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I Became a Citizen of Bitnation, a Blockchain-Powered Virtual Nation. Now What? Virtual.

I Became a Citizen of Bitnation, a Blockchain-Powered Virtual Nation. Now What?

Decentralized. Voluntary. Borderless. This is Bitnation, a blockchain-powered government service platform like nothing else. Except, surprisingly, Antarctica. Top 10 Invented Languages. Inventing a language from scratch might seem like an odd way to spend your time, but there are good reasons to do it.

Top 10 Invented Languages

People create languages for scientific, cultural and artistic purposes: to test theories about how the brain works, to help people communicate, to ‘improve’ existing languages, or because they just need a new language for a book they’re writing. Here are some of the best examples of invented languages: 10. Solresol Developed by Francois Sudre in the first half of the nineteenth century, Solresol is an example of an international auxiliary language: a planned, deliberately simplified language created in order to make worldwide communication easier. This arrangement meant that words could be written in musical notation, and that the language could be communicated by singing. 9. Quenya was one of at least twenty invented languages used by JRR Tolkien in his Lord of the Rings trilogy. 8. Influenza Attacks: Video Shows How A Virus Infiltrates Our Body.

Avoiding influenza is everyone’s top priority come flu season.

Influenza Attacks: Video Shows How A Virus Infiltrates Our Body

Today we have the flu vaccination as the preferred (by most people) method for prevention, but you may be interested to know how a person sneezing near you can result in a fever, runny nose, cough, and sore throat. An animated video uploaded by NPR shows exactly how a virus invades our body and exposes our cells to the flu. Surprisingly, it’s much like opening a locked door with the right key. “When you get the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny factories that help spread the disease,” the video description reads. “In this animation, NPR's Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky explain how a flu virus can trick a single cell into making a million more viruses.” The Myth Of Autonomous Vehicles’ New Craze: Ethical Algorithms. Brett RoseCrunch Network Contributor.

The Myth Of Autonomous Vehicles’ New Craze: Ethical Algorithms

COBOL. COBOL (/ˈkoʊbɒl/, an acronym for common business-oriented language) is a compiled English-like computer programming language designed for business use.

COBOL

It is imperative, procedural and, since 2002, object-oriented. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. In 1997, Gartner Group estimated that there were a total of 200 billion lines of COBOL in existence which ran 80% of all business programs.[2] It was designed in 1959 by the Conference on Data Systems Languages (CODASYL) and was largely based on previous programming language design work by Grace Hopper, commonly referred to as "the (grand)mother of COBOL".[3][4][5] It was created as part of a US Department of Defense effort to create a portable programming language for data processing. COBOL has an English-like syntax which was designed to be self-documenting and highly readable. History and specification[edit] Background[edit] COBOL 60[edit] The cover of the COBOL 60 report. Digital scent technology. Digital scent technology (or olfactory technology) is the engineering discipline dealing with olfactory representation.

Digital scent technology

Its a technology to sense, transmit and receive scent-enabled digital media (such as web pages, video games, movies and music). This sensing part of this technology works by using olfactometers and electronic noses. History[edit] 7 Things You Need to Know About Tor. Artificial worm starts to wriggle. 20 December 2013Last updated at 09:49 ET The project to create the C. elegans nematode in code should unlock more secrets of how it lives A project to create artificial life has hit a key milestone - the simulated creature can now wriggle.

Artificial worm starts to wriggle

The Open Worm project aims to build a lifelike copy of a nematode roundworm entirely out of computer code. This week the creature's creators added code that gets the virtual worm wriggling like the real thing. The next step is to hook the body up to a simulation of the worm's brain to help understand more about how and why it moves.

Swim speed The Open Worm project started in May 2013 and is slowly working towards creating a virtual copy of the Caenorhabditis elegans nematode. Body parts on a chip. Computer uses images to teach itself common sense. 25 November 2013Last updated at 11:39 ET Computers at Carnegie Mellon University are running a program that analyses images in a bid to learn common sense A computer program is trying to learn common sense by analysing images 24 hours a day.

Computer uses images to teach itself common sense

The aim is to see if computers can learn, in the same way a human would, what links images, to help them better understand the visual world. The Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) program is being run at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States. The work is being funded by the US Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research and Google. Since July, the NEIL program has looked at three million images. The team working on the project hopes that NEIL will learn relationships between different items without being taught. Computer programs can already identify and label objects using computer vision, which models what humans can see using hardware and software, but the researchers hope that NEIL can bring extra analysis to the data.