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Drones Portray Flying Lampshades in Cirque du Soleil’s Short Film “Sparked”

The Flying Machine Arena is a drone wonderland. Researchers have used the sensored space to make quadcopters build structures with ropes and bricks, perform balancing acts, synchronize with music—they’ve even run tests allowing humans to juggle with flying machines. But the latest production goes a little further. Recorded using the arena, the new […]

Make Halloween Masks for a Party

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Make and Takes

We have another fun and festive craft idea to make for your next Halloween party! Whether you’re hosting something at your home with family and friends or you’re helping with the arts and crafts for your child’s school, these masks are... Continue Reading ? The post Make Halloween Masks for a Party appeared first on Make and Takes.

Reflections of 2014 Sinquefield Cup

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Like everyone else I waited in great anticipation for the 2014 Sinquefield Cup… since the first one ended! The excitement was so high in last year’s successful inaugural event that fans were in anticipation of the names being bandied about. The field this year could not have been much better and it was a collective […]

GoPro to launch budget friendly camera

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Along with the new Hero 4 models, GoPro will also be unveiling a less expensive entry-level action camera called the HERO. LINK (via: PetaPixel)

BTT 5th International Symposium and Art & Film Festival – Nov. 7-8

If you like bonefish or tarpon or permit (and I’m guessing you would say yes to at least one of those), you may be interested in BTT’s 5th International Symposium on Nov. 7-8 (IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum, Dania Beach, FL). Something new this year will be the Art & Film Festival attached to this […]

Big Brother Is Feeling You: The Global Impact Of AI-Driven Mental Health Care

Big Brother is feeling you—literally. A few months back, I wrote about Ellie, the world’s first AI-psychologist. Developed by DARPA and researchers at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, Ellie is a diagnostic tool capable of reading 60 non-verbal cues a second—everything from eye-gaze to face tilt to voice tone—in the hopes of […]

Our Growing Addiction to “Cognitive Ecstasy” Drives Technology’s Progress…And That’s Okay

Why are humans so damn curious? Because discovery is pleasurable. Jason Silva, in his latest video, says humans don’t care about spectacle—what we care about is ecstatic understanding: “In other words, cognitive ecstasy defined as an exhilarating neurostorm of intense intellectual pleasure.” Maybe you’ve experienced this “cognitive ecstasy” at one […]

What We’re Reading and Watching This Week (up to Sept 20, 2014)

In the midst of all the technological progress being made globally on a daily basis, sometimes it’s tough to appreciate how we’re changing as humans. This week, we’ve been exploring articles and videos from around the internet that delve into the cultural and societal changes that technology induces. Enjoy this week’s offering […]

Daryl Morey, Trevor Ariza, Troy Daniels & Susan Polgar Visit Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan

Chess Champion Visits Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan from Houston ISD on Vimeo. Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

HE WORLD CHESS ELITE WILL BE IN BILBAO STARTING SUNDAY FOR THE EUROPEAN CLUB CUP AND THE MASTERS FINAL

THE WORLD CHESS ELITE WILL BE IN BILBAO STARTING SUNDAY FOR THE EUROPEAN CLUB CUP AND THE MASTERS FINALBilbao Chess 2014, which will be held from 14 to 20 September, gathers in both events 9 of the 10 world top grandmasters, as wellShow More Summary

Bridge Swallows

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Marcia Bonta

Cliff swallows are amazingly adaptable birds. Unlike most species, they seem to thrive because of human-designed structures.

Rehabber Slang Part 2, etc.

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

There is no excuse for putting a banner photo like this on a renowned birding site. It’s just that when...

Shine on

I was the-lady-behind-the-snowy-owl in a thousand photos taken that night! Given the opportunity, I'll complain to most anyone who'll listen about how much I hate living in the city, but I have to admit (however grudgingly!) that it does have its perks, one of which is the Lantern Parade. Show More Summary

The complete guide to Dodo relatives, living and dead

3 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) — that towering icon of modern anthropogenic extinctions — was a pigeon. Not, as Linneaus thought,...

Ruin Garden at Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory – a Must-See? by Susan Harris

3 months agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

From my recent stay in Pittsburgh I’ve shown you Randyland, which writer/adventurers Susan Reimer,  Ginny Smith,   Carrie Engel and I stumbled upon while playing hooky from hotel conference rooms. We were on our way to another destination,...Show More Summary

“Winged Warnings” Sounds the Avian Alarm

3 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

When birds go from Least Concern to Near-Threatened to Vulnerable to Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature...

The Elwha is Free!

3 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The final blast of Glines Canyon Dam, the Elwha is Free from John Gussman on Vimeo. With this final blast, the last remaining section of the upper dam is gone and the river is truly running free again for the first time in 100 years...

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