The Treasure Behind the Wall
By Vanessa Friedman | Jan 21, 2019
Something in the new Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris was not what it seemed.
The 15 Most Famous Transcendental Numbers
By Cliff Pickover | Dec 20, 2018
I am in love with the mysterious transcendental numbers. Did you know that there are "more" transcendental numbers than the more familiar algebraic ones?
Datasets for machine learning
By Nikola Plesa | 2019
A list of the biggest datasets for machine learning from across the web.
The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier
By Ed Caesar | Mar 13, 2019
On July 1, 1942, the U.S.S. Wasp, an aircraft carrier holding 71 planes, 2,247 sailors and a journalist, sailed from San Diego to the western Pacific to join the battle against the Japanese.
The design tricks that keep skyscrapers from swaying
By Vox | Mar 7, 2019
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A first-person engine in 265 lines
By Hunter Loftis | July, 2014
Today, let's drop into a world you can reach out and touch. In this article, we'll compose a first-person exploration from scratch, quickly and without difficult math, using a technique called raycasting.
Clean House to Survive? Museums Confront Their Crowded Basements
By Robin Pogrebin | Mar 12, 2019
With storage spaces filled with works that may never be shown, some museums are rethinking the way they collect art, and at least one is ranking what it owns.
Principal component analysis: pictures, code and proofs
By Joel Laity | Oct 18, 2018
Principal component analysis is a form of feature engineering that reduces the number of dimensions needed to represent your data. If a neural network has fewer inputs then there are less weights to train, which makes it easier and faster to train the model.
An Explanation of Eigenvectors Using Legos
By Dhruv Parthasarathy | Feb 25, 2019
In this post, we're going to dive deeper into the world of linear algebra and cover eigenvectors.
How could someone born without arms or legs, who's never held a football, teach high school players how to throw, tackle or block?
By Wayne Drehs | Feb 16, 2019
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