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COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Protect Immunocompromised People This week, California and New York, two of the states hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, announced that they were relaxing almost all coronavirus-related business restrictions. Across the country, vaccination numbers are slowly ticking up—although a troubling COVID-19 variant known as De…
 
How To Talk About Medical Marijuana With Your Doctor Over the last decade, cannabis has had a moment. Thirty-six states and Washington D.C. have legalized it for medical use. (Fifteen states, plus D.C., have also legalized weed recreationally.) Altogether, about 5.5 million people in the U.S. now have medical marijuana cards. One of the primary arg…
 
Proof of Work cryptocurrency mining, as used on the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains, requires huge amounts of energy to validate transactions and generate new tokens. The alternative, Proof of Stake, needs large deposits of assets to be staked up front in order to work. While both consensus protocols have their own drawbacks, they are the current …
 
Proof of Work cryptocurrency mining, as used on the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains, requires huge amounts of energy to validate transactions and generate new tokens. The alternative, Proof of Stake, needs large deposits of assets to be staked up front in order to work. While both consensus protocols have their own drawbacks, they are the current …
 
The company StreamSets is enabling DataOps practices in today’s enterprises. StreamSets is a data engineering platform designed to help engineers design, deploy, and operate smart data pipelines. StreamSets Data Collector is a codeless solution for designing pipelines, triggering CDC operations, and monitoring data in flight. StreamSets Transformer…
 
Delivering Saas products involves a lot more than just building the product. Saas management involves customer relationship management, licensing, renewals, maintaining software visibility, and the general management of the technology portfolio. The company Blissfully helps businesses manage their SaaS products from within a complete IT platform wi…
 
Amundsen was started at Lyft and is the leading open-source data catalog with the fastest-growing community and the most integrations. Amundsen enables you to search your entire organization by text search, see automated and curated metadata, share context with co workers, and learn from others by seeing most common queries on a table or frequently…
 
Coinbase is a very popular and well trusted cryptocurrency platform for buying and selling digital assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many more. With Coinbase you can manage your portfolio of cryptocurrencies in 1 place like you would for other investments. There are added features like scheduling recurring purchases of assets, time-delayed withdra…
 
Coinbase is a very popular and well trusted cryptocurrency platform for buying and selling digital assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many more. With Coinbase you can manage your portfolio of cryptocurrencies in 1 place like you would for other investments. There are added features like scheduling recurring purchases of assets, time-delayed withdra…
 
Biden’s New Assistant Secretary Of Health On Protecting Trans Youth The American healthcare system is facing some incredible challenges: Black and Latino communities were hit harder by COVID-19, and have lower vaccination rates than white, Asian, and Native American communities. The opioid crisis is still raging, climate change is disproportionatel…
 
FDA’s Approval Of Debated Alzheimer’s Treatment Raises Controversy This week, the FDA gave the green light to a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, a monoclonal antibody called aducanumab, is the first Alzheimer’s treatment to receive approval in almost 20 years. It targets the amyloid protein that forms the tangled plaques fou…
 
Corey Quinn is guest hosting on Software Engineering Daily this week, presenting a Tour of the Cloud. Corey Quinn is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, where he helps companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. If you’re looking to lower your AWS bill or negotiate a new contract with AWS, you can learn more …
 
Corey Quinn is guest hosting on Software Engineering Daily this week, presenting a Tour of the Cloud. Corey Quinn is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, where he helps companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. If you’re looking to lower your AWS bill or negotiate a new contract with AWS, you can learn more …
 
Corey Quinn is guest hosting on Software Engineering Daily this week, presenting a Tour of the Cloud. Corey Quinn is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, where he helps companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. If you’re looking to lower your AWS bill or negotiate a new contract with AWS, you can learn more …
 
Corey Quinn is guest hosting on Software Engineering Daily this week, presenting a Tour of the Cloud. Corey Quinn is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, where he helps companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. If you’re looking to lower your AWS bill or negotiate a new contract with AWS, you can learn more …
 
