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Tropical Storm Fay, imaged by NASA’s atmospheric infrared sounder (AIRS) / Boing Boing

NASA’s AIRS instrument took this picture of Tropical Storm Fay on July 10, 2020 at around 2:00 p.m. local time when the storm swept through New England. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The tropical storm Fay sweeps across New England, with the center of the storm landing about 15 kilometers north-east of Atlantic City, New Jersey, …

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Apollo 16 footage interpolates from 12 to 60 frames per second / Boing Boing

Apollo 16 footage interpolates from 12 to 60 frames per second / Boing Boing DAIN is an AI-based method for adding “missing” frames. With standard interpolation, the existing images are treated as flat color and contrast fields. However, the AI ​​models the depth of the areas in the scene, which leads to more convincing and less “smeared” results. Let’s go …

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The company's goal is to build a hotel in orbit by 2025 / Boing Boing

The Gateway Foundation is a private company that claims it could build the first Orbital Space Hotel by 2025. Von Braun's Rotating Space Station, according to its location, is designed to accommodate both national space agencies that conduct low-gravity research and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the convenience of low gravity and …

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At least three women were thrown out of a bar because they faced Harvey Weinstein / Boing Boing

Earlier this week, alleged serial rapist Harvey Weinstein participated in an event called Actors Hour at the Downtime Bar in New York City. Weinstein and his entourage sat at a top-notch table allegedly reserved for him by Actors Hour producer Alexandra Laliberte. When several women complained about Weinstein's presence, they were verbally abused and removed from the bar. A woman …

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Banksy painting has just been sold for $ 12 million / Boing Boing

Banksy's massive "Devolved Parliament," a 2009 chimpanzee painting in the British Commons, was just sold at a Sotheby's auction for $ 12.1 million. It was placed on the block by a private, nameless salesman. The painting was previously titled "Question Time," but that was before Banksy subtly changed it after being included in an exhibit at the Bristol Museum. From …

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Human embryos have lizard hand muscles that disappear before birth / Boing Boing

New high-resolution 3D images of human embryos show a variety of muscles "present in our ancestors but not normally present in adult humans." For example, there are hand muscles that appear temporarily in human embryos but usually disappear before birth. According to the researchers, our human ancestors lost these "muscles from the back of their hands about 250 million years …

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