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Find resources or build curated collections about causality, causation, and determinism.
This is a new miner available now at
Find resources relevant to meta-analysis, effect sizes, and power analysis with this Minerazzi miner.
Build curated collections on these subjects.
The miner includes Bing and Google RSS News channels powered by our SPP tool.
The Open Source Projects (OSP) miner at
has been updated and reindexed. Additional records will be added soon.
The miner also features news results from Bing, Google, and other sites.
Use it to build your own curated collection of open software or to access latest news on open projects from around the world.
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Find business, research, technology, legal resources, and more relevant to medical cannabis.
Talking about the subject, according to a CNBC news at
“Oxford University will be at the forefront of a multimillion-pound research program, which hopes to help develop new therapies for acute and chronic conditions by examining the effects of medical cannabis. ”
“The oldest university in England will be teaming up with private equity company, Kingsley Capital Partners who will provide up to £10 million ($12.36 million) in initial investment, which will be funded through its new biopharmaceutical firm Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT). ”
“The partnership is expected to bring together Kingsley’s financial backing and Oxford’s clinical expertise and research in immunology, neuroscience and cancer, to find ways of developing new treatments for those suffering with pain, cancer and inflammatory disease. ”
“Scientists at the university expect to do this by studying the cellular, molecular, and systems mechanisms of cannabinoids. ”
The following complementary collections were reindexed and updated
Information Retrieval, http://www.minerazzi.com/irc
Data Structures & Algorithms, http://www.minerazzi.com/dsac
Both include RSS news channels to Bing, Google, MIT, and Arxiv so users can easily find news relevant to these collections.
We have added more records to the Patents Miner at
We also added rss news channels (Google, Bing, and European Patent).
One of the most interesting rss news gathered through the Bing channel is shown below:
Amazon patents highway network to stop self-driving cars crashing
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:09:00 GMT
Amazon has been awarded a patent for a technology that would enable driverless cars and trucks to navigate reversible lanes.
Patenting a highway network for autonomous vehicles: They are way ahead of business competitors.
4D Printing Miner is a new Minerazzi miner available now at
Use it to find resources relevant to 4D Printing. As with all of our miners, you may use it to recrawl individual search results and build your own curated collections on this fascinating new disruptive technology.
Search Examples: Do a search with the miner for the following keywords: [ polymers ], [ printing materials ], and so forth.
Why a miner on 4D Printing?
Good question. Here is why: If you think that 3D printing is hot, think again because 4D Printing is here to rock the World!
4D Printing is right now revolutionizing many industries, fields, and disciplines: manufacturing, construction, medical research, biopharma, architecture, design, the arts, engineering, and computing, to mention a few.
What is 4D Printing?
4D Printing is one form of Programmable Matter (PM) technology. According to Wikipedia, the “programmable matter” term was coined in 1991 (1).
Skylar Tibbits, through his 2010 MS thesis “Logic Matter: digital logic as heuristics for physical self-guided assembly” (2), established the basis for a new technology: 4D Printing. Tibbits is a young Research Scientist, at MIT Department of Architecture and Director of the Self-Assembly Lab (3) at MIT. He is also credited of inventing the term “4D Printing”. I’m right now reading his fascinating thesis in pdf format. Simply awesome.
A light definition of 4D printing: Objects 3D-printed that evolve in time under environmental stimuli. In other words, 4D Printing is 3D printing with Time as the additional dimension.
So 4D-printed objects can evolve in time and change its molecular structures or mechanical, electrical, optical, or magnetic properties. All the changes are done without human intervention, but with environmental stimuli. Imagine building things that build themselves in the presence of a solvent (e.g, water), light, temperature changes, etc.
I guess you got the idea as to why, as this novel technology is impacting so many industries and sciences, MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab has the following partners and sponsors, among others:
and many more.
What is Self-Assembly?
