Make a 3D model of your face from a single photo with this AI tool

Bored? Of course you are, it’s Monday. So why not use this little AI-powered tool to turn a photo of your face into a 3D model, then idly spin it round, pondering exactly how and when super-intelligent robots will liquidate your body and replace you with a perfect 3D-printed simulacra. Okay, so that’s probably not what’s going to happen here, as this widget is the result of some normal research from The University of Nottingham and Kingston University in the UK. (Although, that’s exactly what super-intelligent robots would want you to think.) As the researchers note in a recent paper describing their work, “3D face reconstruction is a fundamental computer vision problem of extraordinary difficulty.” You usually need multiple pictures of the same face from different angles in order to map every contour. But, by feeding a bunch of photographs and corresponding 3D models into a neural network, the researchers were able to teach an AI system how to quickly extrapolate the shape of a face from a single photo. Being able to create 3D models of faces like this could have all sorts of applications in the digital world: from 3D avatars for video games, to warping your face in an augment...

Προσφορά: Βρείτε τα πιο καυτά κουπόνια από το Banggood για φθηνές αγορές ΧΩΡΙΣ τελωνείο

Ευκαιρία ν’ ανανεώσω σήμερα την λίστα με τα κουπόνια από Banggood, με μόλις 560 νέα κουπόνια! Εννοείται ότι σαν τρόπο αποστολής διαλέγετε Priority Direct Post. Εσείς ή κοιτάτε ολόκληρη την λίστα ή ακριβώς πριν τον πίνακα, δεξιά έχει ένα πλαίσιο που λέει Αναζήτηση. Εκεί γράφετε αυτό που ψάχνεται και ενώ το πληκτρολογείται, εσείς θα δείτε μόνο το σχετικό κουπόνι! Δοκιμάστε το! Στην περίπτωση που δεν βρίσκεται κάτι, αφήστε μου μήνυμα να ψάξω να σας το βρω…. Εσείς πάντως μην ξεχάσετε να γραφτείτε στις ειδοποιήσεις μας , ώστε να ενημερωθείτε πρώτοι ή να κάνετε Like & Share την σελίδα μας στο Facebook. Μπορείτε επίσης να γραφτείτε και στο κανάλι μας στο  Youtube, όπου μπορείτε να βρείτε πάρα πολλές παρουσιάσεις που έχουμε κάνει! Καλησπερα , εχουμε κουπονια , για ΙΠ καμερες , Max 3 κινητο? https://ad.admitad.com/g/e8f129b05efdc1efdcca6213826a88/?ulp=https%3A%2F%2Fm.banggood.com%2FXiaomi-Mi-Max-3-Global-Version-6_9-inch-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Snapdragon-636-4G-Smartphone-p-1344226.html με το κουπόνι 11BGM3G2 παίρνεις το Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Global Version 6.9 inch 4GB RAM 64GB ROM για $242.99 Ο κωδικός για το Xiaomi Mi A2 Global Version 4GB RAM 64GB δεν γίνεται δεκτός. Μήπως θα μπορούσε να ανα...

Juul Labs Inc., the controversial e-cigarette maker, is exploring plans to open its own U.S. retail

Juul Labs Inc., the controversial e-cigarette maker, is exploring plans to open its own U.S. retail shops, looking to capitalize on its early dominance of the American market, according to people familiar with the matter. The company hasn’t made a final decision on whether to open its own U.S. stores, which would admit only adults, but has already hired some staff for potential locations in Dallas and Houston, according to one of the people. The Food and Drug Administration, which says sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors are appealing to teens, has proposed retail restrictions that would essentially prohibit convenience stores and gas stations from selling e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco, mint and menthol. Juul plans to sell only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors in any U.S. stores it opens, the person said. Juul, which also sells its vaping devices online, now commands about 75% of the U.S. retail market tracked by Nielsen, according to Wells Fargo. It is sold in more than 100,000 stores nationwide, including 7-Eleven, Circle K and many gas stations. Running its own storefronts would allow Juul to gain sales insights that could be applied at other retailers and to test...

