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Every discipline in academics acquires its own share of stereotypes and jokes that often satirize its methods or practitioners – mostly in good humor. Equally common are the grievances of various disciplines that lament how the field is either not taken seriously or completely misunderstood by non-experts. The term Physics envy also has such a lighthearted ring to it – making you think it’s a witty reference to a disgruntled Biologist’s inferiority complex.
On August 25 2012, Neil Armstrong – the first human ever to have stepped on the moon passed away. His demise was mourned all over the world as that of a hero of humanity, who having been a part of the Apollo mission in 1969, represented one of the most stunning adventures ever undertaken by our species.
Citizen Science essentially involves projects where a professional research facility allows its research tasks to be performed by non-scientists and amateurs.
As I sit here in my final class at LUMS, I am struck by a number of things. This is not merely the reflection of a sentimental graduating student – although it clearly is...
The deleterious effects of stress are no mystery, but there is a need for people to understand what stress really is and its importance.
Our curiosity of the unknown has pulled us towards this subject and our irrepressible need to formulate explanations has lead to a myriad of theories being laid across the table.
The Kinect device opens before us this exact possibility amongst dozens of others. Kinect allows us to see the world just in terms of differences in depth.
The Box Move began as a blog, but since October 2010, has had plans to expand (ambitiously) into Pakistan’s first popular science magazine.
When a camera takes a picture, it’s “flattening” the world it’s viewing. So while it might be pretty obvious to us looking at this picture that the building is upright, and the ground is not, it is not that obvious to a computer.
The idea, which is by all means an acceptable one calls for a top down approach. Unfortunately science tends to work bottom up, connecting pieces of a puzzle together and then zooming out to try and figure out what the bigger picture is.
I recently did a summer internship at CERN and this article is about sharing that experience.
I worked on Mean-Shift segmentation over this summer. This is a brief summary of my experience.
The whole story is an anagram of sorts, you can dissect it in so many different ways, arranging and rearranging the parts, giving importance here, disregarding there, and every time coming up with something that makes some sense.
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Cranky Biology Major bibliophile sock-enthusiast with a visceral hatred for cheese and a penchant for gypsy attire.
Clumsy rugby-playing Physics Major with a particular fondness for radicalism, baldness and being awkward.
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Sporty, foul-mouthed Physics Major with an inappropriate comfort level with integrals, onions and making short films.
Quirky Computer Science Major with difficulties ranging from being understood, taming hair and resembling a lizard.
Irritatingly bubbly Math Major songstress with emphases on promiscuity, SAFA-organizing, and inappropriate fondling.
Straight-laced Biology Major fine artist with a liking for being unnecessary, nitpicking and dwelling on her OCD.
Loud-mouthed Computer Science Major MUN-er with authority issues and a tendency to rave about courses.
Self-assured Computer Science Major excessive hugger with a passion for Bob Dylan, bragging and text messaging.
Federer-loving Electrical Engineering Major with a strange liking for strawberry cheesecake, Twilight and Freakonomics.
Uncouth Biology Major who spends much of her time denying the existence of cute babies, being demanding and too old.
Prudish Electrical Engineering Major MUN-er with a proclivity for long mid-semester holidays, giving sermons and being scandalized.