by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Quanergy, the leading provider of solid state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, today introduced Qortex?, a core, proprietary perception software platform compatible with Quanergy?s full suite of LiDAR sensors. With the release of Qortex, Quanergy is now the only LiDAR manufacturer to commercially produce an integrated [?]
People once made requests for hybrid cloud because of the perception of flexibility. Now they make multicloud requests, for the same reasons. Multicloud is just part of a cloud architecture that uses more than two clouds, private and/or public. However, most multicloud deployments involve more than two public clouds, typically AWS, Microsoft, and sometimes one other, such as Google.
Scientific discoveries and new technologies that aim to improve human health challenge our understanding of what it means to be human. Perceptions of being and the boundaries between humans and other species may be disrupted by our potential to manipulate genes and their expression, regulate cellular functions, and replace tissues to improve the quality of life. As we gain a greater understanding of genetic complexity, molecular mechanisms, and cellular and tissue functions, technologies aimed at modifications could, in theory, also be applied to enhance our physical and cognitive abilities. How can the normative and historical discourse about human identity help us decide if, how, and when to use genetic, stem cell, and reproductive technologies that may change characteristics of our cells and thus, perhaps, our individual and human identities ( 1 )?
We still do not understand what a given substance will smell like. Keller et al. launched an international crowd-sourced competition in which many teams tried to solve how the smell of a molecule will be perceived by humans. The teams were given access to a database of responses from subjects who had sniffed a large number of molecules and been asked to rate each smell across a range of different qualities. The teams were also given a comprehensive list of the physical and chemical features of the molecules smelled. The teams produced algorithms to predict the correspondence between the quality of each smell and a given molecule. The best models that emerged from this challenge could accurately predict how a new molecule would smell.
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The distribution of women and men across academic disciplines seems to be affected by perceptions of intellectual brilliance. Bian et al. studied young children to assess when those differential perceptions emerge. At age 5, children seemed not to differentiate between boys and girls in expectations of ?really, really smart??childhood's version of adult brilliance. But by age 6, girls were prepared to lump more boys into the ?really, really smart? category and to steer themselves away from games intended for the ?really, really smart.?
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The phrase ?perception is reality? is used in many contexts but is often not true. For example, human inability to perceive ultraviolet light does not negate its reality. Nevertheless, perception can cause reality to evolve. This is the insight of the study by Nachev et al. on page 75 of this issue ( 1 ). The authors integrated field and laboratory experiments with computer simulations to explain how perceptual mechanisms in a pollinator?a bat?can cause the evolution of counterintuitive traits in flowers.
This week?s articles highlight the development of hair and sweat glands in human skin, how calcium signals affect the sensitivity of a mouse?s whiskers, peptide hormone processing in plants, and conformational changes that enable bacteriorhodopsin to harvest energy from light.
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by Angela Guess Mike Paquette recently opined in Dark Reading, ?Machine learning has a perception problem. I recently met with a public company CEO who told me that ?machine learning? has become an overused buzzword just like ?big data? was a few years ago. Only it?s even worse with machine learning because no one really ?