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arkanoid

Arkanoid is a classic arcade game developed in 1986 by a Japanese video game software and arcade hardware company – Taito Corporation (acquired by Square Enix in 2005). The aim of the game is to destroy the bricks at the top of the game arena with a ball that bounces off a player-controlled pad at the bottom of the arena. ... Read More »

algorithm

In computer science and mathematics, an algorithm is a set of specific instructions that, when executed, lead to producing an output. The computation proceeds through a finite number of successive states until it terminates in an ending state (output). A cooking recipe is one real life example of an algorithm. Ingredients (input) are successively added and processed (computation) in a ... Read More »

Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest particle accelerator built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to investigate the most fundamental questions of physics. Over 10,000 scientists and engineers from all over the world contributed to the project. Opposing particle beams are accelerated along a 27 kilometer tunnel, 574 ft (175 meters below the ground level ... Read More »

LHC

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest particle accelerator built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to investigate the most fundamental questions of physics. Over 10 thousand scientists and engineers from all over the world contributed to the project. Opposing particle beams are accelerated along a 27 kilometer tunnel, 574 ft (175 meters below the ground ... Read More »

tetris

Tetris is one of the most popular video games of all time. It has numerous variations and is available on virtually any platform, including visual calculators and electronic greeting cards. The game makes excellent use of tetrominos – shapes made up of different variations of four square clusters – with the player struggling against time and the limits of his ... Read More »

neural networks

The term ‘Neural Network’ may refer either to a biological neural network or to an artificial neural network. The former is a network of biological neurons (electrically excitable cells that process and transmit electrical and chemical signals) interconnected within the nervous system. The latter is a mathematical, computational concept based on the results of observation of biological neural networks. Artificial ... Read More »

wikileaks

WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization that publishes classified information provided by anonymous sources in order to ‘bring important news and information to the public.’ Data leaked to the WikiLeaks electronic drop box are then published on WikiLeaks website alongside news stories. The organization is supported by a network of volunteers from around the globe, and is financed through donations ... Read More »

Biomimicry in Robotics: Why You Should Get Yourself a Robot

Robots are going to take over the world anyway, so why not sit back, relax, and watch our current servants develop into our future masters? Read More »