science

AI Generative AI

Photos Go In, Reality Comes Out!

Two Minute Papers explores the paper “Plenoxels: Radiance Fields without Neural Networks” in this video.

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Solar

The Mystery Flaw of Solar Panels

Real Engineering explores a flaw of solar panels.

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Robotics

Watch Ameca the Humanoid Robot in Its First Public Demo

Last year, a video of Ameca the robot’s facial expressions had the world fascinated (and terrified). But the creators of this humanoid say Ameca is the face of the future.

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AI Virtual Reality

New AI Makes You Play Table Tennis In a Virtual World

Two Minute Papers explores the paper “TransPose: Real-time 3D Human Translation and Pose Estimation with Six Inertial Sensors” in this video.

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Research Science

2021’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Math and Computer Science

2021 was a big year. Researchers found a way to idealize deep neural networks using kernel machines—an important step toward opening these black boxes. There were major developments toward an answer about the nature of infinity. And a mathematician finally managed to model quantum gravity. Read the articles in full at Quanta Magazine.

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AI Computer Vision Facial Recognition Research

Microsoft’s AI Understands Humans Despite Never Seeing One

It looks like synthetic data has its day and how! Two Minute Papers explores the paper “Fake It Till You Make It – Face analysis in the wild using synthetic data alone” in the video below.

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Java Security

Log4J & JNDI Exploit: Why So Bad? – Computerphile

By now, you have certainly heard of the Log4J exploit and that it’s been called the “most critical vulnerability of the last decade.” Dr Bagley and Dr Pound explain why it’s so pervasive.

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Science

The Big Misconception About Electricity

Here’s a fascinating riddle of science: do electrons carry energy around a complete conducting loop, transferring their energy to the load or is something else at play?

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