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Feb 6, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 — FULL Gameplay Deep Dive Presentation

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Watch CD Projekt Red’s stream, where it will showcase a 15-minute version of Cyberpunk 2077’s recent gameplay demo, where we expect to get details on Night City, playstyles, and more.

Feb 6, 2020

About: The decentralized autonomous organization, or DAO, is a new type of organization where members work together to collectively fund projects 🤝

Posted by in categories: entertainment, mathematics

The YangDAO was created specifically to allow the Yang Gang community to coordinate and fund projects that we decide are in our shared interest, whether that’s a Federal Meme Reserve 🏛, Freedom Dividend pilots 💰, or that new MATH blockbuster movie 🎬.

Feb 6, 2020

Classic 1896 short film gets upscaled to 4K using neural networks

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A classic short film has been upscaled to 4K and 60fps using neural networks. The results are very impressive. The upscaling makes the movie look like something that could have been filmed today.

Feb 4, 2020

Wolfenstein: Youngblood – Official E3 2019 Trailer

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, entertainment, robotics/AI

Rid Paris of its Nazi problem together with a friend in Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the first co-op game in the series’s history. Set in a twisted 1980, step into the power armor of the “Terror Twins,” Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, on a mission to find your missing father BJ.

Clean up the Parisian streets with an arsenal of weapons and abilities in online co-op or with an AI companion. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is available July 26, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Feb 2, 2020

Steam just broke its record player count

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Steam’s concurrent user count passed 18.8 million earlier today, peaking at 18,801,944 according to tracker SteamDB. The previous record was 18.5 million just about two years ago on January 6, 2018. As noted by SteamDB, this concurrent user record did not coincide with a record number of players in game, with only 5.8 million today against 7 million two years ago, about 1.2 million fewer. The previous record was boosted by the huge number of players in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. It’s not known what caused the current peak, though the time of the peak coincides with peak playtimes for all of Steam’s top games.

[email protected] has broken its record for most concurrently online users that was held for two years. Previous record was 18,537,490 users. It’s still increasing!But there’s about 1 million less players actually in-game (≈5.8mil vs ≈7mil two years ago). February 2, 2020

Jan 31, 2020

Brood War

Posted by in categories: energy, entertainment, health

Essentially you could at this point make a working protoss carrier o.o

Carriers are a late-game Protoss air unit that are the largest and most costly unit available for Protoss. Carriers are produced from the Stargate and requires a pre-existing Fleet Beacon. Carriers have the highest armor, health, and shields of the Protoss race. Their main advantages are their long range and mobility in combat; this potentially incredibly long range is especially notable as unique among Protoss units. On the other hand, their raw attack power is rather low for their price. Perhaps their greatest use is in extreme late-game where their supply efficiency for their staying power is usable, much like Battlecruisers; however, they are hard-countered by the latter since they make volleys of low-damage attacks and due to the Yamato Gun.

Carriers themselves do not, in fact, possess any attack, but like Reavers build and transport unique units –Interceptors in this case- to much the same effect. A Carrier does not come equipped with any Interceptors when first warped in, so it must construct them individually, adding quite a deal of cost and build time to the finished unit. Unlike the Reaver’s Scarabs, however, the units it builds do not immediately sacrifice themselves to attack but attack as would another unit stacking up on a target that it “fires” at until recalled at which point they may still be used again. While targetable, expensive and fairly weak individually Interceptors move quickly around targets, potentially out of range, and can recharge shields instantly upon being recalled meaning they can overwhelm targeted forces (although potentially very, very slowly). Interceptors are all destroyed if the Carrier itself is destroyed.

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Jan 31, 2020

GM resurrecting Hummer as an all-electric ‘super truck’ with 1,000 horsepower

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DETROIT – General Motors is resurrecting the Hummer, best known as a gas-guzzling, military-style SUV, as an all-electric “super truck” with massive horsepower, acceleration and torque.

The Detroit automaker confirmed the plans Thursday and released three online teaser videos for the “GMC Hummer EV” pickup ahead of a 30-second Super Bowl ad for the vehicle featuring NBA star LeBron James. The spot is scheduled to air during the second quarter of Sunday’s game.

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Jan 29, 2020

Japan Is Building a Giant Gundam Robot That Can Walk

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Japan is constructing an 18-meter-tall, 25-ton Gundam robot powered by a combination of electric and hydraulic actuators.

Japan has had a robust robot culture for decades, thanks (at least in part) to the success of the Gundam series, which are bipedal humanoid robots controlled by a human who rides inside of them. I would tell you how many different TV series and video games and manga there are about Gundam, but I’m certain I can’t count that high—there’s like seriously a lot of Gundam stuff out there. One of the most visible bits of Gundam stuff is a real life full-scale Gundam statue in Tokyo, but who really wants a statue, right? C’mon, Japan! Bring us the real thing!

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Jan 27, 2020

The unexpected renaissance of the hard science-fiction movie

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel

What defines the last decade’s hard science-fiction is a tendency to use process-oriented survival dramas to gain a personal understanding of the role of scientific inquiry and the big picture questions it poses.

From The Martian to Interstellar to Gravity, the 2010s was a comeback era.

Jan 26, 2020

New drug may keep cancer metastasis under control

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

Sorry, might be a re-post, new source (r;ns)

Fighting cancer can sometimes feel like a game of Whack-A-Mole – even after a primary tumor is removed the disease can crop up again in other organs. Now, researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have developed a drug that can prevent cancer from spreading.

Previous research has shown that before tumors start to spread, they secrete substances that prepare new places for them to settle down. One way in which the disease does this is by making blood vessels in the area “leaky,” allowing the cancer to penetrate them easier. And it’s this process that the new drug, created by researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute, prevents.

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