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Camp Creek Mudslide – UrbanWorkbench

One of the challenges of living in the Interior of BC is that the routes between communities are through mountain passes and in bottom of narrow winding river valleys. The effort to keep these routes open year round is Herculean, with rock scaling and ditching in the Spring, paving in the summer, and snow removal and avalanche control in the winter. When things go wrong, the impacts can domino across the region. This small crossing of a stream on the…

Data presented at American Diabetes Association meeting describes increase in immune cells that control autoimmunity — ScienceDaily

Interim results from a FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes are being presented at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. The data demonstrate a potential new mechanism by which the BCG vaccine may restore the proper immune response to the insulin-secreting islet cells of the pancreas. Presented by Denise Faustman, MD, PhD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Immunobiology Laboratory and principal investigator of the trial, the…

Elephants Learn to Cooperate to Reach Their Objective

This clip shows elephants learning to work together to achieve what they can’t achieve alone (from BBC’s Super Smart Animals). It is interesting to see what animals are capable of. See the related post links for more amazing animal behavior. Related: Insightful Problem Solving in an Asian Elephant (2007) – Crows can Perform as Well as 7 to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect Water Displacement Tasks – Beehive Fence Protects Farms from Elephants – Capuchin Monkeys Don’t Like Being Paid Less Than…

Text for your sales reports using Twilio Functions and Square

Square’s Developer team just got back from SIGNAL 2017, where we made a mash-up of the Twilio and Square APIs. The Idea When building an application for your business (or many businesses) notifications are an important layer to that experience. Twilio has a number of products that allow you to add communications and messaging to your app, but we tried out out the newly released Twilio Functions to build an experience that adds extra value without having to complicate your existing…

Applications of (pin)trace data – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Suman Karumuri | Pinterest tech lead, Visibility To ensure we’re providing a fast experience for Pinners, we’re constantly improving the request latency of our backend services. Earlier this year, we open sourced Pintrace collector, and contributed the code to the OpenZipkin community. In a previous post, we explained the architecture of Pintrace and how we trace backend applications. In addition to using Pintrace to understand and improve the latency of our backend, we’ve developed applications of trace data to solve…

Miniaturizing America’s tallest dam

Engineers at the Utah Water Research Lab constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway. Credit: Matt Jensen/Utah State University Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway. Chief engineers Dr. Michael Johnson and Dr. Zachary Sharp worked with a team of 15 engineers and technicians to construct the working model in just 40 days. The approximately 100-foot-long, 60-foot-wide model replicates the spillway in its…

Today in 1922, Illinois professor showed how movies could talk

Joseph Tykociner with the equipment he developed for sound-on-film movies at the University of Illinois in 1922. Credit: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Today in 1922, an Illinois professor showed how movies could talk. Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Joseph Tykociner had given several private demonstrations of his inventions, but on June 9, 1922, he gave his first public lecture and demonstration of his sound on film apparatus. A film of his demonstration was one of the first to successfully…

How the brain recognizes what the eye sees — ScienceDaily

If you think self-driving cars can’t get here soon enough, you’re not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don’t fully understand how our own brains do it. Now, Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in a critical part of the brain, called V2, respond to natural scenes, providing a better understanding of vision processing. The work is described in Nature Communications on June 8, 2017. “Understanding how the brain recognizes visual…