Lynx Roundup, March 20th 2020

Lynx Roundup, March 20th 2020

Predictability models! Implanting fake memories in birds! A route to high hole mobility in gallium nitride!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte

I love models. Yes, metoo ... But I’m talking about algorithms here. Those who are a bit into mathematics know that with a little curve fitt...
The New Workers’ Revolution is Afoot
Complexity Waterfall
The thing about complexity is that it comes out of nowhere. One day you start your fairly simple project, the other day you find it in ruins.
Implanting false memories in a bird’s brain changes its tune
Young zebra finches that have never heard adults sing learned to produce notes of different lengths because of false memories researchers implanted in their brains
Study unveils a route to high hole mobility in gallium nitride
Gallium nitride (GaN) is a material often used to build semiconductor power devices and light emitting diodes (LEDs). In the past, researchers have explored the possibility of realizing GaN p-channel transistors, which could aid the development of better performing computers.
For-Profit Hospital Industry Is Leading Fight Against Medicare for All
Tenet Healthcare, the nation’s third-largest investor-owned operator of hospitals, has donated nearly $630,000 to the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future.
US military will no longer use floppy disks to coordinate nuke launches
As we alarmingly learned in 2014, the US military has been using 8-inch floppy disks in an antiquated ’70s computer to receive nuclear launch orders from the President. Now, the US strategic command has announced that it has replaced the drives with a “highly-secure solid state digital storage solut…

Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.