Zinc Fever: A Look at the Risks of Working with Hot Metal

For as raucous as things can get in the comments section of Hackaday articles, we really love the give and take that happens there. Our readers have an astonishing breadth …read more Continue reading Zinc Fever: A Look at the Risks of Working with Hot Metal

Code Your Own Twitch Chat Controls For Robots — Or Just About Anything Else!

Twitch Plays Pokemon burst onto the then nascent livestreaming scene back in 2014, letting Twitch viewers take command of a Game Boy emulator running Pokemon Red via simple chat commands. …read more Continue reading Code Your Own Twitch Chat Controls For Robots — Or Just About Anything Else!

Field Guide to Shipping Containers

In the 1950s, trucking magnate Malcom McLean changed the world when he got frustrated enough with the speed of trucking and traffic to start a commercial shipping company in order …read more Continue reading Field Guide to Shipping Containers

Death Of The Turing Test In An Age Of Successful AIs

IBM has come up with an automatic debating system called Project Debater that researches a topic, presents an argument, listens to a human rebuttal and formulates its own rebuttal. But …read more Continue reading Death Of The Turing Test In An Age Of Successful AIs

AI Upscaling and the Future of Content Delivery

The rumor mill has recently been buzzing about Nintendo’s plans to introduce a new version of their extremely popular Switch console in time for the holidays. A faster CPU, more …read more Continue reading AI Upscaling and the Future of Content Delivery

How Fast is the Universe Expanding? The Riddle of Two Values for the Hubble Constant

In the last decades, our understanding of the Universe has made tremendous progress. Not long ago, “precision astronomy” was thought to be an oxymoron. Nowadays, satellite experiments and powerful telescopes …read more Continue reading How Fast is the Universe Expanding? The Riddle of Two Values for the Hubble Constant

Hey Google, is My Heart Still Beating?

University of Washington researchers studying the potential medical use of smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Nest have recently released a paper detailing their experiments with non-contact acoustic …read more Continue reading Hey Google, is My Heart Still Beating?