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Money raised from popular fundraisers and the number of related disease deaths.
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Proof of human stupidity #457

stoweboyd:

datarep:

Money raised from popular fundraisers and the number of related disease deaths.

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Proof of human stupidity #457

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Fraunhofer IIS presents world’s first emotion detection app on Google Glass

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has adapted its SHORE™ real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass:

Fraunhofer IIS presents a real-time* face tracker on Google Glass that can read people’s emotions. At the same time it also estimates age and gender of persons in front of Glass’ camera. Privacy is important: everything happens inside Glass – no image leaves the device. Detection is anonymous – no facial recognition. The app is based on SHORE, Fraunhofer’s proprietary software library for real-time facial detection and analysis. Emotion analysis on wearable devices has endless applications. E.g. it can be used in aids for people suffering from ASD (autism spectrum disorders) or for visually impaired.

(* low frame rate shown in the video is due to a bottleneck in the technique used to mirror Glass’ display on a computer monitor.)

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A Fully Mechanical 3D Printer is Mind Blowing


That’s right. Mechanical.
No computers, no motors, just the power of gravity. It could have been built 100 years ago.
The machine uses a 15kg weight to power the mechanism — it does need to be reset during the print, but that’s a small price to pay for this kind of mechanical automation.

Full Story: Hackaday

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A Fully Mechanical 3D Printer is Mind Blowing

That’s right. Mechanical.

No computers, no motors, just the power of gravity. It could have been built 100 years ago.

The machine uses a 15kg weight to power the mechanism — it does need to be reset during the print, but that’s a small price to pay for this kind of mechanical automation.

Full Story: Hackaday

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Germany’s World Cup tactics: shaped by data



Cheat sheets are out of fashion. Sophie Curtis discovers how the German national team is using data analysis software to gain a competitive edge over its rivals


Full Story: The Telegraph

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Germany’s World Cup tactics: shaped by data

Cheat sheets are out of fashion. Sophie Curtis discovers how the German national team is using data analysis software to gain a competitive edge over its rivals

Full Story: The Telegraph

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Four Years After Providing Free Birth Control, Here’s What’s Happening in Colorado

mitchwagner:

Four Years After Providing Free Birth Control, Here’s What’s Happening in Colorado.

Reduced teen pregnancy, fewer abortions, millions of dollars saved.

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A cartoon by Paul Noth. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1qcNPgA

newyorker:

A cartoon by Paul Noth. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1qcNPgA

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Music Streaming Eats Downloads With On-Demand Up 42% Over 2013, Digital Sales Down 12%

Paul Higgins: Certainly mirrors my experience. I am using Spotify streaming a lot more to play and search for music along with key Twitter people I follow who mention music I have never heard of. Plus the soundrtracks of the RPM instructor classes i do for triathlon training. Has driven some purchases of CDs though - but that is probably just because I am a dinosaur


Full Story: Techcrunch

emergentfutures:

Music Streaming Eats Downloads With On-Demand Up 42% Over 2013, Digital Sales Down 12%

Paul Higgins: Certainly mirrors my experience. I am using Spotify streaming a lot more to play and search for music along with key Twitter people I follow who mention music I have never heard of. Plus the soundrtracks of the RPM instructor classes i do for triathlon training. Has driven some purchases of CDs though - but that is probably just because I am a dinosaur

Full Story: Techcrunch