1. Yi Ma and the Blessing of Dimensionality
I posted a link on last week’s Biweekly links dissing a MSR article. The linked article gives a better discussion about Yi Ma’s research.
2. SpaceX Illustrates Privatization Risk
One of last week’s big news was the successful launch of SpaceX’s rocket. Surprisingly, I did not find a comprehensive discussion about their achievement. The linked article discusses some of the important themes.
3. HTML 5 is hot
A good slide detailing all the capabilities of HTML 5. Better viewed in one of the "modern" browsers. In a related post, intellectual honesty and html5 talks about Apple’s recent attempt at bolstering their HTML 5 credentials.
4. Google Chrome’s Developer Tools Improve Productivity
The developer tools in Chrome is becoming a powerful tool and this post talks about some of the important features. There is also a long video discussing the features in detail.
5. NASA JPL, robots and the AWS cloud
A creative application by NASA using multiple AWS components. Pretty impressive.
6. FASTer search from Intel and Oracle
A very interesting approach to improve database search. I skimmed through the paper and it looks interesting even though the idea of storing B-tree index in memory seems a bit unpractical , especially for very large databases. But a very creative idea nevertheless.
7. How the brain recognizes objects
Very interesting. New cognitive (and computation) models like this gives hope that we will ultimately know all about our brain.