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Interesting idea about designing the web
When you’re trying to build a component, whether it’s visual or non-visual try to keep in mind five things:
Keep it (F)ocused.
Keep it (I)ndependent.
Keep it (R)eusable.
Keep it (S)mall.
Keep it (T)estable.
3d print - Urban growth Den Bosch (1900-2020)
red area - old town centre of Den Bosch
Timeline is south west point
Story: After WWII the city of Den Bosch rapidly grew northward, while the old town centre remained untouched. This has been done in multiple periods; First expansions out of the old city (1920-1945), the Reconstruction (1945-1965), Vinex (>1990). Besides that we have added data about current and future building projects.
Data: Cadastral data, locations of new building projects
Made with:WebGL (via Meteor.js and Three.js), Blender
Since 1984 a company called Cycorp has been quietly working on artificial intelligence. Now, as it nears real intelligence, its creators are beginning to talk about Cyc. Cyc is a machine intelligence that learns, and has been doing so for the last 30 years. (via Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years - Pocket-lint)
This pair of before (left) and after (right) images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter documents formation of a new channel on a Martian slope between 2010 and 2013, likely resulting from activity of carbon-dioxide frost (via Dry ice, not liquid water responsible for Martian gullies — RT News)
The Rift added a level of interaction and immersiveness to Alien: Isolation that even its developers did not expect. There’s a crate in the hallway. As in console games, I can press a button to crouch behind it. I don’t think to do so, but Hope told me later that I could have lifted my butt just a bit, elevating my head and peering over the crate without without giving away my position. (via The Oculus Rift Game That’s So Real It Nearly Destroyed Me | Game|Life | WIRED)
Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robot
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology project is designed to serve as a rehabilitation tool and to help kids with disabilities.
Kids Teach Robot How to Play Angry Birds
The robot sounds remarkably like an R2 unit.