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  • Eating the $120,000 Art Basel banana didn't destroy the art, because art

    When Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan duct-taped a real banana to the wall of the Galerie Perrotin at Art Basel Miami and listed it for a starting price of $120,000 dollars, it was par for the course in the art world.  When Georgian artist David Datuna walked up to the banana, removed it from the wall, and ate it in a piece of unexpected performance art titled "Hungry Artist," that was somewhat under par for the art world, but Datuna's fruity performance wasn't nearly as destructive at it...

  • Germany's New State-Of-The-Art Submarine Is Here, But Russia Shouldn't Worry

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia Because it's going to keep tabs on China. Key point: Pacific nations are concerned by Chinese aggression in the South China Sea. On February 18, 2018, officials gathered to celebrate the launch of a new state-of-the-art submarine at a shipyard in Kiel, Germany. But unlike similar Type 212 submarines previously built there, the seventy-meter long diesel-submarine isn’t destined to shadow Russian submarines in the cold waters of the Baltic Sea. Instead, the...

    The National Interest
  • Art and technology can reconstruct the faces of the dead based on remains

    Facial reconstruction is best known as a forensic tool that can help identify human remains and reconnect them with families for burial or memorialization. The technique has a potent claim on our imaginations. These images are usually produced when other identification methods have failed. It’s usually a last resort with very high stakes. This is perhaps why, when forensic depictions lead to recognition in spite of their own technical limitations, it can feel like a miracle, providing an...

    The Next Web
  • AI capsule system classifies digits with state-of-the-art accuracy

    Researchers at Google, the University of Oxford, and elsewhere achieved state-of-the-art image classification results using a novel AI capsule architecture.

  • The Navy's Destroyers Are Finally Getting State-Of-The-Art Laser Weapons

    David Axe Security, Look out, Russia and China. Key Point: The future is now.  The U.S. Navy apparently has installed a new laser cannon on one of its destroyers. The installation could represent a big step forward for the U.S. fleet as it scrambles to deploy defenses against Chinese and Russian anti-ship missiles. A source provided to Tyler Rogoway, editor of The War Zone, a photo of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey at the naval base in San Diego. In the photo, Dewey appears to...

    The National Interest
  • Sámi rapper Ailu Valle wins state art prize

    An indigenous hip-hop musician and a disability rights activist are among the winners of this year's state arts prizes.

    Yle Uutiset
  • Facebook’s Hanabi-playing AI achieves state-of-the-art results

    Facebook AI Research says it's created AI that achieves near-perfect results in the game Hanabi, something that may lead to AI better understanding humans.