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Category: Computer Engineering

Stress testing ‘coral in a box’ — ScienceDaily

Coral death is impacting oceans worldwide as a consequence of climate change. The concern is that corals cannot keep pace with the rate of ocean warming. In particular, because a temperature increase of only one degree Celsius can make the difference between healthy and dying coral reefs. Some corals, however, are more resistant to increasing temperatures. In order to effectively protect coral reef habitats, it is important to identify which corals and reef sites are more resistant and thus have…

Programmable balloons pave the way for new shape-morphing devices

This programmable balloon could pave the way for new shape-morphing devices Credit: Bertoldi Lab/Harvard SEAS Balloon shaping isn’t just for kids anymore. A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has designed materials that can control and mold a balloon into pre-programmed shapes. The system uses kirigami sheets—thin sheets of material with periodic cuts—embedded into an inflatable device. As the balloon expands, the cuts in the kirigami sheet guide the growth,…

Smart necklace will know you binged on Chunky Monkey

Credit: Northwestern University There you are wrist deep into a quart of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey, digging ever deeper. You can’t deny it. Your necklace is recording the ice-cream binge, which it will later dispatch to a coach or dietician. The aim is not to induce guilt but rather answer the question: “How did you get here?” Meet NeckSense, the first technology to precisely and passively record multiple eating behaviors. It can detect in the real world when people…

Strain of E. coli may offer protections against its more malevolent cousins — ScienceDaily

Typically, there aren’t a lot of positive thoughts when E. coli, generally found in animal and human intestines, is mentioned. It’s been blamed for closing beaches and swimming pools and shuttering restaurants because of contamination in salad bars, meats or other food items. But for more than a century, one strain of the bacteria, E. coli Nissle 1917, has been used as a probiotic and therapeutic agent. Currently, it is used in some countries to treat intestinal inflammation. Now researchers…

Tumblr Engineering — Updating Tumblr on the Web

As we continue the process of reinvigorating Tumblr’s frontend web development, we’re always on the lookout for modern web technologies, especially ones that make our mobile site feel faster and more native. You could have guessed that we are making the mobile dashboard into a progressive app when we open-sourced our webpack plugin to make web app manifests back in August. And you would’ve been right. But to make a high quality progressive web app, you need more than just…

Building Cloudflare TV from scratch

Cloudflare TV is inspired by television shows of the 90s that shared the newest, most exciting developments in computing and music videos. We had three basic requirements for Cloudflare TV: Guest participation should be as simple as joining a video call There should be 24×7 programming. Something interesting should be playing all the time Everything should happen in the cloud and we should never have to ask anyone “to leave their computer on” to have the stream running 24 hours…

Do we know what we want in a romantic partner? No more than a random stranger would — ScienceDaily

We all can describe our ideal partner. Perhaps they are funny, attractive and inquisitive. Or maybe they are down-to-earth, intelligent and thoughtful. But do we actually have special insight into ourselves, or are we just describing positive qualities that everyone likes? New research coming out of the University of California, Davis, suggests that people’s ideal partner preferences do not reflect any unique personal insight. The paper, “Negligible Evidence That People Desire Partners Who Uniquely Fit Their Ideals,” was published last…

Retrie: Haskell refactoring made easy

What’s new: We’ve open-sourced Retrie, a code refactoring tool for Haskell that makes codemodding faster, easier, and safer. Using Retrie, developers can efficiently rewrite large codebases (exceeding 1 million lines), express rewrites as equations in Haskell syntax instead of regular expressions, and avoid large classes of codemodding errors. Retrie’s features include the ability to rewrite expressions, types, and patterns; the ability to script rewrites and add side conditions; and a library for scripting more advanced rewrites. Retrie also respects and…

Single Pair Ethernet Changes Scope of Next-Gen Cabling Systems

For almost a half-century, the development of Ethernet has moved inexorably in one direction—faster. When Robert Metcalfe co-invented it with his team at Xerox Palo Alto in the 1970s, Ethernet had an initial speed of 2.94 megabits/second over coaxial cable. In 1980, the original 10 Mbit/s standard was published with an additional option: twisted pair copper cables. Fast Ethernet (100Mbit/s) debuted in 1995, followed by Gigabit Ethernet in 1998. Today Industrial Ethernet has reached 400 Gbit/s, and true terabit speeds—exceeding…

New sequencing technology will help scientists decipher disease mechanisms — ScienceDaily

New technologies capable of sequencing single molecules in fine detail will help scientists better understand the mechanisms of rare nucleotides thought to play an important role in the progression of some diseases. A review paper, led by a scientist at the University of Birmingham, describes how emerging sequencing technologies will transform our understanding of these molecules, ultimately leading to new drug targets. The paper is published in the journal Trends in Biotechnology. Expression of genes to make protein involves making…