Researchers built an AI that plays chess like a person, not a super computer

By AI, artificial intelligence, chess, chess ai, cornell university, engadget, gear, Microsoft, microsoft research, tomorrow, university of toronto

We mere mortals haven’t truly been competitive against artificial intelligence in chess in a long time. It’s been 15 years since a human has conquered a computer in a chess tournament. However, a team of researchers have developed an AI chess engine…

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How Biden and Harris could refocus the White House on science

By danny tobey, engadget, eric lander, feature, howard brown, joe biden, martijn rasser, michael kratsios, science, tomorrow, USA, will hunt

In each of its annual budget requests, the Trump administration made deep funding cuts to federal research spending, in spite of Congress’ consistent refusals. However, the administration’s 2021 proposal actually sought to promote AI and quantum comp…

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Scientists find a cloudless ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanet with a four-day year

By engadget, exoplanet, hubble space telescope, News, science, space, spectroscopy, tomorrow, wasp, wide angle search for planets

Astronomers have found another strange planet that could expand our understanding of the cosmos. Gizmodo reports that a team at Harvard and Smithsonian’s Center for Astrophysics has spotted a gas giant 575 light years away, WASP-62b, that’s no…

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Formula One champion Jenson Button will compete in Extreme E

By Climate Change, electric motorsport, electric vehicle, engadget, environment, ev, extreme e, gear, jenson button, motorsport, News, rally, tomorrow

Former Formula One champion Jenson Button is joining Extreme E. The 41-year-old has launched his own team, called JBXE, and will compete as one of two drivers. He joins a large roster of recognizable names from the motorsport world. Lewis Hami…

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Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care

By AI, engadget, feature, frank pasquale, harvard university press, Healthcare, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, medicine, Robotics, tomorrow

Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad fields of medicine — from IBM’s Watson: Hospital Editio…

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The UN created a game about protecting the ozone layer

By android, apps, Climate Change, engadget, environment, games, gaming, green, ios, ozone, ozone layer, reset earth, science, tomorrow, un, united nations, video games

How do you teach a younger crowd to appreciate and protect the ozone layer? By weaving the science into the games they play, apparently. As Eurogamer reports, the UN’s Environment Programme is releasing a Reset Earth game for Android and iOS t…

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Methane emissions declined slightly in 2020 amid lower oil and gas production

By Emissions, engadget, environment, gas, green, iea, international energy agency, methane, methane emissions, News, oil, oil and gas industry, report, tomorrow

The COVID-19 pandemic slowed down many facets of life last year, leading to a small reduction in methane emissions, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) report. The organization primarily attributed an approximate 10 percent drop …

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Biden elevates science advisor to cabinet role for the first time

By engadget, environment, eric lander, gear, government, joe biden, medicine, office of science and technology policy, ostp, politics, president biden, science, tomorrow

Science is poised to get a much more prominent role in President-elect Biden’s administration. Nature and Reuters report that Biden has named breakthrough geneticist Eric Lander (seen above in 2002) not only as the director of the Office of Sc…

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BMW drivers will be able to unlock cars without touching their iPhone

By apple, BMW, bmw digital key, bmw digital key plus, bmw ix, digital key, engadget, gear, iPhone, iphone 11, iPhone 12, News, tomorrow, Transportation, ultra-wideband, uwb

BMW has announced a upgraded version of the BMW Digital Key feature for iPhone. With Digital Key Plus, drivers will be able to unlock and start their car without taking their phone out of their pocket or bag. The automaker is tapping into the …

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Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

By 360 reality audio, airpeak, american printing house, Asus, asus zenbook duo, bestofces2021, ces2021, engadget, entertainment, gaming, gear, goodmaps explore, hyperscreen, jetbot 90 ai+, kohler, lg, lg c1 oled, mercedes-benz, mudra band, News, omron, omron vitalsight, razer, razer blade 15, rollable, ryzen, ryzen 5000, ryzen 5000 mobile, Samsung, solar cell remote, Sony, sony airpeak, tomorrow, wearable devices ltd

As Wednesday draws to a close, so does a grand social experiment: the first-ever online-only CES. In the end, the experience was invariably different. We particularly missed being able to wander The Sands and have learn about smaller, up-and-c…

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Watch GM’s CES 2021 keynote in 10 minutes

By ces2021, chevrolet, chevy bolt, drone, electric vehicle, electric vehicles, engadget, ev, gear, gm, hummer ev, supercut, tomorrow, Transportation, vtol, vtol drone

After its EV-centric rebrand, it wasn’t surprising that GM focused on electric vehicles in its CES presentation. It unveiled some concepts during its showcase, including a single-seater VTOL drone, as well an EV ecosystem for delivery companie…

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