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The Robot Next Door
Photo credit: Nicolas Bigot
When you think of humans and robots commingling, it’s usually from a more apocalyptic or dystopian view, but rarely do we consider the possibility of both existing harmoniously in the humdrum of everyday life. Digital photographer Nicolas Bigot from Brittany, France wants to show us what the latter would look like in his “The Robot Next Door Project” series. Read more for additional pictures and information.

AI Neural Network Laborers Victorian England 1901
Denis Shiryaev is back again with another AI-upscaled video, and this time, it’s of laborers in Victorian England from 1901. Neural networks were used to upscale this footage from the dawn of film taken by Mitchell and Kenyon in North England. You’ll see how life took its toll on the people back then, and the grittier nature of their work in those days. Read moore for the video and additional information.

DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld
DJI’s Osmo Pocket Handheld Camera now comes bundled with a 32GB SanDisk microSD card and is perfect for vlogging, all for $279 shipped, today only, originally $352.11. You won’t need a tripod or other stabilization accessories, as DJI’s engineers developed a micro-scale manufacturing process to achieve the smallest 3-axis gimbal in company history. This miniaturized mechanical stabilization platform and brushless motor always deliver fine-tuned gimbal control accuracy, or in other words, ultra stable footage. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

A Trip Through Paris AI Neural Network
For those who have always wondered what it was like to visit Paris, France during the Belle Époque-era between the years of 1896-1900, this video is as close as you’ll get. Denis Shiryaev used AI-powered neural networks and software to boost the video to 60FPS, 4K resolution, and colorization with DeOldify NN. Read more for the video and additional information.

Mars Curiosity Descent Neural Network
Denis Shiryaev used modern machine-learning techniques to upscale Bard Canning’s incredible footage of the NASA Mars Curiosity descent footage that was originally uploaded on Sep 13, 2012. Weighing nearly 2,000 pounds, Curiosity is simply too large to land with standard airbags, so engineers devised a method that’s never been attempted before that involves a sky crane. Read more for the video and additional information.

AI Neural Network Moscow Tverskaya Street 1896
Denis Shiryaev specializes in using AI-powered neural networks to upscale historical footage, and his latest work is this short clip of Moscow, Tverskaya Street in 1896 that was originally captured by Charles Moisson from the Lumière company. The neural networks were used upscale to 60FPS, boost image resolution with ESRGAN (general dataset), resort video sharpness, remove blur, remove compression artifacts, and colorization. Read more for the video and additional information.

NASA Apollo 13 Moon 4K
NASA Goddard has just released a video that uses data gathered from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to recreate the incredible views of the Moon that Apollo 13 astronauts witnessed on their perilous journey around the farside in 1970. These visualizations, in 4K resolution, show many different views of the lunar surface, starting with earthset as well as sunrise and concluding with the time Apollo 13 reestablished radio contact with Mission Control. Read more for the video and additional information.

AI Trip Through New York 1911
Photo credit: Peta Pixel
Ever wonder what it was like roaming the streets of New York City back in 1911? Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern sent a team around the world to capture footage of well-known places during that time, including New York City. They managed to take footage of the Statue Of Liberty, Manhattan Bridge, Battery Park, the Flatiron Building, Madison Avenue, the elevated railway lines at Bowery and Worth Streets, different parts of Broadway, and more. Read more for a video showing an AI upscaled and colorized version.

Valley of Fire State Park iPhone 11 Pro
Valley of Fire State Park spans nearly 46,000 acres and is located 16 miles south of Overton, Nevada. Its name comes from the beautiful red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago, and look even more amazing when captured with a good camera. Apple wanted to show just how good the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera is for their latest “Shot on iPhone” segment. Read more for the video and additional information.

Tranquilizer Dart Slow Motion
We know that a tranquilizer gun is basically a non-lethal air gun often used for incapacitating targets with darts that sport a hypodermic needle tip boasting a solution that is either sedative, comatosing or paralytic. Once injected, it temporarily impairs the target’s physical function to a level that allows it to be approached and handled in an unresisting and thus safe manner. Read more to see how these darts work in super slow motion.