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NOAA flies missions during the closure to improve climate models

photo:: Getty In the past week alone, Xinrong Ren has made four flights. However, he is actually not going anywhere. Ren is a senior scientist at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Maryland. Since February, he has been climbing a sky as part of a federal research project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

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The furry internet drama raises big questions about artificial intelligence

Much of the fun of internet drama comes from its light-heartedness, but sometimes an online shit festival suggests something bigger. The AI-powered furry art page last week thisfursonadoesnotexist did just that, lighting a fandom firestorm while highlighting an important debate about digital art. T.The algorithm rained on more than 55,000 images pulled (without permission) from a furry art forum, and …

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Back in black and faster than ever

photo:: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo) I’ve always appreciated something about powerful devices that can hide their power levels. I’m talking about things like the Volkswagen Phaeton W12, which essentially had the same engine as an eye-catching Bentley Continental (minus a couple of turbos), but in a car that looked like a VW. In short, devices that appear normal, but can compete …

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Grab a speaker that works over 30% cheaper in the wet

The products presented here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce. If you buy something through links on our website, Mashable can earn a partner commission. Take the party one step higher. Picture: Speaqua With StackCommerceMashable shopping2020-05-15 09:00:00 UTC TL; DR: Starting May 15, you can save up to 35% on a waterproof Barnacle and Bluetooth speaker and cut the …

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The last Airbender episodes streamed on Netflix

There are two types of people in the world: those you can ride or die for Avatar: The last airbender and those who are wrong. The great Nickelodeon series is finally back on Netflix after years without a streaming subscription (no doubt a hype for the promised live action series). Before you start with your 872.374. Starting new clock and …

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