Claude Monet • Water Lilies 1917
Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognize faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space.
The result is an AI bot named ClaRAN that scans images taken by radio telescopes.
Its job is to spot radio galaxies – galaxies that emit powerful radio jets from supermassive black holes at their centers.
Stat of the day: “In the third quarter of this year, 39% of the companies that raised venture capital did so at valuations at or below those secured in their previous investments, up from 26% of companies in the second quarter, according to a financing survey by Silicon Valley law firm Fenwick & West LLP.”
One quarter does not make a trend and this number has moved around a bit recently but this quarter’s jump was enough to raise my eyebrows. Perhaps the effects of the Facebook IPO are finally starting to trickle down.
St. Petersburg’s YMCA Building (St. Petersburg, Florida)
ADDRESS: 116 5th Street S St Petersburg, Florida 33704
COORDINATES: 27.769717, -82.639984
The St. Petersburg Chapter of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) was constructed in 1927 with the help of $550,000 of community donations. The building was designed by University of Minnesota Professor Clarence Brown and local architect Archie G. Parish.
The YMCA offered facilities for boxing, wrestling, wrestling, and baseball. A cafeteria and pool were located in the basement. The gym and suspended jogging track were on the 1st floor, above the pool area. Offices and public rooms were located on the 1st and 2nd floors and 54 dormitory rooms provided affordable lodging on the 3rd and 4th floors.
The residential program ceased operations in 1989 and the entire club was relocated to a new facility in 2001.
**There have been numerous reports of homeless individuals breaking into the building and leaving harmful materials such as human waste. Be cautious when exploring.**