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AI Software Creates “New” Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Doors & Amy Winehouse Songs: Hear Tracks from the “Lost Tapes of the 27 Club”

What would pop music sound like now if the musicians of the 27 club had lived into maturity? Can we know where Amy Winehouse would have gone, musically, if she had taken another path? What if Hendrix’s influence over guitar heroics (and less obvious styles) came not only from his sixties playing but from an unimaginable late-career cosmic blues? Whether questions like these can ever be given real flesh and blood, so to speak, by artificial intelligence may still be very much undecided. O...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Toronto, Atlanta, Amy Winehouse, Computer Science, Rolling Stone, Beatles, Kurt Cobain, Magenta, Nme, Facebook Twitter, Bach, Hendrix, Josh Jones


Even in mathematics, who you know may matter more than your talent

In a recent study, researchers collected data on the backgrounds and academic genealogy of thousands of mathematicians.The results revealed that mathematicians of certain backgrounds—namely, from Western countries—are significantly more likely to join elite circles in mathematics.The researchers issued recommendations for how elite institutions could help the Fields Medal accomplish its original goal.As the "universal language," mathematics is commonly considered to be an egalitarian field.After...
Tags: Math, Japan, Science, Wikipedia, Germany, Russia, United States, Dartmouth, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Inequality, Social Change, Dartmouth College, Fu, Fung, Stefan Zachow


Intact Virgin Mary painting found in rubble after Mission San Gabriel fire

A woman takes a break in front of the church next to the Mission San Gabriel that was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) People walk past the Mission San Gabriel that was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Mission San Gabriel was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July ...
Tags: News, Church, Religion, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Mass, San Gabriel, Huerta, Virgin Mary, Jose Gomez, Fu, Jose H Gomez, Los Angeles Archdiocese


Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first settled East Asia

The very first human beings originally emerged in Africa before spreading across Eurasia about 60,000 years ago. After that, the story of humankind heads down many different paths, some more well-studied than others.Eastern regions of Eurasia are home to approximately 2.3 billion people today – roughly 30% of the world’s population. Archaeologists know from fossils and artifacts that modern humans have occupied Southeast Asia for 60,000 years and East Asia for 40,000 years.But there’s a lot left...
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Beijing, Malaysia, Siberia, Laos, Mongolia, Eurasia, Yangtze River, East Asia, Yang, Taiwan Strait


Individualized Circadian Clocks: New Research Suggests Not Everyone Needs 8 Hours of Sleep

Time magazine reports on is a big scientific advance: "the understanding that our bodies often operate according to different clocks." Although the federal government recommends that Americans sleep seven or more hours per night for optimal health and functioning, new research is challenging the assumption that sleep is a one-size-fits-all phenomenon. Scientists have found that our internal body clocks vary so greatly that they could form the next frontiers of personalized medicine... Human s...
Tags: Tech, Time Magazine, University of California San Francisco, Fu, Louis PtAček, Ptacek, Ying Hui Fu


Police: Arson suspect arrested day after San Gabriel mission fire is suspected of separate incident

San Gabriel police confirmed Wednesday they have arrested an individual suspected of attempted arson on July 12. Though the individual was arrested one day after the blaze that destroyed much of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel church’s interior, the arrest was made due to a separate fire incident, authorities said. The announcement of the July 12 arrest came amid an unsubstantiated claim on Twitter that police had detained a man in connection to the July 11 mission fire. The city of San Gabrie...
Tags: News, La, Arson, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Local News, San Gabriel, Mulholland Drive, Fu, Boyle Heights, Pico Union, Top Stories SGVT, Lake Balboa, Adrian M Alarcon, Crime + Public Safety


Arson suspect arrested in separate incident a day after San Gabriel Mission fire

San Gabriel police confirmed Wednesday they have arrested an individual suspected of attempted arson on July 12. Though the individual was arrested one day after the blaze that destroyed much of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel church’s interior, the arrest was made due to a separate fire incident, authorities said. The announcement of the July 12 arrest came amid an unsubstantiated claim on Twitter that police had detained a man in connection to the July 11 mission fire. The city of San Gabrie...
Tags: News, La, Arson, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Local News, San Gabriel, Mulholland Drive, Fu, Boyle Heights, San Gabriel Mission, Pico Union, Top Stories SGVT, Lake Balboa, Adrian M Alarcon


