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More Chickens Coming Home to Roost

“The selection of spectral magnitude exponents for separating two sources is dominated by phase distribution not magnitude distribution” is the title of a paper presented at the IEEE Workshop (15-18 October) on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics by our old friend Stephen Voran of the NTIA/ITS, at Boulder. Interestingly one of the three Keynote Speakers in New York was a full Professor, from the UK's University of Surrey but not you know who.

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The Spine of Europe

How many readers know where the Spine of Europe is? Recently I asked an Irish political philosophy post-graduate, who promptly identified the founding countries of the Iron and Steel Community. Geo- politically, he was completely mistaken, and essentially this could have been the same reply from any UK university student; especially those studying PPE. Where and how people are educated matters.

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Digital Means Digital

See, I can do a meaningless tautology too! Does “Being Digital” really mean anything? If so, what does the recent incorporation of this word, thereby enhancing the Department for Culture, Media and Sport into “being” the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, entail for us all?

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A Brief Exchange of Emails on 2nd August 2017

Readers shall hopefully recall the Last Note Panel page that appeared in Electronics World a few years ago? As was the custom and practice back then, Svetlana, our editor, continues to forward to me items of interest for comment. Regarding our latest exchange, she has asked me to publish something in the Blog. So be it. Always happy to oblige.

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Can a Quantum Fourier Transform Level the Playing Field in MRI Systems?

The second Electronics World article I would call to readers attention is from June, entitled: “3D Electronic Brain Atlas Model for the Detection of Neurological Disorders” from researchers at Selcuk University in Turkey. In their article they state:“for example, 3D MRI image analysis with the Freesurfer program can take 30 hours. Whereas the FSL program does volume analysis of only 15 subcortical regions it takes longer for analysis”.

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