Swiss researchers have claimed to have calculated the mathematical constant pi to a new world record of accuracy, reaching 62.8 trillion decimal places using a supercomputer.
Scientists at Imperial College London, based on the results of mass tests of COVID-19 patients, registered a decrease in cognitive functions. A somnologist from the First Sechenov Moscow State Medical University warned about the need to get enough sleep after vaccination. All vaccination points in Russia appeared on Google Maps. Scientists from Imperial College London have shown that communication with trees improves cognitive functions in children and adolescents.
A convolutional neural network developed by Dutch and Danish doctors diagnoses lung cancer from fluorography and computed tomography images. The AI division of IBM Corporation has developed a tool for translating from one programming language to another. The British startup Flawless plans to release a visual dubbing program that corrects the movement of the actor's lips so that the facial expressions look natural in another language.
Which is faster – a meter per second or a furlong in Fortnite? What is measured in pirate ninjas and beard seconds and pirate ninjas? Before discussing, studying, or even thinking about anything, it is necessary to agree on terms and dimensions. Today, when the metric system has spread almost all over the world, we are less likely to encounter confusion associated with the use of alternative and non-standard units, whether it is an elbow or an arshin.
Working with scientific sources is a skill that, for unknown reasons, is bypassed by both school and university, and in general all other educational programs.
This year, the most popular and best-selling toy in the world has an anniversary. The invention of the Hungarian architect appeared on the shelves of toy stores back in 1980 and since then has been exciting the minds of young and old, from housewives to professors. Erne Rubik's cube is assembled at speed by people and robots, supercomputers are looking for the fastest way to assemble, and mathematicians are trying to unravel all the secrets hidden inside a seemingly simple toy. That's because even though the inner parts of the cube are made of plastic, its real guts are the real numbers.
On Tuesday, May 26, two legendary graduates of MIPT Sergey Belousov and Konstantin Novoselov announced a new master's degree course in computer science and software engineering from the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT). The SIT Institute is located in Schaffhausen, the technological center of Switzerland, and the Master of Computer Science and Software Engineering is the first master's program of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology. The founders are international entrepreneurs and world scientists, including famous Nobel laureates, and the SIT STAR Contest scheduled for early June 2020 will allow the best students to receive a grant for free master's degree.
For every successful technological breakthrough, as a rule, there are dozens of failures. Success depends on many factors, including the promotion strategy, competition and other details of the business plan that are not directly related to the idea itself. A device or service can be talented, but simply ahead of time. We decided to remember the brightest technological breakthroughs that were supposed to take off, but something went wrong.
Do you think there are no white spots left on the map of the Earth? As if not so: they were only carefully covered with blue blots of the oceans. It's a shame, but the topography of the Moon has been studied better than most of the surface of our own planet. Mars has been mapped with a resolution of up to six meters, and even the stormy Venus has almost all been explored with 100-meter accuracy. Meanwhile, such maps have been compiled for no more than 5-10% of the ocean floor - mainly coastal shallow waters and individual zones where active geological surveys are carried out.
Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon — these four companies have gained unprecedented economic influence for private business. We will never part with our smartphones, hundreds of subscribers in social networks and the opportunity to order a new card with a discount in two clicks. The problem is that uncontrolled consumption leads us to a crisis, the scale of which is difficult to even imagine.