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DIY Raspberry Pi-Powered BMO Adventure Time Console @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi Adafruit Industries Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! [Video]

Here’s a DIY build for Be MOre, the sentient video game from Adventure Time. The project comes from Maker Lazuardi Rinaldi, an Electrical & Computer Engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Here’s more from the Raspberry Pi Foundation:

You can recreate this project with whatever parts you have to hand, as the build-guide is open-ended, but Lazuardi lovingly built his using Raspberry Pi…. The ‘real’ BMO can do pretty much anything from making toast to playing detective, but this one was built especially to play RetroPie games on Raspberry Pi. So it’s even better than the original. Maybe.

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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPythonto learn …

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Be Better: How Communication Catalyzes Business Transformation [Video]

Great leaders, says Stanford GSB lecturer in management Robert Siegel, are “really good at managing the narrative.” In this episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, Siegel sits down with Matt Abrahams to discuss the importance of effective communication in helping businesses adapt and transform.He also talks about his new book The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical. “Being a great communicator is critical in your written communication [and] in your verbal communication in a world that’s increasingly connected,” Siegel says. “Because there’s so much input for everybody, you want to kind of control and shape the messages that get out there.”Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford Graduate School of Business. Each episode provides concrete, easy-to-implement tools and techniques to help you hone and enhance your communication skills.

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Rediet Abebe: The Ethiopian-born Computer Scientist Whos Using Artificial Intelligence For Social Good [Video]

Rediet Abebe is an Ethiopian-born Computer Scientist who specializes in Artificial Intelligence. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Junior Fellow (2019-22) at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Abebe became the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in the United States []

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Yiaho Zheng, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, innovates in the area of biomedical manufacturing and medical devices. Using applied science, engineering, and technology to advance manufacturing in the healthcare industry, he looks at how plaque builds up in arteries, causing cardiovascular disease, and how blood clots in the brain can cause strokes; he is discovering ways to improve patient outcomes for each. He credits the integration of state-of-the-art facilities with experimental investigation as the key to research that informs both fundamental science and industrial application. Learn more: https://medmain.wpi.edu/.

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🔹🔹🔹Register NOW to get FREE access to upcoming Synchrony 2021: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/iGcWjln 🔹🔹🔹 The effects of infection and inflammation on neurological disorders have previously been noted. For example, a subset of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit temporary but considerable improvements of their behavioral symptoms during episodes of fever, a sign of systemic inflammation.However, a mechanistic understanding of how fever-associated immune responses translate into behavioral relief—both at the molecular and neural level—is lacking.We show that the social behavioral deficits in offspring exposed to maternal immune activation can be temporarily rescued by the inflammatory response elicited by the administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). This behavioral rescue was accompanied by a reduction in neural activity in the primary somatosensory cortex dysgranular zone (S1DZ), the hyperactivity of which has previously been implicated in the manifestation of behavioral phenotypes associated with offspring exposed to MIA. We also show that both the behavioral rescue and the reduction in neural activity is mediated through the expression of IL-17 receptor subunit a (IL-17Ra) in the neurons of the S1DZ.These results suggest that inflammation can be harnessed to mitigate symptoms associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.Jun Huh, Ph.D. is a Speaker at Department of Immunology Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huh obtained his PhD from the California Institute of Technology and conducted his postdoctoral work at NYU School of Medicine as a recipient of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Fellowship. He received the NIH Pathway to Independence Award and the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research. Dr. Huh was named a 2015 Searle Scholar and a 2016 Pew Scholar. In 2019, Dr. Huh was selected as an investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Dr. Huh’s laboratory studies mechanisms by which maternal inflammation leads to neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring. In mice, pregnant females infected with viruses give birth to offspring that exhibit behavioral phenotypes that resemble the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and/or schizophrenia. His lab has shown that the bacterial community in the maternal gut plays an essential role in this model by promoting the differentiation of Th17 cells. Dr. Huh is also interested in identifying host- and bacteria-derived factors that regulate inflammation in the mammalian gut.#immunity #inflammation #braindevelopment #neuroscience #prenatal #immunesystemThis talk was part of Synchrony 2020 Online Symposium - 'From Bench to Biopharma', organised in partnership with UC Davis MIND Institute and CalTech.For more Synchrony 2020 talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDtO9h17tcWcRGZHOgtNG9YMJ7BJkO6VR🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠Synchrony https://synchronysymposium.com/ is the first and only international symposium on translational research in #autism, that brings together academia, #biotech, pharmaceutical companies and #venture partners from around the world with the mission to improve health and quality of life of people with #autismspectrumdisorder🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠The BRAIN Foundation https://brainfoundation.org/ is a 501c(3) non-profit. The founders of BRAIN envision a world where every child and adult on the autism spectrum is healthy, participates fully in education and employment, and has a better quality of life. It aims to catalyze research that results in evidence-based interventions for the disabilities associated with autism, and also results in better medical standard of care. To accomplish this, it funds impactful research through #philanthropy and our network of partners in the venture, corporate, and grassroots community.