Futurism: Fun Website Lets You Simulate An Asteroid Impact In Your Hometown

Futurism: Fun Website Lets You Simulate An Asteroid Impact In Your Hometown. “First, you select the asteroid’s composition. Iron? Gold? Stone? Have fun with it — the space rock, as they say, is your oyster! You then pick its diameter, which can range from a relatively tiny three feet to a honkin’ mile-wide big boi. Finally, you pick that asteroid’s speed and angle, and voilà: the site will provide extremely precise estimates of death and destruction…”

Johns Hopkins University: New Project Will Lay Groundwork For Open Access To Massive Windfarm Simulations

Johns Hopkins University: New Project Will Lay Groundwork For Open Access To Massive Windfarm Simulations. “Dennice Gayme, an associate professor in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Charles Meneveau, the Louis M. Sardella Professor in Mechanical Engineering at WSE, have started a new project to create a public database of windfarm simulations, which will allow anyone with an internet connection to easily access and analyze the data in order to conduct research, generate knowledge, and evaluate models or wind field data to be used in wind farm planning or development projects.”

VentureBeat: What 1000-X faster simulation means for digital twins

I’m seeing the term “digital twin” a lot, so I went looking for a good explainer article. This particular article focuses more physics, but I’ve seen the digital twin concept used for optimizing a ski resort’s busy season and improve business and manufacturing processes. VentureBeat: What 1000-X faster simulation means for digital twins. “A digital twin is a virtual representation of an object or system that spans its lifecycle, is updated from real-time data, and uses simulation, machine learning, and reasoning to help decision-making. Connected sensors on the physical asset collect data that can be mapped onto the virtual model.”

Newswise: Researchers to create new “breathing” lung model to study illnesses like COVID-19

Newswise: Researchers to create new “breathing” lung model to study illnesses like COVID-19. “An interdisciplinary team of researchers from McMaster and SickKids are developing a cutting-edge lung model that can better respond to viruses and drug treatments, giving scientists a tool to advance research in lung conditions like COVID-19, cystic fibrosis and allergens for asthma and air pollution.”

The Next Web: New AI project captures Jane Austen’s thoughts on social media

The Next Web: New AI project captures Jane Austen’s thoughts on social media. “The project — called AI|Writer — uses OpenAI’s new text generator API to create simulated conversations with virtual historical figures. The system first works out the purpose of the message and the intended recipient by searching for patterns in the text. It then uses the API‘s internal knowledge of that person to guess how they would respond in their written voice.”