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E3 2018: 'Sea Of Thieves' Upcoming Expansions Feature Skeleton Crews, Apocalyptic Land

International Business Times

At E3 2018, Rare released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming "Sea of Thieves" expansions, Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores. By the looks of things, the two new DLC packs will bring in more exciting elements to the multiplayer sandbox game. The promotional clip gives a cinematic look at what's in store for the upcoming updates. Cursed Sails will introduce skeleton crews that will rise from the depths to curse the seas.


EU expansion 'similar to Hitler's aims'

BBC News

Boris Johnson has compared the European Union's expansion to Adolf Hitler's attempts to conquer Europe. The Tory MP and Leave campaigner said both Napoleon and Hitler had failed to unite Europe under one authority - saying "the EU is an attempt to do this by different methods". Labour MP Yvette Cooper, from the Remain campaign, accused the ex-London Mayor of playing "nasty, nasty games". Meanwhile, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has backed Mr Johnson to be the next PM. Mr Farage told the Mail on Sunday he was a "Boris fan" and said he was backing Mr Johnson to succeed David Cameron, if the prime minister resigns following the EU referendum.


New method attempts to gauge expansion of universe

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – Scientists have known for decades that the universe is expanding, but research in the past few years has shaken up calculations on the speed of growth -- raising tricky questions about theories of the cosmos. The rate of expansion -- known as the "Hubble constant" -- is a central part of the quest to discover the origins of the universe, with astrophysicists believing they are getting closer and closer to the exact speed. In 1998, two teams of researchers found that the rate of expansion accelerated with distance, and that the universe was filled with mysterious "dark energy" that has caused the acceleration for 14 billion years -- earning them a 2011 Nobel Prize. The unit of measurement for the Hubble constant is kilometers per second per megaparsec -- which is 3 million light-years. According to two different methods, the rate of expansion is either 67.4 -- or 73.


Scalable Nonlinear Learning with Adaptive Polynomial Expansions

arXiv.org Machine Learning

Can we effectively learn a nonlinear representation in time comparable to linear learning? We describe a new algorithm that explicitly and adaptively expands higher-order interaction features over base linear representations. The algorithm is designed for extreme computational efficiency, and an extensive experimental study shows that its computation/prediction tradeoff ability compares very favorably against strong baselines.


'The Division' Year 2 DLC: Two Free Expansions Coming

International Business Times

Game developer Massive Entertainment has announced that "Tom Clancy's The Division" will receive two free expansions for its second year of updates. "We are looking to reengage the players in light of the first year celebration for'The Division' by recommitting ourselves to the game in the upcoming 12 months," creative director Julian Gerighty told Game Rant. "We will be delivering two separate expansion packs for the game free to everybody in the next 12 months." "The Division" celebrates its one year mark today, and Massive will be hosting a special livestream event to mark the occasion. Developers from the studio will also be providing fans with more details on what to expect for the games second year of DLCs.