ITHACA, N.Y. - A new social robot that can be customized with handcrafted material, such as wood and wool, brings simplicity and fun to home robotics -- and will soon be used to help teach math to fourth graders.Guy Hoffman, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, envisioned robots built from warmer, homier materials that could be customized by their owners, so each would be unique.These ideas led Hoffman to create Blossom - a simple, expressive, inexpensive robot platform that could be made from a kit and creatively outfitted with handcrafted materials."We wanted to empower people to build their own robot, but without sacrificing how expressive it is," said Hoffman, senior author of "Blossom: A Handcrafted Open-Source Robot," published in the Association for Computing Machinery Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction.Blossom's mechanical design - developed with Michael Suguitan, a doctoral student in Hoffman's lab and first author of the paper - is centered on a floating "head" platform using strings and cables for movement, making its gestures more flexible and organic than those of a robot composed of rigid parts.Because of the ease of interacting with the robot and the hands-on experience of helping to build it, it could help teach children about robotics.
He first appeared on screen as a child in Pound, a film directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr., in 1970, and slowly but surely rose to become an A-list star.He’s had trials and tribulations along the way, including a well-publicized battle with drug abuse, but also one of the most applause-worthy comebacks of any Hollywood actor.He topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors in Hollywood for three consecutive years, from 2013 to 2015, and he’s also one of the highest-grossing box-office stars in the world.10) Leo Wiggins (Johnny Be Good)Downey plays the best friend of lead character Johnny (Anthony Michael Hall), a top high-school quarterback who’s being courted by every school imaginable.“Do you think the colleges would want you so much if they knew you were afraid of the dark?” his character jokes in one scene.
A new study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote 'good' bacteria over 'bad' - with potential benefits for human health.University of Adelaide researchers report, in the journal Environment International, that degraded, low biodiversity land and soils tend to harbour more 'opportunistic' bacteria, while healthy, biodiverse ecosystems favour more stable and specialist bacteria.They found that the bacterial communities more commonly found in degraded landscapes had "potential pathogenic character", with many in the same genera as prominent disease-causing bacteria Bacillus, Clostridium, Enterobacter, Legionella and Pseudomonas.Restoring a more biodiverse ecosystem, however, changed the bacterial composition towards more potentially immune-boosting microbial diversity."There is a growing body of evidence associating human health with green space around people's homes, and environmental microbes provide a likely connection between a healthy ecosystem and human health," says lead author, Craig Liddicoat, PhD candidate with the University of Adelaide's School of Biological Sciences and Environment Institute."However evidence of tangible mechanistic links between human and environmental health is still lacking, although we know that soil microbes are an important part of airborne microbial communities generated from a particular environment.
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YouTube has created a new generation of stars who are raking in thousands while still in elementary school.The trend has led to the creation of summer camps that teach kids how to create digital content and become YouTubers.Some of these camps cost $1,000 per week to teach children how to edit video footage, create personal brands, and post to platforms like TikTok and Twitch.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.With kids like Ryan of YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview generating millions of dollars a year by posting videos online, a new generation of children and teens are turning to summer camp to learn how to be become a YouTube star, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon.Various camps and educational programs have popped up that promise to teach elementary- and middle-school-aged kids how to create videos and become bonafide YouTube sensations.
As major technology firms race to roll out augmented reality products, Stanford researchers are learning how it affects people's behavior - in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one.In a new study led by Jeremy Bailenson, a professor of communication in the School of Humanities and Sciences, researchers found that after people had an experience in augmented reality (AR) - simulated by wearing goggles that layer computer-generated content onto real-world environments - their interactions in their physical world changed as well, even with the AR device removed.For example, people avoided sitting on a chair they had just seen a virtual person sit on."We've discovered that using augmented reality technology can change where you walk, how you turn your head, how well you do on tasks, and how you connect socially with other physical people in the room," said Bailenson, who co-authored the paper with graduate students Mark Roman Miller, Hanseul Jun and Fernanda Herrera, who are the lead authors.Their findings mirror much of the research Bailenson has done on virtual reality (VR).While VR attempts to simulate a real-life environment and take the user out of the present setting, AR technology layers digital information atop the user's physical surroundings.
The paper titled, "Crowdsourced Traffic Data as an Emerging Tool to Monitor Car Crashes," was published today in JAMA Surgery."According to our research, it takes emergency medical service (EMS) units an average of seven to 14 minutes to arrive on scene after a 911 call," said Bharath Chakravarthy, vice chair of research and academic affairs for the UCI School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine and one of the researchers on the study."Crowdsourced traffic data might help to cut that time by as much as 60 percent."The ability to use crowdsourced user-generated traffic data has several immediate clinical implications for treatment and mortality rates among motor vehicle crash victims as well as for improving efficiency around emergency department operations in the United States.Trauma surgeons could be notified earlier, diagnostic testing could be prioritized for crash victims, and blood and other life-saving equipment could be made available sooner," said Chakravarthy."These pre-hospital and hospital level resources, if activated sooner, could aid in increasing quality and rapidity of patient care and potentially reduce morbidity and mortality."
