact, the switch to centralized inventory is key to his switching his view on Macy’s from “short” to “long”:”
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https://www.barrons.com/articles/12-companies-that-could-thrive-in-the-age-of-amazon-1528228978

Mining molecular gastronomy

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Mining #MolecularGastronomy
http://www.Nature.com/news/mining-molecular-gastronomy-1.9658 “Suggestion that the reason some #foods go well together is because they contain the same flavour molecules… networks to link flavour compounds w. ingredients found in 1 Korean & 2 American…recipe DBs”
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“Ahnert, himself an amateur molecular gastronomist, was intrigued by the anecdotal suggestion that the reason some foods go well together is because they contain the same flavour molecules. He and his team therefore developed networks to link flavour compounds with the ingredients found in one Korean and two American online recipe databases, grouping recipes into North American, Western European, Latin American, Southern European or East Asian cuisine.”
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