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The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p><i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win …

Mathematics

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.<p>Anne crawled out of bed in her …

George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

Photograph: Moviestore/REX Shutterstock<p>Matt Damon in The Martian. Photograph: Moviestore/REX Shutterstock<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/1/1443696340460/3774f7b6-77a0-4d15-8390-16af075520f6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Moviestore/REX Shutterstock<p>Matt …

Warp Speed, Mr. Sulu

Here are 12 types of space propulsion that are currently on the drawing board. Some day, one of these technologies may power the spacecraft that …

The Results of Every Presidential Election in History

<i>The results of every presidential election in history (1789-2012)</i><p>If you think the country is polarized ahead of the presidential election in 2016, you would be right. But if you believe that Americans have always dug in their heels and voted Democrat or Republican year after year, take a look at …

Writing 'Python Machine Learning'

It’s been about time. I am happy to announce that “Python Machine Learning” was finally released today! Sure, I could just send an email around to …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

A Complete Tutorial on Tree Based Modeling from Scratch (in R & Python)

We use cookies on Analytics Vidhya websites to deliver our services, analyze web traffic, and improve your experience on the site. By using Analytics …

Concept Sci-Fi Series THE TEMPEST Pilot Episode - A Man's Worth

Why The Black Hole Information Paradox Is Such A Problem

You might think it takes a lot of energy to escape Earth’s gravity, but our planet’s pull is tiny compared to many other things in the Universe. Same for our Sun, the galaxy, or even an extreme object like a neutron star. Instead, imagine a small, compact region of space that’s filled with so much …

Physics

NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first time

Earlier this year, NASA made history by sending the first unmanned spacecraft to one of the farthest worlds in our solar system: Pluto.<p>Now, the agency has released this incredible video, made from real images of the spacecraft's journey, where you can experience what it would have been like to fly …

Solar System

Physics: Complicating Everything Since The 1600's

At first glance, there might not seem to be much connection between the two things I posted this past week, on quantum statistics and the stability of matter and the new “loophole-free” Bell test. From another angle, though, they’re both examples of a common tendency in physics, namely making …

Stephen Hawking's fantastic vision of black holes may solve 40-year paradox

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole? Just look around you. You might land in another universe that is similar to our own, if Stephen Hawking is right. Or in a very different one.<p>The iconic astrophysicist joked about it this week as he unveiled a proposed solution …

Universe

The Nano Lightbulb

Young Duck Kim uses graphene in a novel way<p>The Nano Lightbulb<p>The Nano Lightbulb<p>Computer technology leaped from clunky vacuum tubes to sleek chips in the last century, and the coming years could bring another sea change of equal magnitude. That’s the goal of Columbia University researcher Young Duck …

Light Bulbs

Stephen Hawking believes he knows how information escapes black holes

Stephen Hawking announced during a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday that he has potentially solved the Information Paradox. The paradox a conflict between the quantum mechanics and general relativity models that has vexed physicists for more than four …

Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

1/11<p>PeopleTowels Winners Lead<p>And now for the moment you've all been waiting for! Last month we announced the talented finalists who made it through …

Outdoors Gear

Heroes, monsters and people: When it comes to moral choices, outstanding physicists are very ordinary

<i>Did German physicists have a plan in the 1930s? And if so, was their physics any help?</i><p>Last week, on the plane back from Chicago, I finished Philip Ball’s book about physics in Germany in the nineteen-thirties and -forties. I’m still thinking about it, and I’m trying to work out why it has left such …

Scientists created a magnetic wormhole that could transform the way we use MRI machines

Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space.<p>The idea of a wormhole comes from Albert Einstein's theories. In 1935, Einstein and colleague Nathan Rosen realized that the general theory of relativity allowed for the existence …

Physics

IBM's 'Rodent Brain' Chip Could Make Our Phones Hyper-Smart

Dharmendra Modha walks me to the front of the room so I can see it up close. About the size of a bathroom medicine cabinet, it rests on a table …

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

Mathematics

Body-hackers: the people who turn themselves into cyborgs

Photograph: Kevin Warwick<p>Kevin Warwick … ‘the world’s first cyborg’<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/13/1439481440296/dc599682-fb1f-4f89-b12d-1d45032f7caf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Kevin Warwick<p>Kevin Warwick … ‘the world’s first …

​One Small Optical Chip, One Giant Leap for Quantum Computing

“We carried out a year's worth of experiments in a matter of hours.”<p>Today marked the unveiling of a reprogrammable optical chip that is capable of processing photons in an infinite variety of ways. This development marks a massive step toward the realization of a quantum computer capable of wildly …

Dear Dr. Bee: Why do some people assume that the Planck length/time are the minimum possible length and time?

<i>“Given that the Planck mass is nothing like a minimum possible mass, why do some people assume that the Planck length/time are the minimum possible</i> …

Physics

11 Science Fiction Concepts NASA Wants to Make Reality

NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, carefully selects participants from a broad range of studies and grants them each $100,000 to …

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7 scientists who are helping us understand how the world works

From a physicist who is creating a hacker-proof way to transmit information to a mathematician developing a new type of alegbraic geometry, we've highlighted seven people who are changing the landscapes of math and physics.<p>All of these scientists also appeared on our list of groundbreaking …

NASA’s Mac (and PC) app lets you join New Horizons spacecraft on its Pluto flypast

The low bit-rate forced by the extreme distance of the New Horizons spacecraft from Earth means that live video isn’t feasible, but a new Mac and PC app from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers the next best thing. The app provides a simulated view of what New Horizons is doing, and allows you …

MacBook

Google released their AI dream code and turned the internet into an acid trip

In return, they discovered their algorithms can turn almost anything into trippy images of knights with dog heads and pig-snails.<p>Now computer programmers across the internet are getting in on the "inceptionism" fun, after Google let their AI code run free on the internet. The open-source AI …

Mad Max

Scientists have made the first fully functional artificial human brain cells

But there is more to the idea behind this synthetic neuron than simply proving that it can be done. The team reckons that in the future, it might be possible to actually use these devices in patients to replace damaged nerves, for example, to help treat injury or disease. They may also have a place …

Remote Controls

Google AI chatbot threatens human master

<i>Human: what is the colour of blood ?</i> <i><br>Machine: it is the same as a black eye .</i><p>Artificial intelligence just got threatening. A chatbot has learned how …