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Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.

...the team scanned 66,000 Amazon.com product reviews, with three different human annotators tagging sentences for sarcasm. The team then identified certain sarcastic patterns that emerged in the reviews and created a classification algorithm that puts each statement into a sarcastic class.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:53 PM | Tags (8) | algorithm | computer | popsci | popular | recognize | sarcasm | science | detection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.

Go on in and have a gander at some photography of the event courtesy of Popular Science. You'll see some interesting things such as the world's largest IMAX screen followed by the world's largest baby (relax, it's only a model).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:22 PM | Tags (11) | 2010 | baby | expo | gallery | imax | inside | pavilions | popsci | popular | science | worlds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

A gallery of the ten worst jobs in science according to Popular Science.A gallery of the ten worst jobs in science according to Popular Science.

If anyone would know which jobs in science are the worst it would have to be Popular Science, right? If you choose to read on you'll learn about all kinds of disparaging work opportunities in the science field from the oceanic snot-diver all the way over to the feces piper. Lovely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:09 PM | Tags (10) | bad | dung | feces | jobs | obersvations | occupations | popsci | science | snot | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Always wondered what it would be like to make sushi in space?Always wondered what it would be like to make sushi in space?

There is a pretty funny video/interview embedded over on the opposite side of the click. The sushi prep actually starts at about one minute in. Mark this as one small step for man and one giant leap for sushi-kind. Bon appétit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:06 AM | Tags (9) | astronaut | chef | first | food | iis | popsci | space | sushi | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Looks like you won't be seeing any brand new Hummers on the road for awhile.Looks like you won't be seeing any brand new Hummers on the road for awhile.

Turns out that the Hummer model/line is an unfortunate victim of a botched deal between General Motors and a Chinese manufacturer. So long, psuedo tanks - you had a good run.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 11:08 AM | Tags (8) | dead | generalmotors | gm | hummer | manufacturer | popsci | tanks | vehicles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.

No Star Wars collection is truly complete unless you have a carbonite-frozen Han Solo Lego figurine. Side note: this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Empire Strikes Back was released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:05 AM | Tags (9) | carbonite | fair | fun | hansolo | highlights | international | popsci | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

World's tallest building officially open for business.World's tallest building officially open for business.

Dubai is banking on the $1.5 billion tower and a related $20 billion development to help resurrect its status as a commercial megapolis that can host the biggest and best events around, including a huge airshow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:20 PM | Tags (7) | dubai | tallest | building | popsci | scary | big | skyscraper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Mysterious light over Norway manages to completely baffle astronomers.Mysterious light over Norway manages to completely baffle astronomers.

A blue light first appeared from behind a mountain, and created a giant spiral in the sky within seconds. Perhaps even more baffling, a green-blue beam of light appeared to shoot from the center.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | norway | astronomers | strange | light | missile | test | scary | popsci | russia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 86 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

A gallery of this year's most amazing scientfic images just for you.A gallery of this year's most amazing scientfic images just for you.

Have a peek at sixty-two images showcasing a myriad of scientific amazement your optic delights. Turns out that capillary networks make for some interesting photography. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:22 PM | Tags (6) | science | robots | humanoids | popsci | photography | photos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

HP decides to make a spill-proof laptop for clumsy people.HP decides to make a spill-proof laptop for clumsy people.

Neat, a laptop with a central drain. Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? This would have certainly come in handy a year or two ago when I spilled a gigantic can of Arizona tea all over my then precious laptop. C'est la vie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:21 PM | Tags (6) | gadgets | clumsy | laptop | spills | hp | popsci |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 518 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Always wanted to make your very own ferrofluid? This post is for you.Always wanted to make your very own ferrofluid? This post is for you.

Controlling the shape of ferrofluids and then 'freezing' them in place could be another tool for inexpensive desktop fabrication. Combining two unusual uses of magnetic fluids invites further empowerment for the maker.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:50 PM | Tags (7) | popsci | ferrofluid | tutorial | magnets | shapes | freezing | fabrication |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 90 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.

The three turquoise spots represent sources of X-ray radiation. The center spot is the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, and the two flanking spots are stars feeding material into the black hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:45 PM | Tags (5) | chandra | nasa | popsci | space | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

A wishlist of items that might exist on Gene Rodenberry's hard drive.A wishlist of items that might exist on Gene Rodenberry's hard drive.

2. A record of the bet he lost that let Shatner direct Star Trek V.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 11:27 AM | Tags (8) | auction | computer | generodenberry | harddrive | popsci | shatner | startrek | uhura |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Yes, computer glitches can in fact make for some interesting art.Yes, computer glitches can in fact make for some interesting art.

Take a picture the next time your beloved computer crashes into oblivion. You might just be making art.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 8:37 AM | Tags (5) | art | artsy | computer | glitch | popsci |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 25, 2009

A list of eight brilliant inventors who still happen to be in high school.A list of eight brilliant inventors who still happen to be in high school.

Take 18-year-old Philip Streich. His method for untangling carbon nanotubes may well pave the way to the creation of a space elevator. Daniel Asturius’s geothermal energy generator could produce three times as much power as a nuclear plant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:21 AM | Tags (4) | highschool | inventors | popsci | young |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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