Here are some interesting posts and information of the past week
- Anna tells us she will not be teaching next week as she will attend the IMA meeting on Group Testing Designs, Algorithms, and Applications to Biology. Anna also tells us she'll be blogging from the meeting. Outstanding!
- Bob wonders if the simplest problem have been solved ? (I agree with him, beyond the obvious error in the music used in the database, his recent mislabeled music genres could very easily be classified within a second or two of listening to them, how come is the classification task so poor ?)
- Zhilin has a new paper out on Evolving Signal Processing for Brain-Computer Interface
- Terry writes about his recent review paper on Random matrices: The Universality phenomenon for Wigner ensembles
- Vladimir mentions OSA on Next Generation Mobile Phone Cameras where we learn that more than 9 billion camera phones have already been sold. I also note that Valdimir has 110,000 visits per week whereas I only have 73,000 per week. What is he doing that I am not :-)
- Brian fleshes out some of the diseases that could be candidates for the Qualcomm X-Prize.
- Meena explains Why is sulcal labeling difficult? (my view from reading this, maybe labeling is an artificial problem).
- Brian talks about The expanding role of machine vision
- Randy mentions that Terahertz pulses enhance generation of attosecond light bursts
- Rich tells us that OpenStax College is open.
- Dirk wonders about Krause’s consensus model with infinitely many agents
Outside of other commitments, I need to do two things, finish an entry for Randy and finish a presentation for Dorkbot (people doing strange things with electricity) on "Random Imagers". I also have two questions pending on bio and CS in the CS LinkedIn group, and on calibration issues in the Calibration club.
In other news, Therese Moretto Jorgensen tells us about the next deadline for an NSF cubesat proposal is May 7. 2012
Credit: Discovery Channel, A clip from Discovery Channel's "Raging Planet" on the subject of lightning. If you find lightning a facinating and beautiful force, then check this clip out. The camera technology has gotten to where scientists have been able to record and playback a lightning strike at over 200X slower with really cool results.
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