When developer Niantic launched Pokémon Go in the summer of 2016, it did so at maximum velocity.The game’s blend of simple mechanics and next-level augmented reality sparked a months-long stretch of virality, followed by years of low-key dominance.The studio’s follow-up, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, debuted Thursday on iOS and Android.It must have been tempting to turn Wizards Unite into Pokémon 2.0.An event known as the Calamity has resulted in many items of value—known as Foundables—gone missing.There are Fortresses and Greenhouses and Inns.
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Facebook won’t allow Huawei to pre-install its apps on smartphones anymore, Reuters is reporting.It’s the latest example of Western tech companies cutting ties with the beleaguered Chinese telecom giant after President Trump issued an effective trade ban against it.Huawei phone owners will still be able to download and use apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook’s main app itself, and they’ll continue to receive updates through the Play store.Huawei just won’t be able to include them out of the box, which it typically does alongside various other pre-loaded services like Twitter.Facebook has apparently landed on a different calculus to deal with the trade ban than Google.Google has secured a temporary license to continue to send security updates to existing Huawei phones.
Kids today are voracious technology consumers for sure, but they are also active participants—creators, collaborators, and even influencers.So parents have much more to wrestle with than some broad-brush notion of “screen time.” Whatever you think of Fortnite, when children play it they are working together as a team (that’s good!), in a tech-mediated environment (is that bad?); and they’re not just playing a videogame, they’re socializing—factor that into your screen-time calculus.The youngs are also creating their own content, from unboxing toy reviews and “watch me play Minecraft” videos to DIY slime posts on Instagram, some of them attracting massive audiences and making serious money.They have agency and aspirations online, which makes them vulnerable to the same forces and incentives that continue to transform society.
The craze for earning a medical degree from a reputed college is apace rising among students However, getting admission to the Medical colleges is no doubt a backbreaking task; selecting the right institute is another toilsome job.The following article may help you out in getting some conclusion out of this tough process.Becoming a doctor is a dream for many, given its status as a noble profession that also brings affluence.Hence, there is a rush of candidates seeking admission into the top medical colleges every year.To select the best, colleges follow rigorous screening procedures that help detect the cream.The first prerequisite for getting admission in top colleges is to score well in subjects such as general biology, chemistry, physics and calculus.UV Gullas College of medicine reviewsHow to Gain Admission to a Medical CollegeIf you want to have a lifelong and rewarding career that involves helping and caring for those in society that are sick and unwell, gaining admission to a medical college should be the first step.The benefits that would become available upon graduation are not inconsiderable, there is the potential to receive a large salary and be in a position where promotions are made available.The journey to become a doctor or surgeon is long and expensive.
In a bid to remain relevant, Snap Inc. has launched a slew of new products for its Snapchat app, including an augmented reality (AR) developer platform and a games platform.The company has partnered with Photomath, a camera app that solves math problems, and Giphy.You can also point your phone at an object to bring up a relevant-and-humorous gif.Giphy will then pull up a pizza gif to dance on top of your real-life pizza.You’d be correct in thinking Scan sounds awfully familiar to other camera-based search functions already available within Snapchat.For instance, you can already Shazam songs using the camera screen, as well as shop for items on Amazon.
In recent months, Chinese negotiators have been working on a shopping list of US goods to clinch a trade deal.Boeing jets are believed to be a major item on the list.China’s new, larger-than-expected order from Airbus would seem to support this view.This latest twist further complicates the task for Chinese negotiators seeking a landing zone for a deal to end the trade war that can be sold to both President Trump and the domestic audience.It has been reported that China is already finding it challenging to come up with an additional $1.2 trillion of US exports over six years to eliminate the trade deficit.However, safety—and optics—will weigh more in Beijing’s calculus.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A sophisticated new analysis tool developed by Florida State University scientists may signal a new era in the study of population genetics.Their model, which incorporates advanced mathematical strategies, could help revolutionize the way researchers investigate the spread and distribution of dangerous, fast-evolving disease vectors.The breakthrough research was an interdisciplinary collaboration between postdoctoral mathematician Somayeh Mashayekhi and computational biologist Peter Beerli, both in FSU's Department of Scientific Computing.Their findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The team's model, called the f-coalescent for its novel use of fractional calculus, follows in the lineage of a similar but more limited model called the n-coalescent.Proposed by the British mathematician John Kingman in 1982, the n-coalescent allowed scientists to make statistical statements about a population's past using data collected in the present.
