- Ray Tracing Is Back Again. Is It Real This Time? Nvidia Thinks So
Ray tracing has been a hot topic since...well, at least 350 B.C. in the western world, when Aristotle described his camera obscura and wrote that the eye is 'a darkened chamber awaiting light.' Da Vinci was fascinated by it, as was Descartes. And ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 22 2018 - 9:44am
- Instagram's Positivity Problem- Even When Comments Are Good They're Bad
There is a vicious cycle of vanity on social media, according to new results. College-age women who viewed positive feedback on Instagram selfies then experienced greater body dissatisfaction- because they put more focus on appearance and in the end fueled ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2018 - 8:11am
- AI GAN Will Boost Credibility Of Fake Videos
Researchers at Carnege-Mellon University have found a way to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) schemes to transfer content from one video to the style of another. So they can make a daffodil bloom like the way a hibiscus bloom does or make clouds that are c ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2018 - 8:57am
- Toward A Temperature Stable, Cost-Effective Vaccine Platform
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent and eradicate infectious diseases but many vaccines have to be manufactured in cell culture or eggs, which is expensive, and most vaccines must be kept refrigerated during the transport ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 7 2018 - 12:28pm
- To Make Better Translation Algorithms, Look To The Bible
Medicine uses Latin because it is a 'dead' language- the meanings of the words will not change over time. But if you want to modernize translations to different languages, an ancient book may help: The Bible. Tools to translate text between langu ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 11 2018 - 12:00pm
- Experiment: EpiPen Still Works After Being Frozen
Though anaphylaxis is rare, you are more likely to be murdered this Thanksgiving than die from a food allergy, companies and schools are increasingly buying epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens), which has led to shortages (government approval policies make ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2018 - 9:57am
- Polio Vaccine- Soon With No Refrigeration Needed
A polio vaccine that doesn't require refrigeration could be used all over the world, and that would bring an end to the devastating disease. With just 22 reported cases worldwide in 2017, the highly infectious disease, which causes lifelong paralysis ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 27 2018 - 2:18pm
- NES/T Male Contraceptive Gel Promoted By Population Council Goes Into Clinical Trial
The Population Council is enrolling 420 couples to test NES/T, which is the progestin compound segesterone acetate (Nestorone) in combination with testosterone. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 30 2018 - 4:59pm
- Asia’s Technology-Driven Futures
KAIST International Forum on Asia’s Futures, Session 2 Seoul, December 13, 2018 I thank our conference hosts for the kind invitation to participate in this panel, and for the opportunity to assemble these thoughts on Asia’s Technology-Driven Futures. Let’s ...
Article - Fred Phillips - Feb 6 2019 - 2:11am
- LIGO's Computing Power, Explained Simply By Linus Tech Tips
E xplaining something simply is not easy. Linus Tech Tips has done the best job I have seen of breaking down the computational aspects of how a project like LIGO works. It helps to have a small video production studio to create good visual aids. Physic ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 8 2019 - 2:12pm