Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s the Golden Fleece Awards were given to government funded projects that some considered wasteful. However, it was found that some of these projects were anything but wasteful. Turned out that research on the sex life of screwworms saved the livestock industry billions of dollars.
Perhaps it is only an illusion, but the study of illusion seems to be making this OLDWorthy subject NEWWorthy again. In The Scientist, UC San Diego professor Stuart Anstis describes “How motion illusions trick the visual system, and what they can teach us about how our eyes and brains evolved.”
Text To Speech (TTS) has been around a long time. But when TTS gets noticed and used by the Library of Congress — online users can listen to new bills being read — that kind of makes TTS NEWWorthy again.
MIT Technology Review writes about the new (and NEWWorthy) Intel Optane drive, which can operate as much as 1,000 times faster than flash in hard drives. Initial Optane drives will be about 7 times faster than flash.