This Computer Program Is 'Incapable Of Losing' At Poker

If you thought IBM's chess-playing computer, Deep Blue, was impressive, this is going to blow you away. Two-player limit Texas hold'em poker has been solved. Pitted one-on-one against the world's best poker players, a new computer program named Cepheus would never lose. You can even challenge it to a game, yourself. » 1/11/15 10:00am 1/11/15 10:00am

Physicists put on their poker face

String theorists and particle physicists possess skills that also come in handy when playing poker, as it's a game rife with probabilities and grueling mental calculations. Here, Jennifer Oulette of Cocktail Party Physics talks physicists who are also card sharks. » 10/02/10 8:00am 10/02/10 8:00am

To Boldly Litigate

Last year Christie's auction house dropped jaws when it tractor-beamed in more than $7 million in bits for a massive Star Trek auction featuring props, costumes, and a little box to keep your dignity in. Now Brent "Data" Spiner himself has apparently confirmed that some of the items were not authentic. Ted Moustakis… » 12/28/07 10:21am 12/28/07 10:21am