Tibbits and co-workers define this process as follows (3):
“Self-Assembly is a process by which disordered parts build an ordered structure through local interaction. We have demonstrated that this phenomenon is scale-independent and can be utilized for self-constructing and manufacturing systems at nearly every scale. We have also identified the key ingredients for self-assembly as a simple set of responsive building blocks, energy and interactions that can be designed within nearly every material and machining process available. Self-assembly promises to enable breakthroughs across every applications of biology, material science, software, robotics, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, construction, the arts, and even space exploration. The Self-Assembly Lab is working with academic, commercial, nonprofit, and government partners, collaborators, and sponsors to make our self-assembling future a reality. ”
Programmable Matter Defined
As stated by Campbell, Tibbits, and Garrett in the May, 2014 report of the Atlantic Council of the United States (4, 5):
“Programmable matter (PM) is the science, engineering, and design of physical matter that has the ability to change form and/or function (shape, density, moduli, conductivity, color, etc.) in an intentional, programmable fashion. PM may come in at least two forms: (1) objects made of pre-connected elements that are 4D printed or otherwise assembled as one complete structure for self-transformation, and (2) unconnected voxels that can come together or break apart autonomously to form larger programmable structures. PM encompasses, yet goes beyond, a range of technological capabilities–including 3D printing, micro-robotics, smart materials, nanotechnology, and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), to name a few. ”
Useful Applications for 4D Printing
There are many. As noted by Achuth Rao (6):
“4D printing allows the manufacture of objects that transform with time, essentially allowing objects to be “programmed” to behave in certain manner. The prospects of such programmable materials are numerous:”
“On space missions astronauts can take 4D printed objects with them which can transform into desired objects/structures despite the harshness of space.”
“For plumbing & sewage structures, 4D printed pipes will have the ability to expand or contract depending on the amount of water passing through them.”
“In medicine, 4D printing could reduce surgical procedures by enabling doctors to inject self-transforming materials into the body.”
From Pixels to Voxels
A voxel is a volumetric pixel that defines the fundamental unit of digital space and programmable matter. These can be both digital (computational representation in 3D models) and physical (consisting of raw materials like integrated circuits, biomaterials, micro-robotics, titanium, nanomaterials, etc).
From Programming the Matter to Hacking the Matter: New Security Challenges
4D Printing opens the door to a new science: Programming the Matter. It also opens the door to new challenges: Hacking the Matter. That is to say that if matter can be programmed to change in time, it could also be hacked.
Hacking programmable matter presents new challenges to governments and the society in general. Imagine someone trying to hack a material that evolves in time so it becomes a different shape or adopts different characteristics in time and space. Imagine that once hacked the new shape becomes something else that could disrupt communications, services, or cause harm to humans. Three example suffices:
(a) hacking a programmable PM drug dispenser inside a human body so it dispenses more than the expected or morphs into a weapon.
(b) changing parts of a morphable transportation vehicle (car, train, airplane).
(c) modifying morphable components of clothing, engineered parts, etc.
PM technologies in the hands of terrorists or hostile governments is indeed a very bad thing as can be concluded from the Atlantic Council report (4, 5). In the right hands, as mentioned before, PM technologies and 4D Printing in particular, is set to rock the World!
PM + AI
Imagine Programmable Matter, by means of 4D Printing or other PM technologies, with an Artificial Intelligence component that under the morphological changes in time is also a self-learner, capable of making decisions…
To learn more about this incredible technology and research field, visit the Self-Assembly Lab site (3).
Check the new CSS animated interface of our LIGO Miner.
To view it you need a browser that supports modern CSS rules.
CSS Animation Credits: http://codepen.io/heyvian/pen/oihDk
This animation consists of minor tweaks we added to their original work.
Please give proper credits if you want to reuse or modify it.
The classic splash interface is still accessible through the new one.
Have some LIGO 🙂
This is a new miner, built with our in-context crawler, available now at
12-23-2016 Update: BREAKING NEWS: LIGO discovery named Science’s 2016 Breakthrough of the Year.
As its name states, our LIGO miner finds resources relevant to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project, one of the largest NSF-funded projects and that is praised by the scientific community for its discoveries, receiving a lot of attention, recognition, and prizes all over the world.
The LIGO Project allows scientists to better understand and see the Universe: i.e., to see and analyze gravitational waves due to distant objects and events, like the collision and merging of black holes. It has already proven Albert Einstein theory of gravitational waves. See these links
A course on the subject has been available online for a long time at
To learn more about LIGO, visit these links:
This is a new way of seeing the Universe. It also opens the door for new technologies at the intersection of many disciplines like noise reduction, optics, among others; hence the importance of developing this miner.
Back in 1991, the New York Times reported that experts clashed over the project. Back then Dr. J. Anthony Tyson, an astrophysicist at A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories, and at the time chairman of the Astronomy Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, polled astronomers as to their views about the project: “I perused a list of about 2,000 astronomers and picked 70 who seemed to me likely to have thought about LIGO,” Dr. Tyson said in an interview. “I got 60 replies, and they ran 4 to 1 against LIGO. Most of the astrophysical community seems to feel it would be very difficult to get any important information from a gravity-wave signal, even if one should be detected.”
See the full story at this link:
Those detractors were all wrong! 26 years latter, I wonder what happened with them or what they are thinking these days.
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Here is a nice Mashable article on the subject
discovered with the miner for the query [einstein].