“The Crow” AI Dance Film

THE CROW is an amazing short film in which its AI-created animation transforms a dancer from the film PAINTER into a crow. The result is a haunting and compelling piece that follows the crow through its brief dance in a landscape of post-apocalyptic barrenness, to its inevitable demise. One of the most hauntingly beautiful and stunning projects to date -- and it's the first time an AI project has won at the Cannes Short Film Festival. Do not pass this up!

PNAS: Neuroscience

I realize that I'm likely the only person looking at this page who will find this topic interesting because it seems to matter what the platform, as soon as I dive into either 1) neuroscience or 2) quantum gravity, etc., any conversation dies and people try to creep away unnoticed. And I get it, truly …

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Folding@Home – Joint The Fight Against COVID-19

Want to join the fight against COVID-19 & don't know how cause you're not a doctor, scientist, etc.? There's a great way anyone can help. You can donate unused computing power from your computer to Folding@Home, a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, focusing on disease research including COVID-19. "The problems we’re solving require …

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Book Review: Dot.Con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era

Dot.Con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era by John Cassidy My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a relatively interesting book and not poorly written. Indeed, for those who don’t remember or didn’t live through this period, I would likely be recommending it and giving it a higher rating. …

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ID Cards and Certificates for Some of My Zillion Professional Organizations

I want to try to blog more, but my health is very poor and I'm horribly busy, largely trying to buy a house in another region of the country and get us moved -- all remotely. It's been far more time consuming and labor intensive than I anticipated, it's wearing me out and not leaving …

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SpaceX Goes Gonzo On ESA Satellite This Week!

Here's one for all you SpaceX haters out there (and I know there are a lot, because many of them send me messages!). Monday, the ESA (European Space Agency) actually had to remotely maneuver one of its satellites out of the way of an oncoming SpaceX satellite that seemed well on its way to hitting …

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Serious Quantum Excitement With Entanglement Transfer!

Okay, my quantum (and other physicist/scientist/researcher/etc.) friends and colleagues. I’m sure some of you know this and may already have read the paper, but if not, get ready! We all know that while people are working hard in/on quantum computers, there’s still a world of difference between that and a quantum Internet. Entanglement. Quantum information …

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