Category: computing

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uninfected but susceptible to infection


infected in the latent period and not yet infectious


infected and infectious


deceased or recovered


isolated by community screening policies

Daniel Cooney, Vincent Wong, and Yaneer Bar-Yam, Beyond contact tracing: Community-based early detection for Ebola response, PLoS Currents Outbreaks (May 19, 2016). [PDF, arXiv]


New England Complex Systems Institute

A new research tool (Bellymount) allowed biologists to watch in real time the cell renewal process that keeps gut tissue healthy, as well as the interactions between bacterial species that make up the microbiome.

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Bellymount allows researchers to peer into the live tissue of the fruit fly gut and other visceral organs in real time. It provides researchers with massive amounts of time-series imaging data, which is revolutionary in the biological sciences. Image is courtesy of Leslie Koyama and Lucy O’Brien.

Via Carnegie Science: 

Eavesdropping On “Conversations” Between Gut Stem Cells And Gut Bacteria


Bellymount enables longitudinal, intravital imaging of abdominal organs and the gut microbiota in adult Drosophila (PLOS Biology,

Merry X-mas everybody via Reddit

Quantum Bullshit Detector, pretty much needed today I fear.

142 + 1 new geoglyphs discovered on the Nasca Pampa and surrounding area

[142 through fieldwork and analyzing high-resolution 3D data, and one more by developing an AI model on the AI server IBM Power System AC922 configured with the deep learning platform IBM Watson Machine Learning Community Edition]     


Yamagata University

Halloween is coming!

Seen at 

Trust me, I’m an “IT guy”

This is bloody cool. For geeks only.

Scary and creepy math symbols with AMS-LaTeX integration:


What does a black hole look like up close?

A simulation of what a black hole with a disk of gas swirling around it would look, given the bizarre effects of its fierce gravity on the light from the disk. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Jeremy Schnittman

Via Bad Astronomy

I do believe you.

(Seen in FB)

I see a legit sarcasm here.

Via The Best Linux Blog In the Unixverse@nixcraft