Variety
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Fresh off smash hits Split and Get Out, producer Jason Blum admitted Wednesday that he loves making micro-budget movies instead of big-budget tentpoles. When you have a movie that doesnt have to make $100 million, you can take chances in the marketing, he said at the keynote address at Varietys Massive Entertainment Marketing Summit at... Read more »
Voice Of America
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Bonini said a "micro-satellite" of that kind, which Visiona would be able launch within two or three years, could serve key missions in Brazil, from tracking hydroelectric reservoirs and deforestation to monitoring its remote 17,000-km border. Coelho said researchers at Brazilian air and space institute IAE are also developing proprietary rocket technology that could deliver micro-satellites into low orbit by 2019. "The demand is there," Bonini said. "It's just a matter of the government setting priorities." Prioritizing Brazil's space program has gotten tougher in recent years as the country struggled with what is now its worst recession on record and the government embarked on an austerity program that has hit defense and research spending. While Visiona awaits definition of Brazil's next satellite, Bonini said he is seeking more stable revenue sources, such as contracts for processing images from arrays of micro-satellites.
Mashable
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ScienceDaily
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TechCrunch
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Ill be in Boulder for a few weeks and would love to hear some pitches and maybe give out some tables for Disrupt. Ill be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. Boomtown is at 2060 Broadway B1 in the basement. To get there, park around Spruce and Broadway and its in the same building as Zeal Optics and Unseen Bean. Read More
The Event Chronicle
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By Julian Rose Rational observation leads one to be unable to deny the undeniable: the toxic burden now being carried by the Earth’s atmosphere, living matter, animals and humans, has taken us all to the brink of apocalypse. Yet, in spite of evidential states of dramatic damage to the fabric of life on Earth, radiantly beautiful children are birthing on this planet every day, as if in defiant declarations of the power of life over death. These children are arriving even as nuclear reactors leak, catch fire and melt down, depositing their deadly radioactive isotopes around the planet. Even as a persistent drum beat ‘for warreverberates across continents and seas. Even as mind numbed and micro-chipped robotic humans blunder blindly onwards towards their slavish epiphany. Even as the skies are torn apart by streams of aluminum sulphate nano particles, and depleted uranium continues its mission as a weapon of mass destruction, to rip the very heart out of the warm corpuscles of life.
The Economic Times
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They also discovered that 3D-printed cheese was a little darker in colour, a bit springier and more fluid when melted. It melted at about the same temperature as untreated cheese. After melting the cheese at 75°C (167°F) for 12 minutes, the UCC team then ran it through a modified commercial 3D printer. The machine, which usually prints with plastic, was fitted with a syringe to allow it to print with their melted cheese. Food which has been used for 3D printing undergoes stresses which can change its micro-structure, firstly when it is heated and then when it squeezed out through a nozzle. The UCC team used several techniques to examine the effects of the 3D printing process on their cheese. They compared the 3D-printed results to processed cheese that had been melted and then cooled in a cylinder, as well as another sample that was left untouched.
Techradar
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When needed, they can then be flipped out and begin scouting. "They can do parallel science with a rover, so you can increase the amount you're doing in a day," said Jaakko Karras, PUFFER's project manager at JPL. "We can see these being used in hard-to-reach locations squeezing under ledges, for example." PUFFER is equipped with two treaded wheels, a tail for stability and solar panels on its belly that allow it to flip over to recharge. A high-resolution micro-imager allows it to see objects just 10 micrometres in size. Rugged environments So far the bot has been tested in a variety of rugged environments a ski resort in Grand Junction, Colorado, in Big Bear, California, and on Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica. On a flat path it can manage about 625 metres on one battery charge. The next step is to figure out what instruments to add for maximum usefulness to future space research.
Mashable
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Politico
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Bygones are simply not his style. Trump still ribs Vice President Mike Pence in public for first endorsing his primary opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz. He has warned he would personally fund a super PAC against Ohio Gov. John Kasich if he ever runs for office again after Kasich refused to endorse him, and Trump personally made phone calls to state party committee members after the election to oust Kasich’s hand-picked state party chairman, an unusually micro level of involvement for a president-elect. Just last week, in Detroit, he pointed out to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder that he hadnt endorsed him. “I never forget,” said Trump, who has also blocked those who opposed him during the campaign from landing senior jobs as part of his administration in Washington. Trump’s penchant for payback is not new. In 1992, after he went through bankruptcy, Trump told Charlie Rose about how he relished the chance to exact revenge on those who failed to come to his aid in tough times.
