The New Exhibition is a new online directory championing Ukrainian creatives – here’s why you should hire them

Curated by a team of US-based Eastern European designers, The New Exhibition connects artists caught in the crossfire of war directly with art directors and agencies in the West.

When a team of designers at design company Collins began researching portfolios for an online directory of Ukrainian creatives, they noticed something striking. “The style of many illustrators has completely shifted since Russian tanks rolled across the border into Ukraine,” says the team behind The New Exhibition, launched by Collins. It is but one of many creative revelations that have come out of the research process behind the new project, The New Exhibition – an ongoing online resource that features artists from across the creative world.

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Machine-learning model can distinguish antibody targets

A new study shows that it is possible to use the genetic sequences of a person’s antibodies to predict what pathogens those antibodies will target. Reported in the journal Immunity, the new approach successfully differentiates between antibodies against influenza and those attacking SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


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Hubble Sheds Light on How Supermassive Black Holes Form

Astronomers have identified a rapidly growing black hole in the early universe that is considered a crucial “missing link” between young star-forming galaxies and the first supermassive black holes. They used data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to make this discovery. Until now, the monster, nicknamed GNz7q, had been lurking unnoticed in one of the best-studied areas of the night sky, the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey-North (GOODS-North) field.



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Scientists create an algorithm to assign a label to every pixel in the world, without human supervision

Labeling data can be a chore. It’s the main source of sustenance for computer-vision models; without it, they’d have a lot of difficulty identifying objects, people, and other important image characteristics. Yet producing just an hour of tagged and labeled data can take a whopping 800 hours of human time. Our high-fidelity understanding of the world develops as machines can better perceive and interact with our surroundings. But they need more help.


Scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Microsoft, and Cornell University have attempted to solve this problem plaguing vision models by creating “STEGO,” an algorithm that can jointly discover and segment objects without any human labels at all, down to the pixel.


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Quantum Computing Algorithm Could Lead to Design of New Materials

A team of researchers at Columbia University have developed a new algorithm that could help quantum computers calculate molecular energy and lead to the design of new materials. The algorithm uses the most quantum bits to date to calculate ground state energy, which is the lowest-energy state in a quantum mechanical system. 

The new study was published in Nature.

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HD 183579b – Discovery of a Strange New World

Perhaps it’s a part of what makes us human, to explore the next frontier, to seek out new worlds… Today, we’re excited to share a new planet discovered outside of our Solar System by the Cool Worlds Lab – HD 183579b. Join us to hear about the new strategy we developed to find this object, and why this is a particularly valuable planet discovery.

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the Internet Bird Collection | HBW Alive

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“For readers enamored with birds all around the world, the Internet Bird Collection (IBC) is an excellent place to spend some time. This nonprofit project describes itself as “an online audiovisual library of videos, photos and sound recordings of the world’s birds” created “with the ultimate goal of disseminating knowledge about the world’s avifauna.” Visitors to the IBC can explore multimedia materials and recordings of thousands of bird species crowdsourced by birdwatchers around the world, with their species identifications cross-checked by trained ornithologists. This vast collection can be searched and filtered by family name (common or scientific), country, keyword, date, and more, and each media entry includes a location map and shows other media recorded nearby. The IBC also has several quizzes for those who enjoy testing their ornithology skills. Begun in 2002, the IBC was created by Lynx Edicons, the publishing house behind the 17-volume Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, whose staff were inspired by their conversations with other birdwatchers to create a collective repository for multimedia collected by avid birders worldwide. Those interested can contribute their own bird photos, videos, and sound recordings to the IBC by creating a free account. “

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Epic and Lego partner to build a metaverse for kids

Two of the biggest names in entertainment are coming together to create a virtual space aimed at kids, through a new partnership between Fortnite developer Epic Games and Lego. “We are excited to come together to build a space in the metaverse that’s fun, entertaining, and made for kids and families,” Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said in a statement.

Details are scarce — and the concept of a metaverse remains a murky one — but the companies say that whatever it is they end up building will be designed as a family-friendly virtual space from the beginning. “The Lego Group and Epic Games will combine their extensive experience to ensure that this next iteration of the internet is designed from the outset with the wellbeing of kids in mind,” the companies explained in a press release.


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