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The 20 Most Powerful Weapons In Anime, Officially Ranked

Ranking weapons in anime is a difficult task, but it’s one we gladly decided to try. If you look across all of anime dating back to 1963’s <i>Astro Boy</i>, …

Anime

This Amazing Machine Can Cook And Assemble 100 Delicious Burgers An Hour

Welcome to the future, burger lovers! The massive roboticized contraption you see before you is the next big thing in culinary automation.<p>You may …

San Francisco

Star Wars fans: You have to see this animated ASCII remake of Episode IV

It was 1997 when Simon Jansen started his remake of the first <i>Star Wars</i> film -- <i>Episode IV - A New Hope</i> -- as an ASCII animation (or "asciimation," as …

Star Wars

The Original 'The Legend of Zelda' Was Set On Death Mountain From 'A Link To The Past'

Earlier in the week, we finally received the Western release of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia. Within its pages, it shows some interesting geographical correlations between the original <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> and <i>A Link to the Past</i>.<p>In that, it seems that the entirety of the first game in the series …

Retrogaming

The inside story of how AI got good enough to dominate Silicon Valley

Alex Krizhevsky didn’t get into the AI business to change the course of history.<p>Krizhevsky, born in Ukraine but raised in Canada, was just looking to delay getting a coding job when he reached out to Geoff Hinton about doing a computer-science PhD program in AI at the University of Toronto. The …

Deep Learning

Friday Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Plunges 66% As 'Solo' Nears $200M

<i>Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom</i> put the hurt on Pixar’s <i>Incredibles 2</i>. The buzzy, well-reviewed superhero sequel earned $24.04 million on its second Friday, dropping a brutal 66.3%. That’s closer to <i>Minions</i> (-68%) and <i>Shrek the Third</i> (-63%) than <i>Finding Dory</i> (-57%) and <i>Toy Story 3</i> (-56%). And with a …

Animation

Scientists develop fusion rocket technology in lab – and aim for Mars

Researchers at the University of Washington say they've built all the pieces for a fusion-powered rocket system that could get a crew to Mars in 30 days. Now they just have to put the pieces together and see if they work.<p>"If we can pull off a fusion demonstration in a year, with hundreds of …

Nuclear Energy

How long should your runs actually be?

In 30 minutes, you can watch an episode of <i>Broad City</i>, enjoy a meditation session, or indulge in a quickie facial. Turns out, that’s also the amount …

Marathons

This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Hidden 1,000 metres under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's dream.<p>Super-Kamiokande (or "Super-K" as it's sometimes referred to) is a neutrino detector. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which travel through space and pass through solid matter as though it were …

Physics

Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing US border from Canada

<b>Programming note:</b> <i>To learn more about Canada, watch "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell</i>" Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A woman jogging along a beach accidentally crossed the US border from Canada, and ended up detained in Washington state.<p>Cedella Roman, 19, was visiting her mother from …

Immigration

Things which every developer should know when starting with modern front-end development

<i>Disclaimer: This article is a high level overview of how package management and the associated licensing issues work. It is meant to make new</i> …

JavaScript

This hydration schedule will help you sleep like a baby, experts say

Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed?<p>You might …

Wellness

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

This is how many people we’d have to send to Proxima Centauri to make sure someone actually arrives

If humans are ever to colonize the galaxy, we will need to make the trip to a nearby star with a habitable planet. Last year, astronomers raised the …

Universe

Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls VI so early for a good reason

The Elder Scrolls VI is still a long ways off, but Bethesda decided the time was right to show its hand.<p>Bethesda revealed that <i>The Elder Scrolls VI</i> is …

Gaming Industry

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

The Great Blue Hole in Belize Is One of the World's Most Gorgeous Mysteries

There’s a spot in the ocean that looks like a portal to another world.<p>The Great Blue Hole, about 43 miles off the mainland of Belize, is a giant …

Scuba Diving

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Requires Advanced Skills

So a Bugatti Chiron may be out of your range with a base price of $2.6 million, but you can still imagine the possibilities with the LEGO Technic …

Lego

SpaceX Grabs $130M Military Contract After Just One Falcon Heavy Test Flight

The US Air Force has certified the Falcon Heavy and booked the new rocket for a $130 million satellite launch mission in 2020.<p>Things may be looking tough for SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk over at his electric car company Tesla, but his rocket firm appears to be going from strength to …

Space Travel

Rising bedrock below West Antarctica could delay catastrophic ice sheet collapse

The news last week out of Antarctica was sobering. According to a consensus estimate published in Nature, the continent has lost 3 trillion tons of …

Global Warming

Aclarity Has Shocking Way To Purify Water: With Electricity

A Massachusetts startup called Aclarity has what it calls a transformational method for clean H2O: Using electricity to zap away pathogens, metals and other impurities from water.<p>Co-founder Barrett Mully says the technology could solve crises like one that occurred in Flint, Michigan, where lead …

EPA

These are the world's best universities

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) remains the best university in the world for a seventh consecutive year, according to the latest …

Online Education

A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes

The attack allows any would-be-hacker to run as many passcodes as they want, without destroying the data.<p>A security researcher has figured out how to …

Information Systems

Being An Otaku Has Gotten Easier, Says Shoko Nakagawa

Shoko Nakagawa is a Japanese pop star, actress, illustrator and TV personality. She’s found mainstream success in Japan. She is also a proud otaku.<p>“I …

Anime

University of Michigan outdoes IBM with world's smallest 'computer'

In the world of tiny computing, the engineers at the University of Michigan just outdid IBM.<p>The university on Thursday said its engineers have produced a computer that's 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm -- it would be dwarfed by a grain of rice. While it drew comparisons to IBM's own 1mm x 1mm computer, Michigan's …

University of Michigan

The matrix calculus you need for deep learning

Introduce intermediate variables for nested subexpressions and subexpressions for both binary and unary operators; e.g., is binary, and other …

Deep Learning

Tesla factory becomes literal dumpster fire after recycling machinery goes up in flames

A machine used to recycle paper caught fire at Tesla’s Fremont, California, campus last night. It was just the latest in a series of unfortunate events for the beleaguered company.<p>In recent months, Tesla has faced criticism for mass layoffs, the erratic behavior of its CEO, Elon Musk, and its …

Tesla

Einstein was right! Scientists confirm general relativity works with distant galaxy

A new study validates Einstein's theory of general relativity in a distant galaxy for the first time.<p>This study supports our current understanding of gravity and provides more evidence for the existence of dark matter and dark energy — two mysterious concepts that scientists know about only …

Dark Matter

You Should Finally Learn To Solve a Rubik's Cube

It's easier than you might think and whole lot of fun.<p>When I got a Rubik's Cube for Christmas a large number of years ago, I did what any kid would: I scrambled it and set it aside. But although I don't know where it is now, the unfinished business haunted me for years. What with robots and …

Mathematics