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The source of ocean plastic: our obesity?

July 31, 2017

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I’m sitting on the beach with my girlfriend looking at the water. I say to her “I have this idea. You know that ocean plastic issue, particularly in the pacific? What if a drone could go through the water cleaning it up?” As seems to always be the case, whenever I have an idea for […]

Is an obese mom as bad as a drunk one?

June 7, 2017

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Our starting point: –Association Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Craniofacial Shape of Children at 12 Months These researchers recruited pregnant women in the first trimester. At 12 months they used 3-d imaging to see differences amongst their kid’s facial shape based on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. One symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome is changes in […]

How our out of shapeness is impacting the Grand Canyon

May 15, 2017

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When making the United States cross country drive you decide between going the northern or southern route. Usually because you’re debating Rocky Mountains or Grand Canyon. When I made the move from New Jersey to California I came close to going the northern route. “I mean, the Grand Canyon is like a big hole in the […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 2)

April 3, 2017

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Classification is done by people. Not AI.  Back to our leg pressing study- “For the current study, the use of supervised learning methods, mapping input objects to desired output values, appeared to be a suitable modeling technique, considering the inclusion of the measured time series and the experts’ evaluations of the executions. These assessments in […]