Armin Madadkar Sobhani

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Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

Noctilucent – or night-shining – cloud season starts early in 2013

Night-shining clouds appear early in northern summer, when water molecules are wafted up from the lower atmosphere to mix with “meteor smoke.”<p>Every …

Astronomy

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Eigenfaces, for Facial Recognition

<i>This post assumes familiarity with the terminology and notation of linear algebra, particularly inner product spaces. Fortunately, we have both a</i> …

Eating Yogurt Does Weird Things To Your Brain

How and why are tougher questions.<p>Does what you eat affect your body more, or your mind? Can you just chow down on Big Macs as far as the brain goes, and be pretty much set? Or is there a deeper connection between thinking and food?<p>A new UCLA study that's one part gross to three parts fascinating …