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May 4, 2012

Concept Video

by edwardsash

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May 4, 2012

14 crazy ideas (that may be true?)

by edwardsash

I stumbled upon a website that listed a bunch of crazy ideas. Some of them actually seem, possible, though, such as this one:

Many times each day, your mind permanently splits into different versions that live in different worlds.”

Heh, I kid. This sounds pretty crazy. But how do we (I’m not talking to you, I’m talking to the multiple mes) know that it’s not true?

src: hanson.gmu.edu/wildideas.html/

May 4, 2012

Wanna see QWOP run?

by edwardsash

!Go to this website then: http://qwoprun.appspot.com/

The code is still a little buggy, but we will be improving it over the summer. In the meantime, see if you can teach QWOP some new skills!

May 4, 2012

Hey! I am a human!

by edwardsash

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Nowadays, not even humans can pass the Turing Test, thanks to annoyingly hard to read captchas. PlayThru aims to stop that by allowing humans to play a simple game for authentication. Current computer vision algorithms in spam bots can figure out letters and type them in without too much trouble (well, maybe not captcha’d letters), but now the task has become much harder, as the bot will need to determine what the task is and actually do it. +1 For the humans!

src: http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/03/playthru-hopes-to-kill-text-captchas/

May 4, 2012

Artist creates 3D images by shifting perspectives

by edwardsash

I’ve seen 3D images that are made like this. Two images with slightly different perspectives are shifted back and forth to create a 3D image. Sometimes the result is pretty lame, but I think this artist has mastered the technique! Check the link for more images.

src: http://www.sedentario.org/artedesign/as-fascinantes-e-perturbadoras-ilustracoes-3d-de-dain-fagerholm-53436/

May 1, 2012

Balloon that flies by turning itself inside out!

by edwardsash

Balloon flies by turning itself inside out

Heh, let’s make this thing for our next origami activity!

src: http://www.itworld.com/it-consumerization/271260/balloon-flies-turning-itself-inside-out/

April 30, 2012

Pizza Cupcakes?

by edwardsash

I found a recipe to make pizza cupcakes! Cake batter and frosting are replaced with pizza dough and sauce. Mozzarella cheese and mini pepperonis take the place of sprinkles. Num!

src: http://kirbiecravings.com/2012/04/pizza-cupcakes.html

April 12, 2012

Drink up for creativity

by edwardsash

A study done at the University of Illinois shows that men may be more creative after they’ve downed a few cold ones. Forty men participated  in a study where half of the participants were sober and the remaining were intoxicated.  The men were given a list of words, and they were told to state a related word. For instance, if the participant was given the words “buzz,” “geeks,” and “ramblin’,” an appropriate  response would be “Georgia Tech.”

In the study, the problem was reasonably answered by 40% more of the drunk participants than the sober ones. They also answered the questions faster.

So next time you wake up angry because your drunk friend drew some unfortunate image on your forehead, just accept that your friend was just expressing his concealed creative side. Also, never fall asleep first. Ever.

source: http://blogs.ajc.com/news-to-me/2012/04/12/study-beer-makes-men-smarter/

April 4, 2012

Man makes himself invisible

by edwardsash

Artist Liu Bolin cleverly hides himself in a shelf full of pandas. Can you spot him?

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source: http://gizmodo.com/5899119/can-you-see-the-man-hidden-in-these-pandas

January 18, 2012

Origami

by edwardsash