Memphis City Council now considering ban on plastic bags

Council member Berlin Boyd said the revised ordinance aims to get around a new state law limiting cities’ regulations of food containers. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Many cities across the country consider banning the use of plastic bags. Here are a few facts about the impact the bags have on the environment. Statesman Journal Key members of the Memphis City Council have dropped the idea of imposing a plastic bag fee, and are now proposing an outright ban on many plastic bags used at store checkouts.  The ban would sidestep a new Tennessee law intended to stop local governments from regulating plastic bags and other food containers.  The ban proposal is sponsored by council members Berlin Boyd and Kemp Conrad. It would impose a $50 fine for every use of a single-use plastic checkout bag at a retail establishments.  Boyd said plastic bags are a big drain on the local economy, since the government has to spend millions of dollars to get rid of them. In April, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a law that aimed to stop Memphis and other cities from regulating disposable contai...

In the not-so-distant future, “synbio” could lead to global catastrophe—maybe

The H5N1 flu strain makes SARS and swine flu look almost cuddly. But though it kills higher percentages of infected patients than even Ebola, this ghastly flu variant claimed just five human lives over the past three years. Happily, it’s barely contagious amongst humans. In 2011, two separate research teams—one in Holland, the other in Wisconsin—set out to repair this “defect” in H5N1. By carefully manipulating the bug’s genome, they soon had something just as lethal as the classic edition, but also wildly contagious. And if it escaped the lab, scientists believed it “would trigger an influenza pandemic, quite possibly with many millions of deaths,” according to the news arm of one of the world’s top academic journals, Science. For his part, the head of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, Dr. Paul Keim, said, “I can’t think of another pathogenic organism that is as scary as this one.” An anthrax expert, Keim added, “I don’t think anthrax is scary at all compared to this.” 2011 was an ancient year in the brief history of synthetic biology, or synbio. Our H5N1 researchers were almost uniquely equipped and qualified for their deeds back then. But techn...

What is a vape pen and how do vape pens work? (Graphic illustration)

When cannabis is heated to temperatures between 300-450 degrees Fahrenheit, cannabinoids like psychoactive THC (and myriad other compounds) take flight, volatilizing into tiny airborne droplets that form an aerosol we call smoke or “vapor.” Vape pens accomplish this basic marijuana math using a battery-powered heating element to cook cannabis oil that is typically mixed with a substance like propylene glycol to decrease viscosity. The first modern vape pen — crafted by Chinese pharmacist and inventor Hon Lik, whose patents are now owned and litigation-backed by Imperial Tobacco — actually vaporizes liquid into a gaseous state using high-frequency ultrasonic vibration. If that seems hard to wrap your head around, it totally is, which is one reason other vape pens just use a simple heater to approximate that patented vaporization idea. The cannabis oil holder is usually called a tank if refillable, or cartridge if it’s intended for single-use. It’s also typically combined with the atomizer as a single unit. Tanks are usually polycarbonate plastic, but glass and stainless steel tanks can also be found. The little heater in a vape pen is called an atomizer. Fancier versions are call...

Cable Tray Market by Size | Growth | Analysis | Trends, and Forecasts to 2019-2025

MarketResearchNest.com presents “Global Cable Tray Market Insights, Forecast to 2025” new Research to its studies database. The records spread across 114 with more than one tables and figures in it. This comprehensive Cable Tray research report includes a brief on these trends that can help the businesses operating in the industry to understand the market and strategize for their business expansion accordingly. The research report analyzes the market size, industry share, growth, key segments, CAGR and key drivers. Cable trays are a safe and feasible solution for supporting requirements of electric power, signal, control, instrumentation, and communication cables. These are available in numerous styles and sizes and are considered highly useful in conditions when possibility of changes in wiring systems is expected. New cables can be installed by laying them in the tray, instead of pulling them through a pipe. Cable tray wiring systems are preferred over equivalent conduit wiring systems in terms of safety, dependability, space, and cost. The global market for cable trays is characterized by supply of cable trays that have good tensile strength and heavy load carrying capacity....

