An AI Was Trained To Create New Colors. It Was Wonderfully Terrible

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFL Science  Artificial Intelligence has made enormous progress in matching and surpassing human abilities. Luckily for us, however, there are many areas where carbon still beats silicon. And one of those areas is in making colors. Computer researcher Janelle Shane has developed a machine learning algorithm that can not only create colors but also name…

This Guy Stopped The Biggest Ransomware Attack In History. This Was His Reward…

By: James Felton/IFL Science On the 14th of May, one of the biggest ransomware attacks in history took place. Organizations such as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and FedEx were hit by an attack of unprecedented scale. The ransomware encrypted countless NHS files, demanding ransom money for them to be unencrypted, and caused widespread chaos…

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed A Giant Magnetic ‘Bridge’ Between Galaxies

By: Fiona Macdonald/Science Alert For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that’s associated with the vast intergalactic ‘bridge’ that links our two nearest galactic neighbors. Known as the Magellanic Bridge, the bridge is a huge stream of neutral gas that stretches some 75,000 light-years between our two neighboring galaxies, the Large…

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