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  • Bees Beat Machines At ‘Traveling Salesman’ Problem
    By on October 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “Recent research on bumble bees has proven that the tiny bee is better than computers at the traveling salesman problem. As bees visit flowers to collect nectar and pollen they discover other flowers en route in the wrong order. But they still manage to quickly learn and fly the optimally shortest path between flowers. Such a problem is NP-Hard and keeps our best machines thinking for days searching for a solution but researchers (more…)

  • The Fall of Samus Aran
    By on October 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The manner in which Metroid: Other M destroyed the franchise’s credibility accomplishes is a testament to its status as a paradigm of video game vomit. Firstly, it lacks every gameplay element that has defined the Metroid series The game destroys the character of Samus, turning her into a frail and whiny brat. It is beyond me why anyone expected the creators of Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball to paint a respectful portrait of a female character, (more…)