This Algorithm Can Change the Season and Weather In Your Photos

One time I drove five hours out of my way on a road trip to Monument Valley, only to be devastated when I arrived. Instead of the bright red buttes I'd envisioned against a clear blue sky, a gray haze had settled into the valley, rendering the landscape flat and lifeless. My photographs could have been saved by a new… » 8/08/14 12:25pm 8/08/14 12:25pm

This Movie About Hackers Is Free for 24 Hours Before It Disappears

The new film Algorithm tracks the travails of Will, a freelance computer hacker who "breaks into a top-secret government contractor and downloads all their recently developed programs." Like the subjects it tackles, the film has a tech-forward business model that make it more like a startup than a cinematic feature:… » 7/14/14 5:26pm 7/14/14 5:26pm

How Chemistry Is Predicting the Flavor Pairings of the Future

Some tastes just go together beautifully: lamb and rosemary, tomato and basil, peanut butter and jelly. But despite a new wave of molecular gastronomy, human imagination can only go so far—which is why scientists are developing computational chemistry techniques to predict the flavor combinations of the future. » 6/20/12 2:20pm 6/20/12 2:20pm