Unshackled algorithms: Machine-learning promises to shake up large swathes of finance | The Economist

May 29, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21722685-fields-trading-credit-assessment-fraud-prevention-machine-learning?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/


The formation of the solar system

May 29, 2017

http://atropos.as.arizona.edu/aiz/teaching/nats102/mario/solar_system.html

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Initially the cloud was about several light years across. A small overdensity in the cloud caused the contraction to begin and the overdensity to grow, thus producing a faster contraction –> run away or collapse process

Initially, most of the motions of the cloud particles were random, yet the nebula had anet rotation. As collapse proceeded, the rotation speed of the cloud was gradually increasing due to conservation of angular momentum.


Gravitational collapse was much more efficient along the spin axis, so the rotating ball collapsed into thin disk with a diameter of 200 AU (0.003 light years) (twice Pluto’s orbit), aka solar nebula (movie), with most of the mass concentrated near the center.

As the cloud contracted, its gravitational potential energy was converted into kinetic energy of the individual gas particles. Collisions between particles converted this energy into heat (random motions). The solar nebula became hottest near the center where much of the mass was collected to form the protosun(the cloud of gas that became Sun).
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Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe 1, Ian Stewart – Amazon.com

May 29, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Calculating-Cosmos-Mathematics-Unveils-Universe-ebook/dp/B01IAIZANU


Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’ – The New York Times

May 28, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/us/trucking-jobs.html?_r=0


UC Berkeley and Bitmark partner to bring data donation to public health studies

May 28, 2017

UCB & @BitmarkInc partner to bring data donation to public health
studies https://Medium.com/@bitmark/uc-berkeley-and-bitmark-partner-to-bring-data-donation-to-public-health-studies-3e9a17891432 Using #blockchain to control one’s data


CATO score

May 28, 2017

Seq. variants influencing…TF occupancy
http://www.Nature.com/ng/journal/v47/n12/full/ng.3432.html Uses allelic analysis to develop the CATO score, how variants alter binding

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This approach resulted in a simple scoring scheme, termed contextual analysis of transcription factor occupancy (CATO), that provides a recalibrated probability of affecting the binding of any transcription factor, as well as a quantitatively ranked list of transcription factor families whose binding might be altered.
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Watch a Mortified Demolition Crew Accidentally Tear Down the Wrong Building

May 28, 2017

Lucky this didn’t happen @Yale
(https://twitter.com/markgerstein/status/868992565131046912) A Crew Accidentally Tears Down the Building Next Door
http://GizModo.com/watch-a-mortified-demolition-crew-accidentally-tear-dow-1795462647


Time-lapse video of the demolition of the Gibbs Building

May 28, 2017

Big changes right next store, on Science Hill @Yale
https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=hbMwpS7JKSQ #Timelapse video of the demolition of the Gibbs Building


Insurance: Where Humans Still Rule Over Machines – WSJ

May 28, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/insurance-a-place-where-humans-not-machines-rule-1495549740


Google vs. Uber: How One Engineer Sparked a War – WSJ

May 28, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/how-a-star-engineer-sparked-a-war-between-google-and-uber-1495556308