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Category: Computer Engineering

Hearing loss is a risk factor for premature death — ScienceDaily

A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that mortality among those with hearing loss is elevated, particularly among men and women younger than age 75 and those who are divorced or separated. However, mortality risk was diminished in adults with a well-hearing partner. This is the first study…

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

MIT researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue — and keeps the tissue alive for days — so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics—before administering a single dose. Testing cancer…

Modernizing the Web Playback UI – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

Since 2013, the user experience of playing videos on the Netflix website has changed very little. During this period, teams at Netflix have rolled out amazing video playback features, but the visual design and user controls of the playback UI have remained the same. Over the past two years, the Web UI team has had a long running goal to modernize the user experience of playback for our members. Playback consists of three primary canvases: Pre Play: A video to…

OAuth Auth Server through Workers

Let’s pretend I own a service and I want to grant other services access to my service on behalf of my users. The familiar OAuth 2.0 is the industry standard used by the likes of Google sign in, Facebook, etc. to communicate safely without inconveniencing users. Implementing an OAuth Authentication server is conceptually simple but a pain in practice. We can leverage the power of Cloudflare Workers to simplify the implementation, reduce latency, and segregate our service logic from the…

Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies — ScienceDaily

Pesticide regulations designed to protect honeybees fail to account for potential health threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species that are even more important pollinators of food crops and other plants, say three new international papers co-authored by University of Guelph biologists. As the global human population grows, and as pollinators continue to suffer declines caused by everything from habitat loss to pathogens, regulators need to widen pesticide risk assessments to protect not just honeybees but…

Faster Neural Networks Straight from JPEG

By Lionel Gueguen, Alex Sergeev, Rosanne Liu, & Jason Yosinski Neural networks, an important tool for processing data in a variety of industries, grew from an academic research area to a cornerstone of industry over the last few years. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have been particularly useful for extracting information from images, whether classifying them, recognizing faces, or evaluating board positions in Go. At Uber, we use CNNs for an assortment of purposes, from detecting objects and predicting their motion…

Dean Loboa honored among nation’s top inventors

Dean Elizabeth Loboa was selected as an NAI Fellow for demonstrating “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.” Mizzou Engineering has another National Academy of Inventors Fellow in its ranks. Dean Elizabeth Loboa received the honor from the NAI on Tuesday and will be formally inducted in a ceremony in April in Houston. Loboa was selected for demonstrating…

Sensitive robots feel the strain

The leg of the action figure was coated in a strain-sensing artificial skin to demonstrate the material in action. Credit: Wiley-VCH Flexible skin for soft robots, embedded with electrical nanowires, combines conductivity with sensitivity within the same material. An artificial soft skin imbued with flexible electronics could enhance the way robots sense and interact with their surroundings, KAUST researchers have shown. The team has discovered how to program electrical conductivity and strain sensing into a single material embedded in a…

A new look on your Cloudflare dashboard

Building a great customer experience is a top priority here at Cloudflare. Over the last week, we have been  slowly rolling out an improvement to our customer dashboard – specifically the zone overview page. We are now ready to share the new dashboard with everyone. The new Cloudflare dashboard Many of the changes you’ll notice first were driven directly by customer feedback. We’ve heard time and time again that site owners would like better visibility of their key analytics, and…

Mizzou Engineering REU participant earns national recognition from NSF

Cole Love-Baker and his parents, Jackie Love-Baker and Steve Baker, were in attendance at the NSF REU Symposium in Alexandria, Va. Photo courtesy of Cole Love-Baker. A participant in Mizzou Engineering’s National Science Foundation-funded Materials Design and Processing Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) beat out hefty competition to earn a presentation spot at the national NSF REU Symposium in Alexandria, Va. Cole Love-Baker, an engineering student at the University of South Carolina, put together a presentation on the work he…