I like #SF books, #aikido and I'm generally interested in #ecology and #FOSS
I mostly talk about my research fields here, if you want to hear about FLOSS, #sustainability (in) #science and #OpenScience, check my alt: @tfardet
I was looking for a tool in #Python to do #ChordDiagrams...
I did not find anything I really liked, but stumbled on an old git repo with promising PRs: https://github.com/fengwangPhysics/matplotlib-chord-diagram
A day later, I have a good enough tool for my use cases: https://github.com/Silmathoron/mpl_chord_diagram
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 scholar.social 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.
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.”
The #Mandelbulb is a 3D variant of the original Mandelbrot set. This blogpost explained how it was "discovered" by Daniel White.
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!
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.
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: https://gist.github.com/FiXato/3de505b04efefd49a1e3568b70545234
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
#neuroscience #cognitivescience #neuroimaging #pathology #virology
#bioinformatics #socialism #pacifism #minimalism #collectivism
#cooperatives #environmentalism #climatechange #sustainability
#permaculture #vegan #existentialism #posthumanism #postmodernism #scifi
#cyberpunk #foss #unix #netbsd #sdf #gopher #privacy #bbs
#decentralization #selfhosting #lisp #retrocomputing
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