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Apr 26, 2022

Daytrip transforms east London terrace house into understated apartments

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Design studio Daytrip has taken a less-is-more approach to the renovation and extension of this Victorian terrace house in London’s Clapton, which is now home to three separate apartments.

The 250-square-metre Reighton Road development was designed as a “minimalist sanctuary” that could act as a blank canvas for residents’ belongings.

“A good home should be flexible and speak of its owners,” explained Hackney-based Daytrip. “The ability to cultivate and populate it over time with art, objects and personal items makes the home unique.”

Apr 25, 2022

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Signs First Deal With Major U.S. Airline To Provide Free Wi-Fi For Passengers

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX has signed its first ever deal with a major U.S. airline to provide wireless internet to passengers for free using the Starlink satellite network.

The deal with Hawaiian Airlines, which could be implemented as soon as next year, is expected to increase pressure on rival airlines to provide free Wi-Fi for passengers.

“Hawaiian doesn’t currently offer inflight Wi-Fi and has an extensive network of flights over the Pacific Ocean, serving the mainland U.S., Japan, Australia and New Zealand, among other destinations, from Hawaii,” CNBC reported. “It plans to offer Starlink connectivity on its flights out of its home state to cities throughout the mainland U.S. and to its international destinations.”

Apr 24, 2022

County grants approval for Amazon’s helix-shaped HQ tower

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Arlington County Board gave unanimous approval Saturday to Amazon’s plans to build a unique, helix-shaped tower as the centerpiece of its emerging second headquarters in northern Virginia.

Amazon announced the plans in February 2021 for the eye-catching, 350-foot tower to anchor the second phase of its redevelopment plans. The new office towers will support a second headquarters for Amazon that is expected to welcome more than 25,000 workers when it’s complete.

The helix is one of several office towers granted approval, but the helix stands out. The spiral design features a walkable ramp wrapping around the building with trees and greenery planted to resemble a mountain hike.

Apr 23, 2022

Everyday Life In A Type IV Civilization | Unveiled

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Apr 21, 2022

Axiom-1 to come back to Earth after its historic 10-day mission

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Axiom-1 comes home.

The Axiom-1 private space mission returns from its historic International Space Station trip. Plus: Researchers link income inequality with land protection.

Apr 20, 2022

Elon Musk defended his billionaire status and said he doesn’t own a home, a yacht, or take vacations weeks after Grimes faced huge backlash for saying he lives “below the poverty line”

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It would be very problematic if I was consuming billions of dollars a year in personal consumption, but that is not the case. In fact, I don’t even own a home right now. I’m literally staying at friends’ places.

Apr 16, 2022

Age-Friendly Housing Will Be Smaller, Shared, and Flexible

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AARP weighs in on and analyzes America’s housing future with its new report, “Making Room: Housing for a Changing America.”

Apr 16, 2022

CF Møller Architects arranges Lego campus around circular atrium

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The headquarters building for toy company Lego, which was designed by Danish architecture firm CF Møller Architects, has officially opened in Billund, Denmark.

Built near the company’s BIG-designed Lego House visitor centre, the 54,000-square-metre office block contains workspaces for 2,000 employees.

CF Møller Architects designed the headquarters to incorporate Lego’s core values of “imagination, fun, creativity, caring, learning, and quality”.

Apr 14, 2022

Google Builds Language Models with Socratic Dialogue to Improve Zero-Shot Multimodal Reasoning Capabilities

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Large-scale language-based foundation models such as BERT, GPT-3 and CLIP have exhibited impressive capabilities ranging from zero-shot image classification to high-level planning. In most cases, these large language models, visual-language models and audio-language models remain domain-specific and rely highly on the distribution of their training data. The models thus obtain different although complementary common-sense knowledge within specific domains. But what if such models could effectively communicate with one another?

In the new paper Socratic Models: Composing Zero-Shot Multimodal Reasoning with Language, Google researchers argue that the diversity of different foundation models is symbiotic and that it is possible to build a framework that uses structured Socratic dialogue between pre-existing foundation models to formulate new multimodal tasks as a guided exchange between the models without additional finetuning.

This work aims at building general language-based foundation models that embrace the diversity of pre-existing language-based foundation models by levering structured Socratic dialogue, and offers insights into the applicability of the proposed Socratic Models on challenging perceptual tasks.

Apr 7, 2022

Alphabet’s Wing to Begin Biggest U.S. Drone-Delivery Test in Texas

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(Bloomberg) — Alphabet Inc.’s Wing is set to begin the largest drone-delivery test program so far in the U.S., starting Thursday in the Dallas suburbs. Most Read from BloombergU.S. Drones for Ukraine Will Include Latest Tank KillersRussia Skirts Nearer Default After Dollar Payment BlockedCanada to Ban Foreigners From Buying Homes as Prices SoarEx-Oligarch Says Putin Sees War With the West Already UnderwayIf Stocks Don’t Fall, the Fed Needs to Force ThemWing LLC, which had announced its intention to begin the Texas deliveries last October, has obtained permission for the program from the Federal Aviation Administration, the company said in a statement Monday.

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