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Links for 2020-11-01
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Links for 2020-11-01

  1. The ‘murder hornet’ nest eradication operation looked like a sci-fi movie [VICE]
  2. What 50 gravitational-wave events reveal about the universe [Nature]
  3. Humans have been living in space for 20 years straight [National Geographic]
  4. The science of nerdiness. “Do you get excited and energized by the possibility of learning something new and complex? Do you get turned on by nuance? Do you get really stimulated by new ideas and imaginative scenarios? If so, you may have an influx of dopamine in your synapses, but not where we traditionally think of this neurotransmitter flowing.” [Scientific American]
  5. How scallops move around [Strange Factoid / Twitter]
  6. Time cells in the human hippocampus and entorhinal cortex support episodic memory [Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences]
  7. Dogs are humans’ oldest companions, DNA shows. “The analysis reveals that dog domestication can be traced back 11,000 years, to the end of the last Ice Age. This confirms that dogs were domesticated before any other known species.” This doesn’t feel like news. [BBC]
  8. Realistic and interactive robot gaze. “We present a general architecture that seeks not only to create gaze interactions from a technological standpoint, but also through the lens of character animation where the fidelity and believability of motion is paramount; that is, we seek to create an interaction which demonstrates the illusion of life.” Don’t miss the video. [Disney Research]
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