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Scientists and Engineers in Congress After the Recent Elections in the USA » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog

Scientists and Engineers in Congress After the Recent Elections in the USA Posted on November 12, 2018  Comments (0) The recent elections in the USA added to those serving in congress with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) backgrounds. US Capital Building in Washington DC by John Hunter. Here is a list of elected representatives in the USA congress with science, technology, engineering and math backgrounds (after the 2018 election). Name State BS Notes Link Ralph Abraham Louisiana MD bio…

My Journey from Working as a Fabric Weaver in Ethiopia to Becoming a Software Engineer at Uber in San Francisco

By Samuel Zemedkun I was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was raised there with my five younger sisters. My father made traditional fabrics, weaving one thread at a time. Weaving in Ethiopia is a family business and every member of the family plays a role. My mother, my siblings, and I helped prepare the threads. In a weaving family, boys typically graduate from preparing threads to making fabrics around the age of 12. My uncle encouraged my father to…

Delivering Meaning with Previews on Web – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

As the Netflix catalog of films and series continues to grow, it becomes more challenging to present members with enough information to decide what to watch. How can a member tell if a movie is both a horror and a comedy? The synopsis and artwork help provide some context, but how can we leverage video previews (trailers) to help members find something great to watch? Our goal was to create a rich and enjoyable video preview experience to give our…

MU, MURR magnets for key radioisotope research

MU Engineering Professor and MURR Senior Research Scientist John Gahl demonstrates a very powerful electromagnet, intended to separate therapeutic radioisotopes. Radioisotopes are critical in the field of radiopharmacology, and the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is one of the world’s foremost creators of those radioisotopes. Most elements can only have their therapeutic radioisotopes separated with use of a very powerful electromagnet. And Mizzou Engineering’s John Gahl just received funding to set up and operate one. Gahl is a senior…

The rise of multivector DDoS attacks

It’s been a while since we last wrote about Layer 3/4 DDoS attacks on this blog. This is a good news – we’ve been quietly handling the daily onslaught of DDoS attacks. Since our last write-up, a handful of interesting L3/4 attacks have happened. Let’s review them. Gigantic SYN In April, John tweeted about a gigantic 942Gbps SYN flood: It was a notable event for a couple of reasons. First, it was really large. Previously, we’ve seen only amplification /…

Engineering Ethics Blog: Aquinas Looks at Bitcoins

On the face of it, it’s hard to think of two more unrelated subjects than St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the greatest philosopher of the Middle Ages, and bitcoins, the original blockchain-enabled digital currency that has spawned a flock of imitations and variations.  But Aquinas set out some guidelines that can let us at least speculate (so to speak) about what he would say about bitcoins. It’s hard to imagine how different the economy of 1250 A. D. was from today’s…

1 Thing You Can Do To Make Your Internet Safer And Faster

On April 1st, 2018, we announced 1.1.1.1, the fastest public DNS resolver in the world 🚀🚀🚀. Today, we are launching the 1.1.1.1 mobile app to make it incredibly easy to use 1.1.1.1 on your phone. TL;DR Any time you are on a public internet connection people can see what sites you visit. Even worse, your Internet Service Provider is very possibly selling all of your browsing history to the highest bidder. We have a tool called 1.1.1.1 which makes it…

MU’s Huang gives guest seminar at Johns Hopkins

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Guoliang Huang gave a guest seminar at Johns Hopkins University on Nov. 2. The prestigious seminar series was hosted by the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute. The talk was titled “Programmable and Modulated Metamaterials for Unprecedented Wave Propagation Control.” For more information on the seminar and the seminar series, visit the HEMI website. Source link…

Evolutionary traits impact coevolution of male and female genitalia in fruit flies — ScienceDaily

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that the environment-driven evolution of a unique ovipositor in the female fruit fly Drosophila suzukii may have caused coevolution of the male genitalia; new features were found to cause mechanical incompatibility during reproduction with similar species, impeding crossbreeding and isolating the species. The dual role of the female genitalia was found to trigger coevolution and speciation, a generic pathway which may apply to many other organisms. The Drosophila suzukii fruit fly is a…

Farmer adjustments can offset climate change impacts in corn production — ScienceDaily

There is widespread concern that global warming will have a strong negative effect on crop yields. Recent research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on historical maize yields across the U.S. Corn Belt suggests that a continuation of the historical yield trend will depend on a stable climate and continued farmer adjustments. This research, conducted by Ethan Butler, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Forest Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at…