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Jun 9, 2023

What Keeps Gujarat’s Eco-Friendly ‘Cool House’ AC-Free Even During Peak Summer

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Architect Samira Rathod built a house in Gujarat that stays naturally cool even in peak summer. Here is how:

Jun 8, 2023

Teaching robots to tidy up based on user preferences using large language models

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Different people tend to have unique needs and preferences—particularly when it comes to cleaning or tidying up. Home robots, especially robots designed to help humans with house chores, should ideally be able to complete tasks in ways that account for these individual preferences.

Researchers at Princeton University and Stanford University recently set out to personalize the assistance offered by home robots using large language models (LLMs), a class of artificial intelligence models that are becoming increasingly popular after the release of ChatGPT. Their approach, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, was initially tested on a called TidyBot engineered to tidy up indoor environments.

“For a robot to personalize physical assistance effectively, it must learn user preferences that can be generally reapplied to ,” Jimmy Wu, Rika Antonova and their colleagues wrote in their paper. “In this work, we investigate personalization of household cleanup with robots that can tidy up rooms by picking up objects and putting them away.”

Jun 8, 2023

This entrepreneur is blending technology and art to champion the tech world

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Tobi Alaji grew up as an artist who loved designing and creating new things. Today, she has merged her love for art and skill in software development to build the tech empire, ‘TECHTEE’ which she runs. TechTee is a digital agency and software house that creates an all-around digital experience by combining the best software with the most intriguing customer-centered designs.

TechTee is one of the world’s first Black-owned and woman-founded digital agency according to nftnow. The company boasts of collaborations with famous companies like Deutsche Bank, La Perla, NBC, M&S, and Apple, among others.

In an interview with Business Leader, she shared that she never wanted to own a business growing up because she never understood what it entailed. However, when she was 17, Tobi taught herself Java from a software development book she picked in the Shepherds Bush Library. Since then, she continued to teach herself and practice coding.

Jun 6, 2023

Inside Tesla’s New $10,000 Home For Sustainable Living

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Yup that’s right a Tesla Affordable Home.

Known for turning a sofa in the Boca Chica SpaceX office into his bed, Elon Musk, The World’s Richest Man, took it to another level when he announced Tesla’s $10,000 sustainable unboxable moveable home. If you are remotely familiar with the Tesla CEO, you wouldn’t be surprised that he is building a sustainable home. So, how did Elon go from overhauling the tech space to completely disrupting the real estate industry?Well, it all started with this tweet from 2020. At the height of the pandemic, Elon Musk made this insane announcement.

Jun 5, 2023

Human factors affect bees’ communication, researchers find

Posted by in categories: chemistry, climatology, habitats, neuroscience, sustainability

Human influences have the potential to reduce the effectivity of communication in bees, adding further stress to struggling colonies, according to new analysis.

Scientists at the University of Bristol studying honeybees, bumblebees and stingless bees found that variations in communication strategies are explained by differences in the habitats that bees inhabit and differences in the social lifestyle such colony size and nesting habits.

The findings, published today in PNAS, reveal that anthropogenic changes, such as habitat conversion, climate change and the use of agrochemicals, are altering the world bees occupy, and it is becoming increasingly clearer that this affects communication both directly and indirectly; for example, by affecting food source availability, social interactions among nestmates and their cognitive functions.

Jun 2, 2023

Long-Lost “Earth Monster” Olmec Head Found in Denver, Now Destined for Mexico

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😗😁 Very interesting findings around the olmec statues.

In a March 31 tweet confirming its recovery, Ebrard referred to the massive stone carving as “the Olmec piece most sought after by Mexico. … It’s about to return to its home, from where it should never have been stolen.”

Mexican officials found out earlier this year that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Antiquity Trafficking Unit had recovered the piece, which is roughly five feet wide, six feet tall and carved out of a slab of stone weighing nearly one ton.

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Jun 2, 2023

A New Massive Underwater Space Station is In the Making

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

The recent design called Proteus by Yves Behar and Fabien Cousteau is a giant under-water research station and habitat. Proteus is planned to be placed underwater, away from the coast of Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island.

Jun 1, 2023

Saving Cost, Kerala Architect Used Upcycled Wood & Tiles To Build His Dream Home

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Making homes for more than a decade, Joseph Mathew accumulated a host of ideas but most important of all, he wanted his house to be sustainable. Here are some pictures of his dream house.

Jun 1, 2023

Texas company building humanoid robots for the home

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The future of humanoid robots is being developed by a Texas company called Apptronik.

May 30, 2023

Austin company building humanoid robots for the home

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The future of humanoid robots is being developed right here in Austin at a company called Apptronik. You may remember “Rosie the Robot” from “The Jetsons” cartoo.

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