Source: 507 Mechanical Movements
This is an online edition of the classic technical reference Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements by Henry T. Brown.
This site contains the original illustrations and text from the 21st edition of the book, published in 1908. It also includes animated versions of the illustrations, and occasional notes by the webmaster [Matt Keveney].
Source: Piano Genie: An Intelligent Musical Interface
Piano Genie is in some ways reminiscent of video games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero that are accessible to novice musicians, with the crucial difference that users can freely improvise on Piano Genie rather than re-enacting songs from a fixed repertoire.
They trained a machine learning model on ~1400 virtuosic performances from the International Piano-e-Competition in order to map 8-button input to a full 88-key piano in real time.
Interactive Web Demo: https://tensorflow.github.io/magenta-demos/piano-genie/
Source: A short new movie of a comet’s surface is pretty incredible | Ars Technica
RE: @landru79 on Twitter
RE: the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014
– starting from ROSETTA / OSIRIS / Comet Phase / Postlanding Phase / ROSETTA EXTENSION 2 MTP030 / OSIRIS NAC / N20160601T165837834ID30F41.IMG (73-108 / 1432)
A series of 12.5-second exposure photos taken from about 13km away from the comet on June 1, 2016 were combined into a short GIF/video:
Source: First IC 🙂, by Sam Xeloof
Sam’s description of making a lithographically-fabricated integrated circuit — the “Z1” PMOS dual differential amplifier chip — in a home garage.