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  • Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies. Playing Atari 2600 games from the 1980s may seem a bit...
  • HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

    HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'
    Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone on to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders." Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better than humans on dozens...
  • Oily chess game continues with BP strike

    Oily chess game continues with BP strike
    A union contractor tradesman who's working inside the BP Whiting refinery plant has joined dozens of other workers who've contacted me since United Steelworkers union members joined a national strike on Feb. 7. The tradesman is not a member of USW and...
  • Streamwood High student gives CPR to girl at poolside

    Streamwood High student gives CPR to girl at poolside
    A drum solo was going through Andrew Wilson's head Friday as he gave CPR to a 7-year-old girl. That is what his instructors at the Elgin Police Department, as a part of his Elgin Explorer's training, taught him and his classmates to do while giving...
  • Citrus Cove student takes top honors in chess

    Citrus Cove student takes top honors in chess
    Boynton Beach's Maya Behura, 7, a second-grader at Citrus Cove Elementary School tied for second place (in the second grade category) in the National K-12 Chess Championship that took place last December in Orlando. Maya also was the highest finishing...
  • Protecting kids from measles -- and scientifically inept politicians

    Protecting kids from measles -- and scientifically inept politicians
    To the editor: It has been reported that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey believes parents should have some choice about vaccinating their children and that Rep. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes vaccines should be voluntary. Both of these statements by...
  • Sundance 2015: Fitness and money in rom-com get 'Results'

    Sundance 2015: Fitness and money in rom-com get 'Results'
    Writer-director Andrew Bujalski has been one of the leading figures of the micro-budget independent film scene for more than a decade. From his early films “Funny Ha Ha” and “Mutual Appreciation” to the mini-masterpiece of “...
  • 15 ways to get healthy in Howard County in 2015

    Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
  • Ralph V. Marchetti

    Ralph V. Marchetti
    Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public schools educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards, where he served as an usher for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure. He was 65. "Ralph was among the kindest and most...
  • South Florida theater awards announce nominations

    South Florida theater awards announce nominations
    The nominations for the 39th annual Carbonell Awards for excellence in South Florida theater were announced today. Theatrical companies in Miami-Dade County eaned the most, with a total of 50 nods. Palm Beach County came in second with 44 and Broward...
  • UMBC chess team advances to national championship

    UMBC chess team advances to national championship
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's chess team placed third out of 45 teams in a major tournament over the weekend. The team advances to the President's Cup, dubbed the "final four of college chess." During the weekend's Pan-American...