science

Space

Terraforming Mars in 3 Just Simple Steps

In this not-quite-serious video Sabine Hossenfelder explains what it would take to terraform Mars and make it habitable for humans. Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:58 Conditions on Mars 2:02 Step 1: Creating a Magnetic Field 4:50 Step 2: Creating an Atmosphere 6:06 Step 3: Converting CO2 to O2 8:46 Sponsor Message

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Robotics

This Robot Walks, Flies, Skateboards, and Slacklines

This is a robot that walks, flies, skateboards, slacklines, and might do much more one day.

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Space

How to Nuke a Dangerous Asteroid as a Last Resort

In this video, Anton talks about a new simulation showing that we could use nuclear weapons to protect the planet from certain types of dangerous asteroids Links: https://www.llnl.gov/news/late-time-small-body-disruptions-can-protect-earth https://wci.llnl.gov/simulation/computer-codes/spheral https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576521003921 https://dart.jhuapl.edu/

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Science Virtual Reality

Real Holograms are Finally Here!

Silicon Valley start-up Light Field Lab has created a hologram so real that we may finally get the holograms promised in science fiction.

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AI Robotics

The Future of Farming

Use code ISAACARTHUR14 for up to 14 FREE MEALS across your first 5 HelloFresh boxes plus free shipping at https://bit.ly/3aavuOo The future of agriculture offers many more innovations in robotics, hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics, greenhouses, and more, but will it be a future of mega-farms or a decentralized model based on smaller farms? Or both?

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Science

New Results in Quantum Tunneling vs. The Speed of Light

In a race, who would win: quantum tunneling or the reigning champ, the speed of light? Paradoxically, the most promising prospects for moving matter around faster than light may be to put a metaphorical brick wall in its way. New efforts in quantum tunneling – both theory and experiment – show that superluminal motion may […]

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Current Events Interesting

Why Did Facebook Fail?

Just what was it that took Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp offline on 4th October 2021? – Dr Steve Bagley investigates.

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AI

This AI Learned Some Crazy Fighting Moves

Two Minute Papers examines the paper “Neural Animation Layering for Synthesizing Martial Arts Movements” in the following video. It seems that AI’s uncanny ability to learn knows no bounds.

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AI

AI Stuntman Just Keeps Getting Better

Two Minute Papers explores the paper “Learning a family of motor skills from a single motion clip” in the following video.

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Python

Iterators, Iterables, and Itertools in Python

For-loops in Python do a lot of work for you. By learning how iteration works, you will be able to add iteration to your own classes and create custom iterable objects. Python also gives you an “itertools” module which contains a lot of convenience functions to save you time and streamline your code.

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