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Build a Cardboard and Paper Castle Make a Paper and Cardboard Medieval Castle This is a complete project that shows you how to make a medieval castle out of paper and cardboard. I give you all the templates and instructions. Here is the paper and cardboard castle that you build in this project. The picture you see here is the castle in an unpainted form and ready for you to paint. There are some unique things about this project and this castle. I give you all the components on paper so you can print them out and cut them out. A Learning tool: I have included a fact and information sheet about this castle and it points out the major structures and how they work. Parts and Tools Needed for this Project 3 Empty Cereal Boxes White Glue or paste 4 Bathroom Tissue tubes or 2 Paper towel tubes - if you use paper towel tubes cut them to 4 and a half inches in height so you have four of them (1 for each tower) Scissors Masking Tape (optional) 7 Page printout of the castle design and parts (included here) Let"s Make this Paper Castle!

VHIL: Projects Virtual Human Interaction Lab – Stanford University Using Avatars to Reduce Energy Use There are many reasons why Virtual Reality will reduce energy use, such as the much discussed proposition that virtual conferencing will reduce travel via airplanes and automobiles. Avatars and Behavioral Modeling Virtual reality enables us to create a powerful and persuasive stimulus: the virtual self. Any time people use the Internet, they leave a digital record behind (think "cookies" on browsers). The Proteus Effect Cyberspace grants us great control over our self-representations. Transformed Social Interaction In collaboration with the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior, we are interested in the experience of social presence as well as task performance within collaborative virtual environments. Avatar Identity What are the implications of having an avatar, that is, a digital model that represents you in virtual reality? Learning in Immersive VR Avatars in Second Life Presence

52516_Knight_01 Fun Kids Crafts, Science Projects, and More | The Old Mine Shaft Marble Slide | LooLeDo | Crafts for Kids 9. Final touches! The final touches are all that’s left! We decided to make some signs out of cardboard and some tools from two toothpicks and some paper. Now we have an awesome Mine Shaft Marble Slide! You can do any theme here, maybe your slide will be a roller coaster, a jungle, or a cool water park. Don’t forget to post pictures of your version in the Your Photo Projects section of! prosthetic knowledge This story is already doing the rounds but is still very interesting - Machine Learning research from Georgia Tech manages to clone game design from a video recording. The top GIF is the reconstructed clone, the bottom gif is from the video recording: Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new approach using an artificial intelligence to learn a complete game engine, the basic software of a game that governs everything from character movement to rendering graphics.Their AI system watches less than two minutes of gameplay video and then builds its own model of how the game operates by studying the frames and making predictions of future events, such as what path a character will choose or how enemies might react.To get their AI agent to create an accurate predictive model that could account for all the physics of a 2D platform-style game, the team trained the AI on a single “speedrunner” video, where a player heads straight for the goal.

Paper Mache Recipes This page contains recipes for several kinds of home-made paper mache paste, and home-made gesso recipes for finishing your sculptures. I have been messing around with paper mache for over 50 years and up until a few months ago I always came back to the easiest paper mache recipes, using plain old white flour and water paste with torn strips of newspaper. Now, however, I have abandoned the traditional layered paper process and use my new paper mache clay recipe and/or the even newer silky-smooth air-dry clay recipe for most my sculptures. However, for younger artists or for those who really don’t want to make the trip to the hardware store, these following recipes work just fine, and most of the tutorials on this site would work using these traditional paper mache recipes. Paper Mache Paste Recipes: Paper Mache Recipe #1 White flour and water make a remarkably strong paste. Boiled Flour and Water Paste: Raw Flour and Water Paste: How thick should you make your paste? Glue-Based paste:

The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not The first murder through the internet of things will likely take place in 2014, police service Europol warned this month. The crime could be carried out by a pacemaker, an insulin dosage device, a hacked brake pedal or myriad others objects that control life-and-death functions and are now connected to the internet. In control of a malicious hacker, any of these devices could give “killer app” a whole new meaning. “We’re used to having our computers networked, we’re not used to having everything networked …[But] we all know that any information system is hackable,” Kraig Baker, an attorney and technology expert, said at law firm Davis Wright Tremaine’s Download event in New York last week. Murder, of course, is a dramatic example of how the internet of things could go awry — though the threat is real enough for former Vice-President Dick Cheney to have removed the WiFi from his pacemaker. Sensors and the trouble with “wear your own device” day Objects behaving badly: who’s to blame?

Origami Dinosaurs, a list of online, origami-dinosaur diagrams & dinosaur books Origami Dinosaurs: children love dinosaurs and they love paper folding too. Put them together and you get paper dinosaurs! Unfortunately, most of the models on this page are too complex for children. The only exceptions are: - the Mammoth (Nick Robinson). - the One Fold Stegasaurus (Joseph Wu), and - the snapping dinosaur head (traditional) Stephen O’Hanlon's dinosaurs diagrams are particularly noteworthy. His web site has many dinosaurs with their bio’s too. Dinosaur Books Paper Dinosaurs by Alan Folder (book review here) Prehistoric Origami by John Montroll Origami Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex by Issei Yoshino Origami Dinosaurs by Michael G. These paper dinosaurs are freely available on the internet.

Why technology and content are inseparable at Netflix Neil Hunt is the chief product officer at Netflix, and his job entails a lot more than it might sound like. The end product at Netflix is the video streaming through our iPads or smart televisions, but what we’re watching and we’re seeing it is result of a lot of work. Netflix is well known for the algorithms that recommend content to viewers, for example, but less is known about its resilient cloud computing architecture and the myriad considerations that come along with delivering and pricing new types of video formats. In a recent interview, Hunt explained how Netflix approaches all of these things and where it sees opportunities to improve. First things first: The recommendations Believe it or not, Hunt thinks the importance of Netflix’s recommendation engine is actually underestimated. And Netflix is just scratching the surface on improving productivity. Neil Hunt. So Netflix now gives a lot more weight to customers’ actual viewing behavior. Amazon Web Services’ “Cloud Heroes.”