BINGHAMTON, NY - Binghamton University, State University of New York can now count itself among the 131 elite universities in the nation that have achieved the "very high research" classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education."This is exceptional news that will have a far-reaching impact for Binghamton University," said President Harvey Stenger."Being recognized as having a significant research presence among other top universities in the nation is a testament to the quality of our faculty and those who conduct research at Binghamton."This classification underscores the innovative work of our researchers as well as the importance of research funding on our reputation and for the growth of our graduate programs - two key measures that we are continually growing faster than our peers," Stenger said."It's a true indication that the investments we made in hiring additional tenure-track faculty through NYSUNY 2020 and to start a pharmacy school has elevated our research and doctoral education to put us in the elite R1 category," he said."This designation will help us recruit faculty, deans and others to leadership positions and I think it's part of the process of branding the University," said Donald Nieman, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Ethan Lindenberger, an 18-year-old from Ohio who defied his parents’ anti-vaccination beliefs by getting inoculated, appeared today before Congress to promote vaccine education and outreach campaigns.Lindenberger was one of five people who testified in a Senate committee hearing titled “Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?” According to experts, the answer is complex — but it’s often centered on a communications gap between medical institutions and parents concerned by vivid conspiracy theories on social media.Lindenberger opened his testimony with a story that’s gotten wide media coverage: after growing up without inoculation against diseases like measles and polio, he questioned his mother’s claims that vaccines caused autism and brain damage, then began independently catching up on his shots last year.“Her love, affection, and care as a parent was used to push an agenda to create false distress, and these sources which spread misinformation should be the primary concern of the American people.”This is the second recent congressional hearing about vaccines, held amid a resurgence of measles outbreaks across the country, including a public health emergency in Clark County, Washington.Unlike last week’s House of Representatives hearing, which stalled briefly after audience members shouted at speakers, the mood in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was calm.
“Finnish vegetables are really expensive,” Lauri Vuohensilta explains.In this tomato-centric video, they wander through a chain supermarket doing their weekly shopping.It also has tens of thousands of views and is part of a growing subgenre of YouTube supermarket tours.There are ASMR videos of people brushing their teeth and livestreams of strangers eating dinner on Twitch.Compared with other things you can find on Instagram, like foul-mouthed 9-year-olds kicking $400,000 Rolls Royces, these normcore accounts are amateurish and should be deathly dull.Pictures of Converse sneakers and gripes about calculus homework are not what today’s marketers call “quality content.”) We routinely shame people for posting too many baby pictures, too many selfies, too many food photos, even too many dog pictures for all the same reasons: They’re so overdone and boring—and we, those who curate for maximum sparkle, who bury the desire to share monotonies, resent them for boring us.
3 of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics Exercise 3.1, problem 1 Exercise 3.2, problem 3a Exercise 3.3, problem 1 MTH 221 Week 1 DQS DQ 1 Consider the problem of how to arrange a group of n people so each person can shake hands with every other person.DQ 2 There is an old joke that goes something like this: “If God is love, love is blind, and Ray Charles is blind, then Ray Charles is God.” Explain, in the terms of first-order logic and predicate calculus, why this reasoning is incorrect DQ 3 There is an old joke, commonly attributed to Groucho Marx, which goes something like this: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.” Does this statement fall under the purview of Russell’s paradox, or is there an easy semantic way out?This concept arises in cryptography.Can the friendship relation among a finite group of people induce a partial order, such as a set inclusion?Do you think the number of components would depend on the size of the vertex set V?How would you use graph theory to organize how many layers your chip must have to handle all of the interconnections, for example?
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Dr. Steve Bellovin is professor of computer science at Columbia University, where he researches "networks, security, and why the two don't get along."The opinions expressed in this piece do not necessarily represent those of Ars Technica.Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently stated that facial recognition "algorithms" (and by extension all "algorithms") "always have these racial inequities that get translated" and that "those algorithms are still pegged to basic human assumptions.First, some notes on terminology—and in particular a clarification for why I keep putting scare quotes around the word "algorithm."the calculus of variations] wants a new algorithm, a compendious method by which the theorems may be established without ambiguity and circumlocution.By far the most successful is known as machine learning (ML), which is "the process by which a computer is able to improve its own performance (as in analyzing image files) by continuously incorporating new data into an existing statistical model."
Flecks of blue pigment found in the teeth of a woman who lived up to a thousand years ago present a surprising picture of her life as a medieval nun in Europe.The woman likely painted richly illuminated religious texts used by members of religious institutions and nobles, according to researchers who examined her dental remains.The discovery challenges the hypothesis that it was only male monks who produced such ornately decorated manuscripts."The early use of this pigment by a religious woman challenges widespread assumptions about ... the gendered production of illuminated texts," reads a new study on the find in the journal Science Advances.As part of research looking at health in the Middle Ages, researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and UK's University of York examined dental calculus (essentially plaque that hardens over a lifetime) in remains found at a small women's monastery in central Germany.Located in the municipality of Dalheim, the monastery is believed to have housed approximately 14 religious women from the time it was founded until fire destroyed it.
