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NASA2,832,979The most advanced robot ever sent to another world is set to land on Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT). Will you be watching? Mars Science Laboratory will deliver the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT and 5:31 a.m. UTC on Aug. 6). Curiosity, carrying laboratory instruments to analyze samples of rocks, soil and atmosphere, will investigate whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. NASA TV will broadcast live from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., during Curiosity’s critical entry, descent and landing phase. Two live feeds of video during key landing activities from mission control rooms at JPL will be carried on NASA TV, NASA TV online http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html and Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/ between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (11:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 2:00 a.m. Aug. 6 EDT), and between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PDT on Aug. 6 (3:30 to 4:30 a.m. EDT). The NASA TV Public Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl will carry a feed including commentary and interviews. The NASA TV Media Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 will carry an uninterrupted, clean feed. Follow the mission on Facebook and on Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity.NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing2012-08-06 02:00:002187  
London 20121,450,935The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here!  We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world. We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games. We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web. // What you need to do now Tell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details. Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with! // What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pm On the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments. Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface.   Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004683  
Google Science Fair3,055,823The winners of Google Science Fair 2012 will be announced on July 23, 2012. This year’s 15 finalists, all 13-18 years of age, join us from seven countries, and their projects explore topics as varied as adapting hydroponic solutions for poor subsistence farmers to developing cell-phone compatible electrocardiograph machines.  This year our winners will win once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland. Who will they be? Watch the awards gala live stream next Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m. PST at http://google.com/sciencefair. Google Science Fair 2012 Award Ceremony Live Stream2012-07-24 04:00:00294  

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2014-09-15 15:34:08 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Leash-free cheetah learns to jump over obstacles [2 minutes]

Most reshares: 9

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2014-08-02 13:58:16 (4 comments; 9 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Charting culture and its history

The animation maps the birth places and death beds of notable people over hundreds of years.
Witness cities and countries grow over the years as their influence increases.

Most plusones: 23

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2014-02-17 15:11:26 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

The 1st half of the trip to Hawaii, mostly hiking/exploring Kauai. Amazing!

Latest 50 posts

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2016-01-28 14:02:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

AlphaGo's elo ranking compared to other AIs and the European champion Fan Hui

Can a computer master the ancient game of Go? With more possible board configurations than the number of atoms in the universe, experts have long thought it to be impossible. But a system developed by researchers at Google DeepMind, called AlphaGo, has done it.

Combining a state-of-the-art Monte-Carlo tree search with two deep neural networks, AlphaGo not only has defeated the top existing Go programs at the forefront of A.I. research, but also has defeated reigning 3-time European Go champion Fan Hui. 

The next challenge will be to play the top Go player in the world over the last decade, Lee Sedol, this March in Seoul, South Korea. To learn more, visit the Google Research blog, linked below.___AlphaGo's elo ranking compared to other AIs and the European champion Fan Hui

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2016-01-27 19:35:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Google beats European Go master 5-0... and challenges world champion in March!

#ai #deepmind

Huge news from our colleagues at DeepMind. Go was long considered a key problem for AI, because it's a game for which the 'try all combinations and see which does best' is simply not possible, and human Go players rely heavily on abstract pattern recognition to guide their decisions. This is further evidence that human-level pattern recognition is no longer a 'science' problem per-se (but still a mighty engineering problem). It's time for us to focus more on exploring higher levels of cognition.___Google beats European Go master 5-0... and challenges world champion in March!

#ai #deepmind

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2016-01-23 15:55:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Successful relaunch for New Shepard

The very same New Shepard booster that flew above the Karman line and then landed vertically at its launch site last November has now flown and landed again, demonstrating reuse. This time, New Shepard reached an apogee of 333,582 feet (101.7 kilometers) before both capsule and booster gently returned to Earth for recovery and reuse.

Successful relaunch for New Shepard

The very same New Shepard booster that flew above the Karman line and then landed vertically at its launch site last November has now flown and landed again, demonstrating reuse. This time, New Shepard reached an apogee of 333,582 feet (101.7 kilometers) before both capsule and booster gently returned to Earth for recovery and reuse.___

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2016-01-23 15:43:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Snownami as of Saturday morning (Winter Storm Jonas)

Snownami as of Saturday morning (Winter Storm Jonas)___

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2015-12-25 17:34:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Merry Newton's day! aka Merry Xmas

#BostonDynamics 

Merry Newton's day! aka Merry Xmas

#BostonDynamics ___

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2015-12-04 00:19:13 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting (14 killed + 14 injured), it is time to look back at 2015 : there has been 336 days so far in 2015, and 355 mass shootings in the US, more than 1 per day on average... A mass shooting is defined as involving 4+ victims.

