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Category: Computer Engineering

How do brains remember decisions? — ScienceDaily

Mammal brains — including those of humans — store and recall impressive amounts of information based on our good and bad decisions and interactions in an ever-changing world. Now, in a series of new experiments with mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have added to evidence that such “decision-based” memories are stored in very particular parts of the brain. “Figuring out where and how long animal brains store information about past choices can help us more broadly understand…

The Ultimate Guide to Usability Testing

Usability testing is a process of determining an app, software, or a site specifically for the user. Usability test researchers professionally conduct the process of testing. The usability test specialists should uncover the problems of a specific product. Benefits of Usability Testing Usability testing gives direct information, accurate results, and unbiased info about a particular product. The responses collected from different individuals or groups should help you design or redesign your product. Usability testing is always convenient: To conduct usability…

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Remote RDP Software

You want your business to remain successful while protecting your data assets? Then using remote desktop connections and rdp software are a huge plus to your team’s infrastructure. When implemented, you’ll find it easy to keep your internal and external systems secure and safe. Without further adieu, here are some reasons why you should record rdp sessions for your organization! Security Let’s face it; without security, your business will be unable to thrive. While you can use traditional methods for…

Seeing Hasn’t Been Believing For Some Time

Engineering Ethics Blog: Seeing Hasn’t Been Believing For Some Time skip to main | skip to sidebar Pages Seeing Hasn’t Been Believing For Some Time As you may have been reminded recently, the second person to walk on the moon was Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., who accompanied Neil Armstrong in the lunar module during the Apollo 11 flight in July of 1969.  A common problem faced by the lunar astronauts was what to do with the rest of your…

Current advice is to avoid cannabis exposure during pregnancy — ScienceDaily

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data from Kaiser Permanente. The research, published July 19, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, examined self-reported cannabis use among 276,991 pregnant women (representing 367,403 pregnancies) in Northern California over 9 years and found that cannabis use has increased over time. From 2009 to 2017, the adjusted prevalence of self-reported…

Strong storms also play big role in Antarctic ice shelf collapse — ScienceDaily

Warming temperatures and changes in ocean circulation and salinity are driving the breakup of ice sheets in Antarctica, but a new study suggests that intense storms may help push the system over the edge. A research team led by U.S. and Korean scientists deployed three moorings with hydrophones attached seaward of the Nansen Ice Shelf in Antarctica’s Ross Sea in December of 2015, and were able to record hundreds of short-duration, broadband signals indicating the fracturing of the ice shelf.…

Mizzou Engineering team building cloud computing ‘blueprints’

Having shown how successful cloud template automation can be for the manufacturing industry, Prasad Calyam and his team are already exploring the potential that exists for this template system to be utilized for scientific research that is data-intensive or computation-intensive, particularly in fields of neuroscience, health science and bioinformatics. Photo courtesy of Prasad Calyam. Think of a cloud computing provider as a land developer. In many neighborhoods, the blueprints are fairly similar, save for some minor tweaks and remodels. Many…

Lynx: Identifying Wayfair Customers’ Functional Needs

Introduction One of the core principles of marketing is that messaging customers about what they want or need is much stronger than messaging them about what they don’t. It’s especially important for Wayfair to identify our customers’ needs, since many of our core products are items that are purchased once over a long period of time, such as a bed, sofa, or dining room set. Being able to identify customers’ needs as early as possible allows us to effectively communicate…

Making Apache Spark Effortless for All of Uber

Apache Spark is a foundational piece of Uber’s Big Data infrastructure that powers many critical aspects of our business. We currently run more than one hundred thousand Spark applications per day, across multiple different compute environments. Spark’s versatility, which allows us to build applications and run them everywhere that we need, makes this scale possible. However, our ever-growing infrastructure means that these environments are constantly changing, making it increasingly difficult for both new and existing users to give their applications…

Cloudflare in Lisbon

                 I was the 24th Cloudflare employee and the first to work outside of San Francisco. Working in a makeshift office in my house, I wrote a large chunk of Cloudflare software before hiring a team in London. Today, Cloudflare London, our EMEA headquarters in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa has more than 200 people working in the historic building County Hall in front of the British Parliament. My improvised office is now ancient history. CC BY-SA…