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artificial intelligenceAI: Two-way Recommendation Systems #TCRobotics

A two-way recommendation system will enable great advances in music and other kinds of business. Top recommenders can be monetized and millions of jobs could be created at scale. #TCRobotics

brainsGlobal Problem of Partial Brain Damage Affects Over 25% of All Children

What kind of monstrous evil allows over one in four children in the world to become partially brain damaged? Adults starving to death is rare in the world. Being malnourished makes you weaker physically and mentally. It becomes more likely …

brainNext week the Philippines could basically give up Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea and develop oil and gas in partnership with China

Next week Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who took power in late June, will make his first state visit to China. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte not expecting and will not be demanding: the return of Scarborough Shoal, which China seized from …

agingRussia is planning for a seven year oil price war with Saudi Arabia

Russia is battening down the hatches for a Biblical collapse in oil revenues, warning that crude prices could stay as low as $40 a barrel for another seven years. Maxim Oreshkin, the deputy finance minister, said the country is drawing …

brainOff Topic – Bay Area Transit Parking Rule

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) requires that you get into the paid area in order to pay for parking. So if you forgot to pay for parking and ask a friend or family member who is not riding on …

brainDARPA targets next generation vacuum tubes that will create electronics that are harder to jam

According to DARPA, vacuum electron devices (VEDs) are critical components for defense and civilian systems that require high power, wide bandwidth, and high efficiency, and there are over 200,000 VEDs currently in service. While most VEDs in common use today …

brainsImperfect Malaria Vaccine can still help reduce Malaria cases by 36%

The world’s first Malaria vaccine provides modest protection. Four injections of the RTS,S vaccine reduced cases of malaria in children aged 5 to 17 months and babies aged 6 to 12 weeks at first vaccination by 36 and 26 per …

alzheimer'sEngineering of Beam Direct Conversion for Ion Beams from 1982

Practical systems for beam direct conversion are required to recover the energy from ion beams at high efficiency and at very high beam power densities in the environment of a high power, neutral injection system. Such an experiment is …

brainsMining has begun at the Husab Uranium mine in Namibia and it will reach 5770 tonnes of uranium per year in 2017

The official start of mining operations at the Husab project in Namibia has begun. Husab becomes the fourth uranium mine in operation in Namibia, the others being Rössing, Langer Heinrich and Trekkopje. China National Nuclear Corporation holds a 25% stake …

brainsIMECs roadmap to 5 nanometer features

IMEC has a roadmap to 5 nanometer features on chips. At 5nm, chip makers will need to supplement extreme ultraviolet lithography with direct self-assembly techniques (above). Prototypes now in the lab look promising (below) but are still well above the …