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The 10 best new graphic design tools for April

April 2016 will go down in history as the month virtual reality hit the mainstream. The much-anticipated Oculus Rift headset is one of a slew of new …

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A Robotic Ceiling Sets the Precedent for AI Architecture

In ‘Aurora,’ architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi imagines a future of sensory spaces.<p>Architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi has created a number of mind-bendingly futuristic and inspiring installations, from breathing walls to morphing headpieces. Her latest, <i>Aurora</i>, an …

Wearable Tech

Awesome Art Picks: Colossus, Kylo Ren, Batman, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Chip promises brain-like AI in your mobile devices

There's one big, glaring reason why you don't see neural networks in mobile devices right now: power. Many of these brain-like artificial intelligence systems depend on large, many-core graphics processors to work, which just isn't practical for a device meant for your hand or wrist. MIT has a …

Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

Arend Hintze, <i>Michigan State University</i><p>Researcher David Silver and colleagues designed a computer program capable of beating a top-level Go player -- a marvelous technological feat and important threshold in the development of artificial intelligence, or A.I. It stresses once more that humans aren't …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Martian Concrete Might Be The Best Building Material In The Solar System

To colonize Mars, researchers are developing a new kind of concrete that doesn’t require water and is more than twice as strong.<p>Concrete has been critical to the colonization of our own planet. The Romans and Egyptians built their empires upon it, and when their formula for concrete was lost, …

Engineering

This 12-Minute Animation Will Help You Use Your Brain Better | Inc.com

Are you dominated by the right or left hemisphere of your brain? Barring brain injury, all people use both, yet many of us feel that one side or the other is stronger or more in control. But what does that actually mean?<p>For many years, the popular explanation has been that the left brain houses …

The Brain
Graphic Design
Graphic Design

11 Useful Blender Tricks You May Not Know

How Pixar Created the Background Creatures for the Monster University

2 hours ago<p><i>48</i> Views<i>0</i> Comments<i>0</i> Likes<p>The Son of Bigfoot Trailer A teenage boy journeys to find his missing father only to discover that he's actually …

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