Bullying without consequences

Bullying without consequences

Bullying is a word that perhaps most of us associate with kids in school; however, bullying can be present in any social interaction. Notably, the astronomical community has been infuriated over a paper that refers to others’ work in a disrespectful,...
Reinvent the wheel and make it Elon Musk style

Reinvent the wheel and make it Elon Musk style

Solarcity aims to lower the cost of solar panels in order to make them more attractive to customers in the US. In the end, it is a matter of make it more appealing to individuals; better colors, lower (maybe) prices and financing: use now, pay later. One of the main...
Colors optimized for color-blind people

Colors optimized for color-blind people

Color blindness is a vision disorder in which individuals lack one or more color receptors. It affects approximately 8% of males of European descent and 0.5% women. It means that in an audience of 16 people, half men half women, chances of having at least one...
Why saving data in binary format saves space

Why saving data in binary format saves space

Recently we had a short group discussion regarding saving and storing data. For some experiments it may become a real bottleneck since they may be generating billions of data points per second. However saving the data in the proper format may not only prevent you from...