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Science and Technology links (August 7 2022)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (August 7 2022)

Increase in computing performance explain up to 94% of the performance improvements in field such as weather prediction, protein folding, and oil exploration: information...

From Computational Complexity

The Held Prize for comb. opt. AND Disc Opt AND Alg AND Complexity theory AND related parts of CS.

 Dan Spielman asked me to blog about the Held Prize. I first present what he send me, and then have some thoughts.FROM DAN: ------------------------------------...

Who Owns Teslas Data?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Who Owns Teslas Data?

 The Ownership of data developed in process.Who Actually Owns Tesla’s Data?  The company, says the company—but other interpretations persist By MARK HARRIS   in...

Privd AI  for Differential Privacy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Privd AI for Differential Privacy

 Surveillance privacy from CamerasResearchers from MIT CSAIL Introduce ‘Privid’: an AI Tool, Build on Differential Privacy, to Guarantee Privacy in Video Footage...

Quantum Provides Truly Secure Communication
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Provides Truly Secure Communication

Still the case? Quantum Encryption Could Support Truly Secure CommunicationSilicon Republic, Leigh McGowran, July 27, 2022A new form of quantum cryptography could...

Fiber-Optic Cables Could Be Used to Spy on People a Kilometer Away
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fiber-Optic Cables Could Be Used to Spy on People a Kilometer Away

Optical fiber speech sensor. Fiber-Optic Cables Could Be Used to Spy on People a Kilometer AwayNew ScientistKarmela Padavic-Callaghan, July 27, 2022A device built...

Predicting Illness
From The Eponymous Pickle

Predicting Illness

Disease Diagnosis by ChipAm I Getting Sick?,   By R. Colin JohnsonCommissioned by CACM Staff, July 14, 2022A microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases, which uses...

Drones and Contraband
From The Eponymous Pickle

Drones and Contraband

 Remember being asked this question a while back ...  Drone Contraband Deliveries Are Rampant at US Prisons         Wired, Jeff LinkLaw enforcement officers face...

Amazon Goes for iRobot
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Goes for iRobot

Quite the expected thing...Amazon to Acquire iRobot F​or $1.7 Billion The deal will give the e-retail behemoth even more access to our homes EVAN ACKERMANThis morning...

@HPCpodcast: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategies – A How-to Guide for HPC Managers
From insideHPC

@HPCpodcast: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategies – A How-to Guide for HPC Managers

While it's safe to assume that most senior managers in the HPC community are in favor of hiring and promoting more women and people of color within their organizations...

Lenovo Brings a Decade of Liquid Cooling Experience to the Faster, Denser, Hotter HPC Systems of the Future
From insideHPC

Lenovo Brings a Decade of Liquid Cooling Experience to the Faster, Denser, Hotter HPC Systems of the Future

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  HPC systems customers (and vendors) are in permanent pursuit of more compute power with equal or greater node density. But with that comesLenovo...

Flexible Hand Grip
From The Eponymous Pickle

Flexible Hand Grip

Safe? Flexible Robot Hand with Precise Grip Lifts 1,000 Times Its Own WeightBy New Scientist, August 4, 2022Researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology have...

Complexity of Personalized Bartending
From The Eponymous Pickle

Complexity of Personalized Bartending

The task of bartending has often been proposed as a classic automatable human interaction, here a new development of interest.   Social aspects claim to be included...

Closing Malls?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Closing Malls?

 Been watching the closing of local malls, repurposing of space, seems contrary to the following: New stores are opening in malls, inflation or no  by Matthew Stern...

Redesigning Streets with AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Redesigning Streets with AI

Worked with  civil engineers early in my career who worked with this kind of designing, fascinating approachThink Your Street Needs a Redesign? Ask an AIBloomberg...

Fan Robotics in Space
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fan Robotics in Space

 Fan Robotics in SpaceNASA's Space Robots Hit Another MilestoneZDNet,  Liam Tung, July 26, 2022The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Astrobee...

HPC Analyst Firm Hyperion Research Expands Survey Team
From insideHPC

HPC Analyst Firm Hyperion Research Expands Survey Team

ST PAUL, Minn., August 2, 2022— HPC and AI industry analyst firm Hyperion Research announced the addition of Cary Sudan as the organization’s new principal survey...

Quantinuum Says It’s Near Quantum Error Correction Break-even Point
From insideHPC

Quantinuum Says It’s Near Quantum Error Correction Break-even Point

Quantinuum, which joins Cambridge Quantum software with Honeywell Quantum trapped-ion hardware, today announced it is close to a "breakeven point in quantum error...

Transforming Science through Cyberinfrastructure
From The Eponymous Pickle

Transforming Science through Cyberinfrastructure

Considerable piece. Process-technical.  Instructive diagrams at link. Transforming Science through CyberinfrastructureBy Manish Parashar, Amy Friedlander, Erwin...

Monte Carlo Simulation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Monte Carlo Simulation

 Good intro piece to a method we used for many purposes in the enterprise.   Even creating usable models for key processes that were used for decades.  Consider...
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