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Giant robots fighting?! Yes, please!

#JapanVsUSA

https://youtu.be/7u8mheM2Hrg
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Okay, where do I sign up? :)
You can allay those fears that the fiber optic network that delivers your internet is going to overload. At UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute, engineers n
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Woo-hoo! Real holograms have been created in Japan, using femtosecond lasers.
 
"Laser technology developed by the Digital Nature Group have developed a small floating #hologram which could be used for volumetric #graphics or interfaces." - Very interesting... Thanks +prosthetic knowledge for the share. http://digitalnature.slis.tsukuba.ac.jp/2015/06/fairy-lights-in-femtoseconds/
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How awesome is this?!
 
All of these images were computer generated!

For the last few weeks, Googlers have been obsessed with an internal visualization tool that Alexander Mordvintsev in our Zurich office created to help us visually understand some of the things happening inside our deep neural networks for computer vision.  The tool essentially starts with an image, runs the model forwards and backwards, and then makes adjustments to the starting image in weird and magnificent ways.  

In the same way that when you are staring at clouds, and you can convince yourself that some part of the cloud looks like a head, maybe with some ears, and then your mind starts to reinforce that opinion, by seeing even more parts that fit that story ("wow, now I even see arms and a leg!"), the optimization process works in a similar manner, reinforcing what it thinks it is seeing.  Since the model is very deep, we can tap into it at various levels and get all kinds of remarkable effects.

Alexander, +Christopher Olah, and Mike Tyka wrote up a very nice blog post describing how this works:

http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html

There's also a bigger album of more of these pictures linked from the blog post:

https://goo.gl/photos/fFcivHZ2CDhqCkZdA

I just picked a few of my favorites here.
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Definitely worth a re-share... :)

P.S. Are you a hero?
 
Hero's Journey 2.0
60-Day Fitness Quest

Hero's Journey is a free role-play customizable fitness program. Each day takes you through a stage of the journey, presents you with fresh challenges, opportunities and threats. Each of these is accompanied by exercises that test your skill, push your performance and require you to adapt and develop in order to go on. 

The role play scenario transports your mind into situations where you face incredible odds and have to fight to survive. In the process you get to change not just physically but also mentally. The routines are designed to immerse you into imaginative scenarios where you have to push your mind, forcing yourself to dig deep to find the willpower to not give up, fight the good fight and come out the other side.

The journey is 60 days long and it is totally transformative. When you have really traveled the hero’s path and have gone through your quest, you will have shed uncertainty, fear and doubt along with excess body weight. You will have forged a new character out of yourself, build strength and endurance and developed power. You will stand confident in who you are and what you can do: a true hero to yourself.

FEATURES:
Role-playing environment with day-to-day workouts
Variety of daily routines, unique training options
The Armory - customize your experience (and level up your fitness) with 6 new weapons: heavy sword (pull-ups),  hammer (free weights), bow and arrow (running - long distance and sprints), lasso (jump rope), ring (planks), red ribbon (martial arts). 
Karma Moment - your choices affect your progression and your quest. Choose wisely.
New Point System for tracking your progress (and for a competitive edge). 
Lots of new optional quests and sub quests.
A baby dragon. You get a baby dragon. I repeat - you get a baby dragon. 

Enjoy! :) 
  
FREE DOWNLOAD + online preview and web version:
http://darebee.com/programs/hero-journey.html

#herosjourney   #darebee   #fitness  
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Uh-oh! :)

Microsoft started sending "upgrade reservations" to download Windows 10. Did you get yours yet?

#windows10   #microsoft
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2 weeks and a bit... they can't pass soon enough! :)
 
For the first time in the History of Humankind, at The Doorsteps of Pluto!

Next exit: Pluto!

New Horizons nearing the 1 Light Minute distance from Pluto, that's just about 18,000,000 Kilometers away! It will be crossing that distance early this Monday morning, June 29, 2015 at ~09:00AM UTC!

New Horizons will be at 1 Light Minute this Monday morning.

Its closest approach and FlyBy Pluto will be on July 14, 2015.

Traveling at nearly ~53,000 kilometers per hour or ~33,000 miles per hour, after more than nine years in space, on a voyage taking it farther to its primary destination than any mission before it, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is almost within one Light Minute of Pluto.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/
https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=New_Horizons

Follow New Horizons: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/#

#NewHorizons #PlutoBound #Pluto #PlutoFlyby #NASA #JPL
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Whether the video is sped up or not, the inference capabilities on this thing (if real) are truly phenomenal!

#googlenow   #siri   #cortana  can take some lessons!
 
This just blew my mind in 240p.
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If you're reading this, it means that the world survived yet another time.

Bravo to the guys at CERN, for not blowing us up! (:

(BTW the above was a jest)
#LHC #ATLAS #physics #CERN
 
Physicists in the ATLAS control room eagerly awaiting ‪#‎13TeV‬ collisions in the LHC and the precious data that they will be able to harvest from them (Image: Pierre Descombe/CERN) http://run2-13tev.web.cern.ch/
The accelerator team is still investigating the software issue that stopped the beams earlier. They are injecting probe beams of protons, just as before, followed by three bunches of 1011 protons per beam, to check which subsystems are implicated. This may take half an hour or so, during which ...
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