Sunset over Manhattan. This photo is available to licence on EyeEm.

#104

Friday, April 27, 2018

In This Edition:
New website, When In Roam, dog neural network, Wall++, server killing noise, facial recognition marathon, shipwrecks, teenage dirtbag as gaeilge, Pluto & Shyte!

I took the above photo from a train outbound from Penn Station in New York, heading north for Connecticut on a recent trip. I was really impressed with the Amtrak trains, the coach class was very spacious and comfortable. The extra large seat tray was more than enough to work on with a laptop, and was bigger than first class seats on GWR!

New Website!

I've launched a new Found This Week website!
To celebrate 2 years & 104 posts, I've decided to shift from just posting every week on Medium and build a new website for Found This Week.
I want to expand the content each week with some reviews and longer blog posts too, I hope you like it!
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When In Roam

Eric McGill & Thania Acaron performing When In Roam

I had the pleasure of photographing When In Roam this week, a performance art and dance show that took place in Organised Kaos in Ammanford. The show features a trio of performers exploring the concepts of home and belonging through dance and aerial performance. Check out more photos from the show here.

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Dog Neural Network

Image Credit: Kiana Ehsani, Hessam Bagherinezhad, Joseph Redmon, Roozbeh Mottaghi, Ali Farhadi | University of Washington

Researchers at The University of Washington have trained a neural network to act like a dog by feeding it video footage and audio from a gopro strapped to a dog. The model can predict a series of actions and movements that a dog makes given a start and end state.

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Wall++ Touch Wall

Image Credit: Carnegie Mellon University, Disney

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed a relatively cheap system of creating a touch wall using electrodes and conductive paint called Wall++. The smart wall system can operate in two modes; the first capactive sensing mode to detect touch; and the second electromagnetic sensing mode to detect and track an EM device's location on the wall.
(H/T to Mikael for sharing this)

 

Loud Noise Kills Nasdaq Servers

A custom hemi-spherical speaker used by The Dublin Laptop Orchestra. Not the sound source that killed the Nasdaq servers :-p

A high-decibel noise from a gas based fire suppression system knocked out Nasdaq servers in Sweden. Apparently, the vibrations caused by 110dB+ can affect some hard drives.

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Userful Facial Recognition

According to Connie Chan, runners of the Shanghai marathon can use a facial recognition product to easily buy photos of themselves running the marathon, automatically sourced from every photo of the race.

 

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Shipwrecks Ahoy!

Image Credit: National Monuments Service of Ireland

The National Monuments Service of Ireland manage a Ship Wrecks website that shows the location and details of all the catalogued ship wrecks within Irish territorial waters.

Teenage Dirtbag As Gaeilge

Image Credit: RTE 2FM

2FM, Conradh na Gaeilge and Raidio Rí-Rá have kicked off Ceol2018 and Bliain na Gaeilge with a trip to America to ask Wheatus to record Teenage Dirtbag as Gaeilge!

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Pluto 1994 Vs 2018

Check out the difference in resolution between the two shots of Pluto!

 

Funny Thing of The Week - Shyte Chocolate

Image Credit: Shyte Chocolate

Protein infused chocolate! ...with a hilarious name!
Even their website is great, with sections called "Know your Shyte" and "Shyte Shows".
Well played Canada.

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About Found This Week

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.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

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