You might not understand all of the technical details behind the computer graphics research being revealed at Siggraph 2015 this week, but come next year when the CG characters in movies and video games start to look indistinguishable from real humans, you’ll know who to thank.
Weather apps have always confused me—why look at an app to see whether it's raining? Just go outside and see for yourself! The Visibility app, while a really innovative idea, is another puzzling one.
The neuroscientists at the University of Southern California have created the first-ever silicon chip that can talk to live brain cells. The chip (which is about a millimeter square in size) functions as if it were an actual body part.