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Category: Electronics Engineering

Unraveling threads of bizarre hagfish’s explosive slime — ScienceDaily

Hundreds of meters deep in the dark of the ocean, a shark glides toward what seems like a meal. It’s kind of ugly, eel-like and not particularly meaty, but still probably food. So the shark strikes. This is where the interaction of biology and physics gets mysterious — just as the shark finds its dinner interrupted by a cloud of protective slime that appeared out of nowhere around an otherwise placid hagfish. Jean-Luc Thiffeault, a University of Wisconsin-Madison math professor,…

Using Social Media As A Crucial Marketing Tool

There’s no way of escaping it: in the modern age, using social media is essential for marketing. With Instagram alone boasting over 800 million monthly active users and other social sites claiming statistics which are just as impressive, it’s clear that a critical mass of potential consumers is all over social. From the small business which can target adverts at those who live in a certain neighborhood to the major international corporations ready to announce a new product launch, almost…

Cloud Computing Advantages For Financial Service Companies

Cloud computing gained a lot of prominence in the IT industry so it should be no surprise to see that financial service firms are now embracing it. The only problem was security flaws. Since now we have security at an all-time high, we should all be aware of the various advantages gained by financial services that decide to use cloud computing. Increased Security One thing that is a paradox for many but that is reality is that cloud computing can…

How LinkedIn Uses Data to Improve Video Performance

At LinkedIn, we use data to improve our members’ experiences while using our site. On the video team, we value metrics that yield insight on how long our videos take to load, why certain videos draw more attention than others, and how our members tend to interact with videos across web, iOS, and Android. In short, the various data points collected during video playback on LinkedIn are leveraged to drive powerful improvements in video performance. Technical terms This post will…

Manifold: A Model-Agnostic Visual Debugging Tool for Machine Learning at Uber

By Lezhi Li and Yang Wang Machine learning (ML) is widely used across the Uber platform to support intelligent decision making and forecasting for features such as ETA prediction and fraud detection. For optimal results, we invest a lot of resources in developing accurate predictive ML models. In fact, it’s typical for practitioners to devote 20 percent of their effort into building initial working models, and 80 percent of their effort improving model performance in what is known as the…

Rethinking data center design for Singapore

LT CLAY In September, we broke ground on our new data center in Singapore, our first custom-built data center in Asia. Planning a hyperscale data center for a small island nation presented new opportunities for both design innovation and efficiency. Joining our portfolio of hyperefficient facilities, the Singapore data center was designed from the ground up with features that minimize the use of land, energy, and water. When siting data centers, we look for locations with robust infrastructure, an excellent…

Our Donations for 2018 – Kickstarter Engineering

At Kickstarter, we use a lot of open-source software. We pledge in our PBC charter to support a more creative and equitable world, and that our operations will reflect our values. As part of that ethos, we try to do our share to support the open-source ecosystem by making a financial contribution to select projects. To choose these organizations, we surveyed all of our engineers asking for nominations. They were more than eager to help, and as a result we…

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse — ScienceDaily

People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found. They are also far more likely to display harmful behaviours like smoking dependence and binge eating. The study, published in BMC Public Health, investigated around 3000 South Australians who took part in face-to-face interviews using self-labelling questions to measure the age…

New computer modeling approach could improve understanding of megathrust earthquakes — ScienceDaily

Years before the devastating Tohoku earthquake struck the coast of Japan in 2011, the Earth’s crust near the site of the quake was starting to stir. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are using computer models to investigate if tiny tremors detected near this site could be connected to the disaster itself. The research could help enhance scientists’ understanding of forces driving megathrust earthquakes — the world’s most powerful type of earthquake — and improve earthquake hazard assessment.…

SlideModel.com: Make Effective Presentations with 100% Editable Templates

In today’s time, the corporate world has become more dynamic than ever. From businesses of all sizes to start-ups, literally, everybody requires a great PowerPoint presentation to convey their goals. I’d be honest here, Microsoft’s PowerPoint can limit the creativity of a presentation maker. No matter how good you’re with design and colors, if you’re presented with the same set of themes, formatting options and fonts again & again, your audience might not like what you create. In this post,…