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This is the nineteenth edition of CrunchX and here are the stories and resources we thought were worth spending the time.

1. New ‘fabric’ converts motion into electricity

Researchers at NTU Singapore have developed a fabric that converts movement into electricity. Powering our gadgets this way in the near future would be incredible. Written and published on NTU Singapore News and editorial selection by Antony Terence. Read the article here:

https://www.ntu.edu.sg/news/detail/new-'fabric'-converts-motion-into-electricity

2. Japan’s trial of a deep ocean turbine could offer limitless renewable energy

Japan’s successful test of a deep ocean turbine paves the way for a new form of eco-friendly power generation. Written by Loukia Papadopoulos on Interesting Engineering and editorial selection by Antony Terence. Read the article here:

https://interestingengineering.com/japan-deep-ocean-turbine-limitless-renewable-energy

3. Oh My Git!

Source control is something that pervades every field of software engineering and of the many different methods available of keeping your code safe git is by far the most common. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat obtuse at times, and reading manual pages is never an ideal way to learn. However, help is at hand with “Oh My Git!” where gamification once again comes to the rescue in making something that can be difficult into a fun learning experience. Editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:

https://ohmygit.org

4. Mathematics for Machine Learning

Machine Learning is always a hot topic in software engineering and there are so many resources available that vary greatly in quality that it’s sometimes hard to know where to get good quality information. Dair-ai over on GitHub has a great repo of resources specifically tailed for the Mathematics of Machine Learning that you might find useful. There are also a collection of notebooks, notes, and YouTube courses listed in other repos too. Highly recommended! Editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Visit the GitHub repo here:

https://github.com/dair-ai/Mathematics-for-ML

5. Fortran Books

I’m an old fan of Fortran having used it back in my college days, but haven’t used it for some time. Nowadays I see a real resurgence in its popularity in a range of diverse fields from astronomy to parallel computing and it’s fast becoming the go-to language for fast computation in complex numerical analysis. Beliavsky has an excellent GitHub of Fortran-related books — pretty much everything you need to either start you off, refresh your memory, or deepen your understanding and I highly recommend a look through the list. Editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:

https://github.com/Beliavsky/Fortran-related-books

6. Why you need a data integration platform

Data integration platforms are crucial for companies in order to provide access to the needed data for the respective departments within the organization. This article dives deeper into the characteristics a data integration platform has to have in order to fulfill the departments’ respective needs. Written by Isaac Sacolick on InfoWorld and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://www.infoworld.com/article/3621992/why-you-need-a-data-integration-platform.html

7. Five Signs of an Effective Data Science Manager

This article deals with five specific characteristics that a Data Science Manager should have in order to do their job effectively. Among other things, they should also be opportunistic and be able to meet the team’s expectations and keep their morale up. Written by Vidhi Chugh on KD Nuggets and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://www.kdnuggets.com/2022/06/five-signs-effective-data-science-manager.html

8. How to prepare for your next data science job interview

This article gives a guideline for how to prepare for a job interview within the data science area. Some of the tips include being prepared for upcoming questions from the interviewer. One can do this directly by asking the recruiter what specifically is wanted from the company (hard & soft skills). Also one should also prepare questions in advance that can be asked at the end of the job interview in order to gain more insights into the company and its workflows. Written by Martin Pardey on SiliconRepublic and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/advice/data-science-job-interview-tips

9. Deepfakes are now being used to help solve crimes

In this case, the Dutch police have published a video that has been created with the deepfake technology in order to solve a crime that happened several years ago. Here, the killed boy is searching for his murderer by asking the audience to call in, if they have any hints for the police. This approach might be adopted by other police departments around the world since the technology can help touch more people’s emotions. Written by Ryan Daws on AI News and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://www.artificialintelligence-news.com/2022/05/25/deepfakes-are-now-being-used-to-help-solve-crimes/

10. Redis Analysis — Part 1: Threading model

Roman is the author of DragonflyDB, a new alternative to Redis. DragonflyDB got popular on HackerNews recently: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31560547. He goes in-depth on why Redis is single-threaded, and it’s an interesting read on Redis architecture. Written and published by Roman Gershman and editorial selection by Miloš Živković. Read the article here:

https://www.romange.com/2021/12/09/redis-analysis-part-1-threading-model/

Closing Note

That’s our picks for this week. Hope you found something new, inspiring, astonishing, and crazy news going around the tech space. Thank you very much for taking your time to read this edition of CrunchX. Look out for the next edition the following week.

Regards,

CodeX Team

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