BAGH

Hi. My name is Ben. I reblog stuff I like, which tends to vary quite a lot. I also post about my life occasionally. I'm 20 and a senior in college (which is scary) with an individual major combining digital media and programming with the fine arts. That's about it.

Posts tagged awesome

Feb 18
wildcat2030:

University of Vienna app uses your phone for research while you sleep
Our mobile phones generally lie dormant while we’re asleep, which means that millions of powerful processors are going unused for hours at a time. Samsung Austria and the University of Vienna’s Faculty of Life Sciences have teamed up to try and tap the potential of all that unused processing power. Power Sleep is a new Android app that allows mobile phone users to donate the processing power of their devices to scientific research while they are asleep. The Power Sleep app provides users with a simple alarm clock function. When the alarm is set and the user’s phone is plugged in, fully charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network, the app begins to process data sent from the Similarity Matrix of Proteins (SIMAP) database. The research is focused on deciphering protein sequences in order to help with medical advancements in disciplines such as genetics and heredity, biochemistry, molecular biology and cancer research. “In order to fight diseases like cancer and Alzheimers, we need to know how proteins are arranged,” says Thomas Rattei, professor of bioinformatics at the University of Vienna. “This requires trials that need a tremendous amount of processing power. Power Sleep is a bridge between science and society. It promotes not only our research, but allows people in Austria to become part of the project and, at the same time, to do good in their sleep.” (via University of Vienna app uses your phone for research while you sleep)

wildcat2030:

University of Vienna app uses your phone for research while you sleep

Our mobile phones generally lie dormant while we’re asleep, which means that millions of powerful processors are going unused for hours at a time. Samsung Austria and the University of Vienna’s Faculty of Life Sciences have teamed up to try and tap the potential of all that unused processing power. Power Sleep is a new Android app that allows mobile phone users to donate the processing power of their devices to scientific research while they are asleep. The Power Sleep app provides users with a simple alarm clock function. When the alarm is set and the user’s phone is plugged in, fully charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network, the app begins to process data sent from the Similarity Matrix of Proteins (SIMAP) database. The research is focused on deciphering protein sequences in order to help with medical advancements in disciplines such as genetics and heredity, biochemistry, molecular biology and cancer research. “In order to fight diseases like cancer and Alzheimers, we need to know how proteins are arranged,” says Thomas Rattei, professor of bioinformatics at the University of Vienna. “This requires trials that need a tremendous amount of processing power. Power Sleep is a bridge between science and society. It promotes not only our research, but allows people in Austria to become part of the project and, at the same time, to do good in their sleep.” (via University of Vienna app uses your phone for research while you sleep)

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Sep 12

Jul 31

thedailywhat:

Photorealism of the Day: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Water!

Watch this incredibly realistic CGI simulation of fluid liquid water by Schosch Productions.


Jul 29

Jun 30

incendiochevaliere:

ilgen:

What happens when you give a Mario piano score to someone who’s never heard it in his life?

Awesomeness.

Almost every self-proclaimed ragtime pianist I’ve ever met has been a total sightreading genius. I guess it’s also a thing that they have tons of experience having people throw them music and playing it right then and there.

It just gets better and better as it goes! I was totally jamming in my chair with a huge grin on my face :D

(via zycodicisms)


Jun 24

ive-been-triggered-by-kankri:

likeafieldmouse:

Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth - Tiger & Turtle (2011) - A walk-along “roller coaster”

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU DO THE LOOP-DE-LOOP

DO YOU HAVE TO RUN AND DO YOUR BEST OR WHAT

Had to look this up. apparently the loop is just closed off. Mildly disappointing. But still, really awesome idea and really great photography.

(via comealongmisspond)


Jun 21

Jun 19

thedailywhat:

PROTIP of the Day: How to Eat Milk & Cookies Like a Boss


Jun 3

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May 30

artmonia:

Ghost Series by Jarek Kubicki


.:*・°☆.。100+ Free Indie Games .:*・°☆.。

rumikosan:

Indie games for my backlog ( ̄(エ) ̄)/. Feel free to check it out, it has screenshots too… I’ll try to update this and add more games in my free time.

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(via yamelcakes)


May 27

motherjones:

ellevish:

Their Instruments May Be Garbage, But the Music Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

In a Paraguay slum, a children’s orchestra makes do with what it’s got—with inspiring results.

These kids are awesome.

(via yamelcakes)


May 26
fuckeverythingbecomeapirate:

“Any ideas for the new park sculpture?”
“How about a giant, metallic octopus attacking a rook?”
“Perfect.”

fuckeverythingbecomeapirate:

“Any ideas for the new park sculpture?”

“How about a giant, metallic octopus attacking a rook?”

“Perfect.”

(via iwantmyhonorback)


May 15

bad-moon-moon:

If babies are ‘taught’ (allowed) to swim before they are six weeks old, they never lose the instincts they were born with that lets them hold their head above water and hold their breath when they need to. SCIENCE, man.

(via natinotes)


May 1

thedailywhat:

A New Perspective of the Day: The World’s Smallest Movie

Researchers at IBM have created the world’s smallest stop-motion animation by moving carbon monoxide molecules under a scanning tunneling microscope frame by frame.


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