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IMAGE: NSLS-II scientists, Daniel Olds (left) and Phillip Maffettone (right), are ready to let their AI agent level up the rate of discovery at NSLS-II’s PDF beamline.
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Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY — Inspired by the mastery of artificial intelligence (AI) over games like Go and Super Mario, scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) trained an AI agent – an autonomous computational program that observes and acts – how to conduct research experiments at superhuman levels by using the same approach. The Brookhaven team published their findings in the journal Machine Learning: Science and Technology and implemented the AI agent as part of the research capabilities at NSLS-II.

As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, NSLS-II enables scientific studies by more than 2000 researchers each year, offering access to the facility’s ultrabright x-rays.

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The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon, and More

Real life? Overrated. We’d rather spend our time thinking about what could be with the best sci-fi TV shows to watch right now on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and more streaming services. Take us away from this boring dystopia, and send us (temporarily) to a real dystopia of time travel, advanced artificial intelligence, and space cruisers!

From the all-time classics to the new releases ready to take their place, we’ve spent years of our lives watching everything in the sci-fi genre and have collected our favorites that are ready to stream. Below you’ll find plenty of shows across various streaming platforms that are about future societies, clones, robots with feelings, galaxies far, far away, and even immortality.

Check out our list of all the best sci-fi shows for you to dive into on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and more.

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Biden promised to end federal funding of for-profit charter schools. A new report explains how they operate.

They set up nonprofit schools and then direct the schools’ business operations to related corporations. For example, it says, one of the largest EMOs, National Heritage Academies, “locks schools in with a ‘sweeps contract’ where virtually all revenue is passed to the for-profit management corporation, NHA, that runs the school.”

“In other cases, the EMO recommends their own related companies for services that include leasing, personnel services, and curriculum,” it says.

The report was produced by the Network for Public Education, an education advocacy group that opposes charter schools. It was written by Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education and a former award-winning New York principal, and Darcie Cimarusti, the network’s communications director.

The authors wrote that despite “strict regulations against the disbursement of funds from the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) to charter schools operated by for-profit entities,” they identified more than 440 charter

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How the Pandemic Helped Schools Integrate Video Games

The pandemic has impacted many industries. Esports and video games got a boost as it was a sport that did not need to be in person. These online continuations of the season gave a boost to the industry as well as popular games such as Animal Crossing, Among Us and the resurgence of Minecraft defined the quarantine. This, coupled with many students being in distance learning, gave streaming and video games a huge platform. The beginning of the pandemic was all about Animal Crossing which was a game that crossed into the mainstream. There were even politicians like President Biden who made their own island to show that they knew what was ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ with the youth.

This is all a fancy way of saying that the pandemic created an environment where streaming and video games collided. What isn’t talked about in relation to streaming and video games is

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