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Does the brain store information in discrete or analog form? - MIT Technology Review

For engineers, the question of whether to store information in analog or discrete form is easy to answer. Discrete data storage has clear advantages, …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

10 Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine learning practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data,” where …

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters<p>The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech …

civics

James Chadwick and the Discovery of the Neutron

James Chadwick (1891 – 1974)<p>On February 27, 1932, English physicist and Nobel Laureate <b>Sir James Chadwick</b> published an article in the scientific …

Does a USB drive get heavier as you store more files on it?

Paradoxically, the more you save on a flash drive, the lighter it gets.<p>Believe it or not, they get lighter. USB drives use Flash memory, which means …

Data science notebooks get real: JupyterLab releases to users

Jupyter notebooks break out of their "show and tell" role into something more suitable to data engineers. Can JupyterLab turn notebooks into an …

Python Programming

DIY 4-Node Raspberry Pi Cluster Using Python

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for inspiration to create their next Raspberry Pi project, may be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi 4-node …

[1606.00821] Towards a statistical mechanics of consciousness: maximization of number of connections is associated with conscious awareness

Quantitative Biology > Neurons and Cognition<p>Title: Towards a statistical mechanics of consciousness: maximization of number of connections is …

Consciousness

A new information engine is pushing the boundaries of thermodynamics

Conventional Thermodynamics<p>Physicists have created a device that has experimentally exceeded the conventional second law of thermodynamics. The …

NAS: Anwendungen und Einsatzmöglichkeiten für euren Netzwerkspeicher

 Seite 1 von 22<p>NAS Anwendungen: 20 Gründe warum ihr einen Netzwerkspeicher braucht<p>Ein NAS-System kann heutzutage weit mehr, als einfach nur Daten …

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Choosing the best language to build your AI chatbot

Joe Lobo Contributor<p>Joe Lobo is a botmaster at Inbenta.<p>Jordi Fontseca Contributor<p>Jordi Fontseca is a web developer at Inbenta.<p>Which language is the best for your chatbot?<p>No, this is not about whether you want your virtual agent to understand English slang, the subjunctive tense in Spanish or even …

Machine Learning

Multiplex recording of cellular events over time on CRISPR biological tape

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

CRISPR

Cambridge Analytica CEO talks to TechCrunch about Trump, Hillary and the future

A few weeks ago I met with, and interviewed, Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica. His company has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency. It’s also been associated with many other controversial political campaigns globally and accused by some of aiding the U.K.’s …

The Randomness of Language Evolution

English is shaped by more than natural selection.<p>Joshua Plotkin’s dive into the evolution of language began with clarity—and also a lack of it.<p>Today, if you wanted to talk about something that’s clear, you’d say that it has <i>clarity</i>. But if you were around in 1890, you would almost certainly have …

Linguistics

New Study Could Explain The Elusive Reason Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

The Mpemba effect is even weirder than predicted.<p>If you want to freeze your water faster, heat it up first. This counter-intuitive piece of advice …

Full Transcript: Senator Jeff Flake Announces He Won't Seek Reelection

“We must stop pretending that the degradation of our politics and the conduct of some in our executive branch are normal.”<p><i>In a surprise reveal on Tuesday, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake announced that he will not seek reelection in 2018, becoming the second Republican in the upper chamber to forgo a</i> …

‘This Racist 94-Year-Old Grandpa.’ The 4 Biggest Disses in Eminem’s Trump Rap

Eminem unleashed a freestyle rap in which he attacks President Donald Trump’s leadership and calls the commander-in-chief a “racist 94-year-old …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to Build a Self-Conscious Machine

The Coolest Thing in the Universe<p><b>The universe is full</b> of some very cool stuff: neutron stars that weigh a ton a teaspoon; supermassive black holes …

Consciousness

The basis of the universe may not be energy or matter but information

There are lots of theories on what are the basis of the universe is. Some physicists say its subatomic particles. Others believe its energy or even …

Quantum Physics

Introducing 'dark DNA' – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions that humans have been asking about animals for centuries. By mapping out animal …

Genetics

Physicists Have Made Exotic Quantum States From Light

From Light to Super-Proton<p>Five years ago, Martin Weitz and his team accomplished what other physicists had thought impossible: they created a …

Quantum Physics

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Machine Learning

Deep learning meets genome biology

As part of our ongoing series of interviews surveying the frontiers of machine intelligence, I recently interviewed Brendan Frey. Frey is a …

Complex Biological Computer Commands Living Cells

Researchers build the most complex RNA-based computer in living bacterial cells Illustration: Alexander GreenRibocomputer: Loops and other shapes in …

Biochemistry

Negative mass swing beats the uncertainty principle

Oscillators give an uncertainty-principle-defeating measurement an advantage.<p>Quantum mechanics comes with something called the uncertainty principle. …