GLOBAL GUNDAM GROUP TO DELIVER MOVING RX-78 by 2019
So, let’s say it’s the year 2020. Randomly, giant kaiju attack. Tanks are useless. Missles are ineffective. Drones are swatted. It’s clearly the end for us all. You know what would really come in handy? Yes, otaku. Yes. A 3 story functioning Gundam fighting robot. Okay, well, maybe not flying. But badass movement and maybe even some punching and running. That is sure to at least give a kaiju some pause. 
This scenario may actually happen. Well, the functioning Gundam part. No guarantees about the giant kaiju. Sorry.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Gundam, and to celebrate, the Japan-based group plans to deliver a moving 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam model to the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. 
The group is judging contributions from around the world to make this happen. So, if you’re a master Gundam modeler, or, I guess, an underemployed weapons engineer, you can apply now.
Applications are now being accepted for two categories: REAL, where applicants will be required to physically move an 18 meter Gundam statue, and VIRTUAL, where applicants will move the Gundam via virtual modeling. When the master plan is determined, which should be in the fall of 2016, it will be a combined plan based on winning submissions.
We’re sure that the reveal ceremony will be in the grand tradition of Gundam, meaning, 4 hours of dialogue and 30 minutes of awesome action, but that’s likely to be a great reveal day. 
The group is open to ideas to make this happen. So, if you’ve got the skills, they’ve got the resources and materials. Visit their website for more information!
Zoom Info
GLOBAL GUNDAM GROUP TO DELIVER MOVING RX-78 by 2019
So, let’s say it’s the year 2020. Randomly, giant kaiju attack. Tanks are useless. Missles are ineffective. Drones are swatted. It’s clearly the end for us all. You know what would really come in handy? Yes, otaku. Yes. A 3 story functioning Gundam fighting robot. Okay, well, maybe not flying. But badass movement and maybe even some punching and running. That is sure to at least give a kaiju some pause. 
This scenario may actually happen. Well, the functioning Gundam part. No guarantees about the giant kaiju. Sorry.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Gundam, and to celebrate, the Japan-based group plans to deliver a moving 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam model to the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. 
The group is judging contributions from around the world to make this happen. So, if you’re a master Gundam modeler, or, I guess, an underemployed weapons engineer, you can apply now.
Applications are now being accepted for two categories: REAL, where applicants will be required to physically move an 18 meter Gundam statue, and VIRTUAL, where applicants will move the Gundam via virtual modeling. When the master plan is determined, which should be in the fall of 2016, it will be a combined plan based on winning submissions.
We’re sure that the reveal ceremony will be in the grand tradition of Gundam, meaning, 4 hours of dialogue and 30 minutes of awesome action, but that’s likely to be a great reveal day. 
The group is open to ideas to make this happen. So, if you’ve got the skills, they’ve got the resources and materials. Visit their website for more information!
Zoom Info
GLOBAL GUNDAM GROUP TO DELIVER MOVING RX-78 by 2019
So, let’s say it’s the year 2020. Randomly, giant kaiju attack. Tanks are useless. Missles are ineffective. Drones are swatted. It’s clearly the end for us all. You know what would really come in handy? Yes, otaku. Yes. A 3 story functioning Gundam fighting robot. Okay, well, maybe not flying. But badass movement and maybe even some punching and running. That is sure to at least give a kaiju some pause. 
This scenario may actually happen. Well, the functioning Gundam part. No guarantees about the giant kaiju. Sorry.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Gundam, and to celebrate, the Japan-based group plans to deliver a moving 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam model to the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. 
The group is judging contributions from around the world to make this happen. So, if you’re a master Gundam modeler, or, I guess, an underemployed weapons engineer, you can apply now.
Applications are now being accepted for two categories: REAL, where applicants will be required to physically move an 18 meter Gundam statue, and VIRTUAL, where applicants will move the Gundam via virtual modeling. When the master plan is determined, which should be in the fall of 2016, it will be a combined plan based on winning submissions.
We’re sure that the reveal ceremony will be in the grand tradition of Gundam, meaning, 4 hours of dialogue and 30 minutes of awesome action, but that’s likely to be a great reveal day. 
The group is open to ideas to make this happen. So, if you’ve got the skills, they’ve got the resources and materials. Visit their website for more information!
Zoom Info
GLOBAL GUNDAM GROUP TO DELIVER MOVING RX-78 by 2019
So, let’s say it’s the year 2020. Randomly, giant kaiju attack. Tanks are useless. Missles are ineffective. Drones are swatted. It’s clearly the end for us all. You know what would really come in handy? Yes, otaku. Yes. A 3 story functioning Gundam fighting robot. Okay, well, maybe not flying. But badass movement and maybe even some punching and running. That is sure to at least give a kaiju some pause. 
This scenario may actually happen. Well, the functioning Gundam part. No guarantees about the giant kaiju. Sorry.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Gundam, and to celebrate, the Japan-based group plans to deliver a moving 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam model to the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. 
The group is judging contributions from around the world to make this happen. So, if you’re a master Gundam modeler, or, I guess, an underemployed weapons engineer, you can apply now.
Applications are now being accepted for two categories: REAL, where applicants will be required to physically move an 18 meter Gundam statue, and VIRTUAL, where applicants will move the Gundam via virtual modeling. When the master plan is determined, which should be in the fall of 2016, it will be a combined plan based on winning submissions.
We’re sure that the reveal ceremony will be in the grand tradition of Gundam, meaning, 4 hours of dialogue and 30 minutes of awesome action, but that’s likely to be a great reveal day. 
The group is open to ideas to make this happen. So, if you’ve got the skills, they’ve got the resources and materials. Visit their website for more information!
Zoom Info

GLOBAL GUNDAM GROUP TO DELIVER MOVING RX-78 by 2019

So, let’s say it’s the year 2020. Randomly, giant kaiju attack. Tanks are useless. Missles are ineffective. Drones are swatted. It’s clearly the end for us all. You know what would really come in handy? Yes, otaku. Yes. A 3 story functioning Gundam fighting robot. Okay, well, maybe not flying. But badass movement and maybe even some punching and running. That is sure to at least give a kaiju some pause. 

