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Re: Awesome is as awesome does

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Post by sleepery jeem » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:13 am

:lol: ok that's pretty cool.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:08 pm

Spider's ant impression fools predators


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8) nice little experiment at the end there.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:18 pm

A lioness has been spotted suckling a leopard cub for the first time. The unusual behaviour between two natural enemies was photographed in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro conservation area on 12 July.


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https://www.newscientist.com/article/21 ... by-a-lion/



Fascinating, I wonder if the lioness perhaps lost a cub and sought a replacement.....and maybe killed the mother leopard ?.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:00 pm

:? how bizarre....



Twitch gamers live-stream their vital signs to keep fans hooked

Never let ’em see you sweat. It might appear to be sound advice, but maybe not for people who stream their gaming online. They seem to do better with audiences if they broadcast details like their heart rate and sweat levels.

Lots of us now spend a big chunk of our time watching others play games. Roughly 10 million people tune in every day to watch the more than 2 million people who stream their games on platforms like the Amazon-owned Twitch. Many of these live‑streamers hope to make it to professional e-sports contests, where the big names can take home millions of dollars.

But winning and keeping an audience is hard. There are lots of games to watch, and Twitch spectators are a fickle bunch. Some watch certain gamers consistently, others tune in for only half an hour every day, says Raquel Robinson at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

To keep viewers hooked, gamers dip into an evolving bag of tricks, for example, sharing performance statistics, playing music and displaying live chat comments in a frame that surrounds the view of the game itself. Robinson has given them a new trick: a peek into the state of their own minds and bodies.

Robinson and her colleagues created a prototype tool called All the Feels. The software pulls physiological data from a Fitbit-like wristband and displays the readings in a bar graph next to the gaming window.

It also uses face recognition software to turn the player’s emotional state into one more feature of the game. When it determines that their joy, surprise, anger, disgust, sadness or fear has hit a certain threshold, the corresponding emoji flashes up on screen.

“Everyone likes the voyeurism of seeing someone’s insides,” says Regan Mandryk at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

The viewers Robinson’s team tested the tool on certainly did. The team observed them as they viewed a single gamer, first during a 1-hour session without the biometric data in the video stream, and then 1 hour with.

In a survey, 70 per cent said they felt more connected when they could view the player’s physiological state. The team also found that this more than doubled chat participation and the number of viewers who stayed the whole hour. The work will be presented at the Foundations of Digital Games conference in Massachusetts on 16 August (DOI: 10.1145/3102103).

Though this was only a small pilot study, Robinson says the biometric add-on has elicited interest even in people who never watch video gaming. “I can see it being a frontier for getting into the head of a professional athlete too,” says Mandryk.
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Re: Awesome is as awesome does

Post by sleepery jeem » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:05 am

:shock: that is AWESOME :!:


Vampire ant from hell with huge jaws and a metal horn

https://www.newscientist.com/article/21 ... etal-horn/



Recently there's been a debate over Darwin's Evolution in the news again and things like this show just how dynamic evolution is.
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