Seeing The Invisible

Video description: Imagine what it would be like to have super powers and see the invisible, sounds pretty fun doesn’t it? Join the Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers as they explore the science behind some seemingly invisible and sneaky forces in space.

Nvidia to Supply Robocar Brains for Roborace Formula E Series


Credit: Daniel Simon/Roborace

Nvidia’s chief executive says its self-driving system will be installed in all the cars in the Roborace Formula E series, an all-robotic, all-electric variant of Formula One that’s to begin by early next year.

When the original developer’s kit was released a year ago, Michael Houston, the technical lead for the project, said that the system could accommodate knowledge gleaned from deep learning, a method that uses reiterative analysis to discover patterns in masses of data. “Deep learning has different applications,” he said. “The focus has been on the visual analysis of imaging in video—web science, embedded systems and automotive. Fundamentally, we’re processing pixels.”

Source (Philip E. Ross, “Nvidia to Supply Robocar Brains for Roborace Formula E Series”, IEEE Spectrum, 08.04.2016)

Wind-Solar Hybrid Streetlight


Credit: Airsynergy

Irish company airsynergy’s wind and solar powered off-grid Remote Power Unit (RPU) has become the very first renewable hybrid streetlight to be installed in the Caribbean island country of Grenada.

The streetlight is positioned at the highest traffic area on the island at an area known as the Sugar Mill Roundabout — a key intersection that opens all traffic to and from the airport and the university to the center of St George’s and the business district. “This is really the ideal location to allow people to see it and talk about it,” explained Ryan. The off grid RPU powers an 80-watt LED bulb with inbuilt battery storage lasting up to five days.

Source (Ieyenews, “Irish company makes history with installation of first-ever hybrid streetlight in Grenada”, 10.04.2016)


Video description: A street musician lives in poverty and loneliness. After an encounter with a stray dog, his life is about to take another turn.