Is AI able to write papers?

As researchers, we all have a dream: it would be fantastic if AI could write papers one day! This sounds like a science fiction, but after I used Stork‘s new feature “AI Creative Abstract“, I feel that this day is coming soon. In or
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Remote fNIRS

Everytime I met Dr Leanne Hirshfield, I am impressed by her energy and passion with the fNIRS technology. It was a pleasure listening to her talking about her latest research. When we met last time in a Starbucks in the bay area in June, 2019, she to
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Google Chrome takes too much CPU

I have been noticing for a while that Chrome takes too much of my CPU. It constantly consumes about ~30% or even more CPU even if I have only a blank page opened. As a consequence, my CPU fan is always running, making some noise which can be annoying
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LaTex support (2020)

I used to use jsMath to support latex in this website, but it no longer works (I have no idea why). The one I am using right now in this blog is MathJax LaTex WordPress plugin. A pleasant surprise is that my old equations (e.g. in Balloon model) stil
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Where to put your web server if your users…

Our literature altert app Stork has many users in US and China. Our server is located in US West (silicon valley), and it’s been fast. But recently we got more and more complaints from China users that it’s slow to load our website and so
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“You’re Not Important to Me but I Want To…

Like Steve Blank’s many other stories, this one is very interesting. Steve Blank is well known in startup community. He was a sucessful entrepreneur (co-founder of E.piphany), influential teacher, and very generous in giving advice to startup f
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Quantum mechanics and light behaviors in daily life

Light travels in a straight line. When light is reflected by a mirror, the incoming angle is equal to the reflection angle. When light enters water, it changes its directions according to Snell’s law. … Or does it? These light behaviors a
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Record screen and convert to GIF

Stork has an update and we need to send an email to our users. In the email we wish to show a super short video demonstrating the new feature. However, embedding video in email can be complicated. A GIF picture will be much easier for users to consum
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