New therapeutic approach for Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

Xiang-Dong Fu, PhD, has never been more excited about something in his entire career. He has long studied the basic biology of RNA, a genetic cousin of DNA, and the proteins that bind it. But a single discovery has launched Fu into a completely new field: neuroscience.
Tags: Health, Fu, Xiang Dong Fu


2 Art Gallery Shows to Explore From Home

Galleries and museums are getting creative about presenting work online during the coronavirus crisis. Here are two shows worth viewing virtually.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Ny, Luna, Garth, Fu, Computers and the Internet, Gallery (Manhattan, Saraf, Greenan, Quarantine (Life and Culture, Snow Yuxue, Surabhi, James (1950-2018, Well Now WTF? (Exhibit


Classification-coordination-collaboration

Fu et al. outlined a systems approach, Classification-Coordination-Collaboration (3C), to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 3C approach provides a feasible way in which to promote the overall implementation of the SDGs in various countries worldwide, consisting of the necessary processes and essential means for advancing the SDGs. This approach allows to make SDGs realize key breakthroughs over the short-term while achieving sweeping progress over the long run.
Tags: Science, Fu


Pepper’s bra wants to solve the woes of small-chested women

Ask any woman and she will tell you that most of her bras do not fit her optimally. In fact, a majority of women end up wearing the wrong size. A large part of the problem is that sizing is standardized, unlike women’s bodies. With every passing year, more people are shopping online, meaning fewer opportunities to actually try on bras — a trend that’s only accelerating given the shutdown the world is experiencing right now. One particular problem, and a widespread one, according to entrepreneu...
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Tech, Pepper, Denver, Medellin Colombia, Fu, ThirdLove, Bra, Precursor Ventures, DTC, Winograd, Jaclyn Fu, Lia Winograd, Kala SlickChicks, Denver Angels


Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also emits terahertz waves — electromagnetic waves with a frequency somewhere between microwaves and infrared light. These high-frequency radiation waves, known as "T-rays," are also produced by almost anything that registers a temperature, including our own bodies and the inanimate objects around us.Terahertz waves are pervasive in our daily lives, and if harnessed, their concentrated power could potentially serve as an alternate energy source. Imagine, ...
Tags: Energy, Technology, Internet, Mit, Innovation, Electricity, Sarah, Fu, Su Yang Xu, U S Army Research Laboratory, Liang Fu, Isobe, Altnernative energy, Hiroki Isobe, Harvard University Breaking, U S Army Research Office


Spectro Cloud launches with $7.5M investment to help developers build Kubernetes clusters their way

By now we know that Kubernetes is a wildly popular container management platform, but if you want to use it, you pretty much have to choose between having someone manage it for you or building it yourself. Spectro Cloud emerged from stealth today with a $7.5 million investment to give you a third choice that falls somewhere in the middle. The funding was led by Sierra Ventures with participation from Boldstart Ventures. Ed Sim, founder at Boldstart, says he liked the team and the tech. ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Cisco, SIM, Kubernetes, Sierra Ventures, Fu, BoldStart Ventures, Ed Sim, Boldstart, Spectro Cloud


Antibalas' 'Fu Chronicles' Is A Martial Arts-Inspired Testament To Afrobeat

For two decades, some of Afropop's hottest sounds have come out of Brooklyn. Duke Amayo and Martin Perna of the band Antibalas talk about their latest release, Fu Chronicles.(Image credit: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Fu, Duke Amayo, Antibalas Fu, Martin Perna


Airbnb: Fu

Final Frontier and Taiko Studios produced Airbnb China’s Chinese New Year film, a touching animation demonstrating how the brand’s properties can become homes away from home at a time of year where young Chinese are finding it increasingly difficult to return to their family hometowns. Spring Festival is the most important date on the calendar in China, when families separated by work and life necessities reunite, traditionally in the town where the children grew up. Titled “F...
Tags: China, Advertising, Airbnb, Fu, Jia Jia, Airbnb China, Taiko Studios


Will Science Ever Give Us a Better Night’s Sleep?

Unraveling the mysteries of sleep might depend on studying the genes of people who don’t get much.
Tags: News, Sleep, Research, Brain, Louis, Fu, Genetics and Heredity, Ptacek, Ying-Hui


"I draw a lot, that’s really the beginning of it all. I draw in bed, usually watching a Charlie Chan movie."

