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Automation - Wikipedia
Automation is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimum human assistance.
automation  machine  computer  artificial_intelligence  ai  machine_learning  human  industry  manufacturing 
6 days ago
Andrew Yang (entrepreneur) - Wikipedia
Andrew Yang (born January 13, 1975)[1] is an American entrepreneur, the founder of Venture for America, and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
politics  biography  nys  usa  economics 
12 days ago
Project Gutenberg
The Project Gutenberg mission is to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks.
book  books  literature 
14 days ago
Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
AI2 was founded in 2014 with the singular focus of conducting high-impact research and engineering in the field of artificial intelligence, all for the common good. AI2 is the creation of Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a world-renowned researcher and professor in the field of AI and computer science.
artificial_intelligence 
18 days ago
Winter Joy: Breaking Trail In 15 Degrees : NPR
"We are at the start of the trail up to Mount Adams and we're deep in the High Peaks," says Emily Russell, NCPR's new Plattsburgh reporter. We're on the south side of the High Peaks near Newcomb.
adirondacks  winter  snow  trail 
18 days ago
WATCH: This Device Pulls Clean Water Out Of Desert Air : The Two-Way : NPR
The researchers built a small prototype water collector that contains a thin layer of MOF powder. The powder absorbs water vapor until it is saturated.
water  atmosphere  technology 
20 days ago
Generative art - Wikipedia
Generative art refers to art that in whole or in part has been created with the use of an autonomous system. An autonomous system in this context is generally one that is non-human and can independently determine features of an artwork that would otherwise require decisions made directly by the artist.
art  computer  mathematics  generative_art  machine  programming 
26 days ago
New York Natural Heritage Program Guides
The New York Natural Heritage Program facilitates the conservation of New York State’s biodiversity by providing comprehensive information and scientific expertise on rare species and natural ecosystems to resource managers and other conservation partners.
nys  ecology  geography  nature  environment  biodiversity  conservation 
26 days ago
Marina City - Chicago
Marina City is a mixed-use complex along the main branch of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. It is home to approximately 1,400 residents and 18 businesses.
marine_city  chicago  architecture  design  building  home 
28 days ago
Welcome to Thwaites Glacier | Thwaites Glacier
Over the past 30 years, the amount of ice flowing out of this 120-kilometer-wide region has nearly doubled. Overall the glacier is the size of the island of Britain, or the state of Florida, and it straddles some of the deepest bedrock in the southern continent.

Warm ocean water from the Amundsen Sea circulates under the ice, causing it to melt. Melting loosens the ice from the bedrock below, causing it to flow faster and eventually to retreat into the deeper and thicker ice areas where it is likely to speed up still more.

Starting in 2018, and over the next five years, teams of scientists will explore the ocean and marine sediments, measure currents flowing toward the deep ice, and examine the stretching, bending, and grinding of the glacier over the landscape below. The project will involve more than 60 scientists and students.
glacier  ice  antarctica  ocean  climate_change  sea_level 
29 days ago
Suspended Twitter Account Plays A Role In Misleading Viral Video : NPR
A suspended Twitter account appears to have help spread video of a controversial encounter between a group of Catholic school boys and a Native American elder.
diversity  politics  media  propaganda  protest 
29 days ago
Futureworks - Advanced manufacturing. Advanced opportunity.
Futureworks NYC is a key component of New York City’s Industrial Action Plan to help emerging and existing manufacturers adopt advanced technologies and increase local production.
nyc  technology  manufacturing  programming  innovation 
4 weeks ago
Pursuit | Learn to Code, Advance your Career, and Become a Leader in Tech
Through their four-year intensive program, this organization trains adults with the most need and potential to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, and become the next generation of leaders in technology.
coding  programming  technology  education 
4 weeks ago
Lunar eclipse - Wikipedia
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow.
moon  eclipse  lunar_eclipse  astronomy  solar_system  earth  sun 
4 weeks ago
How the Slice Joint Made Pizza the Perfect New York City Food - The New York Times
The origin story of New York pizza starts with large waves of Italian immigrants settling in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By 1920, roughly a quarter of the 1.6 million Italian immigrants in the United States were living in New York, establishing enclaves in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Such neighborhoods were home to the first pizzerias, like Lombardi’s in Little Italy, which opened on Spring Street in 1905.
nyc  pizza  food  history  immigration 
4 weeks ago
A Subway to Staten Island? How a Transit Dream Died - The New York Times
Deep under the New York Bay near Brooklyn, there is the start of a tunnel with the potential to change the lives of thousands of New York City commuters.
The plan, first proposed in 1890, was approved. Maps were drawn up. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held. Construction began.

What followed were dozens of missed opportunities that could have prevented the fastest-growing borough in recent decades from becoming the most isolated.
nyc  subway  staten_island  brooklyn  planning  failure 
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