Daniel Oberhaus

I report on (astro/nuclear/quantum) physics, artificial intelligence, space exploration, the future of energy, DIY tech/open source development, and the psychedelic renaissance. 

Weed

This Teen Made a DIY Device That Measures the Strength of Your Bong Hits

Bradley Moore explains how he generates the dankest of data.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.2.19
Monkey business

There’s a Growing Population of Wild Monkeys With a Deadly Herpes Virus in Florida

The risk that humans may contract the deadly herpes virus is low, but the number of monkeys with the virus is set to explode, increasing risk of contact.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.26.19
Big Bobis

This Guy Made a Facial Recognition Device for His Cat

Welcome to the cat surveillance state.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.5.19
open source

The Internet Was Built on the Free Labor of Open Source Developers. Is That Sustainable?

A look at the complicated business of funding open source software development.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.18.19
AI

Researchers Use AI to Discover Evidence of Unknown Human Ancestor In Our DNA

The research explains how a third ancient human ancestor bred with humans to produce the modern human genome.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.12.19
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Leaving Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Informed, Study Finds

When researchers measured the welfare of hundreds of people who left Facebook for a month, they found they were happier, less politically informed, more active in IRL activities, and less likely to go back to Facebook.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.31.19
Snoozefest

High Speed Internet Is Causing Widespread Sleep Deprivation, Study Finds

First of its kind study establishes causal link between broadband internet and sleep deprivation.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.21.19
Snoozefest

Researchers Can ‘See’ Your Memories While You Sleep

Researchers found that cueing new information during sleep improves memory of that information.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.21.19
black holes

Astronomers May Have Seen a Star Turn Into a Black Hole for the First Time

Last year astronomers witnessed an explosion like no other. Now astronomers are debating if what they witnessed was the exact moment a star became a black hole.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.14.19
Space

Astronomers Discover a Supermassive Black Hole Rotating At Half the Speed of Light

The astronomers took advantage of a fortuitous discovery to measure the rotation of a supermassive black hole with unprecedented accuracy.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.11.19
AI

This Guy Made a ‘Game Boy Supercomputer’ That Can Handle 1 Billion Frames Per Second

Teaching AI how to transfer knowledge from one game to another is a tricky task, but some clever hardware hacking offered a solution.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.21.18
AI

This AI Can Insert Your Selfie Into Famous Paintings

Digitally adding objects to photos is trivial, but AI researchers have struggled to replicate the same techniques with paintings.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.18
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