While Westerners often associate the invention of calculus with 17th century European luminaries like Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, its theoretical foundations actually stretch back millennia.Fundamental theorems appear in ancient Egyptian work from 1820 BC, and later influences sprout from Babylonian, Ancient Greek, Chinese and Middle Eastern texts.Such is the nature of the world’s biggest ideas — concepts that arise in one corner of the world provide the scaffolding for future advancements.In the tech world today, this is playing out in three important ways:ideas improve when they become global;the best ideas are increasingly starting internationally; and
The communities of bacteria that live in our mouths have changed drastically since the Middle Ages, according to a new study of remains buried in a medieval Danish cemetery.And it turns out that some people may have been more predisposed to tooth and gum disease than others, thanks in part to the bacterial communities that lived in their mouths.Biochemist Rosa Jersie-Christensen of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research sampled hardened dental plaque, called calculus, from the skeletal remains of 21 Danish men who lived in the village of Tjærby between 1100 and 1450 CE.All 21 showed some signs of gum disease, or periodontitis, along with at least minor cavities.Using mass spectrometry and a database of known proteins, Jersie-Christensen and her colleagues identified 3,761 different proteins in the samples.But the majority of proteins—between 85 and 95 percent—had been produced by bacteria from the microbiome.
Amazon is setting aside $2 million for public schools in Seattle.Getty/Elaine ThompsonAmazon announced a new grant for Seattle Public Schools on Monday.The e-commerce giant set aside $2 million for the Alliance for Education to create the "Right Now Needs Fund."It is designed for the "schools with the greatest needs" and can be used to buy anything from a "raincoat to school supplies."The grant is another example of Amazon responding to critics and investing in initiatives to give back to its local community.From a political standpoint, it might be easier for municipalities to welcome Amazon to their neck of the woods for HQ2 if the company is seen as a good citizen.
They lived in six different Chinese cities over the years, raising four children along the way, before settling in Dandong.Everything happened fast, and very little made sense.Over the ensuing three decades, the couple would watch as China hurtled from eighth-largest economy in the world to second-largest, powered, famously, by mass migrations of people into new industrial cities and the erection of a vast manufacturing and export sector.John Carlin, who served as assistant attorney general for national security during the Obama administration, recalls one meeting with executives from a West Coast company whose intellectual property was being stolen by Chinese hackers.Private cybersecurity firms released a string of damning investigative reports on China’s patterns of economic espionage; the US government started to talk more publicly about bringing charges against the country’s hackers.Everyone at the Justice Department knew it would take more than a single “name and shame” campaign to change the calculus of Chinese behavior; the US needed to apply pressure on multiple fronts, perhaps building up to a threat of sanctions.
Although the spotlight at this week’s SpaceX event was squarely on Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa — the first paying passenger for the company’s nascent space tourism business — Elon Musk also revealed a wealth of new details about the BFR and just how this enormous rocket and spacecraft will get to the moon and back.(Note: Quotes are transcribed directly from the video but may have been very slightly edited for clarity, such as the removal of “you know” and “like.”)Well, that’s not really news — it’s right there in the name.It depends on the mission, as you’ll see later.“You want four control surfaces to be able to control the vehicle through a wide range of atmospheric densities and velocities,” Musk explained, referring to the four fin-wing-flaps.This is another point of similarity with the Space Shuttle, which used its heat-resistance bottom surface as a huge air brake.
There's no such thing as a free lunch in this world.Now apparently the same goes for Wi-Fi.Students in the cafeteria at China's Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics must solve a calculus equation to get the school Wi-Fi password, state media Global Times reported Sunday.The password lies within the answer to the problem, according to instructions seen in pictures posted by the student union.That's not the only hurdle facing students for internet access across the campus.An eight-note melody containing the password to the Wi-Fi connection awaits students at the school's Xinyuan Library Restaurant.
While other brands may continue to take stands, not everyone, however, is going to be afford as much leeway as Nike.Nike ignited a firestorm with its latest "Just Do It" ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.In fact, outraged consumers burning or cutting up Nike socks may have been just what the brand was looking for, say marketing experts.Nike must have calculated that the benefit of the ad would outweigh the expected backlashWhile brands have increasingly flirted with taking a stand on hot-button issues in recent years, not many brands have been quite as bold as Nike."It must have been their calculus that swoosh-burning would solidify the brand with its core consumer," said Dan Hill, founder and CEO of strategic communications firm Hill Impact.
