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A complete, working transistor-scale replica of the classic MOS 6502 microprocessor.
The MOnSter 6502. A new dis-integrated circuit project to make a complete, working transistor-scale replica of the classic MOS 6502 microprocessor. We'll be showing off our progress at the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire! Credits. The MOnSter 6502 is a work in progress, designed by Eric Schlaepfer, ...
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A fascinating analysis of 2,000 scripts, broken down by gender and age (probably the largest such study of its kind). The article has some great interactive visualisations of the data, which can be searched and viewed by genre. The conclusions aren't especially surprising, unfortunately. We still have a very long way to go....
Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism. The prevailing theme: white men dominate movie roles.
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Using image processing to remove glass reflections from images.
In recent years, computer scientists have been investigating a range of techniques for removing reflections from digital photographs shot through glass. Some have tried to use variability in focal distance or the polarization of light; others, like those at MIT, have exploited the fact that a pane of glass produces not one but two reflections, slightly offset from each other.
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The game of Go has just four simple rules, yet is computationally more complex than chess. Until relatively recently, there were no computer systems which could really challenge high level human Go players.

Google has developed AlphaGo, a deep learning system to play Go, and it has spent the last 5 months in training. And it has just won the first of five games against the world champion, Lee Sedol. This is a huge leap forward for AI research.

The video included is several hours long, and features very interesting commentary on strategy.
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I always wondered just how musical score typesetting was done before digital technology.
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An interactive Python Notebook featuring the LIGO data from the recent discovery of gravity waves caused by the interaction of two great black holes.

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SIGNAL PROCESSING WITH GW150914 OPEN DATA¶. Welcome! This ipython notebook (or associated python script GW150914_tutorial.py ) will go through some typical signal processing tasks on strain time-series data associated with the LIGO GW150914 data release from the LIGO Open Science Center (LOSC): ...
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It has been said that it's not the answer that gets you the Nobel Prize, it's the question.

Really interesting discussion of wind turbine design and efficiency.
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Insanely detailed CRT simulation to make retro games look even more realistically 'old school'.
Over the last few years, I've released a couple of indie games which have featured pixel art processed through a CRT simulation shader. I've been asked on occasion how this process works, whether it could be adapted to other software like emulators or popular game engines, why I prefer that ...
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The future of ultra low-power computing may be with magnetic chips. The breakthrough experiment showed they could flip a bit with only 15meV.
In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can operate with the lowest fundamental level of energy dissipation possible under the laws of thermodynamics.
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Statistics isn't sexy or exciting to most people, but it is at the foundation of science, economics and much of our modern world. But all too often, it is misused, misapplied and poorly understood. The p < 0.05 threshold is seemingly arbitrary, yet mystical. And most people can't really explain the whole "negative hypothesis" thing.
Little p-value What are you trying to say Of significance? — Stephen Ziliak, Roosevelt University economics professor How many statisticians does it take to ensure at least a 50 percent chanc…
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A stunning light transport simulation, which renders how light moves in the femtosecond timescale.
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Impressive new storage technology. Early days, but we really need a durable, high-density storage medium for long-term archiving.
Tiny glass discs developed by British researchers are capable of keeping up to 360 terabytes of data safe for more than 13 billion years.
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