Anther Kiley designs DIY paper toys for building miniature cities

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Graphic designer Anther Kiley has created a kit for children to construct buildings, vehicles, furniture and tiny fish figures using paper and glue.

Cardkits are paper toys made with card stock that children assemble themselves, and can then use to build their own miniature cities.

Cardkits by Anther Kiley

Kiley, a designer and educator in Providence, Rhode Island, created the collection based on similar models he crafted during play as a child, when he built a city called “Fishworld”. He hopes the paper buildings and vehicles will encourage “storytelling and world building.”

Cardkits by Anther Kiley

“Cardkits combine the challenge and rewards of making with creative play and world building,” Kiley said. “Assembling the kits engages dexterity, ingenuity, and focus; playing with them inspires storytelling and world building.”

Cardkits by Anther Kiley

Each of the models comes with a design pattern printed across a single sheet of card stock. To assemble the mini-constructions, kids punch-out the individual parts that comprise the object

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Autosport Podcast: The big talking points from 70th Anniversary GP Friday – F1

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Before track action had even begun ahead of Formula 1’s practice sessions for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, there was already plenty of drama to speak of.

Renault’s protest against Racing Point’s rear brake ducts had been upheld, and the latter team had been handed a fine and points deduction for breaking the FIA’s sporting regulations.

PLUS: Why the FIA’s Racing Point verdict pleases nobody

In addition, Nico Hulkenberg will once more deputise for Sergio Perez after the Mexican driver tested positive for COVID-19 once more, and Mercedes expressed its dismay over F1’s future direction amid its reluctance to sign the next Concorde Agreement.

There were also plenty of talking points in practice for Silverstone’s second race, with the softer grade of tyres used compared to last weekend’s race making it tough for the teams and drivers to get on top of.

Autosport’s technical editor Jake Boxall-Legge and

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Fernando Alonso arrives stateside to begin his latest Indy 500 odyssey

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Despite some nervous moments prior to departure for his Arrow McLaren SP team, Fernando Alonso officially is stateside to begin his third attempt at the Indy 500.

Alonso posted a photo Tuesday from his flight to the United States, where he will be through the Aug. 23 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1 p.m. ET, NBC).

On Friday, he officially was in the Ruoff Mortgage-emblazoned firesuit he will wear while piloting the No. 66 Dallara-Chevrolet as a teammate to full-time drivers Pato O’Ward and Oliver Askew in the Indianapolis 500.

Travel to the United States has been a hassle for NTT IndyCar Series drivers from abroad. Rookies Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay both faced some hurdles in arriving in time for the June 6 opener, and Felix Rosenqvist’s girlfriend was stuck in Sweden for a few

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Two-time NASCAR Cup race winner Jones loses JGR drive for 2021 – NASCAR

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Erik Jones’ tenure with Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series will come to an end after the 2020 season.

On Thursday evening, JGR announced Jones would not return to its No. 20 Toyota in 2021.

Jones had signed a one-year extension with JGR last season and in recent weeks had said he had been working on another extension.

The 24-year-old has made 131 starts in the Cup series – all with JGR – and has a pair of victories, winning the summer race at Daytona in 2018 and earned a win in the prestigious Southern 500 at Darlington last season.

“We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe Gibbs Racing over the past several years,” JGR owner Joe Gibbs said in a statement.

“He joined us as a teenager and has accomplished so much in his time here and we remain focused on the remainder of this season

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Racing Point hits out at “BS” Brown comments on F1 brake duct ruling – F1

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Racing Point Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer has slammed McLaren team principal Zak Brown over “BS” comments made regarding the brake duct ruling from the FIA on Friday.

In a verdict issued by the FIA stewards on Friday, Racing Point was fined €400,000 and docked 15 world championship points for using the brake duct design of the Mercedes W10 on this year’s RP20.

However, to the surprise of many observers, the team can continue to use the ducts for the rest of the season, with the FIA stressing that the breach was in the design process, and that today’s penalty is sufficient.

Rivals disagree, and on Friday evening Ferrari became the first team to lodge an appeal against the decision in an effort to get a tougher penalty.

Brown was one of several team bosses to question the decision today.

