My fellow Zone Manager Sam Atkinson wrote an excellent article on Beautiful Constructors. While I would totally agree that the builders in his article are beautiful, I was not so sure that his prescriptions could be universally applied. He graciously allowed me to use his piece as a springboard for a counterpoint, in the hope …

AlphaGo caused a stir by defeating 18-time world champion Lee Sedol in Go, a game the AI ​​thought was impenetrable for another 10 years. AlphaGo’s success is emblematic of a larger trend: An explosion of data and advancements in algorithms have made technology smarter than ever. Machines can now perform tasks ranging from recommending movies …

design templates are … come on, you know what they are. they are something that we love and to hate . we love them because they allow us to write code without thinking. you hate them when you see the code of someone who is used to writing code without thinking. Am I wrong? now …

Sponges are among the earliest multicellular animals in the fossil record. They seem at first glance randomly organized, full of holes, asymmetrical, and devoid of complex organs. Yet one sea sponge in particular has secrets that make engineers drool with envy. The basket of flowers of Venus (Euplectella aspergillum) mastered fiber optics and force-absorbing building …

Last November, Starbucks has opened a new store, as they already did over 1,700 times in 2013. Like the Starbucks you pass on your way to work, this new coffee shop has everything you need for your caffeine-consuming ritual : a coffee bar, a cozy lounge and enough coffee choices to keep you wired for …

More than The New York Times The magazine is nice 6th FlooOn her blog, Hilary Greenbaum asks “Who made that Oreo embossing?” “ Interestingly, when the Oreo was first introduced by Nabisco in 1912, he used a much more organic crown for his embossing, later augmented with two pairs of turtledoves in a 1924 redesign. …