This short documentary by Kevin Staake looks at Abigail Goldman, who creates 1:87 scale dioramas of murder and dismemberment.
By day, she visits morgues, observes autopsies, and studies pictures of crime scenes. By night, she turns nightmarish imaginings into precise, red-splattered miniatures.
The Washington Post brings to attention the Speeder, a $380,000 vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft capable of travelling at over 240km/h for a distance of 72 km.
“This is a compact machine, like a motorcycle, that can take off vertically from your front lawn or driveway and land on the other side of the city in a similar position,” said Mayman, who famously made a jet-pack flight around the Statue of Liberty in 2015. “That kind of convenience and size is what we’ve all dreamed about, but this idea has always been treated like science fiction.”
As a Netflix-only home the question came up: how does Netflix make money if it doesn't show advertising? Someone on the Internet unsurprisingly answers that question.
In this video, we’re going to break down exactly how Netflix’s unique business model allows it to capture such a sizable audience, and how its vision for the future could cement the streaming disruptor as a bona-fide media titan.
With privacy being constantly eroded in more and more places in a constant quest for data mining just to sell you more stuff, Scientific American offers a link to https://applymagicsauce.com/demo to see what algorithms can inference about you just by your online activity. The world is starting to notice but it may be too late.
Examining the psychological profile that the algorithm derives from your online traces can certainly be entertaining. On the other hand, the algorithm’s ability to draw inferences about us illustrates how easy it is for anyone who tracks our digital activities to gain insight into our personalities—and potentially invade our privacy. What is more, psychological inferences about us might be exploited to manipulate, say, what we buy or how we vote.
According to Radio New Zealand, farmers are embracing drone technology to handle jobs deemed dirty, dangerous, or dull.
"Winter time it's ideal for flying it sitting at home on a cold day I don't want to go outside, so I fly my drone round, have a look make sure all my stock are behind the wire.
The Circle Line Art School has a series of fascinating tutorials on drawing. Above, how to draw a 3D City.58More
William Osman and his team build a bike made entirely of wood down to the bearings and haphazardly discover that while functional it could use some improvements.84More
This has apparently been around for a while but I have only just seen it: the Selfie Arm, a fiberglass light-weight arm designed by artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe as a sarcastic social commentary on the selfie-stick.75More
Bloomberg Businessweek notes that we are not too far from reaching peak car, that moment when owning a vehicle is no longer financially appealing, and mobility services will take off. The tipping point will be when robo-taxis become functional, financially feasible, and safe.
The tipping point worldwide will come at the end of the next decade, when self-driving cars start gaining traction, predicts Mark Wakefield, head of the automotive practice at consultant AlixPartners. Replacing a taxi driver with a robot cuts 60 percent from a ride’s cost, making travel in a driverless cab much cheaper than driving your own car. “The takeoff point is the robo-taxi,” Wakefield says. “By 2030 we have a pretty substantial amount of sales volume coming out [of vehicle sales] because of that.”
The Axis of Awesome asks this very important question on what I'd call my slowest news day ever.
Lasers are incredible in the movies but in reality they're kinda lame. It's 200X guys! Why don't we have laser force fields and stuff yet?
|“Could we cover an entire desert in solar panels?” #Environment|
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|“Make all videos fun to watch.” #Humour|
|Testing Whether the Earth is Round or Flat #Science|
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|“He wants to create affordable prosthetic solutions for people who need them.” #Robots|
|“A sophisticated global marketing strategy from an industry that is desperate to attract new smokers.” #Advertising|
|“We should try fossil-fuel executives for crimes against humanity.” #Environment|
|“If you’re dating, you’re going to be let down. You’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea.” #Relationships|
|“A low flyover of Jupiter's moon Europa.” #Space|
|“A fierce debate has erupted in Silicon Valley over whether large technology companies [...] should join forces with the United States military.” #War|
|“A chain of endlessly recommended YouTube videos made by strangers motivated by advertising dollars.” #Internet|
|“It’s taking orders for a real-life flying motorcycle powered by five modified jet engines.”|
|“Without ads, how does Netflix manage to make money?”|
|“By day, she visits morgues, observes autopsies, and studies pictures of crime scenes.”|
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|“How easy it is for anyone who tracks our digital activities to gain insight into our personalities.”|