Where is Hasan Elahi right now? After an interogation stint with the FBI, mistaken as an enemy combatant, artist and self declared troublemaker, Hassan, now reveals every detail about his life an FBI agent would want to know. So. . . no need to every summon Hassan ever again. Simply go to trackingtransience.net and locate him (via self imposed gps tracker), see what he’s eaten, where he’s been, what urinals he’s used, etc.
Will your house become beachfront property by 2100? Find out with Flood Maps.
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Scary! The bump keying technique is a lock picking technique that will open practically any lock by anyone with a bump key in a matter of seconds without any skill.
Inner-City Youth, London is a narrated photo essay by Simon Wheatly. It attempts to capture the lives of Londons under-privalaged youth and the music culture (grime) that is developing out of their real-world experiences and the influence of mainstream American hip-Hop.
While you're there, be sure to check out Magnum Photos – In Motion, with many other similar presentations covering subjects pertinent to todays and tommorrows world.
Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities.
Harold Edgerton‘s rapatronic photographic technique captured nuclear fireballs with 10 nanosecond exposures. [more]]]>
According to Richard Carrigan, a particle physicist at the US Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, aliens could use the widespread [email protected] network the unleash viruses. But then again, if they wanted to, they’ve probably already done so, or maybe they’re living amongst us, or maybe they’re gentle beings and will send us the answer to life, the Universe, and everything.
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The 60 Second Trip | An incredible illusion
Jason Matheny and his colleagues at University of Maryland have described, in the journal Tissue Engineering, methods to grow meat in a lab. Scary, feasible, and has benefits? [article](pdf)
Relative to conventional meat, cultured meat could offer a number of benefits. With cultured meat, the ratio of saturated to polyunsaturated fatty acids could be better controlled; the incidence of foodborne disease could be significantly reduced; and resources could be used more efficiently, as biological structures required for locomotion and reproduction would not have to be grown or supported. Whether or not cultured meat is economically practical is a different question. A number of tissue engineers have speculated on its prospects.
Garret B. Stanley’s article, published in 1999 in the Journal of Neuroscience, outlines how activity of neurons can be decoded into a reconstructed image. Stanley claims the decoding algorithm is simple since each point in space can be reconstructed at high resolutions from 6 to 8 pairs of cells. The more neurons are tracked, the higher the quality of the reconstruction. The following still frames from a video (top) are actual reconstructions (bottom) from the activity of 177 cells in a cat’s brain.
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