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Feb 4, 2020

DARPA is testing drones it can launch from a plane—then collect mid-air

Posted by in categories: drones, media & arts, military, surveillance

The news: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has conducted the first test of a new type of drone that can be launched from a plane in a swarm and recovered in mid-air when it’s done its job.

How it works: A military transport or bomber plane releases a series of drones in rapid succession. They carry out the task designated to them (surveillance, for example) and then return to the plane, docking on a line before being winched in. It looks a bit like the airborne refueling process.

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Feb 2, 2020

Sound on! 🎧 Solar Eclipse from an airplane with an amazing video commentary from @mkentri

Posted by in categories: media & arts, transportation

⠀ Music by @iksonofficial — “Views” #universe_dope

Jan 2, 2020

Beethoven’s unfinished tenth symphony to be completed by artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: employment, media & arts, robotics/AI

Interesting. And, for those who swear AI will never take the creative jobs.


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Jan 2, 2020

Story of the Year: Humanity’s First Look at a Black Hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, media & arts, transportation

The image, and resulting data, has helped astronomers learn more about black holes in general, and this one in particular, making that two-year wait more than worthwhile. Part of the reason for the delay was simply the logistics of gathering so many observations. Each observatory collects data over a narrow range of wavelengths, resulting in massive amounts of information — the equivalent of up to 5,000 years of mp3 music files. That’s too much to just email someone. Researchers instead had to find ways to physically move that data around. For instance, to transport the information out of the South Pole Telescope in Antarctica, scientists had to wait until spring, when planes finally started flying out again.

Only then could researchers begin the complicated process of stitching together data from the eight observatories, a technique known as interferometry. The team had their work cut out for them: Raw files from each of the observing sites came in with different angles on the sky, in different wavelengths and at different observation times.

“The calibrating and working with it took many months,” Özel says. “And at the end we synthesize it into a single image.” But that’s still not the end of the work, she says. “[You] spend another six months worrying about all the things you might have done wrong, and ask yourself more and more questions, until finally you can be certain that what you have is real.”

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Dec 29, 2019

36C3: Phyphox – Using Smartphone Sensors For Physics Experiments

Posted by in categories: education, media & arts, mobile phones, physics, transportation

It’s no secret that the average smart phone today packs an abundance of gadgets fitting in your pocket, which could have easily filled a car trunk a few decades ago. We like to think about video cameras, music playing equipment, and maybe even telephones here, but let’s not ignore the amount of measurement equipment we also carry around in form of tiny sensors nowadays. How to use those sensors for educational purposes to teach physics is presented in [Sebastian Staacks]’ talk at 36C3 about the phyphox mobile lab app.

While accessing a mobile device’s sensor data is usually quite straightforwardly done through some API calls, the phyphox app is not only a shortcut to nicely graph all the available sensor data on the screen, it also exports the data for additional visualization and processing later on. An accompanying experiment editor allows to define custom experiments from data capture to analysis that are stored in an XML-based file format and possible to share through QR codes.

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Dec 20, 2019

How Far is Too Far? | The Age of A.I.

Posted by in categories: education, media & arts, robotics/AI

Can A.I. make music? Can it feel excitement and fear? Is it alive? Will.i.am and Mark Sagar push the limits of what a machine can do. How far is too far, and how much further can we go?

The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artifial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.

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Dec 18, 2019

Brent Nally interviews Bill Faloon about his longevity clinical trial

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, education, food, life extension, media & arts

Hayley Harrison is on a constant Roll… Here she sent me privately this video of the great Bill Faloon… I have not completed the video as yet… But the beginning is awesome I will watch late tonight during my down time… Great Respect to Life Extension and Bill Faloon and Neal Francis Vanderee two of the Longevity Movements most interesting characters and the movements many activists such as Hayley “the watchful” Harrison… AEWR.


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Dec 18, 2019

Light Magic: A Kacey Musgraves Drone Show

Posted by in categories: drones, media & arts

This is what 500 Intel drones look like in a tribute to women in tech at the Intersect Festival. A collaboration with Kacey Musgraves and a female-led drone team at Intel to use the power of music and tech to create this dazzling moment & donate $50k to Girls in Tech from Amazon Web Services to empower our sisters in tech.

Drone Light Show by Intel
Produced by Production Club
Directed by Eva Dubuvoy of Verluxe
Aerial Footage by LA Drones
Music “Oh, What a World” by Kacey Musgraves.

Dec 11, 2019

How the Brain Processes Music

Posted by in categories: media & arts, neuroscience

Summary: Researchers reveal the right homologue of the Broca’s area plays a major role in the processing of music.

Source: Max Planck Institute.

Vincent Cheung, along with Angela Friederici, has been investigating non-local dependencies in music and trying to determine how the human brain processes them. In language and music, dependencies are conceptual threads that bind two things together. Non-local dependencies bind non-adjacent items. For example, in pop music, the second instance of a verse, following a chorus, would have a non-local dependency with the first instance of the verse. Experientially, it is clear to us that we are hearing a sequence that we have heard before. According to Cheung, composers use such devices to build up our expectations and elicit strong emotional responses to the music. But how does the brain recognize these patterns and what does this have to do with Paul Broca?

Dec 6, 2019

This A.I. pocket device translates languages in real-time

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

The ONE Mini is a Swiss Army knife of translation tech, interpreting 12 different foreign languages with a host of features. The audio recorder captures speech, then uses cutting-edge neural machine AI to produce highly accurate text or verbal translations. If you’re in a foreign country, ONE Mini can literally be your voice as you navigate the culture.

ONE Mini also provides premium live interpreter service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for conversations that require more complex interaction. With a single button push, ONE Mini connects via Bluetooth with a qualified interpreter able to offer full nuanced communication so important details don’t get lost in translation.

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