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A team of computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University and the Facebook AI Research lab has created an AI system that, for the first time, has defeated several poker professionals in six-player Texas hold-em. Unlike earlier iterations of the system, the researchers will not publicly release this algorithm's code, for fear it could decimate the online poker world... Continue Reading
The month of July, 2019 will be a bumper one for the number of landmark scientific artifacts heading for auction. Three Christie's auctions and a Sotheby's auction have such a stellar array of scientific documents, manuscripts, tablets, seals and artifacts that we thought it worthwhile documenting them, even though in some cases, they are estimated to sell for quite affordable amounts. ..
A genetically modified fungus designed to safely reduce malaria-spreading mosquito populations has, for the first time, been successfully tested outside of laboratory conditions in a simulated village environment in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The trial decimated the target mosquito population in only 45 days paving the way for more trials in open environments... Continue Reading Geneticall
the shape change in the wood is driven only by its characteristic shrinking during a decrease of moisture content. The post urbach tower is a 14-meter-tall landmark built from self-shaping wood appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the United States (by square footage) just opened to the public in New York City, and the centerpiece of the Yards is a permanent art installation and giant public structure called Vessel. It’s a 16-story landmark with 154 flights of stairs that visitors can climb, but beware: by reserving a ticket to Vessel, you hand over rights
the project has been designed by smiljan radic, the architect who designed the 2014 serpentine pavilion, and his frequent collaborators eduardo castillo and gabriela medrano. The post teatro biobío: trio of architects design landmark theater for the city of concepción appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
take a closer look at the projects that have defined the japanese architect's career, from a library in his hometown to a symphony hall in shanghai. The post arata isozaki: 10 landmark projects by the 2019 pritzker laureate appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
An international team of scientists is reporting the "functional cure" of an HIV patient for only the second time ever. Known only as "the London patient," the man received a transplant of bone marrow stem cells from a donor that had a resistance to the virus. The patient has now been in remission for 18 months, with no sign of the HIV-1 virus in his bloodstream. But as exciting as the new
The first confirmed CRISPR gene editing clinical trial to take place outside of China is officially underway, with pharmaceutical companies CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex revealing a human patient has been administered the experimental treatment targeting a rare blood disease... Continue Reading First CRISPR therapy administered in landmark human trial Category: Science Tags:
It's no secret that the course we're on with food production and consumption is in need of serious correcting, but a major new report from a global team of scientists has laid out the kind of maneuvering needed to set us on a sustainable path. Billed as a planetary health diet for both the Earth and its people, the set of guidelines put forward by the EAT-Lancet Commission gun for nothing is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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