This scenario may actually happen. Well, the functioning Gundam part. No guarantees about the giant kaiju. Sorry.

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Gundam, and to celebrate, the Japan-based group plans to deliver a moving 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam model to the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. 

The group is judging contributions from around the world to make this happen. So, if you’re a master Gundam modeler, or, I guess, an underemployed weapons engineer, you can apply now.

Applications are now being accepted for two categories: REAL, where applicants will be required to physically move an 18 meter Gundam statue, and VIRTUAL, where applicants will move the Gundam via virtual modeling. When the master plan is determined, which should be in the fall of 2016, it will be a combined plan based on winning submissions.

We’re sure that the reveal ceremony will be in the grand tradition of Gundam, meaning, 4 hours of dialogue and 30 minutes of awesome action, but that’s likely to be a great reveal day. 

The group is open to ideas to make this happen. So, if you’ve got the skills, they’ve got the resources and materials. Visit their website for more information!


This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a variety of intriguing cosmic phenomena.
Surrounded by bright stars, towards the upper middle of the frame we see a small, young stellar object (YSO) known as SSTC2D J033038.2+303212. Located in the constellation of Perseus, this star is in the early stages of its life and is still forming into a fully grown star. In this view from Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) it appears to have a murky chimney of material emanating outwards and downwards, framed by bright bursts of gas flowing from the star itself. This fledgling star is actually surrounded by a bright disc of material swirling around it as it forms — a disc that we see edge-on from our perspective.
However, this small bright speck is dwarfed by its cosmic neighbour towards the bottom of the frame, a clump of bright, wispy gas swirling around as it appears to spew dark material out into space. The bright cloud is a reflection nebula known as [B77] 63, a cloud of interstellar gas that is reflecting light from the stars embedded within it. There are actually a number of bright stars within [B77] 63, most notably the emission-line star LkHA 326, and its very near neighbour LZK 18.
These stars are lighting up the surrounding gas and sculpting it into the wispy shape seen in this image. However, the most dramatic part of the image seems to be a dark stream of smoke piling outwards from [B77] 63 and its stars — a dark nebula called Dobashi 4173. Dark nebulae are incredibly dense clouds of pitch-dark material that obscure the patches of sky behind them, seemingly creating great rips and eerily empty chunks of sky. The stars speckled on top of this extreme blackness actually lie between us and Dobashi 4173.
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1434a

via astrodidact

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a variety of intriguing cosmic phenomena.

Surrounded by bright stars, towards the upper middle of the frame we see a small, young stellar object (YSO) known as SSTC2D J033038.2+303212. Located in the constellation of Perseus, this star is in the early stages of its life and is still forming into a fully grown star. In this view from Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) it appears to have a murky chimney of material emanating outwards and downwards, framed by bright bursts of gas flowing from the star itself. This fledgling star is actually surrounded by a bright disc of material swirling around it as it forms — a disc that we see edge-on from our perspective.

However, this small bright speck is dwarfed by its cosmic neighbour towards the bottom of the frame, a clump of bright, wispy gas swirling around as it appears to spew dark material out into space. The bright cloud is a reflection nebula known as [B77] 63, a cloud of interstellar gas that is reflecting light from the stars embedded within it. There are actually a number of bright stars within [B77] 63, most notably the emission-line star LkHA 326, and its very near neighbour LZK 18.

These stars are lighting up the surrounding gas and sculpting it into the wispy shape seen in this image. However, the most dramatic part of the image seems to be a dark stream of smoke piling outwards from [B77] 63 and its stars — a dark nebula called Dobashi 4173. Dark nebulae are incredibly dense clouds of pitch-dark material that obscure the patches of sky behind them, seemingly creating great rips and eerily empty chunks of sky. The stars speckled on top of this extreme blackness actually lie between us and Dobashi 4173.

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1434a

via astrodidact

emergentfutures:

Human workers report feeling most productive when led by artificial intelligence


Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab found that teams of human workers were at their happiest and most productive when their tasks were directed by robotic artificial intelligence.
Recognizing the value proposition provided by automated workers, the team, led by CSAIL student Matthew Gombolay, approached their research with the goal of harnessing a machine’s efficiency while still making use of human labor.


Full Story: PBS

emergentfutures:

Human workers report feeling most productive when led by artificial intelligence

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab found that teams of human workers were at their happiest and most productive when their tasks were directed by robotic artificial intelligence.

Recognizing the value proposition provided by automated workers, the team, led by CSAIL student Matthew Gombolay, approached their research with the goal of harnessing a machine’s efficiency while still making use of human labor.

Full Story: PBS