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Culture Thrives in a Former Madrid Slaughterhouse - New York Times

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Culture Thrives in a Former Madrid Slaughterhouse
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In August, Madrid Rio's rehabilitation extended the park's pedestrian pathways to Matadero, an evolving complex where spaces continue to open steadily.
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The Shortest Papers Ever Published - Paperpile Blog

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Ever wondered about the shortest papers that were ever published? We've collected them for you. Sometimes even an empty manuscript says
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Physics Has Demoted Mass - Issue 54: The Unspoken - Nautilus

You’re sitting here, reading this article. Maybe it’s a hard copy, or an e-book on a tablet computer or e-reader. It doesn’t…
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Mapping’s Intelligent Agents

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How do machine intelligences read and write the world? And what Other intelligences deserve our attention?
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The Neural Network Zoo - The Asimov Institute

With new neural network architectures popping up every now and then, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Knowing all the abbreviations being thrown around (DCIGN, BiLSTM, DCGAN, anyone?) can be a bit overwhelming at first. So I decided to compose a cheat sheet containing many of those architectures. Most of these are neural networks, some are completely …
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Night sky November 2017: Leonid meteors, and Seven Sisters just passing through

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A glance through binoculars at the bright, almost full Moon on the evening of Nov 5, shows that it is close to the V-shaped Hyades open cluster in Taurus the Bull.
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Eco-friendly concrete protects old buildings from earthquakes

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Concrete has become the high-rise building material of choice because it's relatively cheap, easy to work with, long-lasting, and highly resistant to fire o
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Règlement européen sur la protection des données : un guide pour accompagner les sous-traitants

Règlement européen sur la protection des données : un guide pour accompagner les sous-traitants | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it

Les sous-traitants qui traitent des données personnelles pour le compte de leurs clients ont de nouvelles responsabilités au regard du Règlement européen sur la protection des données (RGPD). La CNIL publie un guide pour les sensibiliser et les accompagner dans la mise en œuvre concrète de leurs obligations.


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Animated Map of Computer Science

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Via Domain of Science on YouTube Computer science is the subject that studies what computers can do and investigates the best ways you can solve the problems of the world with them. It is a huge fi…
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Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree

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A global vulnerability in hotel keycard locks was a security disaster—and the opportunity of a lifetime for one burglar.
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NASA is putting hundreds of historical videos on YouTube

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As part of its mission to make its research easier to access, NASA is uploading decades' worth of archived footage to YouTube. So far around 300 videos hav
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American Archive of Public Broadcasting Lets You Stream 7,000 Hours of Historic Public TV & Radio Programs

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An archive worth knowing about:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes 140,000+ Artistic Images from Its Collections Available on Archive.org

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As an Open Culture reader, you might already know the Internet Archive, often simply called 'Archive.org,' as an ever expanding trove of wonders, freely offering everything from political TV ads to vintage cookbooks to Grateful Dead concert recordings to the history of the internet itself.
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How to Destroy Bitcoin with 51% (pocket guide for governments)

Are you from the government? Do you feel threatened by Bitcoin? The answer is obviously no and there are more important things to do, but let’s assume you do and you’re China. How can you kill it…
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Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

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Google and others, fighting for a small pool of researchers, are looking for automated ways to deal with a shortage of artificial intelligence experts.
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This Neural Network Makes Faces That Have Never Existed

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Technology company Nvidia just released this video and a paper detailing a new method of generating unique faces in which researchers pit two neural networks ag
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Microgrids in Emerging Economies: Experts Disagree on Nearly Every Issue - Engineering For Change

Microgrids in Emerging Economies: Experts Disagree on Nearly Every Issue - Engineering For Change | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: An early draft of this article began with a story about a microgrid that delivered electric light for the first time to a remote Indian village, just in time for Diwali, the Festival of Lights. It is pleasant and you can read about it here in an interview with Yashraj Khaitan, the founder of Gram Power. But after passing the draft around for expert review, it becam
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Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

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Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather.
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Lembro-me que o Japão tinha preparado uns diques com cerca de 6 metros para evitar os efeitos de maremotos, depois de fukichima não se percebeu para que serviu a preparação
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O POSTER está de volta a Marvila

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O POSTER – Mostra Pública está de volta, desta vez apenas às ruas de Marvila, a partir do dia 14 de outubro.
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Hear What Happens When Avant-Garde Composer Pierre Boulez Conducts Three Frank Zappa Songs


Was Frank Zappa a musical genius? A high modernist, avant-garde composer who just happened to work in an idiomatic pastiche of jazz, classical, progressive rock and juvenile shock tactics? The question can be a deeply divisive one. Zappa tends to inspire either intense devotion or intense dislike.
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Things you didn't know a bunch of Pis can do: Playing a single video on multiple, freely arranged screens (more in a comment) • r/raspberry_pi

Things you didn't know a bunch of Pis can do: Playing a single video on multiple, freely arranged screens (more in a comment) • r/raspberry_pi | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it

I've been working for quite a while on my product info-beamer. I think it's time again to show what can be done with it. In the example I've linked you see three Pis each connected to different sized screens. Each of the Pis plays the same video but transforms it differently. The result is a patch work video wall :-)

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Download 36 Dadaist Magazines from the The Digital Dada Archive (Plus Other Avant-Garde Books, Leaflets & Ephemera)

Download 36 Dadaist Magazines from the The Digital Dada Archive (Plus Other Avant-Garde Books, Leaflets & Ephemera) | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it


In searching for a treasure trove of publications springing from the avant-garde, deliberately irrational, early 20th-century European 'anti-art' art movement known as Dada, where would you first look?
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24,000 Vintage Cartoons from the Library of Congress Illustrate the History of This Modern Art Form (1780-1977)

24,000 Vintage Cartoons from the Library of Congress Illustrate the History of This Modern Art Form (1780-1977) | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it


Historically speaking, what we call cartoons began as artifacts of print culture, and as such, of modernity. Before the widespread availability of printed texts, the word “cartoon” referred to a sketch, an artist’s mock-up of a greater work.
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