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We Folded: AI Bests the Top Human Poker Pros

The Brains vs Artificial Intelligence foe at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. (Credit: Carnegie Mellon University) Roughly a year ago, to the day, Google researchers announced their synthetic intelligence, AlphaGo, had mastered the ancient diversion of Go. At the time, Discover wrote that there was still one diversion that gave …

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The Beauty of Big Data

On the overpass of the Allosphere, one of the largest immersive systematic instruments in the world, researchers correlate with a spinning hydrogen atom. The overpass runs by the core of the round display, which includes stereo video projectors covering the whole visible field, immersive audio, and inclination to sense, lane …

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Help fight illegal fishing with Global Fishing Watch

By Adam Reyer, Project Director for Global Fishing Watch Hundreds of millions of people count on the sea for their livelihoods, and almost 3 billion rest on it as a protein source. But vast threats — overfishing, mortal fishing practices, bycatch, prejudiced locate reporting, medium drop — bluster the oceans …

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Why Distracted Drivers Matter for Automated Cars

The interior perspective of a Tesla Model S sedan that has an Autopilot complement representative of modernized motorist support technologies. Credit: Tesla When a 2015 Tesla Model S collided with a tractor trailer at highway intersection west of Williston, Florida, the ensuing pile-up killed the Tesla driver. An investigation of the May …

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Taking the Measure of Nothing in the Universe

The star bristles with structure on all scales. But really, it is all just punctuated nothingness. (Image pleasantness of Cryhavoc) Lately, I’ve been pondering a lot about nothing. Not just since focusing on nothing is a helpful, pondering remedy to obsessing over the new military of anxiety-inducing news, but also …

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Islamic State Video Shows Weaponized Drones at War

A hobbyist drone operated by Islamic State drops a explosve on an Iraqi military Abrams tank. Credit: Middle East Media Research Institute Islamic State’s weaponization of consumer drones that anyone can buy off the shelf or on Amazon has reached new heights during the battle for Mosul that has been raging since …

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The Frog Tongue’s Sticky Secrets Revealed

(Credit: Shutterstock) How does one get stuck study frog tongues? Our study into the sticky, sleazy universe of frogs all began with a humorous video of a genuine African bullfrog lunging at feign insects in a mobile game. This frog was clearly an consultant at gaming; the speed and correctness …

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Donald Trump taps Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court

ON JANUARY 31st, in a live, prime-time radio broadcast, Donald Trump announced that Neil Gorsuch was his choice to reinstate Antonin Scalia, the regressive Supreme Court probity who died scarcely a year ago. Mr Trump pronounced his collect has “outstanding authorised skills…tremendous fortify and bipartisan support”. Indeed, when Mr Gorsuch, …

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