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I didn't know that it is possible, but there is already a whole list of planets orbiting other stars than our sun detected by direct imaging: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_directly_imaged_exoplanets

This is amazing!
 
An image of a whole planetary system around the star HR8799 obtained!

Read more at:- http://www.mpia.de/news/science/2015-05-hr8799

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If you are interested in the future of news, see this talk by Prismatic (http://getprismatic.com/) Engineer Jenny Finkel:

http://www.infoq.com/presentations/machine-learning

Here is a good summary of the talk:
http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/blog/archives/monthly/2013-09.html#e2013-09-22T15_51_52.htm
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10000 MT TNT ! That would be like one million Hiroshima bombs. In Hiroshima 100000 people got killed. So this single bomb could kill a hundred billion people!  
What drove Edward Teller to push for a 10,000 megaton hydrogen bomb?
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And another crazy python-to-c++ transpiler targeted at astrophysics which can speedup your code: http://blog.goranrakic.com/archives/2014/10/evaluating_hope.html
HOPE is a new Python "JIT compiler" developed at ETH Zurich that targets astrophysical computations. It is not universal, it works on a subset of Python language and it actually parses Python code to build AST representation, runs some optimizations, and then translates it to C++ code. In short, HOPE...
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I agree with one of the comments:

"The quickest way to get a super fast jited python implementation: Hiring Mike Pall."

Mike Pall is the guy who develop the LuaJIT compiler, which has impressive performance, see e.g. the benchmark results here: http://julialang.org/
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Wow, this talk was amazing. I learned so much about the limits of deep neural networks. One of the main conclusions is:

Models which are easy to train are also intrinsically easy to confuse! 

The reason seems to be the intrinsic linearities of even deep neural networks as they are build and trained today. 
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Kung Führer! ;-)
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Tolle Idee, Frau Kanzlerin!
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Die Feministinnen hatten früher viel mehr Humor ;-)
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It is interesting that Germany didn't know anything about the Manhattan project, especially since the Japanese seemed to be better informed: http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/08/special-post-for-august-15-part-1.html
Are there any indications that the Germans penetrated into the secrecy surrounding the American atomic bomb project during World War II? Not many.
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Numba for python seems to be interesting: 

"I'm still incredibly impressed by the results enabled by Numba: a single function decorator results in a 1300x speedup of simple Python code. I'm becoming more and more convinced that Numba is the future of fast scientific computing in Python."
Last summer I wrote a post comparing the performance of Numba and Cython for optimizing array-based computation. Since posting, the page has received thousands of hits, and resulted in a number of interesting discussions. But in the meantime, the Numba package has come a long way both in its ...
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We lost the war right on time ;-)
If the first atomic bomb had been ready in 1944, would it have been used against the Nazis? Surprisingly, Roosevelt may have been interested in doing it.
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Anti-radar chaff is another hugely determinant technology, which would have allowed Allied powers to end the war in Europe and parts of the Pacific much earlier if they had only had more faith in it, but it was hard to convince the brass that shredded foil was as good as it was.
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