Lucas Van Oostrum

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Dreamify (Android) creates trippy images from your photos

A couple of months ago, Google created a visualization tool to understand how neural networks operate. It also open sourced the code for the Deep Dream project, allowing users to run images and video through it to get some interesting results.<p>With Dreamify for Android, you can do the same with …

Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the largest plane in the world in 2011, along with several partners -- including Elon Musk. Now, that plane (called Stratolaunch) is under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, and is expected to undergo testing as …

Space Travel

Researchers develop multifaceted insect eyes for UAVs

A team of researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have developed a tiny new set of electronic eyes for drones that are based on the multifaceted peepers of insects. These eyes are built specifically for the next generation of very …

Robotics

What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

Autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow<p>Future of Life Institute

Artificial Intelligence

Makerbase wants to connect you to the creators of the internet stuff you love

Without leaving anyone behind<p>For many, the apps and programs we use everyday might feel like they were created by companies more than by actual human beings. People like Mark Zuckerberg are known names, of course, but the army of coders, writers, and engineers behind them aren't readily accessible …

Flying a Robot Into the Volcanoes on the Dark Side of the Moon

NASA is building drones to mine remote lunar and Martian regions.<p>Really, there’s only one way to find out if the extinct volcanoes on the dark side of the moon are full of gold. Just deploy a special drone—one that can charge its own batteries, figure out where to go without GPS, and fly through …

Drones

Will Amazon Robots Destroy American Retail?

The FAA explains how to 'stay off the naughty list' with your new drone

The modern holiday scene: snow falling gently outside, a log fire crackling in the corner, a whirling 3-foot quadcopter wrapped neatly for the big day. Drones have finally become cheap, fun, and easy enough to control that they make good gifts for the festive season. But that means that where …

The Internet in the era of VHS

Technologist Andy Baio has collected and uploaded to YouTube series of documentaries about the Internet on VHS from the 80s and 90s.<p>Although the internet has been around -- more or less -- since the 1960s, it wasn't until the mid-90s that it rolled out and gained steam among the general population. …

Japan's largest wireless carrier uses a shrimp cannon to promote its LTE network

2014 is the year of the seafood cannon. We've already seen two ways to use a pneumatic salmon cannon, and now we're getting a slo-mo look at a dual-barreled, shrimp-frying cannon. This latest video comes out of Japan, and we have none other than wireless carrier NTT Docomo to thank for the culinary …