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Archive: November 2018

November 30 2018

For his series The Animal Kingdom, portrait photographer Randal Ford took pictures of 150 different animals. The collection is the culmination of nearly two years’ worth of work. Many of the big cats Ford photographed were from Cat Haven, a[…]

November 30 2018

In the internet age, when we face a language barrier, there are a host of internet resources to solve it: things like translation apps, dictionary websites, versions of Wikipedia in other languages, and the simple “click to translate” option. But[…]

November 30 2018

U.S. wireless carriers like T-Mobile and Verizon go out of their way to make expensive smartphones seem affordable. Why not buy a $1,000 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 if you only have to pay $0 down and $30 a month for[…]

November 29 2018

Two years ago, Alphabet researchers made computing history when their artificial intelligence software AlphaGo defeated a world champion at the complex board game Go. Amazon now hopes to democratize the AI technique behind that milestone—with a pint-size self-driving car. The[…]

November 29 2018

Dominique Teufen uses a copy machine to depict majestic landscapes that don’t actually exist. “When people look at these landscapes, they think they’re photographed,” Teufen says. “I like to confuse people’s understanding of what’s real and what’s not.” Teufen hit[…]

November 29 2018

A few weeks ago, a small biotech company called Entasis published a small paper in The New England Journal of Medicine reporting on a successful Phase 2 trial of a new drug called zoliflodacin. Though the drug is still in[…]

November 28 2018

Back in 2015, drone-maker DJI began putting some of its image-stabilization technology into hand-held camera gimbals. The first, called the Osmo, was well-received among the prosumer crowd, because it let users capture unshaky video on either a smartphone or on[…]

November 28 2018

Big software companies don’t just stick to software any more—they build computer chips. The latest proof comes from Amazon, which announced late Monday that its cloud computing division has created its own chips to power customers’ websites and other services[…]

November 28 2018

If you slept in yesterday, or were lucky enough to spend a day away from screens, you missed a bunch of sales. Cyber Monday is the epic conclusion to what has become an extended weekend of deals beginning with Black[…]

November 27 2018

For many avid listeners of public radio, Intelligence Squared U.S. has been a mainstay program for more than ten years. The premise of the show, which debuted in 2006, is reasoned yet passionate debate, with two sides arguing for or[…]

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