Sunday, April 9, 2017


What might be the earliest-known entry of the word "algorithm" in a dictionary can be found in Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language from 1785.

The entry on page 130 reads (approximately): algorithm: arabic words which are used to imply the six operations of arithmetic or the science of numbers.
Today, "algorithm" is defined as:
- A well-defined procedure to solve a problem.
- A clearly specified set of simple instructions to be followed to solve a problem.
- A finite, deterministic, and effective problem-solving method.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Applying Deep Learning to Detect Damage in Urban Areas

Analyze and estimate the extent of damage in a disaster area: Link

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Modular architecture research and development

An experimental modular skyscraper holds lessons for the future of prefab.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Interior transportation

Innovative use of robotics within the New York Public Library: link

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Acoustic Fluidization

Large landslides flow like fluid according to a new study: link

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

High-density storage advancement

Preserving information in 5 dimensions for future generations: link

Thursday, January 28, 2016

AI to Master the Game of Go

New developments towards intelligent personal assistants: link