Category Archives: PRESENTED BY MY TRANSLATION SERVICES

coronavirus: MOUSETRAPS AND PING-PONG BALLS DEMONSTRATE WHY SOCIAL DISTANCING WORKS

A video from the Ohio Department of Health shows a minefield of mousetraps and table tennis balls, row upon row, that turn into a predictable maelstrom of flying debris once a bouncing ball tumbles into view.

It’s also a metaphor for the menacing spread of the coronavirus, where just one person interacting with others can produce a chain reaction of devastating consequences.

Read more:

Chordify presents new beattracking algorithm

…This year we present our research concerning semi-automatic enhancement of beat tracking. This is the perfect challenge for us, because we’re always looking for ways to improve of our algorithm.   

A short explanation: to allow our users to change chords at the right moment we need an exact timestamp of the beat in an audio recording; and we do that by … exactly: tapping to the beat…

Read more:

A Gorgeous Video of evolving resistance to antibiotics

THIS TIME-LAPSE IS one of the most compelling—and unsettling—visualizations of evolution we’ve ever seen. The overhead footage depicts a strain of the gut bacterium E. coli evolving to be 1,000 times more resistant to an antibiotic in a matter of 11 days, starkly visualizing the speed with which diseases can adapt to the drugs we throw their way.

Read more: