🍵The Friday Gahwa #3 - Tarteel, Virus, Fold.it, Robots, Mensa

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ARABIC | 7 May 2021

Tarteel is a novel Quran application that leverages the latest technology in artificial intelligence to perform speech recognition and analyze Quran recitations. Incubated at MIT and built by technology veterans from Silicon Valley companies - Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon.

Tarteel - Recite, Memorize, and Search the Quran

Virus, The Beauty of the Beast

STEM | 7 May 2021

Virus, The Beauty of the Beast is an interactive documentary about viruses. Virus have shells that are made of beautiful patterns and this documentary explores connections between viruses and human designs. Throughout it, you can interact with actual scientific models of viruses.

Virus, the Beauty of the Beast
An interactive science video about viruses - and how humans have accidentally imitated them.

Fold.it - Solve Puzzles For Science

STEM | 7 May 2021

Foldit is a revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. With all the things proteins do to keep our bodies functioning and healthy, they can be involved in disease in many different ways. The more we know about how certain proteins fold, the better new proteins we can design to combat the disease-related proteins and cure the diseases. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help.

Solve Puzzles for Science | Foldit
Foldit 13th Anniversary Science Chat!


SCIENCE | 7 May 2021

NASA is investigating the use of soft robots for space missions. For future visits to Enceladus or Europa, a lander could cut a hole in the ice and then insert a compliant robot through the hole. This robot could then grow and change shape on the other side.

Why Robots That Bend Are Better — Veritasium
Robots of the future may be softer, squishier and bendier than robots today. This could make them ideal for space exploration. Check out http://kiwico.com//Veritasium50 for ​ 50% off your first month of any subscription!

How To Write A Book Review - Mensa Kids

Literature | 7 May 2021

If you love to read, at some point you will want to share a book you love with others. You may already do this by talking about books with friends. If you want to share your ideas with more people than your circle of friends, the way you do that is by writing a review. By publishing the reviews you write, you can share your ideas about books with other readers around the world. (2500 words)

Book Review Writing
This guide is designed to help you become a strong book reviewer, a reader who can read a book and then cook up a review designed to whet the reading appetites of other book lovers.

Thought for the day:

It is reported that Imām Al-Awzāʿī – Allāh have mercy on him – said:

Learn what not to take like you learn what to take.

Ibn ʿAbd Al-Barr, Jāmiʿu Bayyān Al-ʿIlm article 435.

Poem of the day:

Do You Carrot All for Me?

Do you carrot all for me?
My heart beets for you,
With your turnip nose
And your radish face,
You are a peach.
If we cantaloupe,
Lettuce marry:
Weed make a swell pear.

- Unknown

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Farhan Aly

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