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APOD: 2021 April 18 - Rainbow Airglow over the Azores

blog post image "A spectacular sky is visible through this banded airglow, with the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy running up the image center, and M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, visible near the top left."

Edtech VC survey, 5 founder mistakes, fintech liquidity, more – TechCrunch

blog post image Edtech is so widespread, we already need more consumer-friendly nomenclature to describe the products, services and tools it encompasses. I

The 10 Biggest Trends in Entrepreneurship to Look For in 2021

blog post image Want to know what’s in store for entrepreneurs in 2021? Here’s a rundown of the top ten trends every entrepreneur should know about.

Stripe acquires Nigeria's Paystack for over $200 million to expand its footprint in Africa

blog post image Africa is a great opportunity for ecommerce in coming decades and Nigeria's Paystack has been growing fast. "Stripe is a San Francisco-based fintech startup that provides payments infrastructure for businesses. Its software and APIs are used by millions of companies of all sizes to accept payments,...

A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged "According to the team’s analysis,

blog post image A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged "According to the team’s analysis, when the virus tweaks the RAS, it causes the body’s mechanisms for regulating bradykinin to go haywire. Bradykinin receptors are resensitized, and the body also stops effectively...

My next Tweet could be generated by a deep-learning neural network.

blog post image My next tweet could be generated by a deep-learning neural network. I've been training one. Would anyone notice the difference? Could I just hand over tweeting to my machine? Method: downloaded the last 3200 Tweets that I posted using allmytweets.netpruned the dates off and removed the RTs by using some...

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case: Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport

blog post image Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case: Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.

Mayfly populations falling fast in North America

blog post image "Mayfly populations falling fast in North America: A team of researchers from the University of Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and the University of Notre Dame has found that populations of mayflies in parts of North America have fallen dramatically in recent years. In their paper published in the Proceedings...

Diagnostic Tests for Syphilis Continue to Perplex Even the Experts

blog post image Diagnostic Tests for Syphilis Continue to Perplex Even the Experts: An Unanswerable Question in Infectious Diseases - HIV and ID Observations: Here’s a tricky clinical scenario: An elderly person with cognitive decline or some other non-specific neurologic symptom sees a clinician. Clinician sends...

Dominic Cummings wants 'weirdos' to help run the UK. Will it work?: A senior adviser to the UK's prime minister suggests

blog post image Dominic Cummings wants 'weirdos' to help run the UK. Will it work?: A senior adviser to the UK's prime minister suggests policy-making can be improved by training AI on government data, but the researchers he cites say they aren't so sure

Using artificial intelligence to read chest radiographs for tuberculosis detection: A multi-site evaluation

blog post image Using artificial intelligence to read chest radiographs for tuberculosis detection: A multi-site evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of three deep learning systems: Deep learning (DL) neural networks have only recently been employed to interpret chest radiography (CXR) to screen and triage people for...

How To Kill Ideas: We were asked last week by the Disruptive Innovators Network, 'How long should you spend on an idea?'

blog post image How To Kill Ideas: We were asked last week by the Disruptive Innovators Network, 'How long should you spend on an idea?' "In the early days of Bromford Lab we had a 12 WEEKS MAX rule. If we couldn’t get an idea up and running within that time – it should be killed. We soon realised the error of our...

Robot car "Stanley" designed by Stanford Racing Team marked the start of the age of driverless cars and an AI milestone.

blog post image Robot car "Stanley" designed by Stanford Racing Team marked the start of the age of driverless cars and an AI milestone. "On October 9, 2005, Stanley and the Stanford Racing Team were awarded 2 million dollars for being the first team to complete the 132 mile DARPA Grand Challenge course in California's...

A kauri tree stump is kept alive by its neighbours through hydraulic coupling. Forests should be viewed as living organisms.

blog post image A kauri tree stump is kept alive by its neighbours through hydraulic coupling. Forests should be viewed as living organisms. "Trees are commonly regarded as distinct entities, but the roots of many species fuse to form natural root grafts allowing the exchange of water, carbon, mineral nutrients, and...

Development of new antibiotics encouraged with new pharmaceutical payment system: The NHS will test the world's first ‘subscription’

blog post image Development of new antibiotics encouraged with new pharmaceutical payment system: The NHS will test the world's first ‘subscription’ style payment model to incentivise pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs for resistant infections. "The new trial will be led by the National Institute for...

Inspired by @oldaily's #el30 Elearning 3.0 series I have just added a #meded project to the distributed web. It now has

blog post image Inspired by @oldaily's #el30 Elearning 3.0 series I have just added a #meded project to the distributed web. It now has a permanent place on the web without even requiring a server. #eldercareApp https://gateway.ipfs.io/ipfs/Qme7F72usRCWJtRzRXBaUeKmeQW2xCChdCHaVXQdTJP2c3/ So what does that all...

Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly,

blog post image Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the modern internet economy. In exchange, they ask for nothing in return except for recognition and help…

Understanding Latent Dirichlet Allocation with Gibbs Sampling by coding it from scratch. Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA)

blog post image Understanding Latent Dirichlet Allocation with Gibbs Sampling by coding it from scratch. Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) is a machine-learning technique that by the magic of many (many many) small calculations it can detect patterns in data and cluster documents, for example, into similar topics. ...

Day 1411 - #thecrapartist - in clinic, slow running as patients held up having scans. A quick scribble sketch. This uses

blog post image Day 1411 - #thecrapartist - in clinic, slow running as patients held up having scans. A quick scribble sketch. This uses the new wonder tool of the crap artist - the 0.05mm Uni Pin Fine Line marker - which another artist was using on a recent trip to Rome.

NI town 'has UK's fastest runners': Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this

blog post image NI town 'has UK's fastest runners': Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year.