Niels Maneschijn

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Applying Artificial Intelligence to Nintendo Tetris

Music and Sound Effects<p>The aptly named Tetriminos class describes Tetriminos. It acts like an enum containing constants for all of the Tetrimino …

Retrotechtacular: The Genesis of the Transistor

Few births are easy. Even fewer result in a Nobel Prize, and hardly any at all are the work of three men. This 1965 film from the AT&T archives is a …

This article illustrates so well why losing a long time partn…

<b>This article illustrates so well why losing a long time partner must feel like losing a big part of yourself. Together you remember your past better. The memories are more vivid and detailed.</b><p><i>Experiments have borne out Wegner's theory. One group of researchers studied older couples who'd been together for decades. When separated and questioned individually about the events of years ago, they'd sometimes stumble on details. But questioned together, they could retrieve them. How? They’d engage in</i> …

Our Toyota was Fantastic.

Chemische Reaktion NH4Cr2O7 mit HgSCN

Life in life

T8 the Bio Inspired 3D Printed Spider Octopod Robot

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

The Common Belief Fallacy

Back when Shakespeare said you were the paragon of animals, both noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he did so during a time when physicians …

10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

Sometimes photographers amaze us with their art, the ability to uniquely reflect the world around us and get a look at it from a different angle. And …

Battle for the planet of the APIs

Back in 2006, I gave a talk at dConstruct called The Joy Of API. It basically involved me geeking out for 45 minutes about how much fun you could …

Cookies op Trouw

Trouw.nl gebruikt cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën ("cookies") onder andere om u een optimale gebruikerservaring te bieden.<p>Ook kunnen we …

J.G. Ballard, Social Media Prophet | Space Canon

Quick nugget: this excerpt of an interview with J.G. Ballard in a 1977 issue of <i>Vogue</i> has been making the rounds on the web today:<p>All this, of course, …

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Intelligence linked to ability to ignore distractions

<b>People with higher IQs are slow to detect large background movements because their brains filter out non-essential information, say US researchers.</b><p>Instead, they are good at detecting small moving objects.<p>The findings come in a study of 53 people given a simple, visual test in Current Biology.<p>The …

The Brain

Embarrassing Moments in Engineering (and What They've Taught Us)

<i>Remember that time you gave that long and tearful toast at your brother's wedding, only to find out later that you had a huge chunk of spinach stuck</i> …

Daft Punk Plot Robo-fied ‘Random Access Memories’ Self-Remixes

Goats and house producer Todd Edwards aren’t the only ones remixing Daft Punk’s Essential, chart-friendly <i>Random Access Memories</i>. As MTV points out, …

Daft Punk

Incredible Superhero Prints By Melissa Smith

Brassiere Support Is A Lie, Say French Scientists

Strapping breasts down won't keep them from their inevitable journey south, according to the preliminary results of a 15-year study.<p>In a 15-year study from the University of Besançon in eastern France, sports science professor Jean-Denis Rouillon found that wearing a bra may not actually keep a …

The World's Most Powerful Computer Network Is Being Wasted on Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining machines are insane powerhouses, and they're only getting crazier. How much power is getting sunk into the digital cryptocurrency? …

Spark Core: Wi-Fi for Everything (Arduino Compatible)

Our Kickstarter campaign has ended, but you can still order your own Spark Core at sparkdevices.com.<p>WHAT IS IT?<p>The Spark Core is an …

European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue

Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last …

Behind the Scenes Photos From ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’

Here is a collection of behind the scenes photos of famous <i>Star Wars</i> characters, creators and more that were taken during the filming of Star Wars: …

UDOO: Android Linux Arduino in a tiny single-board computer

What's UDOO?<p>UDOO is a mini PC that could run either Android or Linux, with an Arduino-compatible board embedded.<p>UDOO is a powerful prototyping board …

The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth?

Let's get dense. If we take all the atoms inside you, all roughly 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them, and squeeze away all the space inside, then, says physicist Brian Greene:<p>That's a very tight fit. So tight that in real life, it couldn't happen. It's not physically possible. Atoms …