Washington post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/02/the-san-bernardino-mass-shooting-is-the-second-today-and-the-355th-this-year/

In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting (14 killed + 14 injured), it is time to look back at 2015 : there has been 336 days so far in 2015, and 355 mass shootings in the US, more than 1 per day on average... A mass shooting is defined as involving 4+ victims.

Washington post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/02/the-san-bernardino-mass-shooting-is-the-second-today-and-the-355th-this-year/___

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2015-11-05 11:45:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Smart reply coming to Inbox later this week! Let a deep neural network respond to that email for you!

Smart Reply - a deep neural network that writes email

Replying to an emails on a mobile device can be a challenge, even for short replies. What if there were a system that could automatically determine if an email was answerable with a short reply, and compose a few suitable responses that you could edit or send with just a tap? 

Smart Reply, which will be launching later this week, is built on a pair of recurrent neural networks, one used to encode the incoming email and capture the gist of what is being said and the other to predict and compose grammatically correct possible responses. 

Head over to the Google Research blog to learn more.___Smart reply coming to Inbox later this week! Let a deep neural network respond to that email for you!

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2015-11-04 13:28:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Obama is trolling the GOP following the republican candidate debate on NBC. #putin #climatechange

Obama is trolling the GOP following the republican candidate debate on NBC. #putin #climatechange___

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2015-10-31 16:18:40 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Fresh morning in DC for a fun 5 km race.
#raceforeverychild

http://www.novatimingsystems.com/nova/race4everychild/results.aspx?race_id=5778

Fresh morning in DC for a fun 5 km race.
#raceforeverychild

http://www.novatimingsystems.com/nova/race4everychild/results.aspx?race_id=5778___

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2015-09-19 13:20:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Trippy trip to the grocery store.  #DeepDream #neuralnetwork  

Trippy trip to the grocery store.  #DeepDream #neuralnetwork  ___

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2015-06-20 09:42:28 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Who said computers can't do art? #deeplearning #ANN #impressionism
Some of those are quite amazing! Check out the gallery here: https://goo.gl/photos/fFcivHZ2CDhqCkZdA

Artificial Neural Networks have spurred remarkable recent progress in image classification and speech recognition. But even though these are very useful tools based on well-known mathematical methods, we actually understand surprisingly little of why certain models work and others don’t.

Over on the Google Research blog, we take a look at some simple techniques for peeking inside these networks, yielding a qualitative sense of the level of abstraction that particular layers of neural networks have achieved in their understanding of images. This helps us visualize how neural networks are able to carry out difficult classification tasks, improve network architecture, and check what the network has learned during training. 

It also makes us wonder whether neural networks could become a tool for artists—a new way to remix visual concepts—or perhaps even shed a little light on the roots of the creative process in general.___Who said computers can't do art? #deeplearning #ANN #impressionism
Some of those are quite amazing! Check out the gallery here: https://goo.gl/photos/fFcivHZ2CDhqCkZdA

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2015-06-15 18:39:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Full house at #SparkSummit2015

Full house at #SparkSummit2015___

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2015-06-08 23:47:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Congrats to team KAIST for winning the DARPA Robotics challenge and taking home the $2m dollars price.

The challenge was the first where robots performed without being tethered and there were plenty of hard falls, soliciting groans and laughter from the crowds at the contest in Pomona, California.
The other tasks the robots were set included getting out of a car, opening a door, drilling a hole in a wall, turning a valve and crossing rubble either by clearing a path or walking over it.

More details: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33038914
Video of the winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yfvlplJe0

Congrats to team KAIST for winning the DARPA Robotics challenge and taking home the $2m dollars price.

The challenge was the first where robots performed without being tethered and there were plenty of hard falls, soliciting groans and laughter from the crowds at the contest in Pomona, California.
The other tasks the robots were set included getting out of a car, opening a door, drilling a hole in a wall, turning a valve and crossing rubble either by clearing a path or walking over it.

More details: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33038914
Video of the winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yfvlplJe0___

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2015-05-16 14:47:06 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Here come the self driving cars!

The +Google Self-Driving Car Project has announced the next step of their project: this summer, a few prototype vehicles will leave the test track and hit the familiar roads of Mountain View, Calif., with safety drivers aboard. Learn more on the Official Google blog, linked below.___Here come the self driving cars!

