Posts Tagged ‘x57s’

Augmented reality for macromolecule viewing

April 22, 2018

Incredible Android app for AR viewing of macromolecules http://CIRC.Rutgers.edu/new-dimension-poster-presentation Especially neat when pointed at another phone or tablet. Shows the molecule literally coming out of the screen HT @gamzeandgursoy

an app that might be interesting: When you look at the molecule pictures that are called triggers through this
app, it shows them three dimensional in different angles. You can even
create movie type augmented realities.

How to sail smoothly from academia to industry

April 21, 2018

How to sail smoothly from academia to industry
http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03306-1 Teamwork is key. Perhaps this should be emphasized more in graduate training? #Jobs QT:{{”
“When immuno-oncologist Martijn Bijker decided to move from academia to industry, he asked a friend to review his CV. His friend — who had worked in the pharmaceutical sector for two decades — told him to relegate his lists of publications, posters and presentations to the back of the document. The focus, he said, should be on teamwork skills and the ability to perform the job requirements.”
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Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

April 21, 2018

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Toward the end, the square was a dense, colorful tapestry, chaotic and strangely captivating. It was a collage of hundreds of incongruous images: logos of colleges, sports teams, bands, and video-game companies; a transcribed monologue from “Star Wars”; likenesses of He-Man, David Bowie, the “Mona Lisa,” and a former Prime Minister of Finland. In the final hours, shortly before the experiment ended and the image was frozen for posterity, BlackVoid launched a surprise attack on the American flag. A dark fissure tore at the bottom of the flag, then overtook the whole thing. For a few minutes, the center was engulfed in darkness. Then a broad coalition rallied to beat back the Void; the stars and stripes regained their form, and, in the end, the flag was still there.
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Reddit & the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet
https://www.NewYorker.com/magazine/2018/03/19/reddit-and-the-struggle-to-detoxify-the-internet Describes an interesting expt: users compete & collaborate to determine the content of white square. “Toward the end, the square was…a collage…logos of colleges…teams… [&] likenesses of the Mona Lisa”

Opinion | Stephen Hawking, Force of Nature

March 25, 2018

Stephen Hawking, Force of Nature
https://www.NYTimes.com/2018/03/14/opinion/stephen-hawking-death-.html Interesting obit, for a most noteable passing on #piday2018. How to learn from conversing with someone at 6 words per min.

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“Stephen could compose his sentences at a rate of only about six words a minute. At first I would sit impatiently, daydreaming on and off as I waited for him to finish his composition. But then one day I was looking over his shoulder at his computer screen, where the sentence he was constructing was visible, and I started thinking about his evolving reply. By the time he had completed it, I had had several minutes to ponder the ideas he was expressing.

This was a great help. It allowed me to more profoundly consider his remarks, and it enabled my own ideas, and my reactions to his, to percolate as they never could have in an ordinary conversation.” “}}

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program – The New York Times

March 5, 2018

Glowing Auras & Black Money: The Pentagon’s Mysterious #UFO Program
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html Rather incredible that this exists. I’m sure it’ll spawn many movies…

What Is Up With Those Pentagon UFO Videos? | WIRED

March 3, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-up-with-those-pentagon-ufo-videos/

It feels colder in parts of Canada than on Mars

March 3, 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/12/29/its-feels-colder-in-parts-of-canada-than-on-mars/ QT:{{”
“For comparison: It’s about 1 degree at Antartica’s Amundsen-Scott weather station. (NB: It’s “summer” down there.) On Thursday, the Mars Gale Crater reached -9.4 degrees, making it feel warmer than Saskatoon, Montreal and Calgary. (At night, NASA’s Curiosity rover recorded lows of -112 degrees. So, take heart, Canadians! It’s warmer in Canada than Mars in the dead of night.)”
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Opinion | A Very Conflicted Football Fan’s Notes

February 16, 2018

,A Very Conflicted Football Fan’s Notes
https://www.NYTimes.com/2018/02/03/opinion/sunday/super-bowl-football-fans.html Explains, in a fashion, why we still cling to the sport despite the violence & head injuries

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“It was the begin of a lifetime of competing emotions related to football. With mental-health, safety and social issues mixed with national anthem protests, you’d have to be insane to not be someway conflicted while watching professional football these days.

However, this Sunday I’ll ignore all of these pressing concerns because the team I love more than most things could win the Super Bowl for the first time. I’ll be at my favorite bar, wearing my lucky shirt, with my dad. Unless we’re losing. Then I’ll switch my shirt, my bar and my dad. Nothing’s more important than this game.

Admittedly, this is wrong. I’m now well informed on how repetitive head trauma can lead to a degenerative disease in the brain known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. That will not affect me Sunday. For the well-paid warriors battling on the field in
Minneapolis, this game will be a continuation of a system that places money and tradition above their health and lives. For me? It’ll be pure bliss.”
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China’s Selfie Obsession

February 12, 2018

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“People would suspiciously ask what kind of camera it was before walking away with expressions ranging from offense to pity. “I can’t allow you to take a picture of me with that camera—it’ll be too ugly,” a woman from Chongqing told me. I assured her that I was not a wang hong and would not be posting it, and we reached a compromise: she would take a selfie of us on her Meitu phone, edit her face, and then send the photo to me.”
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/chinas-selfie-obsession

How to Get Rich Playing Video Games Online

February 12, 2018

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“At this summer’s pax West—a yearly convention that inundates downtown Seattle with gaming fans—virtually every streamer I spoke with voiced concerns about the health risks of overwork. “My doctor told me I was going to die if I kept doing it like this,” a young broadcaster who goes by Bria Leigh said. “You spend ten hours a day in the chair. And you don’t even want to get up to use the bathroom, because you’re afraid you’ll lose viewers.””
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How to Get Rich Playing Video Games Online
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/20/how-to-get-rich-playing-video-games-online