An aspiring tugger should probably consult a doctor before getting started...
Saturday, 23 March 2019

This Woman Can Smell Parkinson's. It Might Help Lead To Earlier Treatment

quote [ A retiree with super-smelling skills has helped researchers identify compounds unique to Parkinson's suffers -- and it could lead to an earlier diagnosis. ]

smells fishy? also "greasy sebum"

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by lilmookieesquire@11:40pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 22 March 2019

The Rivalry Between Two Doctors to Implant the First Artificial Heart

quote [ Featuring titans of Texas medicine, the race was on to develop the cutting-edge technology ]

This was something about an artificial heart
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Final Fantasy VII HD graphics mod makes backgrounds less blurry with machine learning

quote [ A new mod makes the PC version of Final Fantasy VII look better by using machine learning to improve the resolution of backgrounds.

?Using state of the art AI neural networks, this up-scaling tries to emulate the detail the original renders would have had,? the mod?s website notes. ?This helps the new visuals to come as close to a higher resolution re-rendering of the original as possible with current technology.? ]

Similar work being done by Nvidia and other companies. Zelda Twilight Princess received the same treatment:
https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/18/machine-learning-is-rescuing-old-game-textures-in-zelda-and-final-fantasy/

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by damnit@4:02pmGMT] [0 comments]

Nvidia AI turns sketches into photorealistic landscapes

quote [ Today at Nvidia GTC 2019, the company unveiled a stunning image creator. Using generative adversarial networks, users of the software are with just a few clicks able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic. ]

AI is getting crazy. This generates landscape photos from a simple sketch. It's constrained on what you can input, but still impressive.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Interesting]
[by buckaroo50@3:30pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 15 March 2019

What happens when you poke, prod and pinch black widow spiders?

quote [ Hey look!! An actual peer-reviewed research paper about the poking, prodding, and pinching of black widows, confirming that they are reluctant to bite, even when threatened. ]

More spidey stuff in extended.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Underrated]
[by ooo[......7@5:43amGMT] [20 comments]



Wearable penis camera lets you record your achievements

quote [ The silicone ring features a night vision camera and Wi-Fi for live-streaming. This probably won't end well. ]

So I can look at you from inside as well
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Physicists "reverse time" using quantum computer

quote [ Researchers from the Russia teamed up with colleagues from the US and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past. ]

No, they didn't turn back time like Cher wishes she could, but it's still pretty neat what they did.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@12:15amGMT] [7 comments]

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

To Conceive a Girl in Ancient Greece, Eat a Salad and Tie Your Right Testicle

quote [ Doctors wrote recipes to cure patients' ailments and determine the sex of their children. ]

Eat your salad, no dessert
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Scientists have discovered a shape that blocks all sound

quote [ Offices and tiny apartments could be transformed by the work of Boston University researchers, who recently unveiled an ?acoustic metamaterial? that blocks all sound. ]

As a person with ear sensitivity issues who has resorted to wearing earplugs when walking through busy downtown Honolulu, this is some awesome news.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+8 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@11:48pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 11 March 2019

Artificial Intelligence Identifies the Six Main Arcs in Storytelling: Welcome to the Brave New World of Literary Criticism

quote [ Is the singularity upon us? AI seems poised to replace everyone, even artists whose work can seem like an inviolably human industry. Or maybe not. ]

Nice, we've created a Vonnegut Machine.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@9:51pmGMT] [6 comments]



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