Elon Musk’s AI company created virtual robots that can sumo wrestle and play soccer

This artificial intelligence may look goofy but they’re smarter than you think. OpenAI’s bots can teach themselves how to sumo wrestle and play soccer. They learn using a “self-play” training process. The robots learn new skills in small increments by competing against copies of themselves. The winners go on to play other bots. They can […]

Where, when, and how to watch this week’s meteor shower

The Orionid meteor shower is happening this weekend. It produces some of the brightest meteors all year. The most meteors will fall between Oct. 20-22. Expect to see between 10-30 meteors an hour. The best time to spot them is around 1:30 am each night. By this time, the Moon will have set. Its absence […]

How to value a bitcoin

In the first episode of “the bit,” FundStrat Global Advisor co-founder Tom Lee explains different methodologies for valuing bitcoin. Lee shares his short-term and long-term bitcoin price targets based on these valuation methods. According to Tom Lee, 94% of the variation in the price of bitcoin is explained using their model employing Metcalfe’s Law. Metcalfe’s […]

Jeff Bezos smashes bottle of champagne while perched on top of a giant wind mill

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos posted this video to his Twitter account Thursday. Amazon’s wind and solar farm initiatives help power Amazon Web Services (AWS) with renewable energy. AWS is the backbone of many internet companies and is a huge part of Amazon’s business outside of retail. Amazon’s ultimate goal is to reach 100% renewable energy […]

Permakultúra – môže zveľadenie kúska zeme zachrániť svet? | Patrícia Černáková | TEDxBratislava

Permakultúra je spôsob hospodárenia s pôdou udržateľným spôsobom, ktoré sa čo najviac snaží priblížiť prírode. Patricia je diplomovaná permakultúrna dizajnérka a jedna z najväčších odborníčok na permakultúru na Slovensku. Ako dcéra priekopníka permakultúry v bývalom Československu, Karola Končka, sa s permakultúrou stretávala už od detstva. Vo svojom vystúpení spomína názorné príklady, ako naším konaním ovplyvňujeme […]

Google’s Pixel 2 phones are the best Android phones you can get

Google’s Pixel 2 is the second generation of the company’s flagship phone. Starting at $649, the phone is very similar to its predecessor, the original Pixel. The two phones have similar designs and specs. Our own Avery Hartmans and Antonio Villas-Boas, have spent about a week with the phones already. Here’s everything you need to […]

建築によって忘れてしまったものを、建築によって思い出す | Kentaro Yamazaki | TEDxHimi

Bringing back the memories that architecture has made us forget through architecture “I will create architecture that makes not only my clientele but also everyone who comes in touch with it happy,” says Kentaro Yamazaki. Things start to change when he undertakes a project in Okinawa in 2012. His works become deeper as he starts […]

China is building a mega-airport in Beijing that will open in 2019

In China, construction is underway for one of the biggest airports in the world. Beijing Daxing Airport is about 42 miles south of the city center and will be accessible by high-speed train. Following is the text of the video. Beijing is building a massive new airport. Beijing Daxing Airport will be 18 square miles. […]

Microsoft’s new tree houses are office spaces in the woods

Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters recently unveiled its latest perk: tree houses. The campus is surrounded by 500 acres of woods, so Microsoft added some beautiful massive tree houses for employees to work at. Following is the text of the video: Microsoft has created tree house offices for their employees. Microsoft’s Pacific Northwest HQ is in Redmond, […]

Gravitational waves just helped scientists fill in a gap in the periodic table

Astronomers unlocked one of the universe’s best-kept secrets. Since the ’50s, scientists have wondered: Where do most of the elements in the periodic table come from? We know that elements like carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen are forged in the hot, dense cores of massive stars. But even stars aren’t powerful enough to create heavy elements […]

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