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2015-04-27 12:10:51 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Wow. The avalanche that hit a Mont Everest base camp, following the devastating 7.8 earthquake in Nepal.

Wow. The avalanche that hit a Mont Everest base camp, following the devastating 7.8 earthquake in Nepal.___

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2015-04-13 11:04:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Good luck to +SpaceX​ for the controlled reentry attempt later today!

Just Read the Instructions now on location in the Atlantic in advance of tomorrow's launch, targeted for 4:33pm ET. Since our last landing attempt, the drone ship has been upgraded to tolerate more powerful ocean swells, however weather at the landing site is looking significantly better this time.
 
After Dragon and Falcon 9’s second stage are on their way to orbit, the first stage will execute a controlled reentry through Earth’s atmosphere, targeting touchdown on an autonomous spaceport drone ship approximately nine minutes after launch.
 
www.spacex.com/webcast___Good luck to +SpaceX​ for the controlled reentry attempt later today!

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2015-04-07 12:28:05 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden on government surveillance. #nsa #lastweektonight

There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden on government surveillance. #nsa #lastweektonight

There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.___

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2015-04-01 11:20:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

May the Force be with you. +CERN​​ confirms its existence! :P

CERN researchers confirm existence of the Force

Physicists at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics announced today that an invisible Force permeates the universe and binds the galaxy together

http://cern.ch/go/c7dB

Image shows research in the CERN Beams department

(Image credit: Maximilien Brice and Daniel Dominguez © CERN - for terms of use see http://cern.ch/copyright )___May the Force be with you. +CERN​​ confirms its existence! :P

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2015-04-01 01:29:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Great post about fooling convolution networks and linear classifiers on ImageNet

Fooling Linear Classifiers on ImageNet
http://karpathy.github.io/2015/03/30/breaking-convnets/
new blog post with a few interpretations of the fooling ConvNets papers, along with some experiments with fooling linear classifiers. I tried to structure parts of it in ways that laymen could understand because I've been seeing quite a few misconceptions surround the topic online.

(sorry to ppl seeing this twice)___Great post about fooling convolution networks and linear classifiers on ImageNet

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2015-02-20 11:57:09 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

This week has been... Freaking cold!

Record-breaking cold in US East
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31538987

This week has been... Freaking cold!

Record-breaking cold in US East
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31538987___

2015-02-12 11:11:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

There are several new ImageNet results floating around that beat my 5.1% accuracy on ImageNet. Most recently an interesting paper from Google that uses "batch normalization". I wanted to make a few comments regarding "surpassing human-level accuracy":

Optimistic human performance is ~3%
I reported 5.1%, but it is interesting to try to estimate an optimistic human performance on ILSVRC by removing what I call "silly errors":

1. Note that I trained myself with 500 images, and as I documented in my blog post and our ILSVRC paper, 18 of my errors (24% - a quarter) were due to what I consider to be "class unawareness". That means that when I look at my mistake I felt that the answer was relatively evident if I had thought of that class. If I had trained longer, it's reasonable to suppose that I would have eliminated a large chunk of... more »

There are several new ImageNet results floating around that beat my 5.1% accuracy on ImageNet. Most recently an interesting paper from Google that uses "batch normalization". I wanted to make a few comments regarding "surpassing human-level accuracy":

Optimistic human performance is ~3%
I reported 5.1%, but it is interesting to try to estimate an optimistic human performance on ILSVRC by removing what I call "silly errors":

1. Note that I trained myself with 500 images, and as I documented in my blog post and our ILSVRC paper, 18 of my errors (24% - a quarter) were due to what I consider to be "class unawareness". That means that when I look at my mistake I felt that the answer was relatively evident if I had thought of that class. If I had trained longer, it's reasonable to suppose that I would have eliminated a large chunk of these, making my error ~3.9%.
2. The other issue that I call "insufficient training data" (since I was only shown 13 images / class) is also an error that falls into this category. Without this error type, the accuracy would be ~3.6%
3. The next error I'd be willing to argue I could have prevented was the fine-grained error. In the optimistic estimate, if I was willing to spend 15 minutes / terrier instead of ~5 minutes / terrier, the error would become 3.2%.

The remainder of the errors were "multiple objects" and "incorrect annotations", which I consider to be near insurmountable to some degree.

TLDR:
- 5.1% is an error rate for a human who trained for 500 images and then spent up to ~5 minutes per image.
- About ~3% is an optimistic estimate without my "silly errors".