“I think that is confusing for the fans, how something

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From Autonomous Cars to Autonomous Satellites, a NN Accelerator Chip Fits Both

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Satellites have long been expected to act as autonomous, self-sufficient devices. After all, they’re alone in space.

Yet, the operation of satellites is still largely dependent on crews at ground center, monitoring and often controlling the behavior of the device. Furthermore, satellites generally don’t process the data they’re transmitting or receiving.

This eliminates their ability to independently make real-time decisions with the communicated data. 

 

Example of the various support necessary to maintain a satellite

Example of the various support necessary to maintain a satellite. Image used courtesy of a.i. solutions

 

Space technology company C3S is well aware of these shortcomings and is on a mission to correct them. 

 

The Plan: Take Self-Driving Car Technology to Space

In an effort to create autonomous satellites capable of making real-time decisions, C3S has decided to team up with AImotive, a leader in autonomous vehicle technology. 

AImotive is a multifaceted company in the autonomous vehicle space, providing a stack of AI-specific software, development and

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Leclerc: Ferrari struggling with “weird” tyre situation at F1 70th Anniversary GP – F1

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Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says the team has to find answers for a “weird” situation at Silverstone as the SF1000 struggled more than rivals on the medium tyres.

Most drivers found that the medium and soft produced similar lap times during Friday practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, and the significance of that is that they will now try to stay away from the soft in Q2, with a view to qualifying and starting on the medium.

However Ferrari found that its car underperformed on the medium, meaning the team could be in trouble in Q2 if it cannot address the issue.

The team’s drivers could therefore have to try to qualify on the soft, which is the less favourable tyre for the start.

Adding to the confusion at Ferrari is the fact the car usually struggles to get more out of the softer compound on a

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Ricciardo says Renault has found a “big step” for F1 Anniversary GP – F1

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Daniel Ricciardo says his top-three performance in practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix was “genuine” as he suggested Renault had found a “big step” with its Formula 1 car.

The Australian is coming off the back of a fourth-placed finish in last weekend’s British Grand Prix, and was left encouraged as he ended up best-of-the-rest behind Mercedes in Friday running at Silverstone.

And, while he accepts that Renault is not in a position to expect to match that form throughout qualifying and the race, he says there is some optimism about what the team found with his car on Friday.

“I think that was genuine, at least for the track conditions,” said Ricciardo, when asked about his pace.

“We did a few changes through the session and I really felt a big step, you know, with one of the changes we made.

“I was: ‘alright, this is a pretty

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Ferrari will appeal FIA’s Racing Point ruling on brake duct design – F1

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Ferrari has become the first Formula 1 team to confirm that it intends to appeal the FIA’s ruling against Racing Point over its brake ducts design.

Following multiple protests lodged by Renault at the last three races against Racing Point over the legality of its RP20 car, the FIA stewards made a ruling on the case on Friday morning.

Racing Point was found to have breached the sporting regulations in the design process of the brake ducts for its RP20 car, and was given a 15-point constructors’ championship penalty and a €400,00 fine.

But the team is permitted to continue to use the brake ducts for the remainder of the season, sparking concerns among a number of teams over the ruling.

Ferrari F1 chief Mattia Binotto said earlier on Friday the team would “carefully” go through the stewards’ ruling and consider “what’s the next step”, noting the 24-hour window in

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Hulkenberg felt “much more at home” in second Friday with Racing Point – F1

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Nico Hulkenberg felt “much more at home” with Racing Point during his second Friday Formula 1 practice appearance after deputising for Sergio Perez again at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Ex-Renault F1 driver Hulkenberg was drafted in at the last minute for the British Grand Prix last weekend when Perez tested positive for COVID-19, ruling the Mexican out of action, although Hulkenberg didn’t get to race due to a clutch problem before the start.

Racing Point confirmed on Friday morning that Hulkenberg would continue to drive for the team in the second Silverstone race with Perez still returning a positive COVID-19 result.

Hulkenberg finished fourth in opening practice before taking sixth overall in the afternoon session, finishing within three-tenths of a second of team-mate Lance Stroll.

The German explained how he felt much more at home in the Racing Point RP20 car after last weekend’s running, when he was forced

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