"The drawings are very small. I’ll put them on a copier and blow them up to get a general picture of what they’ll look like at a certain scale. And then I start building the models at full scale, at six inches max. I can envision things, to a degree, three-dimensionally. I’m not saying I have visions, but some little idea will come popping into my head. It might be based on something I’ve seen, and subconsciously it finds its way onto paper."From "An Artist Who Makes Irreverent, and Pocket-Size,...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, America, Fox, Sculpture, Jefferson Airplane, CHAN, Huang, Jefferson, George Takei, Sammy Hagar, Confucius, Fu, Nagle, Ann Althouse, Aphorism


For many Southern California students, two languages (or more) are better than one

In Maritza Bermudez’s home, the goal has been to speak Spanish as much as possible. But starting next school year, Korean will be thrown into the mix. Bermudez, who lives in Anaheim, is enrolling one of her children in a Korean/English language immersion program – the first of its kind in Orange County and part of a growing trend throughout Southern California. “We know it’s going to be challenging,” Bermudez said. “But being trilingual is being a step ahead.” First grade teacher Cindy Murgu...
Tags: Politics, Milan, News, Education, Abc, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Cambodia, Local News, Orange County, Ucla, Mitchell, Southern California, Anaheim


Lunar New Year is a celebration of ancestry

In celebration of the Chinese New Year Lion Dancers woo the crowd during the 115th Golden Dragon Parade as it goes through Chinatown in Los Angeles Saturday, February 1, 2014 as they bring in the Year of the Horse. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News) Dragons play with the crowd as people celebrate the coming lunar year during the annual Tet Parade in the heart of Little Saigon Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 in Westminster. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer) ...
Tags: California, China, Kung Fu, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vietnam, Bruce Lee, Orange County, Chinatown, Southern California, Kelly, Anaheim, David Carradine


Anti-vaccine movement is powered by ‘hysteresis’, study reveals

A new study explores society's relatively poor vaccination coverage through the lens of hysteresis, a phenomenon that describes how systems are dependent on their history.The results show how 'imperfect vaccines' and episodes of public confusion can result in sharp drops in population-wide immunization rates, and how it can take years for those rates to recover.By promoting an individual's choice to get vaccinated as an altruistic behavior, societies might be able to reach vaccination goals soon...
Tags: Math, England, New York, Science, Medicine, Wales, Innovation, Vaccines, Royal Society B, Andrew Wakefield, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Fu, Xingru Chen


What the Fu** — Supreme Court agrees to hear Brunetti Trademark Dispute

by Dennis Crouch Erik Brunetti’s “FUCT” line of apparel doesn’t have much appeal to my sense of style, but the clothing certainly seem to make a statement.  The USPTO refused to grant Brunetti’s application to register the mark — finding that the mark “comprises immoral * * * or scandalous matter” and thus cannot be registered under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act. On appeal, the Federal Circuit sided with Brunetti — holding the statute unconstitutional as contrary to the Free Speech provision ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uspto, Patent, Kennedy, Tam, Kavanaugh, Federal Circuit, Brunetti, Fu, Gorsuch, Matal, Dennis Crouch Erik Brunetti, Government Since Tam the Supreme Court


Time’s up for ‘standing by’ in China, say religious watchdog groups

China (MNN) – China may finally be making the move to re-write the Bible. Bob Fu, founder of China Aid, a persecution watchdog group, raised the alarm this month, in an address to members of the U-S government.   According to him, the Three Self Patriotic Movement and the Chinese Christian Council are working on a five-year plan to infuse Christianity with elements that cultivate socialist core values, a move deemed to make Christianity more ‘Chinese’. These could include a summary of the ...
Tags: Usa, China, Church, Xi Jinping, Jesus, Christ, Curry, Communist Party, Buddhist, Open Doors USA, David Curry, Fu, Bob Fu, China Aid, Three Self Patriotic Movement, China Pray


Here are the 63 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 1

From “cheese 2.0” to connecting flights for satellites, Y Combinator showed off a wide array of early stage startups fresh from its YC Summer 2018 batch. A total of 63 companies took to the stage in front of a full audience at the Computer History Museum today in Mountain View to pitch on-off switches for organisms, laundry detergent subscription services, gymless gyms, lab-grown palm oil and sugary sugar substitutes. It felt like every other startup was trying to make us try vegan chicken nu...
Tags: Google, Python, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Supreme Court, Mexico, France, China, Nigeria, Africa, US, America, San Francisco, Tech


