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INTERESTING STUFF – 6 April 2019

KITTEN ACADEMY LIVE STREAM

Is there anything better than a whole mess of baby animals. Try this – a 24/7 life stream.

There is more about the kitten academy at the youtube page.

THE GREAT GREEN WALL

TGB reader Linda Burdick sent this video – a sensationally important idea that science might be able to replicate to fit other kinds of climate in the world.

There is a fuller story at Daily Kos.

SNIFFING OUT WILDLIFE CRIME

From the Youtube page:

”At this very moment, with their noses to the ground, four-legged heroes are actively defending our planet. With keen olfactory systems and an ability to read human behavior, dogs are not only [wo]man’s best friends—they’re indefatigable allies in the fight for conservation.

“Based in Montana, Working Dogs for Conservation trains rescue dogs to sleuth out everything from illegal poaching to invasive species.”

BOSTON DYNAMICS NEWEST ROBOT

How soon will they replace all the warehouse workers? Take a look:

Here's the bad news from Technology Review:

”Although the technology is impressive, we’re still a long way from it being deployed in an actual warehouse, especially around humans. That would involve a level of complexity that robots haven’t yet mastered.

“And while the Boston Dynamics videos are always fun, they’re not quite as effortless as they seem. Each one is created with carefully pre-programmed movements and will take many, many takes to get right before it’s shared.”

A HOBBIT HOUSE IN WALES

No explanation needed. Just take a look:

PIT BULL PUPPY REACTING TO THE LION KING

From the YouTube page:

”So Hannah and I were watching the Lion King while Luna played wildly with her toys. But right as Mufasa falls to his death, she stops and turns to the TV to watch.

“To see her crying at the TV was the sweetest thing I think I’ve ever seen. She even lays down right after Simba lays with his dad.

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Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.

You are all encouraged to submit items for inclusion. Just click “Contact” at the top of any Time Goes By page to send them. I'm sorry that I won't have time to acknowledge receipt and there is no guarantee of publication. But when I do include them, you will be credited and I will link to your blog.



Comments

I'm not crazy about robots in warehouses. It just means more job losses for a demographic that isn't won't ever become an entrepreneur or a techie etc. They are pretty interesting and could/can do jobs that could be injurious or fatal to humans and that's a good thing.

I love the hobbit house Wales. A work of art and a "magical" way to live, after a lot of hard work though. Good for them.

That kitten cam is one gif adorable time sink! If I sat and watched it all day I might have no blood pressure problems ever. And Luna the pit bull puppy watching The Lion King almost brought me to tears.

As far as the hobbit house -- sign me up! If I had nothing tying me where to I am I would start working on a way to join them right now. Great day for Interesting Stuff -- thank you Ronni!

Some really interesting things this week! Hard for me to get the feels about robotics, but that Green Belt, the Working Dogs, the Hobbit House, and the pitbull relating to Simba were all very good stuff! Thank you for sharing!

Happy birthday, Ronni. Hugs.

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