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This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper
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Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program
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obeserhino:

PUNCTUATE. is a program that converts text into a 3D environment of shapes and lines that changes based on the punctuation of the text.Suggest more authors/poets/text or even submit your own writing here!
obeserhino:

PUNCTUATE. is a program that converts text into a 3D environment of shapes and lines that changes based on the punctuation of the text.Suggest more authors/poets/text or even submit your own writing here!
obeserhino:

PUNCTUATE. is a program that converts text into a 3D environment of shapes and lines that changes based on the punctuation of the text.Suggest more authors/poets/text or even submit your own writing here!
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futurist-foresight:

An interesting innovation -  a ruler that measures angles.
trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

"Glassified" Ruler by MIT Media Lab Automatically Measures Angles, Volume, and Shape Properties.
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neurosciencestuff:

Researchers publish first study of brain activation in MS using fNIRS
Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), Kessler Foundation researchers have shown differential brain activation patterns between people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. This is the first MS study in which brain activation was studied using fNIRS while participants performed a cognitive task. The article, “Neuroimaging and cognition using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in multiple sclerosis,” was published online on June 11 by Brain Imaging and Behavior. Authors are Jelena Stojanovic-Radic, PhD, Glenn Wylie, DPhil, Gerald Voelbel, PhD, Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, and John DeLuca, PhD.
Researchers compared 13 individuals with MS with 12 controls for their performance on a working memory task with four levels of difficulty. Most such studies have employed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); fNIRS has been used infrequently in clinical populations, and has not been applied previously to neuroimaging research in MS.  Studies comparing fMRI findings with those of fNIRS, however, show broad agreement in terms of activation patterns.
Results showed differences in activation between the groups that were dependent on task load. The MS group had an increase in activation at low task difficulty and a decrease in activation at high task difficulty. Conversely, in the control group, activation decreased with low task difficulty and increased with high task difficulty. Performance accuracy was lower in the MS group for low task load; there were no differences between the groups at the higher task loads.  
“The data we obtained via fNIRS are consistent with fMRI data for clinical populations. We demonstrated that fNIRS is capable of detecting neuronal activation with a reasonable degree of detail,” noted Glenn Wylie, DPhil, associate director of Neuroscience and the Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation. “We attribute the differences in brain activation patterns to the effort expended during the working memory task rather than to differences in speed of processing,” he added. “Because fNIRS is more portable and easier to use that fMRI, it may offer advantages in monitoring cognitive interventions that require frequent scans.”
In addition to working memory, future research in clinical populations should focus on processing speed and episodic memory, cognitive functions that are also affected in MS.
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internetarchive:

Computers in Sports (1985)
"From the dugout to the training room to the dining room, coaches and players and turning to computers to improve performance."
internetarchive:

Computers in Sports (1985)
"From the dugout to the training room to the dining room, coaches and players and turning to computers to improve performance."
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nevver:

Hypercube
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ibmblr:

It’s time to rock out to some tennis data jams. Join IBM and musician James Murphy during the US Open as we turn real-time tennis match data into music. (How cool is that?) Tune in →
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jtotheizzoe:

thesciencestudio:

And here we have Lily Bui’s last pick. What if the solar system was a musical instrument? Find out here. (This does have auto-playing audio, just as an FYI friends). 

This SolarBeat planetary music generator from White Vinyl design is super-peaceful to listen to, I’ve had it on in the background for like 15 minutes. Just think, every sonic moment in that orbital simulation is a real moment that has or could happen in our little corner of the universe.
That being said, it does seem like a slightly-more-polished clone of Daniel Starr-Tambor’s Mandala project (which I featured on OKTBS ages ago), a planetary musical palindrome consisting of 62 vigintillion notes, likely the largest palindrome in the known universe.
Watch/listen to Mandala below:
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atomandbrad:

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