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Category: Electronics Engineering

Watching cities grow—New algorithms for evaluating satellite data

Using the new satellite tomography, researchers can map the city of Berlin in 3-D and deformation and subsidence down to the millimeter. Credit: DLR & TUM Three million measurement points in one square kilometer: Prof. Xiaoxiang Zhu and her team have set a world record in information retrieval from satellite data. Thanks to new algorithms, the researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) succeeded in making four-dimensional point clouds of Berlin, Las Vegas, Paris and Washington, D.C. from images…

Emoji in the editor! 🍾 🙌 🎉 – Medium Engineering

Last week I was blocked on product development, so I added an :emoji: typeahead to the Medium editor, because I was tired of ^⌘[space]ing. 🙅🕒 Try it out! Type a colon, followed by the name of your favorite emoji into any Medium post. (Here’s a cheat sheet.) Context We already implicitly allow emoji in the editor. We even gracefully handle multi-character emoji like 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 and 🇦🇺 when you backspace and arrow around. Which… git blame → Nick Santos, obviously. 🙏 The…

World’s largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments finds it is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs — ScienceDaily

The world’s largest randomized controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. Led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain. But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four Melbourne hospitals, showed pain management remains a critical issue, with…

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: A Paragraph to Ponder

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: A Paragraph to Ponder A Paragraph to Ponder From the Wall Street Journal by Lawrence Haas – a review of Edward Luce’s The Retreat of Western Liberalism – ” . . . every single of America’s 493 wealthiest counties, almost all of them urban, voted for Hillary Clinton.  The remaining 2,623 counties, most of them suburban or small-town, went for Donald Trump.” Source link…

Building a Sandbox Dashboard Pt. 2: Adding a Transactions List

At the end of the last post, we created a basic copy of your Square Dashboard that was able to retrieve your location information. In this post we’ll use Square’s transaction reporting APIs to list out completed transactions within the sandbox account. Let’s take a look at the work we’ve done so far: We have a page with a layout similar to Dashboard with only one tab: Locations. We also have a couple input fields to add in your access…

Metal Detection Systems for the Seafood Industry

The Canadian fish and seafood industry is one of the country’s largest food export sectors. Lobster, crab, salmon and shrimp are some of the country’s biggest exports, and a surge in aquaculture has resulted in record industry highs in recent years. Aquaculture’s popularity is not limited to Canada – this global phenomenon has led to an increase in seafood production in recent years as population growth, increased per capita consumption and rising income levels in countries such as China drive…