The Evening Post: 7 Reasons Why Cats And Dogs Are The Same


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Dogs and cats do like to act like the same, don’t they?  The YouTube channel Furry Gurus shows us seven reasons why cats and dogs are the same.  From wanting treats to getting belly rubs, yep dogs and cats like to act very similar!

Smarter Every Day Talks About How Tasmanian Devils Are Getting Cancer


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The YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay and Destin Sandlin talks about one thing that could cause the tasmanian devil to go extinct.  The creatures are experiencing a cancerous tumor, and the video shows you the research going in to make sure the creatures don’t go extinct.  Oh, and see the reaction of Greg Woods PhD seeing the Looney Tunes tasmanian devil at the end, funny stuff!

Catch Episode 17 Of The New Screen Savers


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Episode 17 of The New Screen Savers is here!  This week, Leo Laporte is joined by co-host Mike Elgan.  And in this episode, you get to learn about how political campaigns are using social media to influence your vote, also find out that El Niño is on the way, and learn about a man who invented a Twitter bot that has won thousands of contests and now has invented a revolutionary car battery.  Enjoy!

Crowdsourcing Mornings: PetBot: Smartphone For Pets


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Pet owners find it difficult to be with their pets at all times. While owners are out of the house they cannot interact or engage with their pet. Even with a simple webcam, there is no way of ensuring that something is happening with your pet when you check in. Imagine if there was a way for your pet to check in with you instead!  PetBot is the first smart device that lets your pet send you a selfie and allows you to engage with your pet remotely. It captures pet moments at the right time and shares these moments with you when you want them. PetBot is the only product that uses “petificial intelligence” to detect, record, share and notify you when your pet is active. PetBot is for all pets and has been successfully trialed with dogs, cats, and even a rabbit!

Busy professionals and families often find that they have no meaningful way to interact with and care for their pets while they are away. PetBot was born in 2013 with the vision to improve the quality of life of pets in homes and in shelters around the world.  Their co-founders have years of pet training, pet care and technical experience including the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence that have been used to test the effectiveness of drugs on cancer. This technology has been included into PetBot to inform pet owners when their pets need them. Combined with years of innovation, business and finance experience, their team will provide petificial intelligence to pet owners across the world.

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As of September 1st, this project has raised around $7,000 of their $80,000 goal. This project only has 45 days left to raise the $80,000 or it will might be funded!  For a pledge of $189, you will get one PetBot device.  For a pledge of $399, you will get two PetBot devices.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/petbot-the-world-s-first-smartphone-for-pets#/story

The Evening Post: PBS Space Time Introduces A New Host


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The YouTube channel PBS Space Time has a brand new host!  Former host Gabe Perez-Giz has taken a new job at the National Science Foundation, and he has no time to host Space Time.  So after answering some questions about their 2-Particle Challenge, you see a Star Wars lightsaber battle, and the new host is Matt O’Dowd, with an Australian accent.  Get to learn more about the new host below!