Skip to content

Free email delivery

Please sign up for email delivery in the subscription area to the right.
No salesman will call, at least not from us. Maybe from someone else.

Why Did We Blow On Nintendo Games? | PBS Science Video

July 10, 2019
tags:
by

Yes…literally blow puffs of air at your Nintendo game cartridge. We were poor so we never had one and my only playthings were used matches and the mice staring at me from the corners and licking their lips. Nevertheless, the story is interesting.

This is an installment of the PBS – It’s OK to be Smart series. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking on the blog title above. If the film stops & starts in an annoying manner, press pause (lower left double bars ||) to let it buffer and get ahead of you.  [Chuck Almdale]

Artificial Intelligence Solved This Audio Illusion. Can You? | PBS BrainCraft Video

July 5, 2019

The Cocktail Party Effect is an auditory phenomena that, really, humans shouldn’t have to solve – normally we can automatically separate different sounds and voices through our selective attention. But it’s hard, right? Well Artificial Intelligence found it even harder – a machine found it difficult to determine the difference between audio tracks. Recent breakthroughs in machine learning allowed machines to experience the Cocktail Party Effect themselves.

This is an installment of the PBS – BrainCraft series created by Vanessa Hill. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking on the blog title above. If the film stops & starts in an annoying manner, press pause (lower left double bars ||) to let it buffer and get ahead of you.  [Chuck Almdale]

Fantastic arctic fox: animal walks 3,500km from Norway to Canada

July 3, 2019
by

Epic journey by female fox includes fastest movement rate for species ever recorded.

An arctic fox has walked more than 3,500km (2,000 miles) from Norway to Canada in just 76 days, astonishing researchers at the Norwegian Polar Institute.

True story from The Guardian.
[Chuck Almdale]

%d bloggers like this: