Artificial data give the same results as real data — without compromising privacy
““Once we model an entire database, we can sample and recreate a synthetic version of the data that very much looks like the original database, statistically speaking,” says Veeramachaneni. “If the original database has some missing values and some noise in it, we also embed that noise in the synthetic version… In a way, we are using machine learning to enable machine learning.”
SRI Report Independently Verifies Brillouin LENR Reactions (report included)
Brillouin’s LENR technology includes a proprietary method of electrical stimulation of nickel metal conductors using its Q-Pulse™ control system. The process stimulates the system to produce LENR reactions, which generate excess heat. Other than the heat output, there are no (zero) toxic or CO2 bi-product emissions of any kind.
Wow, thanks. I don’t see anything at LW 2.0, so nice to be able to read articles again.
“Destroyed Worlds”—Cause Star’s Strange Dimming (VIDEO)
“A team of U.S. astronomers studying the star RZ Piscium has found evidence suggesting its strange, unpredictable dimming episodes may be caused by vast orbiting clouds of gas and dust, the remains of one or more destroyed planets.”
73% of developers who don’t use AI plan to learn how in 2018
Courtroom science primers launched today
Wrong number fone tones, to get spam callers and robo callers will auto hang up
What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?
“We suggest that our personal awareness does not create, cause or choose our beliefs, feelings or perceptions. Instead, the contents of consciousness are generated “behind the scenes” by fast, efficient, non-conscious systems in our brains. All this happens without any interference from our personal awareness, which sits passively in the passenger seat while these processes occur. ”
SAGE: A Test to Detect Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
“The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is designed to detect early signs of cognitive, memory or thinking impairments. It evaluates your thinking abilities and helps physicians to know how well your brain is working.”
“Here Bostrom and I discuss applications of his book across any number of fields — from history to philosophy to public policy to practices of everyday life (both now and in millennia to come).”
Brain wiring differences in people and crows vs. primates
there are volunteer openings. They just launched a cubesatt to ISS, so they want to be considered a space-faring nation by the UN.
Vacancies in the Civics Division
Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments.
″ A treatment to help brain cells survive a stroke-induced lack of oxygen and glucose could dramatically improve patient outcomes, but no such neuroprotective agents for stroke patients exist.”
“ebselen—was found to both boost SUMOylation in rat cells and keep them alive in the absence of oxygen and glucose.”
This is also important for space travel to the Belt and beyond. There is some research on-going on hibernation for humans.
and this, reverses brain trauma injury in mice.
Ask HN: How can I use my web development skills for space exploration/tech?
Hate to just post up HN, but there are some good employment ideas in this post. You can also go out to the Mojave Space Port if you have mech skills.
and how to do low budget Sci-Fi right
Pulse − 1988
A movie “loosely” based on the 84 story by John Varley called ” Press Enter ”. X Files also did a take-off on it, but all i remember was a “defense” satellite targeting a hide out trailer. I believe both of those were based on an un-freindly AI, but the Pulse movie was just a bit o’ evil in the lines.
Some fabulous macro photog of electronic components overheating,and the play out of circuit boards to city streets is reminiscent of Tron.
An exemplary display of how important music and audio are to make suspenseful and tense tableau. Acting just adequate, and decent S.E. of elect discharge don’t date it to bad.
Press Enter  , Hugo and Nebula for Novella story, originally in Asimov’s SF mag.
Pulse - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095924/
3d app that brings galleries into your living room
The app, called ArtPassport, also provides detailed information about individual artists and their works for newcomers to the art world. They’ve provided virtual tours of recent exhibitions including Haroon Mirza and Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Frieze art fair in London this year.”
The Effect of Cold Showering on Health and Work: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Looks like it makes you feel tougher, but didn’t affect illness days.
Wonder if this is the same folks that did the sauna protects from alzheimers and heart failure.…