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New Discovery Could Unlock Graphene’s Full Potential

Graphene holds the promise of the future of engineering and technology, it’s like a miracle substance! It was discovered in 2004, and we’ve had a lot of trouble making it… until now. Hey graph-heads, Trace here for DNews. Remember wayyy back in 2013 when we learned graphene capacitors might make …

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The SCIENCE! – WTF is wrong with lightsabers in Star Wars?

Dear Lucasa–wait, you know what, no. This–this just isn’t the right way to do this. Hi, it’s me! Austin! I’ve been playing LucasArts games almost as long as I can remember, going all the way back to the dark ages of the 90s and the amazing Point-And-Click adventure game Indiana …

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AI vs. Human: The Greatest Go Tournament Ever

For fans of artificial intelligence, the past few weeks have been very exciting. Last October, for the first time ever, an AI built by Google, known as AlphaGo, beat a professional human player at the incredibly complex board game Go. And then, in this last week, it went on to …

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The Way We Build Video Games Is Changing, Here’s How

By a strange twist of fate, video games have played a role in developing artificial intelligence. Graphics processing units that were originally intended just to pump out polygons and pixels happen to be the perfect systems to train neural networks. But artificial intelligence might repay the favor, and make video …

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The AI Gaming Revolution

The machines have won. Computers can now defeat humans at pretty much any game we’ve ever invented. And all because of some clever tricks we’ve come up with for programming artificial intelligence, or AI. The simplest definition of AI is a computer program designed to solve a problem. Most programs, …

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