Archivo mensual: septiembre 2019

Atlas the Humanoid Robot Is Doing Gymnastics

Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot has evolved from performing middle-school gymnastics to professional human-level acrobatics in a matter of months. Three years ago, the Atlas robot could barely walk, and had none of the fluidity and agility it currently exhibits. Boston … Seguir leyendo

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Scientists Find the Skull of Humanity’s Ancestor, on a Computer

Researchers at the French National Museum of Natural History and the U.K.’s University of Cambridge have reconstructed a virtual skull of the last common human ancestor using computerized-tomography scans of 260 modern-day skulls from various populations, and 100,000-year-old skulls from … Seguir leyendo

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White House Launches New Committee to Advise on Quantum Efforts

The Trump administration has established a National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, reportedly to help the White House “ensure continued American leadership in quantum information science and technology applications.” The committee’s creation was directed by the National Quantum Initiative Act, which … Seguir leyendo

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Sum of Three Cubes for 42 Finally Solved—Using Real-Life Planetary Computer

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have finally found the Sum-of-Three-Cubes’ solution for the number 42, a longstanding mathematical challenge. Bristol’s Andrew Booker and MIT’s Andrew Sutherland employed the Charity Engine planetary … Seguir leyendo

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