Tag Archive: technology


Disappearing into a Green Screen

YouTuber JennaMarbles plays around with their green screen.

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Destin of SmarterEveryDay gets his space geek on with a personal tour of the Delta IV Heavy’s launch pad facility.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay went to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to talk with the people who designed the Parker Solar Probe:

Adventures in Replying to Spam

James Veitch has spent years doing the tireless, thankless work of replying to spam emailers so you don’t have to. He returns to TED to tell the tale of yet another spam email adventure, this time with a vital lesson attached: How to annoy your way off any spammer’s mailing list.

Good Mythical Morning ask the important questions, like, does Mountain Dew taste better or worse after it’s run through a water filter?
Why? Because science!

Destin of SmarterEveryDay visits the makers of Infinadeck to try it out and talk shop.

 

On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice discuss the differences between AI and machine learning with special guest, MKBHD himself, Marques Brownlee.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay says, “There are tons of things I had never considered about how difficult it is to fool your brain into thinking it’s touching something it’s not. I think the most important technical issue to overcome is timing. Much like how your brain can understand hearing someone’s voice AFTER seeing their lips move, but not the opposite… the lag time of the sense of touch is an important thing for your brain. Another thing I hand’t considered is the “rise time” that has to do with internal stresses in your fingers. If you conceptualize your fingers as water balloons around bones, you can understand how the internal pressure of your fingers rise the harder you press something. This type of information coupled with the “Sensory Homunculus” make for some incredibly fulfilling thought experiments. The temperature question is something I’m particularly interested in. Using a colder fluid to model a room temperature fluid because of the heat transfer equation is a fascinating area of scientific problem solving. If you think it through, everything about this boils down to differential equations. How much heat is leaking out of the hand, and at what rate, through what contact area?”

World’s Fastest Camera

Stay Updated shows us how a research group at LUND University in Sweden has developed a camera that can film at a rate equivalent to five trillion images per second, or events as short as 0.2 trillionths of a second. It can actually capture the speed of light.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay gets to play with the very latest in virtual reality.

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