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Category: Computer Engineering

Scientists design an instrument to identify unexploded artillery shells

Credit: University of Helsinki Society faces threats through the malicious use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and/or explosive (CBRNE) materials. The detection of illicit trafficking or other criminal acts, as well as many security and safety applications, call for novel material analysis techniques and instruments. These detection systems should be non-destructive but still be able to detect and identify the threat objects, even from inside a shielding or masking enclosure. Active interrogation methods that use penetrative particle beams can reveal…

Scientists print 3-D models of children’s hearts for urgent operations

3-D model of a children’s heart. Credit: Tomsk Polytechnic University Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating 3-D-printed models of children’s hearts based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of real patients. These models are used as simulators for cardiac surgeons to plan forthcoming operations. The first 3-D-models of adult hearts were printed at TPU last summer. Now, TPU scientists will start 3-D printing of children’s hearts. Tomsk cardiologists have wide variety of patients, including elderly people who have lived to…

The FCC Wants to Kill Net Neutrality

TL;DR – Net neutrality is under attack. There’s an app on Cloudflare Apps that empowers site owners to host a popup on their sites, encouraging users to contact their congresspeople to fight back. Everyone should be doing this right now, before the December 14th FCC vote. Use Battle for the Net to Call your Congressperson » Attend Cloudflare’s Save the Internet! Net Neutrality Call-A-Thon » The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has scheduled a vote to kill its net neutrality rules…

2017 Year in review: Data centers | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

This week we’re publishing a series of posts looking back at the technologies and advancements Facebook engineers introduced in 2017. Come back each day to learn about a different part of the stack. Data centers are the foundation of our global infrastructure. Meeting the growing demands of serving more than 2 billion people every month comes with the dual challenges of increasing our total capacity while keeping our energy footprint low. This year we announced four new data center locations…

VIPER on iOS at Etsy

Background Consistent design patterns help Etsy move fast and deliver better features to our sellers and buyers. Typically we built features in a variety of ways, but found great benefits from the consistency VIPER brings. Inconsistent development practices can make jumping between projects and features fairly difficult. When starting a new project, developers would have to understand the way a feature was implemented with very little shared base knowledge. Just before we began working on the new Shop Settings in…

Affiliate Marketer : First Steps and Know How

I remember way back in the day when I joined my first affiliate program. I was a total novice of course but I was excited that I had my very own link to earn money from. All I had to do was drive traffic to the link and I would earn money. Sounds simple, but I found quickly that affiliate marketing is not nearly as easy as it sounds. Traffic is the lifeblood of just about any business but actually…

The end of the road for Server: cloudflare-nginx

Six years ago when I joined Cloudflare the company had a capital F, about 20 employees, and a software stack that was mostly NGINX, PHP and PowerDNS (there was even a little Apache). Today, things are quite different. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Randy Merrill The F got lowercased, there are now more than 500 people and the software stack has changed radically. PowerDNS is gone and has been replaced with our own DNS server, RRDNS, written in Go. The…

Additive manufacturing, explained

Additive manufacturing makes it possible to create objects with complex geometries. Credit: MIT Sloan School of Management Additive manufacturing is the process of creating an object by building it one layer at a time. It is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing, in which an object is created by cutting away at a solid block of material until the final product is complete. Technically, additive manufacturing can refer to any process where a product is created by building something up, such…

Could a cardboard principle boost vehicle safety?

Composites Part B. Credit: Scott Schrage Prior research has shown that even thin-walled tubing can effectively absorb energy, which makes it appealing to those who engineer vehicles and other structures that may endure crashes. Straight tubes generally absorb energy more efficiently than other proposed designs, such as those with a single layer of corrugation – the wave-like ridges and grooves often seen in cardboard. But a single-corrugated design does compress more smoothly and predictably under extreme force, helping to reduce…

Pinterest joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Micheal Benedict | Pinterest technical product manager, Cloud & Data Infrastructure We’re excited to announce that Pinterest has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). By joining CNCF, we intend to work closely with the community to 1) Share lessons learned from operating Pinterest at scale in a public cloud environment 2) Contribute to cloud-native standards and 3) Adopt, support and collaborate on cloud-native technologies. Background Pinterest is powered by hundreds of microservices on tens of thousands of hosts. Our…