Star formation and magnetic turbulence in the Orion Molecular Cloud From ESA: (This image) depicts the formation of stars in the turbulent billows of gas and dust of the Orion Molecular Cloud. The image is based on data from ESA’s Planck satellite, which scanned the sky between 2009 and 2013 to study the cosmic microwave background, the most ancient light in the Universe’s history. While doing so, Planck also detected foreground emission from material in the Milky Way, as well as from other galaxies. Read More: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/05/Star_formation_and_magnetic_turbulence_in_the_Orion_Molecular_Cloud Image Credit: Copyright ESA and the Planck Collaboration
The upper atmosphere of the Sun is dominated by plasma filled magnetic loops (coronal loops) whose temperature and pressure vary over a wide range. The appearance of coronal loops follows the emergence of magnetic flux, which is generated by dynamo processes inside the Sun. Emerging flux regions (EFRs) appear when magnetic flux bundles emerge from the solar interior through the photosphere and into the upper atmosphere (chromosphere and the corona). The characteristic feature of EFR is the Ω-shaped loops (created by the magnetic buoyancy/Parker instability), they appear as developing bipolar sunspots in magnetograms, and as arch filament systems in Hα. EFRs interact with pre-existing magnetic fields in the corona and produce small flares (plasma heating) and collimated plasma jets. The GIF show multiple energetic jets in three different wavelengths. The light has been colorized in red, green and blue, corresponding to three coronal temperature regimes ranging from ~0.8Mk to 2MK.
Deep Learning Tutorials¶. Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence. See these course notes for a brief introduction to Machine Learning for AI and ...
Last week, WIRED published an interesting piece about Kano and its philosophy that encourages kids to build and make rather than consume. The article focuses specifically on Kano World, a branch of the company, where users (mostly kids) can share code they’ve created.
The concept of Kano World as it exists today emerged almost by accident. Initially, Klein says the site was intended to serve as a cloud storage space to make up for the lack of storage on the devices themselves. But as users began uploading their work to Kano World, Klein and his team quickly saw a way to turn each project into another learning experience for kids. Now, when a new project is posted on Kano World, it gets automatically broken down into a series of steps for other kids to follow.
The Maker Faire may have closed for the day, but you can still check out these pictures to see highlights from throughout the day. What was your favorite sight at #makerfaire ? #MFBA15http://ow.ly/N2L5x