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33 Documentaries That Are Way More Interesting Than Mainstream Films

If you believe that truth is often stranger than fiction, and if you love true stories, or even alternate media for that matter, it's very likely …

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

Microsoft's VR headset to ship to developers 'within the next year'

Microsoft just launched Windows 10 on Wednesday, but it's their wireless virtual reality headset, the HoloLens, that people are really excited to get …

'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new kind of material that could improve the speed of optical communications by as much as 5000 times the current state of the art. The material is made of aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) and it is able to change the amount of light it reflects by up …

Scientists think they’ve found the reason you’re overeating

Do you ever realize that you’re full, but finish that burger and fries anyway? There may be a scientific reason for that: too little of a hormone called GLP-1, which is thought to play a role in obesity (paywall).<p>Researchers from Rutgers University have found that when GLP-1 is released in the …

Neuroscience

Too soon to call 'proved' on warp drive space travel

Travel to the moon in just four hours; make it to Mars in 70 days; complete the 7.5 billion km journey to Pluto in 18 months.<p>It sounds incredible, …

How two Americans zoomed into India’s car rental market

Four years ago, it came as a big shock to Americans Greg Moran and David Back that India lacked any short-term car rental services. So in 2013, the two University of Pennsylvania graduates, who frequently used such services in the US, decided to fill that void.<p>“For the first two or three months we …

India

12 Of The Saddest Science Facts Of All Time

It's lonely spacecraft and abandoned animals all the way down. I'm so sorry.

Astronomy