What We Love This Week, Volume LVIII

March 28, 2014
Game Of Thrones Charts Family

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Charts That Only Game Of Thrones Fans Will Understand

Game Of Thrones Charts Trust

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In case you missed it, it’s only a matter of DAYS until Season 4 of George R.R. Martin’s much-acclaimed “Game Of Thrones” hits the TV and computer screens of HBO subscribers and internet pirates alike. If you’re anything like us, this means that you’ve got a lot of recapping to do between now and April 7th. Want some help? Check out Design Taxi’s fantastic spread of “Game Of Thrones” charts that are as fun as they are informative.

Game Of Thrones Charts Cause Of Death

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15 Shocking Photos Of The Mile-Wide Washington Mudslide

March 27, 2014

On Saturday, March 23, the hillside across from the small Washington town of Oso gave way to nature’s unstoppable demands. A startling 15 million cubic yards of clay, mud, trees and dirt let loose, crossing the Stillaguamish River and destroying any home, car or building that stood in its path, eventually covering state Highway 530.

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Our Drone Future

March 27, 2014

From Alex Cornell: Our Drone Future explores the technology, capability, and purpose of drones, as their presence becomes an increasingly pervasive reality in the skies of tomorrow.

In the near future, cities use semi-autonomous drones for urban security. Human officers monitor drone feeds remotely, and data reports are displayed with a detailed HUD and communicated via a simulated human voice (designed to mitigate discomfort with sentient drone technology). While the drones operate independently, they are “guided” by the human monitors, who can suggest alternate mission plans and ask questions.

Specializing in predictive analysis, the security drones can retask themselves to investigate potential threats. As shown in this video, an urban security drone surveys San Francisco’s landmarks and encounters fierce civilian resistance.