Michele Ursino

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Scientists Grow Beating Human Heart From Stem Cells

However, there's still a long way to go before we'll have individualized replacement hearts.<p>Over a third of Americans who need a new heart will not …

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

Cancer Cells

Facebook Shut Down An Artificial Intelligence Program That Developed Its Own Language

Facebook might have accidentally gotten a little closer to answering Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 question of whether androids dream of electric sheep. The social media giant just shut down an artificial intelligence program after it developed its own language and researchers were left trying to figure …

Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil: There's a Blueprint for the Master Algorithm in Our Brains

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems are, no doubt, considerably advanced. There are now intelligent machine learning algorithms capable of …

A gene therapy that uses a person's own blood cells to fight cancer just passed a key trial

An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.<p>In all, 82 percent of patients had their …

Cancer

Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

DARPA: A Track Record of Innovation<p>I’ve done a lot of writing and research recently about the bright future of AI: that it’ll be able to analyze …

Artificial Intelligence

Yes, React is taking over front-end development. The question is why.

Here are a few reasons why React has become so popular so quickly:<p>Working with the DOM API is hard. React basically gives developers the ability to …

JavaScript

Google's new AI has learned to become 'highly aggressive' in stressful situations

Late last year, famed physicist Stephen Hawking issued a warning that the continued advancement of artificial intelligence will either be "the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity".<p>We've all seen the <i>Terminator</i> movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, …

Artificial Intelligence

What is Angular?

Every once in a while it’s worth taking a step back and looking at the development world from a beginner’s perspective. Here at Progress, we use …

JavaScript

TypeScript Node

TypeScript execution environment and REPL for node. <b>Works with typescript@>=1.5</b>.<p>Installation<p>Features<p>Execute TypeScript files with node<br>• Interactive …

Elon Musk's Surprising Reason Why Everyone Will Be Equal in the Future

A fascinating conference on artificial intelligence was recently hosted by the Future of Life Institute, an organization aimed at promoting …

One reason you probably shouldn’t bet your whole career on JavaScript

I fell in love with JavaScript long before it was cool. I’m not sure about the exact date and time, but definitely before StackOverflow and probably …

JavaScript

Migrating Versions

The following sections describe the major changes from webpack 1 to 2.<p>Note that there were far fewer changes between 2 and 3, so that migration …

JavaScript

An In Depth Guide Into a Ridiculously Simple API Using .NET Core

.NET Core is great. It is one of the best products of Microsoft’s shift to a more open source, cross platform company and whilst still limited in …

🎉 webpack 2.2: The Final Release 🎉

webpack 2, official apparel, and so much more!<p>Last month we shipped our first Release Candidate for webpack 2.2. Since then, we’ve been hard at work …

Going Beyond Hello World Containers is Hard Stuff

22 Oct 2015<p>Share:<p>In my previous post, I provided the basic concepts behind Linux container technology. I wrote as much for you as I did for me. …

NGINX as a Reverse Proxy for Docker Swarm Clusters

Spawning services across multiple Docker engines is a very cool thing, but those services need to connect each other and be found by public-facing …

DevOps

Yarn vs npm - The State of Node.js Package Managers

<b>With the v7.4 release, npm 4 became the bundled, default package manager for Node.js. In the meantime, Facebook released their own package manager</b> …

JavaScript

Developing isomorphic applications using webpack

<b>tl;dr;</b> I have set out to develop a program that enables rendering of any client-side code base server-side using webpack. The end result is …

JavaScript

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent.<p>One Japanese insurance …

Artificial Intelligence

A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

Genetics

How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

<i>No JavaScript frameworks were created during the writing of this article.</i><p><i>The following is inspired by the article “It’s the future” from Circle CI.</i> …

JavaScript

The top rising JavaScript trends to watch in 2017

<b>UPDATE:</b> <b>Read the trends to watch in 2018 instead.</b><p>First, kudos to Dan Abramov for asking his followers this question:<p>The JS community didn’t hesitate …

Getting Started with Amazon Polly using Node.js

After building a smart pumpkin that speaks, I was hoping for a better Text-to-Speech engine API to be released. Luckily, at AWS Re:Invent 2016, …

Cloud Computing

What Is Machine Learning And Why Is It Important?

<i>A beginner’s guide to artificial neural networks</i><p>At the end of 2016, it’s hard to escape the cultural influence of artificial intelligence. The …

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Artificial Intelligence

Experimental implant shows promise for restoring voluntary movement after spinal cord injury

A spinal stimulator being tested by doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is showing promise in restoring hand strength and movement to a …

Aging Is Reversible--at Least in Human Cells and Live Mice

New research suggests it is possible to slow or even reverse aging, at least in mice, by undoing changes in gene activity—the same kinds of changes …

Research

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it. He leaves that to an artificially …

JavaScript 30

Yes! There are probably 100 different ways to solve each of these exercises, if your answer doesn't line up with mine, it means you did a really good …