Human ensemble experiments
This ~3% conclusion is also consistent with our "optimistic human" experiments that were based on ~250 images (and reported on in the ILSVRC paper). We had two labelers and considered an image correct if at least one of us got it. Our optimistic human performance was 2.4%, but this is a bit noisy result due to insufficient data. Moreover, we expect that an actual human ensemble would be slightly higher error than the "optimistic human", so ~3% seems relatively consistent with this interpretation.

Top5/Top1 error
As a second point, I do think we should start to look at the top-1 accuracy a bit more. I understand that there are problems with it but I do believe that there is some signal there. For example, there are only 5 snake species, so when I saw a snake image I just lazily labeled all 5 snake types and knew I got it right somewhere in top 5. In other words, the top5 error does not test differentiating between snake types. A few other categories share this property (few fishes and car types, for example).

I don't at all intend this post to somehow take away from any of the recent results: I'm very impressed with how quickly multiple groups have improved from 6.6% down to ~5% and now also below! I did not expect to see such rapid progress. 

It seems that we're now surpassing a dedicated human labeler. And imo, when we are down to 3%, we'd matching the performance of a hypothetical super-dedicated fine-grained expert human ensemble of labelers.

My blog: 
http://karpathy.github.io/2014/09/02/what-i-learned-from-competing-against-a-convnet-on-imagenet/
The ILSVRC paper that has more details on human optimistic results:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.0575___

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2015-02-10 02:16:48 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Boston Dynamics continues to improve upon previous models, Spot looks really stable, agile and quite silent compared to BigDog. A lot lighter too at 160 lbs (80 lbs diet).

Boston Dynamics continues to improve upon previous models, Spot looks really stable, agile and quite silent compared to BigDog. A lot lighter too at 160 lbs (80 lbs diet).___

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2015-02-07 19:15:57 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Nineteen days after they set out to achieve one of climbing's most difficult challenges, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of the 3,000-foot rock known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, marking the first free ascent of a notoriously difficult section called the Dawn Wall.

Check out the video and full article by national geographics:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150114-climbing-yosemite-caldwell-jorgeson-capitan/

Nineteen days after they set out to achieve one of climbing's most difficult challenges, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of the 3,000-foot rock known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, marking the first free ascent of a notoriously difficult section called the Dawn Wall.

Check out the video and full article by national geographics:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150114-climbing-yosemite-caldwell-jorgeson-capitan/___

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2015-02-07 19:14:46 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are the first to free-climb the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall on El Capitan, in Yosemite.
This is a nice interactive visualisation of the route

The route up the mostly smooth granite face is widely considered to be the most difficult free-climb in the world.

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are the first to free-climb the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall on El Capitan, in Yosemite.
This is a nice interactive visualisation of the route

The route up the mostly smooth granite face is widely considered to be the most difficult free-climb in the world.___

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2015-01-21 02:14:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The 2015 State of the Union is starting now.
Watch Obama deliver his 6th  #SOTU  

The 2015 State of the Union is starting now.
Watch Obama deliver his 6th  #SOTU  ___

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2015-01-07 22:05:28 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

#JeSuisCharlie  
#CharlieHebdo  

#JeSuisCharlie  
#CharlieHebdo  ___

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2015-01-07 21:43:26 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

protests that are taking place in Paris #CharlieHebdo  #JeSuisCharlie
7.1.2015.

protests that are taking place in Paris #CharlieHebdo  #JeSuisCharlie
7.1.2015.___

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2014-11-12 19:30:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Successful comet landing! Go ESA!

ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Touchdown!_Rosetta_s_Philae_probe_lands_on_comet

#CometLanding   #Philae   #Rosetta   #67P  ___Successful comet landing! Go ESA!

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2014-11-10 23:13:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Ted Cruz making the headline again, this time showing his ignorance about Net Neutrality and comparing it to Obamacare ... Enjoy

#netneutrality   #theoatmeal    #crabtacos

Ted Cruz making the headline again, this time showing his ignorance about Net Neutrality and comparing it to Obamacare ... Enjoy

#netneutrality   #theoatmeal    #crabtacos___

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2014-11-06 22:34:23 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

The latest tech gadget is coming from Amazon: Echo.
Powered by a service similar to Google Now, it is a voice controlled assistant for the family to enjoy.

#AmazonEcho  #googlenow  

The latest tech gadget is coming from Amazon: Echo.
Powered by a service similar to Google Now, it is a voice controlled assistant for the family to enjoy.

