We can’t really be sure what the future will be like, but we can almost imagine. And it seems we will take the appearance of characters from a not so well drawn anime. Just look at those big, giant eyes. This graphic is the result of the work of Nikolay Lamm, who collaborated with computational […]
Moving dots in the image above might be placed at random, and have no intention or inclination to be a part of a group. Yet, when we see them, the brain sees them as part of a group and tells us we are looking at a Dalmatian. Cute, except it isn’t a dalmatian and our […]
The moon witnesses an ungodly number of meteorite strikes every year, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year. This video from NASA shows the largest observed explosion on moon from a meteorite that hit the satellite on March 17. The meteorite was the size of a small boulder and hit somewhere in the Mare […]
Two research teams used micro-CT 3D X-ray scans to look at what is going on inside the cocoon and get a good look at how caterpillars transform into butterflies. They routinely scanned a chrysalis during its metamorphosis and generated 3D models of its organs and various parts to create the video we see here. Via […]
A flash of lightning only lasts a second, and what we usually see is a bolt. Turns out, that’s just the prologue of a story. This video shows lighting slowed down to 11,000 frames per second. It is in all those frames that you see lightning is way more than a bolt coming from the […]
IBM has gone seriously small scale with this new movie titled “A Boy And His Atom.” Its a stop-motion movie about a boy dancing, jumping and playing catch. To be honest, its a very lame story, but that is no object for this movie. It is a movie made with the purpose of blowing minds; […]
Simulating moving water and the physics behind it has always posed a challenge to video game engines and animation. A good model for such animation does seem near though, as the video above displays. It makes use of a technique called Position Based Dynamics.
Magnetic putty has everyone convinced that it is non-living and non-sentient. Just put something magnetic near it and see it hungrily devour its hapless prey.
Researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed microbatteries that can charge a thousand times faster than common batteries and can easily power various gadgets. Researchers led by William King are now working to reduce the batteries to “credit card size” which sounds totally rad. The idea can be reduced to a design that […]
Space. It makes everything weird/awesome. Thankfully, we have astronaut Chris Hadfield to demonstrate the effects aboard the ISS.