Simulations

Simulations

'Cities: Skylines' Doesn't Confront Inherent Ugliness of its Latest DLC

In 'Industries,' the tough choices of modernization are hand-waved away, and feels out of place in a game that's otherwise so happy and joyful.
Rob Zacny
10.26.18
Simulations

Gaze Deeply Into This NASA Visualization of Global Aerosol Movements

Turns out Earth is just a big lava lamp.
Michael Byrne
12.12.17
whoa, dude!

You Are Part Extragalactic, Study Says

Supercomputer simulations of galaxy evolution estimate how much of the Milky Way was born beyond its borders.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.17
life finds a way

Tyrannosaurus Rex Would Break Its Own Legs if It Chased Jeff Goldblum IRL

Two independent studies show that the king of the dinosaurs was much slower than we thought.
Becky Ferreira
7.18.17
Simulations

Computational Models Suggest Heroism Is Suboptimal for Saving Lives in an Emergency

Maybe George Costanza was right.
Michael Byrne
6.25.17
Reality

Our Simulated Universe Is Just One Piece of a Matryoshka Doll of Annihilation

Perhaps a posthuman civilization running simulations self-destructs, or a lab assistant accidentally spills coffee on computer hardware. Simulations can collapse.
Phil Torres
9.15.16
videos

'This All Seems Kinda Illegal': Watch Scientists Emerge From A Year On Fake Mars

A snapshot of the moment when scientists emerged from their habitat atop Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano, courtesy of the directors of "Red Heaven," a new film about the mission.
ALEX PASTERNACK
9.9.16
Gaming

The US Army Has Too Many Video Games

But the military version of 'Arma' is really good.
Robert Beckhusen
8.24.16
Space

Radiation From Ancient Supernovae May Have Given Evolution an Astrophysical Push

High-energy cosmic rays mean an increase in cellular mutations, for good and bad.
Michael Byrne
7.11.16
short circuit

In Total Extreme Wrestling, You Can Write Pro Wrestling’s Past and Present

Total Extreme Wrestling’s community thrives dedicates time and energy for one goal—being able to tell their own story and rewrite history.
Bryan Rose
5.30.16
Silicon Divide

This 'Sims'-Like Software Models Real Workplaces With More Women

A group of consultants wants to help companies achieve gender balance through complex computer modeling.
Stephanie Russell-Kraft
4.19.16
Features

When Your Day Job Is Also Your Favorite Video Game

Meet the people who play games that resemble their 9-to-5s.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
3.24.16
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