Phil Corbluth

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Happy pi day!

Today 14th March, sometimes written 3.14, is pi day (π).  The number π is a mathematical constant, and is calculated from the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter.

AlphaZero AI Learns Chess in Four Hours to Beat World’s Best Chess Program

AlphaZero, a game playing Artificial Intelligence created by Google’s DeepMind, has beaten Stockfish 8, that was until now the world’s best chess-playing computer program.

From the Files of xkcd…

I love xkcd…

Free Voyager 40th Anniversary Posters from NASA

NASA have added some lovely 40th Anniversary Voyager posters to their download page.

Third Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO

Scientists report the third detection of gravitational waves by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), their findings being published in the Physical Review Letters.

Fermi’s Paradox: Aliens Possibly in Mega-Sleep

Fermi’s Paradox, asks a simple question: If the universe is so large, and contains so many stars, why is it not teeming with life?

GeekDad: The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings

The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings are fifteen wonderful illustrations by the French astronomer and artist Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

GeekDad: Visions of the Future

NASA / JPL have commissioned an amazing set of posters to commemorate the achievements of NASA’s Voyager mission and the possibilities of space exploration. “NASA’s Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand… Continue Reading →

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