#AmazonEcho  #googlenow  ___

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2014-10-29 02:30:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Google is working on a cancer detection device.
The team, led by Andrew Conrad, is hoping to use magnetic nano-particles to detect subtle changes in biochemistry and diagnose cancer early.
#GoogleX

Google is working on a cancer detection device.
The team, led by Andrew Conrad, is hoping to use magnetic nano-particles to detect subtle changes in biochemistry and diagnose cancer early.
#GoogleX___

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2014-10-10 18:41:00 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Here is Musk announcing Autopilot and Dual Motor.

#innovation   #dreamcar  

Here is Musk announcing Autopilot and Dual Motor.

#innovation   #dreamcar  ___

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2014-10-09 14:17:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Google Now VS Siri VS Cortana
Each platform was asked 3086 questions.
>> Google Now wins hands down.
Full details in the article linked.

#knowledgegraph  

Google Now VS Siri VS Cortana
Each platform was asked 3086 questions.
>> Google Now wins hands down.
Full details in the article linked.

#knowledgegraph  ___

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2014-10-02 20:21:53 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

CGI at its finest!
Impecfections make him perfect

CGI at its finest!
Impecfections make him perfect___

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2014-09-15 15:34:08 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Leash-free cheetah learns to jump over obstacles [2 minutes]

Leash-free cheetah learns to jump over obstacles [2 minutes]___

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2014-09-06 15:34:38 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

In the category Extreme Experiences  [2 minutes]

In the category Extreme Experiences  [2 minutes]___

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2014-09-05 18:21:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Building a deeper understanding of images

A few weeks ago we shared the results of the 2014 ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge, in which a team of Googlers, GoogLeNet, used a deep learning training system to automatically classify images and detect objects from Internet sources (http://goo.gl/mrCLCH).

Today on the Google Research Blog, GoogLeNet team member +Christian Szegedy offers a deeper look at the techniques the team used to place first in the classification and detection tasks of the competition, including the use of the DistBelief infrastructure (http://goo.gl/28ufU5), which makes it possible to train neural networks in a distributed manner.

Head over to the Research blog, linked below, to learn more about the techniques that will enable even better image understanding any place where it is useful to understand what is in an image as well asw... more »

Building a deeper understanding of images

A few weeks ago we shared the results of the 2014 ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge, in which a team of Googlers, GoogLeNet, used a deep learning training system to automatically classify images and detect objects from Internet sources (http://goo.gl/mrCLCH).

Today on the Google Research Blog, GoogLeNet team member +Christian Szegedy offers a deeper look at the techniques the team used to place first in the classification and detection tasks of the competition, including the use of the DistBelief infrastructure (http://goo.gl/28ufU5), which makes it possible to train neural networks in a distributed manner.

Head over to the Research blog, linked below, to learn more about the techniques that will enable even better image understanding any place where it is useful to understand what is in an image as well as where things are.___

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2014-09-05 18:20:34 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The gap between humans and AI is shrinking.

It is clear that humans will soon only by able to outperform state of the art image classification models by use of significant effort, expertise, and time.

#deeplearning  #ILSVRC 

I should probably link to this on my G+ as well (Sorry to people who are seeing this multiple times)
New blog post: What I learned from competing against a ConvNet on ImageNet

#computervision   #deeplearning

http://karpathy.github.io/2014/09/02/what-i-learned-from-competing-against-a-convnet-on-imagenet/___The gap between humans and AI is shrinking.

It is clear that humans will soon only by able to outperform state of the art image classification models by use of significant effort, expertise, and time.

#deeplearning  #ILSVRC 

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2014-08-29 01:35:17 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

More cool research from Google.

Project Wing is a Google[x] project that is developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles.

Watch the video (2 mins) or read the article:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/inside-googles-secret-drone-delivery-program/379306/?single_page=true

More cool research from Google.

Project Wing is a Google[x] project that is developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles.

Watch the video (2 mins) or read the article:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/inside-googles-secret-drone-delivery-program/379306/?single_page=true___

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2014-08-02 13:58:16 (4 comments; 9 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Charting culture and its history

The animation maps the birth places and death beds of notable people over hundreds of years.
Witness cities and countries grow over the years as their influence increases.

Charting culture and its history

The animation maps the birth places and death beds of notable people over hundreds of years.
Witness cities and countries grow over the years as their influence increases.___

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2014-07-31 17:07:08 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Faster-than-light darkness and the speed of ignorance! (it goes faaast :P)

+Vsauce  #FTL #science  

Faster-than-light darkness and the speed of ignorance! (it goes faaast :P)

+Vsauce  #FTL #science  ___

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2014-07-22 18:38:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Hillary Clinton chats with +Eric Schmidt about her new book "Hard Choices".

