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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

"Solar" Energy at Night

quote [ We experimentally demonstrate electric power generation from the coldness of the universe directly, using the negative illumination effect when an infrared semiconductor diode faces the sky. The results here point to a pathway towards night-time power generation. ]

Power generation from the darkness of the night sky. Only 4 watts per square meter, but interesting.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by buckaroo50@7:36pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Nvidia AI turns sketches into photorealistic landscapes

quote [ Today at Nvidia GTC 2019, the company unveiled a stunning image creator. Using generative adversarial networks, users of the software are with just a few clicks able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic. ]

AI is getting crazy. This generates landscape photos from a simple sketch. It's constrained on what you can input, but still impressive.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Interesting]
[by buckaroo50@3:30pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Judge Backs N.Y. Parents, Saying Their 30-Year-Old Son Must Move Out

quote [ "I don't see why they can't just, you know, wait a little bit for me to leave the house." ]

Quotes read like they're straight out of an Onion article.
[SFW] [people] [+6 Interesting]
[by buckaroo50@6:53pmGMT] [21 comments]

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Ink cartridge refills now legal

quote [ The Supreme Court's ruling on ink cartridges today is being hailed as a win for consumers in general. ]

The supreme court has been taking on some IP issues lately and surprisingly siding against established business. First was preventing plaintiffs from filing in friendly jurisdictions (Texas), now this. All they have to do now is to invalidate software patents all together.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+8 Good]
[by buckaroo50@4:18pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 17 March 2017

American Gods on TV

quote [ Believe it. Mr Wednesday is recruiting for his war against the new gods. American Gods premieres April 30. ]

Neil Gaiman's American Gods coming to the small screen. Check out the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3awG5wEE7LU
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+5 Good]
[by buckaroo50@8:56pmGMT] [14 comments]

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The Dipole Repeller

quote [ The presence of a large underdensity, the dipole repeller, is predicted based on a study of the velocity field of our Local Group of galaxies. The combined effects of this super-void and the Shapley concentration control the local cosmic flow. ]

Gravity polarity? Antigravity? Weird stuff.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by buckaroo50@6:02pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 28 October 2016

Google's neural networks invent their own encryption

quote [ In their experiment, computers were able to make their own form of encryption using machine learning, without being taught specific cryptographic algorithms. The encryption was very basic, especially compared to our current human-designed systems. ]

I, for one, welcome our new AI overlords.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by buckaroo50@9:23pmGMT] [11 comments]

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Full Grown Furniture

quote [ Using ancient techniques combined with modern technology we grow, graft, nurture then harvest living trees into Chairs, Tables, Sculpture ? anything you can imagine. ]

"Mass produced" grown furniture. Check out the "What's Growing" gallery on the main page and the press articles.
[SFW] [art] [+3]
[by buckaroo50@5:59pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

quote [ Get your first look at the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser #2! Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a g... ]

I'm sure someone else will post this right now and this will show up as a repost.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+7 Hot Pr0n]
[by buckaroo50@7:51pmGMT] [36 comments]

Friday, 27 March 2015

Overtone Singing

quote [ Overtone singing is a voice technique where it seems like one person sings two notes at the same time. ]

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by buckaroo50@5:47pmGMT] [15 comments]

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