Golden sunset

Golden Sunset. This photo is available to licence on EyeEm.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

In This Edition:
Sunsets, web share API, Saturn & Mars, Connemara National Park, ancient worms, Edge TPU, optical neural networks, Nandos Music Exchange and Hermitage Green's tribute to Dolores.

This golden sunset really looked like there was a fire over the horizon. Nature can smack you in the face with its beauty when it wants to! :-p

Web Share API

Image: W3D, Web Share API

Hackernoon have an interesting aricle about the Web Share API, used to natively provide sharing functionality in-browser. Sadly, Chrome is the only browser that supports it, so far.

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Saturn & Mars

Image: NASA/ESA

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured some fantastic images of Saturn and Mars while the planets were in opposition to Earth, meaning they were directly across from Earth in their celestial orbits.

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Connemara National Park

Image: NASA

An image of Connemara National Park taken from the International Space Station has been released through NASA's Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth website.

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Pleistocene Worms Revived

Image: K-State Research and Extension/CC BY 2.0

40,000 year old worms found frozen in samples taken from the permafrost in Siberia have been revived. The worms were warmed gradually in a Petri dish full of enrichment culture and E. coli food for a few weeks. They are the first multi-cellular organisms to survive such a long cryobiosis.

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Edge TPU

Image: Google AIY Projects

Google have released two new Edge TPU hardware implementations available for its Tensorflow Processing Unit. The machine learning chips can be embedded on dev board or bundled into a USB stick device. Both devices are due to be available in the Autumn.

Optical Neural Network

Image: Ozcan Research Group/UCLA

Reseachers at UCLA have developed an all optical neural network system, which uses specially etched plates to diffract incoming light to perform calculations. A number of plates are layered together to create teh Diffractive Deep Neural Network (D2NN) which can perform calculations at the speed of light.

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Nandos Music Exchange

Nandos Music Exchange is a project that brings artists from all over the world to the UK to collaborate and create music. Now in its fourth year, the project has realeased the playlist of this year's music.

Hermitage Green Tribute to The Cranberries

Image: Hermitage Green, YouTube

Check out this amazing video by Shane Serrano of Hermitage Green's tribute to Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries during their concert at King John's Castle. This one will get you in the emotions!

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Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
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Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Swansea. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com