Playing Football behind closed doors: A natural experiment on the link between crowd support and home advantage

In football, as in many other sports, there is a sizeable advantage for the home team, found all around the globe, which means that home teams have a significantly higher chance of winning. While this effect has shrunk over the years, the exact... continue reading

Tuesday/Thursday shutdowns as a reduced economic impact alternative for epidemic control

Total isolation and quarantine are being deployed in citiesaffected by the COVID-19 infection. These measures, while effective, have devastating socio-economic consequences. An alternative method which could achieve a major reduction in the... continue reading

Want to be a Martian? Be a photoautotrophic man

Being a Martian is not too far impossible. Now, scientists are looking forward to changing the Martian environment into a favorable state with the current advancement of the technology. Producing O2and food are predominantly seen challenges at... continue reading

Polymathy or polymathies: A typology proposal

Recent TED talks and books like "Range" and "The Polymath" generated great popular interest in the concept of polymathy. However, polymathy is still ill-defined in academia. Here, I propose a more systematic typology, based on the literature... continue reading

A service to assess the quality of documentation of open source software

Could one build a service that checks the completeness and quality of documentation of an open source repository?

Potentially a group could build up a set of repositories with documentation ratings, which could then be used to train a ML/DL... continue reading

Recasting through reweighting

Recasting refers to reinterpreting the results of searches for new particles or standard model measurements in the context of different theoretical modelsĀ [1]. The fundamental task is to replace the... continue reading

Helmholtz Resonance Balloon Flute

The idea here described falls in the field of organology, or the science of musical instruments. A new wind instrument is described, the sound of which ranges over about one octave. Its merits are negligible cost, musical versatility, and... continue reading

Two Small Planets Transiting the K-Star EPIC 247384685

Here we present the discovery of two small planets transiting the K-star EPIC 247384685 (2MASS J04595837+2116228) from Campaign 13 of NASA's K2 mission. EPIC 247384685 has an estimated temperature of 4670K and an estimated radius of 0.7 Rsun. ... continue reading

An algorithm to end gerrymandering

U.S. House of Representative districts are bounded by centuries-old state borders, and redrawn by state legislatures. This has led to constitutional problems, and overcoming the problem of gerrymandering has not gone away. I propose a... continue reading

The NASA K2 Mission has yet to observe an analog of Tabby's Star

Tabby's Star is a main sequence F-class star (KIC 8462852) observed by the NASA Kepler spacecraft to undergo significant aperiodic dimming activity across a four year baseline. The light curve was noted... continue reading

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