Chinese drug developer Sinovac raises $86.73 in private placement

China-based drug developer Sinovac Biotech has closed $86.73 million in a private placement. The investors were Vivo Capital and Advantech Capital. Houlihan Lokey served as financial adviser to Sinovac on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE BEIJING, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA) (“Sinovac” or the “Company”), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it has completed a private placement of its common shares (a “private investment in...
Tags: Asia, China, Trends, Beijing, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Private Equity, South America, Blackstone, Board, Company, The Company, Sinovac Biotech Ltd, Houlihan Lokey, Fu, SVA


Restrictions for all religions in China

China (MNN) -- Since China instated their new religious restrictions on February 1, 2018, persecution of Christians and other religious followers, including Buddhists and Taoists, has increased. Rise in Restrictions and Persecution for all Religions A Washington Times article reported Pastor Bob Fu, the founder and president of ChinaAid, said the number of Christians arrested for practicing their faith “has reached the highest level since the end of the Cultural Revolution.” Pastor Fu als...
Tags: Facebook, China, Foreign Ministry, Wendell Rovenstine, Rovenstine, U S State Department, Hua Chunying, Taoism, Fu, Bob Fu, China Rovenstine, China Pray, Religions A Washington Times, ChinaAid, China Bibles, China One Bible


Fantasy sports platforms could have a big future in blockchain

With the number of fantasy sports players in North America heading past 60m, and the industry said to be worth over $7 billion, fantasy sports games are clearly on the rise. On the web, the two biggest players are FanDuel and DraftKings, which between them control 90% of the market. But translating that kind of business into a blockchain world could have even more potential, turning the reward system into a cryptocurrency nirvana. This is the aim of two blockchain-based startups, No Limit Fantas...
Tags: TC, Technology, Tech, North America, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Fanduel, Draftkings, Daily Fantasy Sports, Fu, Meitu, Smart Contract, Frank Fu, Viktor Mangazeev


The Cuban "sonic weapon" attacks may actually have been "bad engineering," not attacks

Last year, US and Canadian diplomats and their families in Cuba suffered from weird illnesses that led many to speculate about a "sonic weapon" of some kind. After analyzing a reported audio clip of the mysterious sound released by the AP (below), University of Michigan computer scientist Kevin Fu and his Zhejiang University colleagues Wenyuan Xu and Chen Yan suggest that the source may have been accidental interference between ultrasonic signals. From IEEE Spectrum: There are existing sour...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Audio, US, Ap, Mit, Fbi, Cuba, University Of Michigan, Zhejiang University, Fadel Adib, Fu, Kevin Fu, ADIB, Wenyuan Xu


Researchers Provide Likely Explanation For the 'Sonic Weapon' Used At the US Embassy In Cuba

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Last August, reports emerged that U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba had suffered a host of mysterious ailments. Speculation soon arose that a high-frequency sonic weapon was to blame. Acoustics experts, however, were quick to point out the unlikeliness of such an attack. Among other things, ultrasonic frequencies -- from 20 to 200 kilohertz -- don't propagate well in air and don't cause the ear pain, headache, dizziness, and other symptom...
Tags: US, Ap, Cuba, University Of Michigan, Associated Press AP, Yan, Zhejiang University, Xu, Fourier, HANGZHOU China, Fu, Kevin Fu, Wenyuan Xu, Chen Yan Yan, Fu Xu


Researchers Provide Likely Explanation For the 'Sonic Weapon' Used At the US Embassy In Cuba (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Last August, reports emerged that U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba had suffered a host of mysterious ailments. Speculation soon arose that a high-frequency sonic weapon was to blame. Acoustics experts, however, were quick to point out the unlikeliness of such an attack. Among other things, ultrasonic frequencies -- from 20 to 200 kilohertz -- don't propagate well in air and don't cause the ear pain, headache, dizziness, and other symptom...
Tags: News, US, Ap, Cuba, University Of Michigan, Associated Press AP, Yan, Zhejiang University, Xu, Fourier, HANGZHOU China, Fu, BeauHD, Kevin Fu, Wenyuan Xu, Chen Yan Yan