Archive for the ‘Links’ Category

Link: Batteries an Order of Magnitude Better

January 7, 2008

This is great news. Lithium-ion battery life should soon be increasing tenfold thanks to the nanotechnology of Yi Cui and his group of Stanford researchers: Stanford Report

Link: Scholarly Articles on Social Network Sites

November 1, 2007

This month’s online edition of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication has some interesting articles on Social Network Sites.

Check out the fig. 1 graphic “Launch Dates of Major Social Network Sites” from Boyd and Ellison’s “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship”.

And since it is now a subject of scholarly debate, to those who wonder what killed Friendster, the deleting of the fakesters or the scaling problems, I would just like to submit that my cat was never deleted.

Link: GalaxyZoo.org

July 13, 2007

Is this a spiral galaxy, an elliptical galaxy, or a merger of galaxies? My best guess was that it’s a merger, so that’s what I told GalaxyZoo.org, a new crowdsourcing web application for classifying the galaxies that the computer vision algorithms could not. You make an account, run through a quick tutorial on how to recognize the different types of galaxies, and then they set you loose on their database. It’s pretty fun.