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John Stowers
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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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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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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

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#nasaaero #areonautics #flying #planes #x29a #xplanes #aircraft #flight
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This means working PyGObject + Gtk3 builds for windows!
 
Many people have no idea that there actually is WORKING MyPaint 1.1 for Windows. Please help to spread the word guys and gals - download it, test it, comment for our own good. Would be fantastic to see MyPaint 1.2 (or whatever future  version may be) being officially supported under windows. 

http://goo.gl/urDkJY

Latest build is working just fine for me - just keep in mind that you have to run mypaint_gtk3.bat as there is no *.exe. Now GO GET IT!

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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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A blog post about my #Scipy2013 presentation. It describes how to package and distribute your python ROS applications to collaborators or users, without requiring them to install the whole ROS distribution.
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  • Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
    Postdoc, 2012 - present
  • Vienna University of Technology
    Postdoc, 2013 - present
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