Design Milk - Art
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Micro Matter , an A' Design award winning project by Rosa de Jong, is meant to transport you into new worlds, all wrapped in a tiny test tube. Inspired by how when viewing art that has space around it, another dimension is created that can feel a bit like meditation, which led Rosa to create Micro Matter. Micro Matter consists of multiple upside down glass test tubes, each with its own miniature world. Whether they're houses, skyscrapers, or even campsites, each sculpture inspired the next one. Each one is completely unique—there is nothing like it. They are meant to take you from one world to another, to incur your imagination and create a little haven for you, cut off from the outside word.
BBC Parliament
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Kezia Dugdale as micro maths skills! What about the kids growing up across the water ten minutes from where I grew up posturing Mark in 2013, 20 7%.
Techradar
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Play Wolfenstein 3D for free 27. Team Fortress 2 It may be an old vet in gaming terms, but nothing offers so much crazy fun as Team Fortress 2 . Unlike most shooters of its age, players are still there to have a good time rather than hurl abuse at newcomers, and there's no shortage of cool toys to have fun with. Endlessly silly and amazingly fresh, it's still one of the shooter genre's kings, free-to-play or not. As you might guess, there are some micro-transactions involved. You can buy additional items, often used to customise your character. You can create your own. It's fun, and gets you even more involved in TF2. Those cheeky devils at Valve know what they're doing. Play Team Fortress 2 for free 28. Alto's Adventure Like OlliOlli meets Journey with the art style of Monument Valley, Alto's Adventure is still an underground treat well after its February 2015 release date on iOS and Android.
Open Culture
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It’s more impressive when you realise that the first build of the AI was created in just a week to prove a point to Barrat’s programming club. “Originally it just rearranged existing rap lyrics, but now it can actually write word-by-word,” Baratt told Quartz . See related This neural network has a filthy mind 5 problems artificial intelligence needs to overcome for all our sakes Artificial intelligence: Ten things you need to know about the future of AI Perhaps more importantly, this project – on a micro scale – shows the difficulty of the black box learning method, where everything about how the AI is learning is invisible to its trainers. At first, Baratt’s data wasnt correctly formatted, meaning that the algorithm was creating nonsense, giving him this epiphany: “We’ve got to figure out the way to make more transparent machine learning models.
Sky News
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forward in 2013 and told them. I wanted to be honest and get everything out and lay everything on the table. Like I say, if I was charged with all of that, I would have received a very hefty sentence. The things on micro no record at the moment actually make me a.
MacRumors
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We got a hold of a finished unit to see if the lofree keyboard can live up to expectations. Design and Features The first thing that struck me about the lofree was its sheer heft. At 800 grams, it's pretty heavy – the Apple Magic Keyboard is just 321 grams – but the extra weight has a stabilizing influence and adds to the retro feel. It features a sturdy rounded plastic base, with two rubber legs at the back that raise the keys high off the desk at a six degree angle. On the right-hand side of the keyboard is a micro-USB port for charging as well as for connecting in wired mode using the included cable. There's a switch next to the port to turn Bluetooth on/off. The second switch sets the keyboard for use on Mac/iOS or Windows/Android, but a quick look at the layout shows the lofree has been designed primarily with Apple users in mind. The functional layout on the top row houses the usual controls you'd expect of an Apple keyboard, like Mission Control, Launchpad, volume, and so on.
Core77
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The Woobi Play uses a certified micro high-efficiency particulate HEPA filter, positioned asymmetrically at the side of the mask. The filter protects the wearer from 95 percent of airborne particles, and the soft materials keep things face-friendly. As the campaign points out, there are an estimated 300 million children living in regions with dangerously high rates of toxic air pollution. Creative solutions to make things better, from lowering toxins to increasing protection, are going to be increasingly important for the foreseeable future. Kilo Design via Dezeen
ScienceDaily
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TechCrunch
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Ill be in Boulder for a few weeks and would love to hear some pitches and maybe give out some tables for Disrupt. Ill be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. Boomtown is at 2060 Broadway B1 in the basement. To get there you park around Spruce and Broadway and its in the same building as Zeal Optics and Read More
BoingBoing
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When Apple revealed the new MacBook in 2016, one of the biggest issues raised with the notebook’s new design (aside from ire over the slew of new adapters you’d inevitably have to buy) was the removal of one of its most beloved proprietary features, the magnetic charging cable. Thankfully, third-party peripheral makers have taken up the slack to bring the satisfying click of a magnetic charger to tons of new devices, including that new MacBook, Android phones, and other micro USB devices. This MagCable does exactly what it says on the tin: provides a magnetic cable connection with an unobtrusive plug that stays in your phone’s charging port. With a firm, but breakable link, you can save your device’s Micro USB port from unwanted strain. And you can easily plug and unplug your phone in the dark one-handed thanks to a reversible magnet. This cable includes two magnetic tips, so you can grant magnetic powers to a second device or to save in your drawer as a backup.
ZDNet US
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The new micro-battery also reaches a record-high in terms of output for its size.