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Flybot: Mimicking Fruit Fly Response Patterns for Threat Evasion

Check out Flybot, a +Google Science Fair project that uses biomimicry to enable flying robots used in search and rescue missions to evade moving threats. Created by 14 year old High School Freshman +Mihir Garimella, Flybot aims to create a simpler, faster, and more practical method of onboard threat evasion for flying robots, inspired by the way fruit flies detect and respond to dynamic threats.

Mihir designed a computationally and physically lightweight sensor module, modeled after the fruit fly's rudimentary but fast visual system and escape behaviors, and verified Flybot’s effectiveness both experimentally and through a still image comparison to fruit fly escape. Learn more at http://goo.gl/832i7B.
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Sesame Street Fighter
Sesame Street meets Street Fighter in this typing game where you have to type words as fast as you can to hit the opponent.
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The money quote:  "Wherever you're targeting, advertising your page on facebook is a waste of money."

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"He may have specialized in unhappiness, but you were always glad to see him."

Great remembrance of a great actor.
 
"We did not lose just a very good actor. We may have lost the best one we had."
Philip Seymour Hoffman, perhaps the best actor of his time, specialized in flawed, even detestable characters, and in making audiences care about them.
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Design Milk is running a series on small Pittsburgh bike shops: http://design-milk.com/tag/american-express-shop-small-series/
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Love what Google is doing here: "We believe that the field could benefit from a large, standard set with benchmarks for easy comparison and experiments with new modeling techniques. To that end, we are releasing scripts that convert a set of public data into a language model consisting of over a billion words, with standardized training and test splits ... [and] the processed data in one convenient location, along with the training and test data. This will make it much easier for the research community to quickly reproduce results, and we hope will speed up progress on these tasks. The field needs a new and better standard benchmark. Currently, researchers report from a set of their choice, and results are very hard to reproduce because of a lack of a standard in preprocessing. We hope that this will solve both those problems."
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"Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks" http://feedly.com/e/4fpAjSaH
Vienna-based designer Andreas Scheiger created this fun series of faux taxidermy heads using a bunch of found bicycle seats and handlebars. The pieces can serve as fun art objects, or as functional hooks for holding bags, coats, and even other bicycles. Several of them are for sale over on his ...
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Photo by Jonas Nordby via forskning.no. For the past several years researchers have been trying to crack a Viking rune alphabet known as Jötunvillur, a perplexing code dating back to the 11th or 12th century that's been found in some 80 inscriptions including the scratched piece of wood found ...
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This collection of before-and-after photos of NYC's streets shows how much the Bloomberg administration and former Transportation
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The second best thing about this is the cardboard box.
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Great food, phenomenal drinks. Service was OK. Looking forward to going back soon.
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I love this place. Awesome pizza, but not your typical Pittsburgh pizza place. Focus much more on fresh seasonal ingredients, used sparingly, with a tasty thin crust.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Currently top of my list for a nice night out in Pittsburgh. Food is consistently excellent and inventive. Drinks are great. Never had a problem getting a seat at a shared table without a reservation.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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