Skynet meets the Swarm: how the Berkeley Overmind won the 2010 StarCraft AI competition
StarCraft, one of the most popular games ever made, also serves as the perfect proving ground for artificial intelligence. Here's the inside story of how a Berkeley team won the world's first StarCraft AI competition with code that can beat even pro-level human players.
Lenore Skenazy: Eek! A Male! - WSJ.com
In The Wall Street Journal, Lenore Skenazy writes that treating all men as potential predators doesn't make our kids safer.
Autonomous Quadrotor Teams May Build Your Next House | BotJunkie
Back in July, we wrote about how UPenn's GRASP Lab had taught their quadrotors to work together to grasp and move things. The next step, it seems, is
Worldometers - real time world statistics
Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health. Interesting statistics with world population clock, forest loss this year, carbon dioxide co2 emission, world hunger data, energy consumed, and a lot more
Stuxnet Worm Used Against Iran Was Tested in Israel
Operations at Israel’s Dimona complex are among the strongest clues that the Stuxnet computer worm was an American-Israeli project to sabotage the Iranian nuclear program.
Astrological sign of the times | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
Antiscience | astrology | Sometimes, I'm not even sure where to begin with something. OK. So this afternoon I see on Twitter that the word "zodiac" is trending, meaning lots of
Decorators and timing your code | Hasnain Lakhani's Blog
Note: This is the first post in the Bulk Tag Generation in Python series. This post is fairly technical and covers some important programming concepts, but it's
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior - WSJ.com
Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV, no computer games, and hours of music practice create happy kids? And what happens when they fight back? An exclusive excerpt from Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.