The algorithm compares real-time search query data - the word or phrase you used as your search term, such as "sore throat" - against the baseline to determine levels of regional flu activity, ranging among five classifications from minimal to intense. Theoretically, GFT could provide current-day reporting (near real-time) of flu activity and predict influenza outbreaks weeks before the CDC compiles a report. According to GFT inventors, though, GFT's real-time reporting is meant to be used as complementary information to the clinical and virological data in traditional surveillance (the CDC and its networks). GFT's fast detection is intended to help with early detection of not only flu epidemics, but also viral strain identification and the potential for pandemics. Prior to each new year's flu season, the Google Flu Trends model is refreshed with 45 of the most useful influenza-related queries from years prior (those special search terms are chosen using logistic regression, but the exact queries and how they're weighted against others are kept top secret).|It turns out that how much babies cry differs from country to country. Crying: it's what babies do. But sometimes this perfectly normal noisemaking signals that something is wrong. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, in their first weeks of life at least 10 percent of babies in the United States are diagnosed with colic, a condition characterized by excessive crying and linked to a higher risk of child abuse and postpartum depression. The number of colicky, but otherwise healthy, babies in the U.S. A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the crying, fussing and colic duration of babies around the world. Dieter Wolke, a psychology professor at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, performed the meta-analysis of 8,690 infants with the participation of parents who tracked their children's behavior with 24-hour diaries. He discovered that most babies cried about two hours a day for their first two weeks, and then ramped up the fussiness at the six-week mark by crying two hours and 15 minutes.
While the Towers of Hanoi's past is grounded in recreational math, its future involves some serious scientific application. The game even is used to assess the extent of brain injuries, or to illustrate complex mathematical theory. It also shows promise as an aid to rebuild neural pathways. Anyone who attempts to unravel the Towers of Hanoi mystery can benefit, regardless of whether or not he solves the puzzle. If you do want to build that tower, though, the key is to seek a solution. In doing so, you'll employ a host of problem-solving skills as you calculate moves and anticipate outcomes. The solution is to move the disks in a clockwise, repeating pattern (remembering not to place a larger disk on a smaller one). You'll follow the same pattern to solve the puzzle, no matter how many disks you play the game with. By attempting to solve Towers of Hanoi, you'll be exercising the parts of your brain that help you manage time, present a business plan or make complex arguments. And that's not bad for a puzzle that predates the (admittedly towering) Statue of Liberty. As I attempted a trial run at relocating the disks, the solution was just out of reach -- like a word I couldn't quite recall. I wasn't ready to read the answer key, which spelled out step-by-step moves, so I set the game aside. And, like most puzzlers, the answer became clearer as I gained distance from the problem. As I braided my daughter's hair, the pattern presented itself: I moved strands of hair from A to C, then to B and back to A. Sometimes the best connections come unexpectedly. How does a puzzle box work? Anderson, Matt, et al. Hall, Granville Stanley, et al. The American Journal of Psychology. University of Illinois Press. Lawrence Hall of Science. Miyake, Akira, et al. The Journal of Cognitive Psychology. Roberts, Eric. "Recursive Procedures." Stanford University.|Ever notice how young adults and middle-aged people often seem to tower over some of their older relatives, like their great-great-grandmothers? More often than not, it appears older adults are short. While this loss of stature is attributed partially to shrinking bones and the other physiological effects of aging, some researchers say this is no coincidence at all. They pose the theory that perhaps we see so many short-statured, elderly people because they are, in fact, living longer than their taller peers. So, are short people really living longer? The correlation between height. Longevity is a topic of much debate. Studies and evidence seem to point both ways. In 1820, the average U.S. The World Health Organization reports that today, the average U.S. Another interesting correlation is the relationship between standard of living measurements and height. So who has the edge? Is it tall people, who seem to appear more often during times of prosperity; or short people, more likely to be the norm during times of stress?
Acoustic levitation allows small objects, like droplets of liquid, to float. Unless you travel into the vacuum of space, sound is all around you every day. But most of the time, you probably don't think of it as a physical presence. You hear sounds; you don't touch them. The only exceptions may be loud nightclubs, cars with window-rattling speakers and ultrasound machines that pulverize kidney stones. But even then, you most likely don't think of what you feel as sound itself, but as the vibrations that sound creates in other objects. The idea that something so intangible can lift objects can seem unbelievable, but it's a real phenomenon. Acoustic levitation takes advantage of the properties of sound to cause solids, liquids and heavy gases to float. The process can take place in normal or reduced gravity. In other words, sound can levitate objects on Earth or in gas-filled enclosures in space.
But January to April sales are still up 20 percent, and median existing-home sales prices rose 19.1 percent year-over-year. Those are both record highs. Total housing inventory (the number of houses for sale) in the U.S. April was up 10.5 percent from March, but still down 20.5 percent from just a year ago. Michael Schiff, a buyer's specialist with Schiff Real Estate Team, with Ansley Real Estate in Atlanta, knows all too well these numbers. During a balanced market there should be about six months of inventory on the housing market. But Michael says in Atlanta, however, there is about a one-month supply. These are the numbers that lead to bidding wars - a listing that receives multiple offers, and one where the listing agent puts a deadline on receiving the highest and best offers. But how do you win one? Leigh Schiff. She and Michael are the husband and wife team at Schiff Real Estate Team, with Ansley Real Estate.
Our algorithm works online, i.e. takes in input the latest frame of a streaming video and outputs the trajectory executed by the athlete in the previous time steps with the correct perspective with respect to the scene appearing in that frame. Such a transformation is used to map all the points traversed by the athlete to the correct perspective, achieving the reconstruction of the trajectory with respect to the camera movements and ultimately giving a 3D effect. The performed qualitative tests on broadcast and handheld camera videos of alpine skiing and ski-jumping show the potential of the proposed solution. Further research is needed to make this idea applicable in practice. We point out possible future research directions. The videos given as input to our solution are considered to capture the performance of an individual athlete while he/she is constantly visible in the scene. We do not put any constraints on the configuration (intrinsic.
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