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Origin and chemical makeup of Saturn’s Moon Titan’s dunes — ScienceDaily

A team led by a University of Hawaii at Manoa chemistry professor and researcher has been able to provide answers to key questions about the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. Physical chemist Ralf I. Kaiser and fellow researchers examined remote sensing data regarding NASA’s Cassini-Huygens mission to Titan — the only solar system body besides Earth with a solid surface, lakes and a thick atmosphere with a pressure of about 1.5 atmosphere at surface level. Images and data from Cassini-Huygens…

New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in minimally conscious or vegetative state — ScienceDaily

Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialled for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques in patients who are minimally conscious or in a vegetative state. The study builds on promising results from the Centre for Human Brain Health at the University of Birmingham which suggested that non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the success of rehabilitation for non-responsive patients. The RAINDROP trial, a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, will…

New research reveals possible applications of nickel, from data storage to biosensors — ScienceDaily

When scientists and engineers discover new ways to optimize existing materials, it paves the way for innovations that make everything from our phones and computers to our medical equipment smaller, faster, and more efficient. According to research published today by Nature Journal NPG Asia Materials, a group of researchers — led by Edwin Fohtung, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — have found a new way to optimize nickel by unlocking properties that could…

Many organs that are discarded could benefit patients on the waitlist — ScienceDaily

Researchers who developed a tool to assess organ acceptance practices by transplant centers found wide variability in centers’ willingness to use less-than-ideal donor kidneys. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN, may help improve centers’ policies related to organ acceptance and therefore boost rates of transplantation. The number of patients waiting for a kidney transplant continues to increase, and approximately 5,000 waitlisted patients in the United States die each year while waiting for a deceased donor kidney…

Simplifying web deploys – Pinterest Engineering Blog

Raúl Gutiérrez Segalés, Site Reliability Engineer, InfrastructureRon Viscuso, Software Engineer, Core ProductYongwen Xu, Software Engineer, Infrastructure Over the past six months, Pinterest has moved to a CI/CD model for our API and web layers, which has truly improved agility by reducing time between merge and production. Prior to the update, we had been deploying our web code in the same way for years, and it began showing its age. That mechanism is internally called A/B deploys and externally it’s referred…

How and Why We Contributed to MvRx – Wayfair Tech Blog

State machines – they’ve been around for a long time in computer science, but are perhaps forgotten in the last few decades, at least in mobile apps. My team at Wayfair chose to revisit state machines and give them a try in our production app. This is how we came upon MvRx and contributed to their open source efforts. About the Waystation App Before we dive in, a little context about our app. The Waystation App supports internal users at…

Experiment with HTTP/3 using NGINX and quiche

Just a few weeks ago we announced the availability on our edge network of HTTP/3, the new revision of HTTP intended to improve security and performance on the Internet. Everyone can now enable HTTP/3 on their Cloudflare zone and experiment with it using Chrome Canary as well as curl, among other clients. We have previously made available an example HTTP/3 server as part of the quiche project to allow people to experiment with the protocol, but it’s quite limited in…

Video @Scale 2019 recap – Facebook Engineering

The development of large-scale video systems includes complex, unprecedented engineering challenges. At Video @Scale 2019, engineers gathered in San Francisco for a day of technical talks focused on delivering video at scale. Speakers from various companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Twitch, and YouTube, discussed video streaming, encoding, contextual ads, and more. This year’s event also included a women in engineering breakfast panel and an AV1 panel for interested attendees. If you missed the event, you can view recordings of the…

Fighting fraud using partially blind signatures

We spend a lot of time thinking through the best ways to preserve privacy for the people using our services, while also combatting fraud across our platforms. We handle thousands of different types of events reported by client apps for various purposes, including investigating crashes, assessing performance, and monitoring product and advertising metrics. These events help us understand our apps and improve the experience for the people using them. There is a careful balance we look to achieve between reporting…

The Lucas Critique and the Necessity of Theory

The Lucas Critique, named after economist Robert Lucas, is a theoretical result that blew up the discipline of macroeconomics in the 1970s, and its implications are directly relevant to much of the work that data scientists are doing today—including work that I am doing on the Algorithms team at Wayfair! Just like jumpsuits and peasant dresses, what is old is new again! So imagine yourself in some fabulous 70s fashion and come on a nerdy journey with me… First, I…