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Turns out drinking beer could help you think clearly

Drinking beer boosts your creativity by inspiring more “Eureka” moments, a study found.<p>Researchers say “mild intoxication” helped drinkers relax and …

Alcohol

Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA - MIT Technology Review

In what appears to be the first successful hack of a software program using DNA, researchers say malware they incorporated into a genetic molecule …

DNA

Episode 1 | Brain City

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Neurology

Introduction

This is a PyTorch implementation of research paper Deal or No Deal? End-to-End Learning for Negotiation Dialogues developed by Facebook AI …

JavaScript Gets an Onramp to Lambda Serverless with the Open Source Architect Tool

The JavaScript Foundation sees a future where servers will be irrelevant to JavaScript developers, who could, instead, simply use clouds to process …

Cloud Computing

50 hours of nature sounds to bring you joy and awe

<b>BBC Earth has launched five 10-hour "visual soundscape" videos after research finds that nature footage boosts bliss.</b><p>There has been so much research …

Nature

The Rivers of the U.S., Collected Into a Nifty Subway Map

A designer who spent his youth floating on rafts has conjured up a delightful transit guide to America’s waterways.<p>If any modern-day Huckleberry Finns and Jims wanted to navigate the mighty rivers of America, they’d do well to take along this delightfully crafted guide to waterways that looks like …

Maps

How to Use the Kafka Streams API

Whenever we hear the word "Kafka," all we think about it as a messaging system with a publisher-subscriber model that we use for our streaming …

Big Data

Hobbyist developers will make $30 million via 'Roblox' this year

<i>Roblox</i> has exploded over the past two years. It's not quite a game and not quite a development platform, allowing players to boot up millions of user-made projects, or create their own games and immediately publish them across all supported platforms. In September 2015, Roblox Corporation was happy …

Game Development

Yandex open sources CatBoost, a gradient boosting machine learning library

Artificial intelligence is now powering a growing number of computing functions, and today the developer community today is getting another AI boost, courtesy of Yandex. Today, the Russian search giant — which, like its US counterpart Google, has extended into a myriad of other business lines, from …

Machine Learning

On The Road To Transformation Who's The Right Partner?

The path to business transformation is not easy. How do you find the right partner to help get your brand there?<p>Technology is rapidly changing business as we know it, bringing opportunity, but also tremendous challenge, to brands --innovate or risk fading away. And the pains many of these brands …

Customer Experience

Taking the pulse of enterprise IoT

A new survey suggests that the enterprise Internet of Things is poised for strong growth. Here are the trends companies need to understand.<p><b>The past</b> …

Internet of Things

Periodic Table of Typefaces

The Periodic Table of Typefaces (Popular, Influential & Notorious) is an online project by graphic designer Cam Wilde. It joins a distinguished canon that includes not only the Periodic Table of Elements we all learned in high school, but also The Periodic Table of Awesoments and the Table of …

Building the Web of Things

<i>Mozilla is working to create a Web of Things framework of software and services that can bridge the communication gap between connected devices. By</i> …

Internet of Things

Living Atlas of the World | ArcGIS

Exactly-once Support in Apache Kafka

On Thursday we released a new version of Apache Kafka that dramatically strengthens the semantic guarantees it provides.<p>This release came at the tail …

Programming

Google Stakes Its Future on a Piece of Software - MIT Technology Review

<b>Early in 2015, artificial-intelligence</b> researchers at Google created an obscure piece of software called ­TensorFlow. Two years later the tool, which …

Artificial Intelligence

Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

Time is one of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of deep learning. It can take days to train one of these systems even if you have massive computing power at your disposal -- on more modest hardware, it can take weeks. Google might just fix that. It's releasing an open source tool, …

Flipboard

What No One Ever Tells You About Tiny Homes

My husband and I share a 492-square-foot apartment in Cambridge, Mass. We inhabit a “micro apartment,” or what is sometimes called a tiny house. This label is usually proudly applied to dwellings under 500 square feet, according to Wikipedia. We are unwittingly on a very small bandwagon, part of a …

Challenge Grant Update: How Orlando's planning for smart growth

<i>We were in Orlando this week to deliver our second Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant workshop. Orlando is one of the five winners of</i> …

AWS Greengrass – Embedded Lambda Compute in Connected Devices - Amazon Web Services

<b>Respond to Local Events in Near Real-time</b><p>AWS Greengrass devices can act locally on the data they generate, while still using the cloud for …

AWS makes Greengrass generally available

The Internet of Things service, which allows customers to program and update IoT devices with AWS Lambda, is available now in Amazon's US East and US …

Map of NY seascape reveals a wildlife treasure trove

<b>Just in time for World Oceans Day, the new map displays a stunning diversity of marine life, including one of the most endangered whales on the</b> …