Beck Gaël

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The first 3D, full-color X-rays will weird you out

Classic black and white x-rays, move down the bench.<p>New Zealand company MARS Bioimaging has developed the world's first full-color, 3D X-rays, and …

X-rays

Great, a Poop-Borne Swimming Pool Parasite Can Survive Chlorine Now

It's the stuff of pool party nightmares.<p>Somewhere in America this summer, a small child will have a diarrhea incident in a pool. The kid will freeze, …

Swimming Pools

Seedbank — discover machine learning examples

By Michael Tyka, Artists + Machine Intelligence<p>Discovering and getting started with Machine Learning can be daunting. Perhaps you have a vague …

Machine Learning

Your raise is now based on next year's performance

Maybe past performance isn’t the best predictor of future success.<p>At IBM, when performance review time rolls around, employees get judged not only on their past accomplishments and failures but also on how they might perform in the future. How can IBM predict the future? In a word: Watson.<p>Using …

Artificial Intelligence

Unique Triple Star System Tests Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

A pulsar orbited by a white dwarf star, which are both orbited by another white dwarf, provide confirmation of the principle of universality of free …

Physics

China Claims to Have a Real-Deal Laser Gun That Inflicts 'Instant Carbonization' of Human Skin

As the U.S. prepares for war in space, China’s bringing the space war home. Its ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is reportedly capable of hitting a …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese AI beats 15 doctors in tumor diagnosis competition

An AI system has wiped the floor with some of China’s top doctors when it comes to diagnosing brain tumors and predicting hematoma expansion.<p>As reported by Xinhua, the system defeated a team comprised of 15 of China’s top doctors by a margin of two to one. The AI, BioMind, was developed by the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Boeing’s hypersonic concept jet could cut flight times by 85 percent

<b>THERE’S FAST, AND THERE’S HYPERSONIC.</b> On Tuesday, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet during the American …

Concept Design

Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Just Smashed Another Plasma Record

Woohoo!<p>One of the world's leading plasma research facilities just broke a new record, showing we really are getting closer to the wonderful goal of …

Physics

Researchers successfully simulate a 64-qubit circuit

Quantum computers are based on the principles of quantum mechanics. Compared with classical bits, qubits can be at the superposition between zero and …

Quantum Computing

Expert predicts 'AI nationalism' will change geopolitical landscape

The US and China are leagues ahead of any other country when it comes to AI technology. And it’s because they know how to prioritize their own programs. Rather than waste time discussing the dangers of AI with the UN, or crafting global policy, the two countries have become AI …

Artificial Intelligence

A team of AI algorithms just crushed humans in a complex computer game - MIT Technology Review

Five different AI algorithms have teamed up to kick human butt in Dota 2, a popular strategy computer game.<p>Researchers at OpenAI, a nonprofit based …

Artificial Intelligence

Hundreds of new genes may underlie intelligence—but also autism and depression

Being smart is a double-edged sword. Intelligent people appear to live longer, but many of the genes behind brilliance can also lead to autism, …

Genetics

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

University of Michigan

Hermann Minkowski and the four-dimensional Space-Time

Hermann Minkowski (1864-1909)<p>On June 22, 1864, German mathematician <b>Hermann Minkowski</b> was born. Minkowski developed the geometry of numbers and used …

Physics

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

IBM AI wins debate against human champion

Checkmate – it's a simple concept: the final decisive move that ends a game of chess with one winner and one loser – just like IBM's Deep Blue which …

Artificial Intelligence

What’s the Minimum Number of People you Should Send in a Generational Ship to Proxima Centauri?

Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight became a reality. And with the discovery of thousands …

Space Travel

There are two ways to read, but one is useless

Reading is telepathy, and a book is the most powerful technology invented.<p>Homer, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Woolf, Hemingway—these are names without a living body. We can’t talk to them, nor touch them, but their thoughts are immortalized through the written word.<p>Aristotle’s logic, …

Self-improvement

Want to Know What Emotional Intelligence Is All About? We Can Sum It up in a Single Sentence

References to this concept are everywhere, but what does it really mean? Here's a simple, practical definition.<p>Nowadays, you find references to emotional intelligence everywhere, along with advice as to how sharpening your "EQ" (emotional quotient) can dramatically increase your chances of …

Emotional Intelligence

Astronomers Just Found the Largest Known Neutron Star - ExtremeTech

By on June 1, 2018 at 11:43 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Neutron stars are the smallest, …

Math Geeks Must Wait 100 Years for a Day Like This

Today’s date corresponds to the golden ratio, pleasing to mind and eye.<p>In certain circles, including some of the ones I travel in, there’s great excitement about today’s date. We won’t see its like again for another century.<p>What makes today so special? The date -- 1/6/18 1 -- lines up with the …

Chandra Press Room :: Gravitational Wave Event Likely Signaled Creation of a Black Hole :: 31 May 18

Gravitational Wave Event Likely Signaled Creation of a Black Hole<p><b>For Release: May 31, 2018</b><p>NASA/CXC<p>The spectacular merger of two neutron stars that …

Scientists Measure The Pressure Distribution Inside The Proton

The proton is a positively charged particle that makes up every single atom in our Universe. We’re normally taught in schools that protons are really, really, really, REALLY, tiny dots of charge. But if we delve deeper into the proton we find that the proton does have an internal structure. Within …

Physics

Diamond 'guitar' strings could lead to quantum computer memory

Quantum computers need memory to perform tasks like their conventional counterparts, but it's hard to create that memory when it only takes nearby vibrating atoms to lose all their data. Scientists may have a clever solution, though: tune diamond like a guitar string. They've crafted a quantum …

GitHub gives us a glimpse into the collaborative future of work

Today, 10 years after its public launch, GitHub sits at the center of all developer workflows. But reflecting on this first decade in business, it’s not unrealistic to think that it’ll be at the center of <i>all</i> workflows in the years to come. In fact, because of GitHub’s roots in the developer …

Electrons travel faster than light in glass

doi:10.1038/nindia.2018.58 Published online 6 May 2018<p>Using ultrashort laser pulses, physicists have been able to generate hot electrons that travel …

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

Sommeil : la mélatonine endort les neurones de l'éveil

Star des pharmacies, la mélatonine, qui favorise le sommeil, a un fonctionnement encore méconnu. L’université du Missouri vient d'identifier les …

ML beyond Curve Fitting: An Intro to Causal Inference and do-Calculus

You might have come across Judea Pearl's new book, and a related interview which was widely shared in my social bubble. In the interview, Pearl …