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The game of Go has long been thought of as a distant goal for AI to play at a competitive level. But Google has announced what can only be described as a breakthrough in a new Go AI bot which has performed remarkably well against some of the world's top players.

Go is computationally more complex than chess, which has been the focus of much research in the last few decades. The approach here seems extremely clever, and it will be fascinating to see what avenues this opens up.
An artificial intelligence program developed by Google beats Europe's top player at the ancient Chinese game of Go, about a decade earlier than expected.
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Very impressive ESP8266 demo, showing encoding of an NTSC video signal with animated 3D meshes.
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A hand-built large format camera. Images are exposed onto a ground glass plate, and pictures are developed using wet process chemicals. The results are very impressive.
While sitting in a coffee shop last Friday, I really didn’t want to answer any more emails so I went to a bar instead, ordered a pint and sketched out a bi
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I remember seeing Forrest Gump and concluding that the future of VFX is going to be just as significant in the subtle effects as blockbuster effects. Turns out I was right. :)
Never mind spaceships and cities destroyed by gigantic lizards - film's most amazing special effects are those you don't even notice
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There's still innovation in imaging at a fundamental level.
Another gigapixel camera phototype uses five sensors to capture light from a glass sphere. Because researchers know the exact way light diffracts through the glass, they can reconstruct an image from the five sensors using an algorithm.Credit Columbia Vision Laboratory/Columbia University
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Science is hard. Good journalism is hard. Good science journalism is hard^2.
In January, David Broockman, then a political science Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, found something unusual about a study he and fellow student Joshua Kalla were trying to replicate. The data in the original study, collected by UCLA grad student Michael LaCour and published in Science last December, had shown that gay canvassers, sent door-to-door in California neighborhoods, could, after a brief conversation about marriage equality in which the ...
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Using satellite imagery to produce stunning landscapes.
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Amazing results from a homemade camera, printing on plate glass.
 
[Giles Clement] was avoiding work in a bar, nursing a pint, and doodling a sketch for a camera. He looked at his sketch, thought, “gee, that looks better than answering emails,” and called his friend. An hour later they were at home depot buying supplies,…
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Great particle fx demo. Cool eye candy!
I've had this idea for a quite time now (few years I guess), but haven't released it because it felt so stupid. Yes, just good old fashioned stupid, simple, idea. But it has some extremely good benefits that cannot be ignored. If you check out my prog...
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The Acoustics of F-Holes in Violins - an evolutionary tale.
Before electronic amplification, instrument makers and musicians had to find newer and better ways to make themselves heard among ensembles and orchestras and above the din of crowds.
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Why can't you fix your own tractor any more?
How many people does it take to fix a tractor? A year ago, I would have said it took just one person. One person with a broken tractor, a free afternoo ...
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Fusing light polarisation with 3D depth sensing can yield greatly enhanced resolution.
Algorithms exploiting light’s polarization boost resolution of commercial depth sensors 1,000-fold.
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