FTTH NL: Digitale Stad to go ahead with Rivierenland roll-out

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21 Projects Where Kengo Kuma (Re)Uses Materials in Unusual Ways

Kengo Kuma uses materials to connect with the local context and the users of his projects. The textures and elementary forms of constructive systems, materials, and products, are exhibited and used in favor of the architectural concept, giving value to the functions that will be carried out in each building.From showcases made with ceramic tiles to the sifted light created by expanded metal panels, passing through an ethereal polyester coating, Kuma understands the material as an essential component that can make a difference in architecture from the design stages. Next, we present 21 projects where Kengo Kuma masterfully uses construction materials. Located along the waterfront in the city of Dundee, Scotland, this museum appears as a petrified ship. Kuma has created a façade composed of multiple horizontal layers of precast concrete, delivering an interesting play of light and shadow from a distance, and a delicate texture when approaching. In this shoe store, the architect takes advantage of the elementary form of the ceramic pieces to create all the elements that the space needs to work: walls, shelves, the staff counter, and the customers’ bench. Each piece is simple,...

Rummaging in the IMTS Tool Box for Tooling Solutions

Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. One thing remains clear about IMTS 2018: Solutions to virtually every conceivable tool holding or workholding challenge could be found, if visitors to the exposition took the time to walk aisle after aisle in search the latest advanced technology, whether in the supplier’s booth or at work on machines in builder booths. With leadtimes stretching out for machines, suppliers of much needed tooling and fixturing find themselves in the enviable position of being in demand to tool up new machines, as well as legacy equipment, to meet the resurgent manufacturing market. Yes, the economy continues to be good, job shops and production contract manufacturers order books are bulging, and there is a nagging need for a qualified and skilled workforce. A walk through the Tooling and Workholding Pavilion was eye opening and rewarding. Here are some examples why that was a walk well worth taking. “Engineering solutions and customer products go hand in hand,” said Rob Keenan, president, Seco Tools LLC (Troy, MI). “We’ve scanned the world for the Best in Cla...

Global Jewelry Market 2019 Industry Insights mplayers

The new research Report from Jewelry Market Research offers an exclusive research study of the Jewelry market based on our honest, accurate, and complete analysis to help you grow your business beyond expectations. The Report Aims to Provide a comprehensive Overview of the Jewelry Report with Overall Segmentation, Top Trends, market size, industry status and forecast, growth opportunity, Competitive Players, and Geological Region Outlook till 2024. Global Jewelry market competition by Professional Key players, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including:  “Aftercoolers are heat exchangers that remove the heat from compressed air. The most common compressor aftercoolers use much cooler ambient air or cool water to remove the heat, which is also effective in removing moisture from compressed air..” Get Sample PDF of Report with Your Corporate E-mail [email protected] https://www.360researchreports.com/enquiry/request-sample/13112043 This report focuses on the Aftercoolers in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market bas...

Summer Travel Guide: Must-Have Gadgets and Accessories for Jetsetters

Summer is (almost) here, and hopefully you bought those plane tickets a long, long time ago. But there’s still time to buy last minute gadgets and accessories that will ensure you travel in style and (ideally) stress-free. If you’ve walked around the San Francisco Bay Area even once in the last few years, chances are, you’ve seen someone wearing Allbirds sneakers. The most familiar model is the lace-up Wool Runners, but lace-up isn’t always the most convenient for travel—especially when having to slip shoes on and off quickly at TSA checkpoints. Enter the Wool Lounger, a newer slip-on option for men and women, made from the same Allbirds’s signature wool material. The casual shoes are light, breathable, water-resistant, machine-washable, and designed for comfort with a padded insole. SRP: $95. For something a bit more sophisticated in case you have a business meeting or more formal plans straight off the plane, Nashville-based shoemaker Nisolo has a number of options for both men and women—notably the Travel Derby oxfords, sporting a soft suede exterior and XL Extralight soles, made from closed-cell foam touted to be waterproof and anti-microbial with a natural shock absorber fo...