When will robots do to football (soccer) what computers did to chess?

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Post by The Economist. When will robots do to football what computers did to chess? A look at the RoboCup in Brazil, where robots show their football skills and push the boundaries of artificial intelligence. Source: The Economist Date: December 11th, 2014 Link (to paste into browser): www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152890338439060 Link to article (to paste into browser):… Read more »

President Obama gets first-ever 3D printed portrait

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The Smithsonian creates the first ever 3D printed portrait of a head of state. Source: CNN Date: December 11th, 2014 Link (to paste into browser): http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/politics/2014/12/03/obama-3d-head-wh-gov.cnn.html Discussion 1) Why is creating and printing a 3D portrait of the President of the United States a useful thing to do? 2) Consider ways in which you could… Read more »

Is the Internet broken, and can it even be fixed?

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Our modern global communications infrastructure still relies on core principles that were defined when the Internet had only a few thousand users. We have faster computers, more storage space, and more people using the network, but worryingly, some of the key assumptions haven’t changed. As an example, take the protocol that helps determine how data… Read more »