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John Stowers
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The greatest presentation you will see today.
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Researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or 'biobots,' for use in emergency response.
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A speed joke to all Linux distrohoppers*. I drew that while cleaning my laptop before a trip :-P
* http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=distrohopper
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Our latest work on fast semi-direct monocular visual odometry. It runs at 400 fps on a i7 laptop and 60 fps on an Odroid (e.g., Samsung phone). The video also shows its onboard application to autonomous flight of a quadrotor. More info in our ICRA'14 paper.
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Bayesian Data Analysis with PyMC3. Dec 12, 2013. I recently gave a talk at PyData NYC 2013 about Bayesian Data Analysis. See below for the video. I also wrote a related blog post over at Quantopian, called: Probabilistic Programming in Quantitative Finance.
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lol, the biggest firework ever! Powered by RHEL ;)
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Hey all, I thought you might be interested our recent nature methods publication, source code and plans for how to build your own. It is a realtime system for shooting flies with lasers (the reasons for why one might want to do this are explained within)...
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Nice. Very interesting work.
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It looked like someone had installed the wings on backwards, and it was so unstable in flight that no pilot could fly it without the help of a computer, but the X-29A was a marvel in its day and provided research information useful for many aircraft designs still to come.

A pair of the Grumman-built X-29A experimental aircraft flew 436 times between December 1984 and August 1992, with all but 14 of those trips into the air serving as research flights – a record for X-planes at that time.

One of the strangest looking airplanes ever flown in modern times, its extraordinary story is told in "Sweeping Forward: Developing and Flight Testing the Grumman X-29A Forward Swept Wing Research Aircraft," a publication in NASA's aeronautics book series.

The 328-page book was written by Frederick Johnsen, a former NASA public affairs director of the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and recently retired director of the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.

Download your copy of this and other e-Books at http://www.nasa.gov/ebooks

Image credit: NASA
#nasaaero #areonautics #flying #planes #x29a #xplanes #aircraft #flight
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Scientist, Engineer, Postdoc
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  • Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
    Postdoc, 2012 - present
  • Vienna University of Technology
    Postdoc, 2013 - present
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