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How to Avoid a Cosmic Catastrophe

How to Avoid a Cosmic Catastrophe

How to Avoid a Cosmic Catastrophe Avi Loeb Imagine an advanced civilization somewhere in the universe, which developed a particle accelerator that collides electrons at the Planck energy, the scale where gravity must be described quantum mechanically. This energy scale is no small feat for a collider, as it corresponds to ten quintillion (1019) times…

Researchers developed an AI backpack system to guide vision-impaired wearers | Engadget

Researchers developed an AI backpack system to guide vision-impaired wearers | Engadget Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a backpack system to help vision-impaired wearers understand and navigate their surroundings. The backpack uses a Luxonis OAK-D spatial camera, which has an on-chip edge AI processor and uses Intel’s Movidius image processing tech. The…

Warbler Species Fires Up Song Diversity

Warbler Species Fires Up Song Diversity Karen Kwon Hermit warblers in California have developed 35 different song dialects, apparently as a result of wildfires temporarily driving them out of certain areas. Go to Source Author: Karen Kwon {authorlink} https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/assets/Image/newsletter/salogo.png Scientific American Content: Global http://rss.sciam.com/ScientificAmerican-Global Science news and technology updates from Scientific American

Bandcamp got me back into buying music

Bandcamp got me back into buying music As the coronavirus situation has developed, one of the things I’ve been following closely is how different music platforms have responded to the pandemic and its effects on musicians. Spotify’s response, for instance, has been to assist artists in raising money. Bands can add a link to their…