She discusses Afghanistan/Pakistan/China/Syria/Israel/Palestine, the role of women, the NSA, polarization of politics and other matters (such as synchronous/asynchronous programming thanks to +Yonatan Zunger).

Hillary Clinton chats with +Eric Schmidt about her new book "Hard Choices".

She discusses Afghanistan/Pakistan/China/Syria/Israel/Palestine, the role of women, the NSA, polarization of politics and other matters (such as synchronous/asynchronous programming thanks to +Yonatan Zunger).___

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2014-07-22 18:36:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

[Back to] The Future of Programming or... what have we (not) learnt in the last 40 years?

"The most dangerous thought you can have as a creative person is to think you know what you're doing."

coding  ->  direct manipulation of data
procedures  ->  goals and constraints
text dump  ->  spatial representations
sequential  ->  concurrent

[Back to] The Future of Programming or... what have we (not) learnt in the last 40 years?

"The most dangerous thought you can have as a creative person is to think you know what you're doing."

coding  ->  direct manipulation of data
procedures  ->  goals and constraints
text dump  ->  spatial representations
sequential  ->  concurrent___

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2014-07-07 14:52:25 (1 comments; 9 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

The NIST Net-Zero House produced more energy than it used over the course of a year, despite harsh winter.

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles.

More: http://www.nist.gov/el/building_environment/netzero-070114.cfm

The NIST Net-Zero House produced more energy than it used over the course of a year, despite harsh winter.

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles.

More: http://www.nist.gov/el/building_environment/netzero-070114.cfm___

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2014-04-29 13:21:21 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Google self driving cars continue to make progress and focus on city street driving

More details: http://goo.gl/VOq7Gf

Google self driving cars continue to make progress and focus on city street driving

More details: http://goo.gl/VOq7Gf___

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2014-04-19 13:35:40 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Cool World Airports Voronoi

2,980 airports partition this map.
Which one is closest to you? -> check out the interactive visualization !
https://www.jasondavies.com/maps/voronoi/airports/

Cool World Airports Voronoi

2,980 airports partition this map.
Which one is closest to you? -> check out the interactive visualization !
https://www.jasondavies.com/maps/voronoi/airports/___

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2014-04-10 14:03:47 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Should you change your password?

Following the #heartbleed    internet-wide OpenSSL vulnerability, you may want to change a few passwords... better safe than sorry!
Also, use 2 two-factor authentication wherever possible.

Should you change your password?

Following the #heartbleed    internet-wide OpenSSL vulnerability, you may want to change a few passwords... better safe than sorry!
Also, use 2 two-factor authentication wherever possible.___

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2014-04-06 13:11:23 (1 comments; 9 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

First ascent of La Dura (5.15c / 9b+), possibly the world's hardest climb

In this short documentary, we follow Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra, who spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura (5.15c / 9b+). This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Adam's historic first ascent and Chris' second ascent.
#climbing   #bouldering  

First ascent of La Dura (5.15c / 9b+), possibly the world's hardest climb

In this short documentary, we follow Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra, who spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura (5.15c / 9b+). This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Adam's historic first ascent and Chris' second ascent.
#climbing   #bouldering  ___

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2014-03-28 16:41:00 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

3D printing and First full-skull replacement
After a 23 hours operation, a 22-year-old dutch woman successfully received a skull transfer.
The skull was 3D printed, to perfectly fit the patient and is... transparent! 
She suffered from a rare disorder that caused the bone in her skull to thicken abnormally, from the normal 1.5cm to 5cm thick.

The (graphic) video showing the operation [dutch, subtitled english]: http://youtu.be/IXcz3OdHSHk

3D printing and First full-skull replacement
After a 23 hours operation, a 22-year-old dutch woman successfully received a skull transfer.
The skull was 3D printed, to perfectly fit the patient and is... transparent! 
She suffered from a rare disorder that caused the bone in her skull to thicken abnormally, from the normal 1.5cm to 5cm thick.

The (graphic) video showing the operation [dutch, subtitled english]: http://youtu.be/IXcz3OdHSHk___

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2014-02-17 15:11:26 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

The 1st half of the trip to Hawaii, mostly hiking/exploring Kauai. Amazing!

The 1st half of the trip to Hawaii, mostly hiking/exploring Kauai. Amazing!___

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