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IJFS, Vol. 5, Pages 18: Does Gold Act as a Hedge and a Safe Haven for China’s Stock Market?

By Ke Chen

IJFS, Vol. 5, Pages 18: Does Gold Act as a Hedge and a Safe Haven for China’s Stock Market?

International Journal of Financial Studies doi: 10.3390/ijfs5030018

Authors:
Ke Chen
Meng Wang

This paper examines the dynamic relationships between gold and stock markets in China. Using daily gold and stock indexes data, we estimated the DCC-GARCH model for the five bear markets since 31 October 2002, and simultaneously used different segments of China’s stock markets for analysis. Our main objective was to examine the time-varying correlations between gold and stock and to check the effectiveness of gold as a hedge or a safe haven for …read more

Source:: MDPI-Pubications

      

Proceedings, Vol. 1, Pages 595: Development of Calorie Tracking Algorithm for Children and Comparison with Commercialized Product

By Yongwon Jang

Proceedings, Vol. 1, Pages 595: Development of Calorie Tracking Algorithm for Children and Comparison with Commercialized Product

Proceedings doi: 10.3390/proceedings1040595

Authors:
Yongwon Jang
Dae-Sik Lee
Seunghwan Kim

In this study, we developed an appropriate calorie tracking algorithm for children and compared it with the current commercial product. The results of the developed algorithm showed 94.2% accuracy in the classification of intermittent activities: sitting down, standing up, turning around and jumping; and 92.9% accuracy in the classification of continuous activities: walking, running, stair climbing, and jumping rope. This comparison shows that the developed algorithm outperforms the commercialized one and shows it is suitable for actual use …read more

Source:: MDPI-Pubications

      

Polymers, Vol. 9, Pages 367: pH-Induced Association and Dissociation of Intermolecular Complexes Formed by Hydrogen Bonding between Diblock Copolymers

By Masanobu Mizusaki

Polymers, Vol. 9, Pages 367: pH-Induced Association and Dissociation of Intermolecular Complexes Formed by Hydrogen Bonding between Diblock Copolymers

Polymers doi: 10.3390/polym9080367

Authors:
Masanobu Mizusaki
Tatsuya Endo
Rina Nakahata
Yotaro Morishima
Shin-ichi Yusa

Poly(sodium styrenesulfonate)–block–poly(acrylic acid) (PNaSS–b–PAA) and poly(sodium styrenesulfonate)–block–poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNaSS–b–PNIPAM) were prepared via reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) radical polymerization using a PNaSS-based macro-chain transfer agent. The molecular weight distributions (Mw/Mn) of PNaSS–b–PAA and PNaSS–b–PNIPAM were 1.18 and 1.39, respectively, suggesting that these polymers have controlled structures. When aqueous solutions of PNaSS–b–PAA and PNaSS–b–PNIPAM were mixed under acidic conditions, water-soluble PNaSS–b–PAA/PNaSS–b–PNIPAM complexes were formed as a result of hydrogen bonding interactions between the pendant carboxylic acids …read more

Source:: MDPI-Pubications

      

Thai Activist Jailed for the Crime of Sharing an Article on Facebook

By gennie

Thai activist Jatuphat “Pai” Boonpattaraksa was sentenced this week to two and a half years in prison—for the crime of sharing a BBC article on Facebook. The Thai-language article profiled Thailand’s new king and, while thousands of users shared it, only Jutaphat was found to violate Thailand’s strict lese majeste laws against insulting, defaming, or threatening the monarchy.

The sentence comes after Jatuphat has already spent eight months in detention without bail. During this time, Jatuphat has fought additional charges for violating the Thai military junta’s ban on political gatherings and for other activism with Dao …read more

Source:: Electronic Freedom Foundation News

      

Bike Gear Company Nearly Run Over by Patent Troll

By elliot

Rick Pepper is passionate about designing cool products for cyclists and other adventurous types. He started his company Elevengear as a one-person shop in 2007, and it’s since grown to a small, successful team. But all of that could have changed when his company was sued for allegedly infringing a group of obscure patents on delivery and tracking protocols.

Before Rick even realized that he’d been sued, his inbox was flooded with solicitations from lawyers offering to take on his case. “I remember getting an email that I thought was super spammy,” Rick recalls. “It said something like, ‘Hey, since …read more

Source:: Electronic Freedom Foundation News

      

[video] @TwistlockTeam’s #DevOps Security | @CloudExpo #AI #DX #Serverless #CloudNative

“Suddenly a lot of companies started focusing on producing services in the cloud. I like to call it Cloud Native – everything is built for the cloud. The main concept there is to enable developers to work fast,” explained Ben Bernstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Twistlock, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

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Source:: IoT Expo News

      

Envisioning the AI-Driven Enterprise | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DL DX #DeepLearning

As today’s digital disruptions bounce and smash their way through conventional technologies and conventional wisdom alike, predicting their path is a multifaceted challenge. So many areas of technology advance on Moore’s Law-like exponential curves that divining the future is fraught with danger. Such is the problem with artificial intelligence (AI), and its related concepts, including cognitive computing, machine learning, and deep learning.

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[session] #Blockchain for Business | @CloudExpo @IBMcloud #AI #ML #DX #FinTech #Bitcoin

Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation’s open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, will discuss the basics of Blockchain, preview the Blockchain Reference Architecture, and introduce the mechanics of a Blockchain Business Network.

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Source:: IoT Expo News

      

Quantum Computing, AI and Solving the Impossible | @ThingsExpo #AI #DX #IoT #M2M

In the blog “From Autonomous to Smart: Importance of Artificial Intelligence,” we discussed the two critical artificial intelligence (AI) challenges in creating “smart” edge devices:
Artificial Intelligence Challenge #1: How do the Artificial Intelligence algorithms handle the unexpected, such as flash flooding, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, tornadoes, police car chases, emergency vehicles, blown tires, a child chasing a ball into the street, etc.?

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Source:: IoT Expo News