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Cirque du Soleil’s First Magical Experiment With Drones

drones

When household objects come to life onscreen (think candlesticks and teacups in Beauty and the Beast, books and brooms in Harry Potter, the cast of practically every Pixar film), it’s the result of careful animation or painstaking CGI. Done well, it’s magic.

But computer-generated imagery doesn’t translate well into live theater, so researchers in Zurich have concocted an enchanting alternative: dancing drones.

For the past five years, a team with ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) has studied the possibilities of “athletic quadcopters,” algorithmically-powered drones that can solve problems like a human might. Their work caught the attention of Cirque du Soleil, which you could say also is in the business of solving physical problems. The unlikely collaborators created Sparked, a special-effects-free video starring a repairman and a troupe of dancing lampshades.

The lampshades are, of course…

read more at wired.com

icantbelieveitsnotbuddha:


warpsbyherself:

gallouvich:

justemoiici:

clannyphantom:

icarly-official:

backdoorteenmom:

Don’t be surprised when they bring a gun to school

that’s not even complicated you literally add 26 and 19 then simplify 2025 over 45 to be 45/1 then multiply 24 and 45 making it 1080 then add 1080 and 47 and unlock the iPad with the passcode 1-1-2-7 god bless

looks like we found ourselves a nerd

looks like we found someone capable of basic math

how is that basic math

this is basic math

Here’s how you know it’s basic math: There are no letters, standard English or Greek, involved.


Only on tumblr could this have gone from commentary of a clever but harsh classroom punishment to a math debate. :P

icantbelieveitsnotbuddha:

warpsbyherself:

gallouvich:

justemoiici:

clannyphantom:

icarly-official:

backdoorteenmom:

Don’t be surprised when they bring a gun to school

that’s not even complicated you literally add 26 and 19 then simplify 2025 over 45 to be 45/1 then multiply 24 and 45 making it 1080 then add 1080 and 47 and unlock the iPad with the passcode 1-1-2-7 god bless

looks like we found ourselves a nerd

looks like we found someone capable of basic math

how is that basic math

this is basic math

Here’s how you know it’s basic math: There are no letters, standard English or Greek, involved.

Only on tumblr could this have gone from commentary of a clever but harsh classroom punishment to a math debate. :P

iPhone 6 Plus - Will It Blend?

Don’t try this at home. I’m fairly certain this will void your warranty. 😎

Top 10 tech mistakes you should never make

These are all good but seriously, you should have more than one email address.At least two, one for business and one for pleasure. - I have five because… sorry, I can’t even remember why. :\

The one tech mistake that isn’t included here but should is having multiple user accounts on your computer.

  • One “administrator" account (for installing programs, apps, and performing updates) and at least one "user" account with limited permissions for everyday use.
  • The idea is that, if you use your ‘limited permission’ user account for everyday web surfing and email you will be less likely to inadvertently install malware, spyware, or virus onto your computer.
  • In other words, if you click on a malicious link while logged on with a limited permission user account, a pop-up will appear asking for a password so it can install whatever it is you’ve ‘accidentally’ clicked. If you’re always logged in as administrator, the malicious software will automatically install without your knowledge.

This is why it’s important to always use a sign in password even if you live alone. It’s not about who has access to your computer in your home, it’s who has access to it from the internet.

Remember… No firewall and/or antivirus is 100% effective.

Philly vs. Comcast: Rally, Speak Out & Save the Internet!

Companies like Comcast are trying to seize control of the Internet. And they’re just about the only ones cheering FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to allow discrimination online.

But here’s the thing: We refuse to let these companies have the last word.

On Sept. 15 we’re holding a big rally in Philadelphia to save Net Neutrality and stop the Comcast merger — and we want you to be part of it.

Help us take the fight to Comcast’s doorstep on Sept. 15. Together we can speak out and push the FCC to do the right thing.

RSVP today:

When: Mon., Sept. 15, from 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Where: Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (North 17th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard), Philadelphia
Bring: Plenty of energy and a big, bold sign with your message to the FCC

Fight back on Sept. 15. Sign up and help us stop Comcast.

Robotic printer paints portrait of artist in his own blood!

Artist Ted Lawson has created a robotic printer that uses his own blood as ink for a nude self-portrait.

by Michelle Starr via cnet

http://www.cnet.com/news/robotic-printer-paints-dot-matrix-portrait-of-artist-in-his-own-blood/

So… the next #Android is L

Seriously guys, #Android L?
No Lollipop
No Lemon Drop
Not even a Licorice?
Just… “L”
Someone’s been falling asleep at the wheel.

sesamestreet:

Question: Do you think kids today would realize that the brown thing in the background is a radio?
Answer: NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

sesamestreet:

Question: Do you think kids today would realize that the brown thing in the background is a radio?

Answer: NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE