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Month: July 2016

Robotics | IoT

Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever

To me, maps always conjure up a sense of exploration. Back in the Age of Discovery, rudimentary maps allowed European explorers to sail into the vast unknown. They began charting new worlds, and in turn, made newer maps that helped future generations better understand the lands and seas that cover our world. Now, thanks to a new — if slightly different — type of map, we may be approaching a new age of discovery. One that… read more

This Week in Making: Water Bikes, Paper Chess, and Flying Cars

This past week we contemplated riding our bikes on water, marveled at a paper quilled chess set, and got amped thinking about flying cars.
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Weekend Watch: B2Builds Dives into Electronics and Woodworking

Woodworking and electronics, automatons and camera sliders. Ben Brandt’s YouTube channel offers lots of cool projects.
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 30th)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: How to Fool AI Into Seeing Something That Isn’t There Cade Metz | WIRED “Today, neural nets are quite good at recognizing faces and spoken words…but they do make mistakes…You can subtly alter an image so that a neural network will think it includes something it doesn’t…Imagine a face recognition system that uses a neural network to control access to a top-secret facility. You could fool it into thinking you’re someone who you’re not.”… read more

How to Hack a Talking Chewbacca Mask

John Park replaces the fixed audio chip on his Chewie mask with a programmable one. Hilarity ensues.
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Swiss startup makes good on Broadway

Flying robots perform 100th show on Broadway, using new localization technology and algorithms design…

Video Friday: Artificial Evolution, Legged Machines, and Delivery Robots in Silicon Valley

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

This Beautiful Demo Shows How Far Video Game Graphics Have Come

Elon Musk recently explained at Code Conference why he believes we’re all living in a simulation. His argument that such a simulation is possible is based on the exponential developments in video game graphics: “If you assume any rate of improvement at…

This Weekend: Tune in on Twitch for Our Maker Faire Detroit Adventure!

There’s lots to look forward to at this weekend’s Maker Faire Detroit… even if you can’t make it out to Detroit.
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