• Artists to the Moon: Dear Moon
    Yusaku Maezawa bought an entire launch of the BFR, and wants to take 6-8 artists to orbit the moon. #BFR #SpaceX #Art #STEAM #DearMoon 2023 ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-18
  • Never Kavanaugh
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-17
  • France bans neonicotinoid insecticides
    We can’t keep pouring poisons on our fields and expect to be OK.   This is good: By enforcing the blanket ban, France is going further than the European Union, which voted to outlaw the use of three neonicotinoids – clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam – in crop fields starting on… ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-17
  • Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight
    Source: Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-15
  • Ravens are smart enough to be paranoid
    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ravens-theory-of-mind The study, published in Nature Communications, found that if a nearby peephole was open, ravens guarded pockets of food against discovery in response to the sound of other birds — even if they didn’t see another bird. This was not replicated when the peephole was closed, despite hearing the… ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-12
  • Hurricane Florence Potential Impacts
    Analysis of Hurricane Florence Potential Impacts: VERY BAD STORM, HISTORIC. Flooding and storm surge will likely render areas uninhabitable for “weeks to months”. Winds may completely destroy sturdy buildings.   https://grist.org/article/north-carolina-sized-hurricane-florence-makes-its-way-to-north-carolina/ ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-12
  • oolites made of aragonite
    Karlsbad Sprudelstein, a rare sedimentary rock with oolites made of aragonite. Neato!         ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-10
  • Unravel the Code indeed. Knitted Star Map.
    Sarah Spencer’s knitted star map [I]t wasn’t until last year that she finally cracked an algorithm that allowed her machine to knit in three colours of yarn in one knit per pixel. This opened up a whole new realm of possibility. Her improved “network printer” knitting machine can accept an… ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-09
  • Land recovery and replanting can work. More of this please.
    Massimo‏ @Rainmaker1973 17 In 1995, the Chinese Government received $300 million in funding from the World Bank Institute to recover the Loess Plateau, an area as big as France, from desertification. The project succeeded and lifted an estimated 2.5 million people out of poverty http://bit.ly/2CpUvpv  ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-09
  • Hurricane Florence
    From Eric Holthaus: So, worryingly, here’s the now *likely* scenario for Hurricane #Florence: – Rapid intensification over the next 36-48 hrs to major hurricane status – Landfall in the Carolinas as a Category 4 – Stalling near the coast for up to an additional *six days*, flooding rain in NC… ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-09-09
  • What is the mind?
    “… mental states like consciousness are states of an entire animal and not states of its parts.” Interview with Markus Gabriel. “‘Consciousness’ is slightly better than ‘the mind’ if we separate between two types of consciousness. There are different ways of drawing this distinction and I have a huge debate… ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-08-31
  • France‚Äôs Environment Minister Resigns over societal indifference to climate change.
    “I do not understand how we can stand to witness the gestation of a well-known tragedy in complete indifference. The planet is becoming an oven, our natural resources are running out, biodiversity is melting like snow in the sun,” he said. “And we strive to revive an economic model that… ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-08-31
  • Code on code on code on code on code
    “In some ways we’ve lost agency. When programs pass into code and code passes into algorithms and then algorithms start to create new algorithms, it gets farther and farther from human agency. Software is released into a code universe which no one can fully understand.” — Ellen Ullman Guardian Article :… ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-08-31
  • Learning Processing
    The reason the image only shows the last thing in the draw() loop is that Processing doesn’t draw anything until it exits the draw() loop. There is no const declaration. Use final instead. Apparently this is a Java thing. int const in Arduino becomes final int in Processing   Basics:… ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-03-23
  • Transistor Lesson
    Transistor Lesson ... read more
    Source: Paul Mirel’s websitePublished on 2018-02-18

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