Category: Life

  • Look. Analyze. Solve. Die!

    Look. Analyze. Solve. Die!

    A deep reinforcement learning algorithm can solve the Rubik’s Cube puzzle in a fraction of a second. The work is a step toward making AI systems that can think, reason, plan and make decisions. (1) We analyze. We solve. We die. (Do you see?)

  • Changing geometry. Blurry lines…

    Changing geometry. Blurry lines…

    Atomic interactions in everyday solids and liquids are so complex that some of these materials’ properties continue to elude physicists’ understanding. Solving the problems mathematically is beyond the capabilities of modern computers, so scientists at Princeton University have turned to an unusual branch of geometry instead. Researchers led by Andrew Houck, a professor of electrical […]

  • Old faded photographs…

    Old faded photographs…

    We believe sand castles die quickly. But they last more than us. For you see, we die every second! Reborn again. Only to die once more… And our photographs will become faded memories. And the sand will still be there. For the next kid to play as well…

  • Irrational Paths: Life and Death…

    In a glance: IRRATIONAL PATHS are very short videos that try to provoke unconventional philosophical ideas via the promotion of irrational thoughts on crucial philosophical subjects… Topic: Life and Death Idea: Can life exist without death? Any comments are welcome! Do not hesitate to contact us via the Harmonia Philosophica email or via our YouTube […]

  • Dementia. Dying. Being born!

    Dementia. Dying. Being born!

    It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. This phenomenon, which experts refer to as terminal or paradoxical lucidity, has […]