Between finding the time for an appointment and possessing a totally logical fear of drills, surely no-one enjoys going to the dentist.Imagine how much easier life would be if getting your dental checkup was as simple as taking a few mouth-based selfies (“mouthies?”) and sending them off for a remote evaluation by a real dentist in your area.That’s the pitch behind the company Toothpic, whose new app is trying to help the more than half of Americans who haven’t been to see the dentist in the last year.And, hopefully, to save them some dental pain down the road.“We have a network of hundreds of dentists across all 50 states that make themselves available to review these cases,” Mark Moore, founder and CEO of Toothpic, told Digital Trends.“These dentists can identify a surprising amount from images, just like they would when looking directly into a patient’s mouth from their chairs.
Fortnite only became broadly available on Android this week.More importantly, it’s a reminder of the real risks that come with operating outside of the Google Play Store—risks that could end up extending well beyond the battle bus.You don’t need advanced calculus to see why Epic wants to skip a tithe if it can.Many of the sites, which we won’t link to here for obvious reasons, include "Fortnite" in the URL and have convincing enough landing pages featuring imagery from the game.The first category, which Lookout calls FakeNight, plays videos that look like a Fortnite game-loading screen, then shows a prompt that reads, “Mobile Verification Required.” From there, you’re taken to a browser window and told that if you click enough ads, you’ll get a game code in return.The other family, which Lookout calls WeakSignal, also presents a convincing Fortnite loading screen but places a rotating series of programmatic ads on top of it.
Having trouble finishing your math homework?The company recently updated its Bing for iOS app to include a new “math mode” that solves equations in a snap…literally.Snap a picture of the problem, give Bing a second or two to process it, and you’ll be given the answer without any additional interaction.The feature is powered by Bing’s Camera Intelligent Search technology.The new feature has appeared in the Bing Search app’s latest iOS update, where Microsoft explains that math mode enables users to “easily solve complex math problems by simply taking a photo.” The folks over at Search Engine Land put the new feature to the test, finding that it is surprisingly rapid:Math mode isn’t limited to only simple algebra, instead also being capable of solving calculus and more advanced mathematics problems.
Well, it of course depends on what you did in college—but I hope it's false.Is it possible to learn introductory level (equivalent to the first year of university-level calculus-based) physics for free online?I think the answer is yes.The physics page has lots of good stuff and more specific topics are pretty much accurate.Here is the page on the Work-Energy Principle, and it seems fine.Another site that I find useful is HyperPhysics.
When a political ad goes viral on Facebook, conventional wisdom holds that it was a success.The calculus changes when it comes to persuasion ads, which aim to build support for a certain candidate or issue among people who haven't made up their minds yet.Or, in the age of echo chambers and filter bubbles, is high engagement really just a sign that you’re preaching to the converted?Lubin designed the experiments along with Peter Koechley, cofounder of UpWorthy, whose founding mission was to make viral content promoting political and social issues.To test this theory about persuasion, the Meme Factory team created a series of 18 videos covering a range of key progressive issues, from opposition to the GOP tax bill to the repeal of DACA, the Obama-era program that protected certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation.Far less engaging was “What Would You Do?”—a split-screen video of a woman watching another video about the DACA debate.
Legg is doing his bit to encourage the next generation of ICT talent, with five pieces of advice for a 17-year-old LondonerShane Legg, chief scientist and co-founder of artificial intelligence firm DeepMind, has offered five pieces of advice to young people looking to start careers in the AI field.Legg gave the advice in response to a tweet by Aron Chase, a 17-year-old from London, who asked him earlier this week, “What would be the 5 pieces of advice and tips you would give to a young person like me?”Legg advised him to learn linear algebra well, calculus “to an OK level”, probability theory and stats “to a good level”, the basics of theoretical computer science, and programming in Python and C++.He also encouraged Chase to read and implement machine learning papers and to “*play* with stuff”.Chase, an ICT student at Oaklands sixth form college in Welwyn Garden City, said he had taken the advice on board and had already added it to a whiteboard listing his goals over the next year.
This (currently) four part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works.The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, and algorithms.It’s not necessary to read them all, but doing so may better help your understanding of the topics covered.The word algorithm used to be something only calculus students talked about, now journalists and marketing teams bandy it about like they’re invoking some futuristic magical spell.Algorithms are shortcuts people use to tell computers what to do.If you’re thinking “that sounds a lot like computer code,” you’re absolutely correct.
In 2010, Google made a moral calculus.The company had been censoring search results in China at the behest of the Communist government since launching there in 2006.But after a sophisticated phishing attack to gain access to the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists, Google decided to stop censoring results, even though it cost the company access to the lucrative Chinese market.But to tech giants with an insatiable appetite for growth, China’s allure is just as legendary.The dizzying prospect of a billion new users reportedly prompted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to offer President Xi Jinping the chance to name his first daughter in 2015.Now, according internal documents obtained by The Intercept, Google itself may soon rebalance its moral accounts, just as lawmakers and consumers around the globe begin to reckon with industry’s potential to spread disinformation, sow social discord, and prop up authoritarian regimes.
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