23 May 2017

'Like A God,' Google A.I. Beats Human Champ Of Notoriously Complex 'Go' Game

"Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played," the world's No. 1 Go player, Ke Jie, said after losing the first of a three-match series. "But this year, it became like a god of Go."

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At the Dawn of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.

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22 May 2017

Federal Computers Dodge Global Malware Attack ... This Time

Experts say federal agencies have taken steps to secure networks, but they remain vulnerable.

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At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.

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21 May 2017

Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab

Criticized for being affiliated with the alt-right, the social site Gab now reports 170,000 users. It has found a niche among some conservatives and others who feel stifled by Facebook and Twitter.

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