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Just realized I never did an on Fediscience...
So hi there! (better late than never)
I'm a physicist by training doing a postdoc on and

I like books, and I'm generally interested in and
I mostly talk about my research fields here, if you want to hear about FLOSS, (in) and , check my alt: @tfardet

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I was looking for a tool in to do ...
I did not find anything I really liked, but stumbled on an old git repo with promising PRs:

A day later, I have a good enough tool for my use cases:

If you want to check it out or hunt bugs, it's now on Pypi: pip install mpl-chord-diagram

Please, welcome my IRL friend (who was patient enough to get used to a #Fediverse account for keeping in touch with me).

@yakab - a brilliant young engineer determined to make the lives of people better 🧙‍♀️ , working in the fields of #prosthesis #robotics #kinematics A skilled piano and boardgames player. She is learning #English (и прекрасно говорит по-русски).

(maybe if she has more contacts, she'll visit this place more often)

"Rain fell on Greenland’s ice sheet for the first time ever known. Alarms should ring"

Climate change has gone another step forward. It comes one step at the time, but when everyone has realised we will be very far in...

Hi and fediverse! 👋

I'm a computer science researcher working on Optimisation/OR and programming languages. I currently work on the MiniZinc language, both in its implementation, its connection to solvers, and related tools.
I've recently been selected to continue my research as a OPTIMA research fellow at Monash University.

#introduction #introductions

The Evolution Of Trust: a great interactive game on the emergence of sustainable #cooperation


The prefrontal cortex and (uniquely) human cooperation: a comparative perspective

Amazing open access article:
”Taking a comparative approach, we consider shared and unique aspects of cooperative behaviors in humans relative to nonhuman primates, as well as divergences in brain structure that might support uniquely human aspects of cooperation.”

#neuroscience #cognitivescience #neuropsychology #openscience

The #Mandelbulb is a 3D variant of the original Mandelbrot set. This blogpost explained how it was "discovered" by Daniel White.
#fractal #math #3d

I have a feature in this month’s Physics World on the role of free-and-open-source software in physics research.

Do read it and let me know what you think!

📄 Our latest research paper is online. Black carbon optical properties and radiative forcing were modelled for fractal aggregates.

#BlackCarbon #AerosolScience #AtmosphericScience


Are you looking for people to follow on Mastodon and the Fediverse?

Click below for a directory of hundreds of recommended follows organised into 56 topics:


(If a category has several pages of follows, click "show older" at the bottom to see the next page.)

This is just a tiny fraction of accounts on here, but hopefully it will give people's timelines a good start.

Please do share this with anyone you think might benefit, for example people new to the Fediverse.

"I don’t need to tell you that the distribution of vaccines has been terribly unfair.
More than 4.8B doses of vaccine have been administered globally.
Just 87M doses have been administered in the African region: less than 2% of the global total." – DrTedros opening remarks at the 71st session of the Regional Committee for Africa #who #publichealthcare #africa #socialinjustice #covid19 #vaccines #pharmaceuticals #corps

This paper shows a timeline of all the discoveries that led to the mRNA vaccines. If anyone asks how they made them "so fast", send them this article.

If anyone mentions graphene, quickly stab them with lead pencil.

Source code for the paper Growing #Urban #Bicycle Networks, exploring algorithmically the limitations of urban bicycle network growth. @mszll #opensource #openscience #climate #sustainability

Our friend @tfardet made a good suggestion to make more accessible.

It is easy to forget putting a description on an image, gif or video. So we added some markup code (CSS) to our homepage/instance that puts a red border around images without description.

This border will only be visible to people on the FediScience homepage, not on apps and not on other instances.

Admins wanting to do the same can find example CSS code here:

She turned the page, and suddenly felt a cold dread touch her spine. She quickly turned the page back and waited for the feeling to dissipate. It didn't take long.
"Sorry," she muttered.
The ghost that haunted her house didn't always read as fast as she did.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Potential Key mechanism behind synapse degeneration in Alzheimer’s brain discovered

The findings suggest an alternative approach to addressing neurodegenerative disorders: protect glutamatergic synapses by preventing the toxic action of amyloid beta on Wnt/PCP signaling

#neurology #neurobiology #medicine #dementia #alzheimer #disease #pharmacology

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