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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Twin Galaxies in Virgo
Twin Galaxies in Virgo Spiral galaxy pair NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 share this sharp cosmic vista with lonely elliptical galaxy NGC 4564. All are members of the large Virgo Galaxy Cluster. With their classic spiral arms, dust lanes, and star clusters, the eye-catching spiral pair is also known as the Butterfly Galaxies or the Siamese Twins. Very close together, the galaxy twins don't seem to be too distorted by gravitational tides. Their giant molecular clouds are known to be colliding though and are likely fueling the formation of massive star clusters. The galaxy twins are about 52 million light-years distant, while their bright cores appear separated by about 20,000 light-years. Of course, the spiky foreground stars lie within our own Milky Way.
February 01, 2019 via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2RXVF4a
NextVR has been partnering with the NBA to livesream games for the last two years , and now it's going to cover the upcoming Finals. After each game, the service will upload free-to-watch highlights in a new high-resolution format to its dedicated NextVR app, which works with most virtual reality headsets. Those with higher-end VR gear like the HTC Vive Pro will be able to fully appreciate the higher-resolution format, according to a press release. The company's partnership with the NBA continues to be the only regular VR sports programming across all mainstream American sports (along with the occasional golf tournament ). via Engadget RSS Feed https://ift.tt/2JmjptE If New feed item from http://www.engadget.com/rss-full.xml , t
ASUS is moving further into the cryptocurrency hardware market with a motherboard that can support up to 20 graphics cards, which are typically used for mining . The H370 Mining Master uses PCIe-over-USB ports for what ASUS says is sturdier, simpler connectivity than other mining-focused motherboards. You can manage each port and graphics card with on-board diagnostics. One feature scans your system when you boot up to determine the status of each port, while there are onboard LEDs that signify a problem with components such as memory or the processor (there's space for an Intel 8th-gen Core CPU ). ASUS has added some other features to optimize mining as well. The H370 Mining Master follows last year's B250 Mining Expert, which had room for 19 CPUs via PCIe ports. ASUS says that board had far more sales than it expected, which prompted the company to keep t
I've been a big fan of Botnik Studios , the comedy group responsible for internet gems like the neural network-generated Coachella lineup poster containing bands like "Billions of Mario." They've been putting out consistently great parodies of Scrubs scripts , ads for beef , and handsome names for boats , each of them made using a predictive text keyboard. I was curious about what exactly this meant and how I, too, could utilize AI to create viral hits, so I called up Botnik Studios CEO and former Clickhole writer Jamie Brew to explain in the video above. Botnik has a browser-based Predictive Writer that you can load up with "voices", hence its name, Voicebox. It works in a similar way to your phone's predictive text, by suggesting a group... Continue reading… via The Verge - Tech Posts https://ift.tt/2LaYqr4