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How a visual effects studio helped complete Paul Walker’s role in 'Furious 7'

How a visual effects studio helped complete Paul Walker’s role in 'Furious 7' | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Peter Jackson's Weta Digital stepped in to complete Walker's role in the film.
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AI, machine learning blossom in agriculture and pest control

AI, machine learning blossom in agriculture and pest control | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
In a departure from using AI and machine learning tools for tasks such as automating customer service, some companies are applying the technologies to grow better corn crop
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Trapping a Self-Driving Car is Surprisingly Easy | Nerdist

Trapping a Self-Driving Car is Surprisingly Easy | Nerdist | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
It looks like self-driving cars are the future, doesn't it? Studies have suggested traffic would be quicker to navigate with a robot behind the wheel instead of
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A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest. - NYTimes.com

A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest. - NYTimes.com | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
When the journalist Kurt Eichenwald opened an animated image sent to him on Twitter in December, the message “You deserve a seizure for your posts” appeared in capital letters along with a blinding strobe light. Mr. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, immediately suffered a seizure.
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366 links to understand fact-checking in 2016

366 links to understand fact-checking in 2016 | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
2016 was fact-checking’s finest year [1]. No it wasn’t, it was the year of “post-truth” [2] — some preferred “post-fact” [3] — and fact-checking is a fool’…
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How is technology changing finance the way we know it?

How is technology changing finance the way we know it? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan famously remarked to his wall street colleagues “Silicon Valley is coming to eat our lunch”. The anxiousness of disruption (by startups) at the corridor of large global banks…
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Newly Discovered Fossil Reveals Ancient Penguins Were Huge

Newly Discovered Fossil Reveals Ancient Penguins Were Huge | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The ancient penguin was the size of a small adult human, which says a lot about penguins' evolution. Learn more about the discovery at HowStuffWorks.
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The Swine Flu Virus Has Mutated Dangerously

The Swine Flu Virus Has Mutated Dangerously | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The virus has already infected more than 25,000 people across India this year
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"The point we're trying to make is that there is a real need for aggressive surveillance to ensure that the anxiety and hysteria are brought down and people are able to focus on what they really need to worry about," said Sasisekharan.
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Why Neuroscientists Need to Study the Crow - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus

Why Neuroscientists Need to Study the Crow - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Corvids, such as crows, ravens, and magpies, are among the most intelligent birds on the planet—the list of their cognitive achievements goes on and on—yet neuroscientists have not scrutinized their brains for one simple reason: They don’t have a neocortex.

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The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas | CSSSA

The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas | CSSSA | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Computational Social Science (CSS) is the science that investigates social and behavioral dynamics through social simulation,social network analysis, and social media analysis. The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA) is a professional society that aims to advance the field of computational social science in all its areas, including basic and applied orientations, by holding conferences and workshops, promoting standards of scientific excellence in research, teaching, and publishing research findings and results.

CSSSA has the goals of:

1) Improve the scientific credibility of computational social science.

2) Maintain a institutionally neutral society characterized by scientific integrity.

3) Promote the advancement of computational social science through scientific exchange, transparency, and open discussion.

Scientific progress requires scientists to build upon previous research and developments of their peers and give explicit credit to these peers — to foster trust and integrity. Publishing your research, providing transparency into your algorithms and computer models is strongly encouraged via the Open Agent-Based Modeling Consortium. In addition to providing an open repository for models and simulations OpenABM also provides a valuable forum for collaboration, learning, and networking.
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Creature 344: Euhaplorchis californiensis

Creature 344: Euhaplorchis californiensis | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Another mind altering parasite Euhaplorchis californiensis is a flatworm parasite which has three different hosts.
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Snow and sand erosion explained

Snow and sand erosion explained | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Scientists at EPFL and SLF describe with precision how snow and sand surfaces erode when exposed to wind. Their description can contribute to better predictions of dust emissions from deserts and snow transport in Antarctica
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The World's Largest 'Artificial Sun' Has Just Been Switched on in Germany

The World's Largest 'Artificial Sun' Has Just Been Switched on in Germany | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
It's a bit bright in here.
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Here's Why Listening to Sad Music Makes You Feel Better

Here's Why Listening to Sad Music Makes You Feel Better | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A new study sheds light on what's going on inside our brains when we match our music to our feels, and it looks like sad music can be enjoyable - rather than simply depressing - because it triggers positive memories that can help to lift our mood.

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Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country's climate change preparedness

Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country's climate change preparedness | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Devastating downpour, caused by high ocean temperatures, could not have been predicted, president said, months after state of emergency declared for wildfires
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How the Wave Disk Generator Works

How the Wave Disk Generator Works | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The wave disk generator propulsion system could revolutionize the way we move our vehicles. Read about what makes the wave disk generator so special.
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And I Think To Myself, What A Virtual World

And I Think To Myself, What A Virtual World | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Academia, public sector, and commercial enterprises are all looking to go
digital and virtual in one fashion or another. What does this world look
like? Expert Chuc
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After 100 Years of Debate, Hitting Absolute Zero Has Been Declared Mathematically Impossible

After 100 Years of Debate, Hitting Absolute Zero Has Been Declared Mathematically Impossible | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The Third Law Of Thermodynamics finally gets its proof.
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Why Are Gorillas Committing Mob Violence?

Why Are Gorillas Committing Mob Violence? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
For the first time, these great apes have been seen ganging up on single males—and researchers don’t know the reason. Among the gorillas, females and juveniles also took part in the beatings. That was the most surprising part of the discovery, says Martha Robbins, a primatologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology who has studied these gorillas. “I find it extremely unlikely that an adult female with a small baby attached would start biting a silverback, who is twice her size,” she says. And yet that’s exactly what Rosenbaum saw. “They were actual participants: hair-pulling, biting, kicking.”
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