John Magnusson

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License Plate Tracking Has Gone Open-Source

OpenALPR makes it all so, so easy.<p>Computer vision-assisted license plate reading seems to be a favorite spectre of a certain sort of privacy worrier, at least anecdotally speaking. Something to do with its potential for tracking and profiling an activity that seems to make Americans in particular …

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Functional Programming (Composing Software)

Note: This is part 1 of the “Composing Software” series on learning functional programming and compositional software techniques in JavaScript ES6+ …

Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed to replace the F12berlinetta

Ferrari has released the first pictures and details of the new 812 Superfast, which makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7.<p>The calls the F12-based V12 <i>berlinetta</i> an "extreme performance" variant, its fastest road car thanks to Ferrari's most powerful production engine, which …

Auto Shows

Google algorithm constructs (weird, glitchy) faces from 8x8 pixel photos

While the RAISR project sought to bring crispness and clarity to images that were already decent photos, the new Pixel Recursive Super Resolution …

Watch Captain Picard Sell You a 1995 Porsche 911

Listen to Picard and go on a journey that starts with the beat of a heart in a 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.<p>Forget Super Bowl commercials, that's not how you sell a car! Celebrities are the ticket, and in 1995, there was only one man who could guide the entire nation through the vast automotive …

TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A …

Architecture

The LaFerrari's Continuously Variable Intake Runner System Is A Beautiful Bit Of Engineering

Variable-length intake runners aren’t a particularly new concept, but Ferrari’s system in its LaFerrari is next-level fascinating. Let <i>Engineering</i> …

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Watch BMW Build The Most Powerful F1 Engine Ever - BT52 1,280 horsepower

In 1983, Nelson Piquet became the first driver in the history of Formula One to win the world championship title in a racing car powered by a turbo …

Motorsport

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

We’re Going To See The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Wagon Very Soon: Report

Porsche already improved the Panamera from a fast and capable but awkwardly styled four-door into a stunning sedan. Of course, every sedan is …

Auto Shows

Lego Ferrari F40

Yes, it's a toy. But it's also a loving tribute to the last car Enzo Ferrari ever put his seal of approval upon. The Lego Ferrari F40 is a faithful …

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Landscape Photography

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Penthouse revamp features wavy walls and steel-cage staircase

It’s located in the Wadi Abu Jamil neighborhood in Beirut<p>This stylish, trippy home located in the Wadi Abu Jamil neighborhood in Beirut’s Central District is characterized by wavy walls and a striking staircase encased in a cage of white steel that is suspended from the ceiling. Refurbished by …

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

Psychology

A '67 Shelby Mustang GT500 and the Joy of Aimlessness

For the first time in years, I went for a drive without having to think about work. I had to retire to realize what I'd been missing.<p>From the February 2017 issue<p>Four and a half years ago, as I prepared to move to Montana, I rented a Jeep Liberty from Thrifty in Missoula. The managing owner, Owen …

Getting started with shell scripting

The world's best conceptual introduction to shell scripting comes from an old AT&T training video. In the video, Brian W. Kernighan (the "K" in <b>awk</b>) …

Irish man phones White House, leaves brutal rap message for Donald Trump

The people manning the White House comments line have probably heard all manner of things from those that ring up to leave a comment for the …

The Tesla Model S Race Car Is A Crazy-Fast Modified Street Car

You probably think the Tesla Model S P100D is quite a fast car, and that’s for a good reason: it is quite a fast car. It accelerates faster than …

Sports Cars

Tokyo’s Nintendo Switch event featured amazing jazz covers of classic game music

That’s one way to Switch things up<p>Nintendo finally provided more details on the Nintendo Switch during an event held in Tokyo last weekend, but if you’re a Nintendo fan, there was something even better at the showcase: a live big band playing jazz covers of music from Nintendo games.<p>Known as the …

Physicists Can Now Predict The Exact Moment Quantum Systems Will Fail

It's inevitable.<p>For the first time, physicists have been able to accurately predict the future of quantum systems, specifically, the moment they'll …

Porsche is building a stunning Tesla rival — here's everything you need to know

Porsche is working on a stunning, all-electric car that could eventually rival Tesla.<p>Called the Mission E, the battery-powered car is set to enter production in 2020. Porsche is testing the car in the Arctic Circle, presumably to get it ready for a variety of driving conditions, Autocar …

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

This ‘70s dome home compound in Australia is simply incredible

Yep, artists definitely lived here<p>We love a good dome home, especially one as unusual (in the best way!) as this one near Hobart, capital of the Australian island state Tasmania. Starting from the covered red front terrace to the bright school-bus-yellow sliding doors, you get the idea that this is …

Amazing Japanese Architecture That Makes Us Rethink Everything

Japan is the land of the unusual, quirky and revolutionary, a place where you pretty much expect anything, including extraordinary architecture that …

Andreas Müller | Bringing Machine Learning to the Masses

This fall Andy Müller finally gave his 13,000 Twitter fans what they’d been clamoring for: a layman's guide to machine learning. The book, …

Machine Learning

Into the White – Inside Interior British Columbia

<b>Words:</b> Christian Haller<p>Kingfisher B.C. was my first-ever heli-trip and I will definitely remember this one for the rest of my life. I had the chance …

British Columbia