Since the last "around the blogs in 80 hours" blog entry, I had to answer a pretty common beginner's question in The answer is still No. We then had a large Compressive Sensing This Week entry and eventually a stream of papers and implementation on Analysis Operators that started with an implementation featured in Noise Aware Analysis Operator Learning for Approximately Cosparse Signals. Then the subject slided into inpainting with 90% missing pixels and you reconstructed that ?! Analysis Operator Learning and Its Application to Image Reconstruction and Inpainting Algorithm on GitHub (TV-L2 denoising and inpainting). I ended having to comment on Learning Analysis Operators. In the meantime, there is an implementation available for Incremented Rank PowerFactorization algorithm. Other entries/tweets that caught my attention included the following:
- Suresh mentions the Summer School on Massive Data Mining in August in Copenhagen.
- Emmanuel has a full entry on his release of an OpenCV/C++ implementation of TV-inpainting capability I mentioned here. It's in French but here is a Google translation.
- Vladimir points to Brandywine's 1 Gigapixel Hyperspectral CMOS Sensor
- Djalil mentions Simulating random walks bridges
- Roberto looks deeper in Particle Sketches / 2 - Working Around The Central Limit Theorem
- Bob talks about the Paper of the Day (Po'D): Semantic gap?? Schemantic Schmap!! Edition
- Laurent and Petros pointed to this piece entitled "A World Without Referees" by Larry Wasserman
And then some comments:
One of Vladimir Ignatovich's work in ultra-cold neutrons has been trying to figure out why some neutrons at very low energy get absorbed. He has done some analysis on the cross section needed to account for this loss but to my knowledge has never been able to figure it out experimetnally. It remains an open problem it seems. The arxiv blog points to a paper that computes the probability these neutrons go into other worlds. Sigh....How is this Science ? Ok let's imagine they go to to other worlds,.how do you prove that experimentally ? is this reproducible ? after they have disappeared you wait for neutrons to come back ? But if they leak out, there should be some leaking in ? I am shaking my head as I am writing this.
What happened to shoddy journalism ? you don't have to look too far this week.
Finally, The astronauts on the ISS caught a Dragon
Credit photo: ESA/NASA. Opening the SpaceX Dragon's hatch.
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