Lynx Roundup, May 14th 2020

Lynx Roundup, May 14th 2020

The first map of America’s food supply chain! A deep learning approach to coordinate defensive escort teams! Probabilistic Programming with monad‑bayes!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
The first map of America’s food supply chain is mind-boggling
Most of our food is moved across great distances—and through many different forms of transit—before it reaches our plates.
A deep learning approach to coordinate defensive escort teams
Advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are enabling the development of artificial agents designed to assist humans in a variety of everyday settings. One of the many possible uses for these systems could be to escort humans or valuable goods that are being transferred from one loc…
Is Mathematics, like Science, Pluralistic?
Mathematicians disagree over whether their fundamental assumptions, or axioms, are true
JustFix.nyc - Technology for Housing Justice
JustFix.nyc is a non-profit that builds technology for tenants and organizers fighting displacement. Our free products support the NYC’s housing justice movement.
Probabilistic Programming with monad‑bayes, Part 2: Linear Regression
Here’s Part 2 in Tweag’s Series about Bayesian modeling in Haskell with the monad-bayes library.
The new science fossil fuel companies fear
Researchers can now link weather events to emissions – and to the companies responsible. A string of lawsuits is about to give “attribution science” a real-life test.
Microfluidic Bubble Logic
We demonstrate universal computation in an all-fluidic two-phase microfluidic system. Nonlinearity is introduced into an otherwise linear, reversible, low–Reynolds number flow via bubble-to-bubble hydrodynamic interactions. A bubble traveling in a channel represents a bit, providing us with the capa…
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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.