In May of 1994, I was about to graduate high school.I wore Doc Martens, listened to Bob Dylan, read Jack Kerouac and worshipped Star Trek.On May 23, 1994, when the two-part TNG series finale All Good Things aired, I watched it live.(Disclosure: CBS is the parent company of both Star Trek and CNET.)I'm especially interested in revisiting the finale in light of the upcoming Star Trek: Picard, a new series that picks up with Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, decades after the captain's last on-screen appearance in the 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis.Every episode is available on Netflix at the touch of a button -- a far cry from when they came on expensive VHS tapes with two episodes per tape.
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Everyone knows the time-travel rules: Don't go back and meet your previous self; don't crush on your mom; and, as tempting as it is, don't try to kill an evil tyrant.Despite their obviousness, these tropes are still trotted out in most time-travel movies—including, most recently, Avengers: Endgame.See You Yesterday considers that history and says: We can make it better.The new Netflix sci-fi movie isn't concerned with stopping robot uprisings (Terminator), writing a high school history paper (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure), or re-living the 1980s (Hot Tub Time Machine).Rare for the genre, See You Yesterday imagines time travel as a way to correct a societal wrong, to undo evil of a more on-the-ground variety: Its protagonists, teenage science whizzes Claudette/CJ (Eden Duncan-Smith) and Sebastian (Dante Crichlow), build a time machine to try to stop CJ's brother from being shot by police.Implicitly, the choice challenges the concerns of those who for years have been able to make science-fiction movies (or at least been able to make sci-fi movies that got in front of large audiences).
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Andy always had a funny bone.From being the school class clown to taming overzealous partygoers in the security industry, Andy knows how to have fun and control a crowd.There is a reason Andy’s Antics performs 600 shows a year, he’s Victoria’s best family entertainer and after celebrating 25 years, there’s no sign of slowing in 2019.Fun Party GamesFrom children’s parties to corporate functions, Andy knows what you need to keep your guests entertained.There’s never a shortage of fun, jokes and games when Andy’s around.Free ShowsAndy performs at your home, local park or hall.But you can also enjoy Andy’s Antics weekly for free in three major venues.Experience uncontrollable laughter with the family by catching Andy at a Hotel bistro near you.
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He hails from a long line of politicians, known as the Nehru-Gandhi family, which has occupied a prominent place in the politics of India ever since the country gained independence in 1947.The first studies of Rahul Gandhi took place at St. Colombo School in Delhi.He later became the Prime Minister of India.The family, including the children, faced security threats from extremists of the Sikh community, for which Rahul and his sister Priyanka attended the rest of their house.Meanwhile, the congressional party situation was not very good and there were only ten seats out of 80 Lok Sabha in Uttar Pradesh.His opinion was that Priyanka would be more successful in this endeavor, while others thought that this step will affect the fate of the Congress party, that the presence of one of the youngest members of the famous Indian political family hopes among the younger generation Will wake up.In his first interview with Rahul Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi said in his first interview that he condemned the policy of “division” in India.Rahul Gandhi wins from Amethi in 2014.https://biographytalk.com/rahul-gandhi/
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Editor’s note: Given that ROI remains a most frequently asked topic in the industry, we updated this original Chief Content Officer piece from a few years ago to help you answer the ROI question today.And, while there are opportunities to optimize expenses using content marketing, it can be a limiting and frustrating way to calculate the overall content marketing ROI.Mercantilist John Wannamaker was made famous by a quote he never said in the late 1800s, “I know half my advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”Consider the last line from a 1964 article, The Concept of the Marketing Mix, by Neil Borden, then-professor emeritus of marketing and advertising at Harvard Business School.Skip ahead almost 25 years and consider a comment in the book Marketing Performance Assessment from 1988:The assessment of marketing performance, often called marketing productivity analysis, remains a seductive but elusive concept for scholars and practitioners alike.
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Algorithms have screwed up in horrifying, hilarious, and unfortunate ways, so it’s nice when one with the potential to save lives nearly nails it.On Monday, Google AI researchers along with healthcare researchers published research showing that they’ve successfully trained a deep learning algorithm to detect lung cancer with a 94.4 per cent success rate.According to the study, the system achieved that success rate on 6,716 cases from the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial with similar accuracy on 1,139 independent clinical cases.In the former scenario, the deep learning algorithm – which was trained on computed tomography scans of people with lung cancer, without it, and with nodules turned cancerous, the New York Times reported – had a higher identification rate than six radiologists, and in the latter, the humans and machine were even.“The whole experimentation process is like a student in school,” Dr. Daniel Tse, a project manager at Google, told the New York Times.“We’re using a large data set for training, giving it lessons and pop quizzes so it can begin to learn for itself what is cancer, and what will or will not be cancer in the future.