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Category: Computer Engineering

New method for finding disease-susceptibility genes — ScienceDaily

A new study, affiliated with UNIST has recently presented a novel statistical algorithm, capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way. This algorithm has also been considered as a new promising approach for the identification of candidate disease genes, as it works effectively with less genomic data and takes only a minute or two to get results. This breakthrough has been conducted by Professor Dougu Nam and his research team in the School of Life…

The Duplicate Review Tool: Incorporating Visual Search into Merchandising Operations

Wayfair has over nine million unique items in its catalog, and tens of thousands of new ones are added every day. These products come from 8,000 different suppliers who sometimes sell the exact same products — two completely unrelated suppliers could be buying the exact same area rug from a manufacturer, for example, but giving it slightly different names and even pricing it differently. One of the challenges of maintaining our catalog is therefore the risk of product duplication. At…

New study of post-glacial environments sheds light on the limits to life on Earth — ScienceDaily

Glacial retreat in cold, high-altitude ecosystems exposes environments that are extremely sensitive to phosphorus input, new University of Colorado Boulder-led research shows. The finding upends previous ecological assumptions, helps scientists understand plant and microbe responses to climate change and could expand scientists’ understanding of the limits to life on Earth. The study, which was recently published in the journal Science Advances, found that even in mountainous terrain above 17,000 feet above sea level, where soils freeze every night of the…

Concourse: Generating Personalized Content Notifications in Near-Real-Time

Feature management/decorationFor the purposes of scoring, the relevance algorithm needs to know information that is not directly a part of the notification data. This might include LinkedIn’s estimation of the strength of a connection between the content creator and candidate recipient, which would be learned from their interaction on the site and other sources, the country of the sender and recipient, and so on. This data is called feature data; to rank a notification, the ranker needs access to four…

Growing the Data Visualization Community with deck.gl v5

Today, the Uber Visualization team open sourced deck.gl 5.3, the final deck.gl v5 release of our data visualization software. The v5 releases represent a major effort devoted to making deck.gl easier to use than ever before, and we hope that by sharing the story behind these improvements, we can get users excited to try out deck.gl v5’s new simplified APIs and features. The deck.gl v5 multi-view API offers new perspectives. When we launched deck.gl v1 in 2016, we were thinking…

The secret to honing kids’ language and literacy — ScienceDaily

If parents want to help their children develop language and literacy at a young age, reading bedtime stories together isn’t the only key to success. Research from Michigan State University found that a child’s ability to self-regulate is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster language and literacy skills develop leading to better skills in the long run. “Self-regulation is an umbrella term to define children’s abilities…

LinkedOut: A Request-Level Failure Injection Framework

More recently, though, another mechanism was added to inject failures into requests, via the invocation context (IC). The IC is a LinkedIn-specific, internal component of the Rest.li framework that allows keys and values to be passed into requests and propagated to all of the services involved in handling them. We built a new schema for disruption data that can be passed down through the IC, and then failures would instantly happen for that request. The LiX and IC methods are…

Are hotdogs a sandwich? – Square Corner Blog – Medium

Yes. And the reason is that protein inside of a partially-to-fully open piece of bread constitutes a sandwich. Okay, that’s out of the way. A sandwich. Photo by Daryn Nakhuda / CC BY There is an ongoing, raging debate at Caviar about sandwiches, hot dogs, and all manner of food. As you can image, as a food company we encounter all kinds of fun, quirky takes on food and as a result we get ourselves into a ye olde semantic debates…

Novel Kinect system helps keep Parkinson’s patients moving

Credit: Brunel University London A new system which helps people with Parkinson’s disease overcome debilitating walking problems has been developed by researchers at Brunel University London.  Built using Microsoft’s now-obsolete Kinect peripheral, the system monitors for and detects freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson’s patients. When an occurrence is observed a laser casts visual cues on the floor according to the patient’s location, helping them release their gait and improve their movement. It’s hoped the system, which was unveiled in…

Anti-theft sticker protects your valuables without revealing their location

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Streamr have developed a prototype adhesive ID tag based on blockchain technology, which enables valuable goods to be protected without revealing their location. Possible applications include electronics, jewellery and caviar. The tag developed by Streamr and VTT is based on a smart contract, using blockchain technology, between the owner of the goods and the transport company. The contract defines the terms and conditions of transportation and storage, and the fee. For the purpose…