One of the most poignant indicators of needing assistance is a physical showing of pain. A team from University of Oulu in Finland has published a technical report that claims the ability to recognize when someone is in pain. By training their algorithm on videos of more than 120 people in pain, the researchers were able to automatically identify pain on a 16-level scale.
Twenty seconds. That's how far into this short teaser for Shadows In The Grass, a new indie sci-fi short film currently in production, that it took to win me over. Just look at the design of the futuristic space station and tell me it doesn't evoke Don Davis's awe-inspiring 1970s Toroidal space colony art for NASA, Kubrick's 2001, or maybe even the newer dystopian TV series The 100 (in a good way).
Scarface is dead. Not the ruthless drug kingpin of pop culture fame, but the beloved grizzly of Yellowstone, who was a favorite among parkgoers. The aged bruin—he was 25 years old—was illegally shot by a hunter just outside the park boundary near Gardiner, Montana late last year. Grizzly bears are protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and are off limits to hunting.