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11 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at California's deadly mudslides, a 'mind-reading' algorithm, two portable devices and Mike Pach's Night Sky/Milky Way Photography Workshops.

  • Alan Taylor presents 27 Photos of California's Deadly Mudslides. We're stranger to Montecito, although we stay on the street side of the estate walls. It's heartbreaking to see the destruction, especially when you've dealt with a mud invasion before. As in other disasters, these victims will be forgotten long before they recover.
  • In This 'Mind-Reading' Algorithm Can Decode the Pictures in Your Head, Matthew Hutson writes, "Imagine searching through your digital photos by mentally picturing the person or image you want." Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to inform their algorithm. "The method didn't work well for photos, but for the shapes, the generator created a recognizable image 83 percent of the time," he notes.
  • Derrick Story found the Kingston Nucleum and DJI Copilot at CES and recommends them for photographers on the go. The Nucleum is a $79 hub while the $349 Copilot adds battery backup and 2-TB storage to its standalone SD card reader.
  • Mike Pach has published the 2018 schedule for his Night Sky/Milky Way Photography Workshops in the former mining town of Westcliffe, CO. Book before March 1 for the special early bird discount.

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