Corey Quinn is guest hosting on Software Engineering Daily this week, presenting a Tour of the Cloud. Corey Quinn is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, where he helps companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. If you’re looking to lower your AWS bill or negotiate a new contract with AWS, you can learn more …
 
Research Reveals 178 Genes Are Associated With Depression If you have a family member that suffers from depression, chances are you may have more than one. Doctors often say “depression runs in families,” but scientists really had no good idea how—until a major analysis of the genomes of 200,000 military veterans uncovered the 178 genes that influe…
 
Anthony Fauci Reflects On 40 Years Of HIV/AIDS Research Every week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases its regular report of the latest developments on emerging diseases—a living record documenting decades of medical history, known as the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). In May 1981, former MMWR editor Michae…
 
Mark Saroufim is the author of an article entitled “Machine Learning: The Great Stagnation”. Mark is a PyTorch Partner Engineer with Facebook AI. He has spent his entire career developing machine learning and artificial intelligence products. Before joining Facebook to do PyTorch engineering with external partners, Mark was a Machine Learning Engin…
 
Next week Corey Quinn will be guest hosting on Software Engineering Daily, presenting a Tour of the Cloud. Corey Quinn is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, where he helps companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. If you’re looking to lower your AWS bill or negotiate a new contract with AWS, you can learn …
 
Platforms like Ethereum have billions of dollars of market cap and large developer communities. However, it is still a challenge to build widely adopted DApps on it because of current limitations. Blockchain Proof of Work transactions are typically slow, and Proof of Stake transactions trade off decentralization to achieve high throughput. Transact…
 
Platforms like Ethereum have billions of dollars of market cap and large developer communities. However, it is still a challenge to build widely adopted DApps on it because of current limitations. Blockchain Proof of Work transactions are typically slow, and Proof of Stake transactions trade off decentralization to achieve high throughput. Transact…
 
AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS Outposts is ideal for workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data resid…
 
Flutter is a UI toolkit developed by Google that helps developers build natively compiled applications for mobile, web, desktop, and embedded devices from a single code base. Development is fast because the screen “hot reloads” as you develop, the architecture is layered for fast and expressive designs, and its widgets incorporate all critical plat…
 
Shifting The Sand Business To Greener Practices Sand is one of the most in-demand natural materials on the planet—some 50 billion tons of sand and gravel are mined every year. It’s because the humble sand is a key ingredient in many materials, from concrete and asphalt to microchips and glass. But sand is also heavy, needed in large quantities, and…
 
How Do We Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy? This Memorial Day weekend, many people will be traveling to the beach, hitting the road or socializing with friends—maskless—for the first time in over a year. As of this week, 50% of people over 18 are now fully vaccinated. Another 15 to 20% of people are taking a “wait and see” approach. Of those still on the…
 
Data exploration uses visual exploration to understand what is in a dataset and the characteristics of the data. Data scientists explore data to understand things like customer behavior and resource utilization. Some common programming languages used for data exploration are Python, R, and Matlab. Doris Jung-Lin Lee is currently a Graduate Research…
 
Arun Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Halicioglu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego. His primary research interests are in data management and systems for machine learning/artificial intelligence-based data analytics. Systems and ideas based on his research …
 
Cloud data warehouses are databases hosted in cloud environments. They provide typical benefits of the cloud like flexible data access, scalability, and performance. The company Firebolt provides a cloud data warehouse built for modern data environments. It decouples storage and compute to operate on top of existing data lakes like S3. It computes …
 
Running applications in containerized environments involves regularly organizing, adding and replacing containers. This complex job may involve managing clusters of containers in different geographic locations with different configuration requirements. Platforms like Kubernetes are great for managing this complexity, but include steep learning curv…
 
Americans’ Online Security Needs An Update Last week, all eyes were on the shutdown of a gas pipeline that delivered fuel to large portions of the Southeastern US. The shutdown was not due to a leak or planned pipeline maintenance, but to a ransomware attack that took billing computers at the pipeline operator offline. The attack had encrypted data…
 
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