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Super Mario Maker teaches you the anguish of being an indie developer

"Making good levels is hard," they told me. "Getting them noticed is even harder."<p>I was discussing <i>Super Mario Maker</i> with another writer who had early access to the game. They were lamenting that many other folks out there had the same basic idea for a level, so it came down to who did it best and …

Facebook and Google get neural networks to create art

For Facebook and Google, it's not enough for computers to recognize images... they should <i>create</i> images, too. Both tech firms have just shown off neural networks that automatically generate pictures based on their understanding of what objects look like. Facebook's approach uses two of these …

The Surreal Artwork of Artificial Intelligence

Do computers have imaginations? Not exactly, but a recent post by software engineers on the Google Research Blog revealed the surprising (and …

Artificial Intelligence

The Gem-Like Turquoise Ice Found on Lake Baikal

Russian photographer Alexey Trofimov calls Lake Baikal “the gem that does not need to be cut.” It’s the oldest, largest, deepest, and clearest …

New Contacts and Glasses Give You 2.8x Zoom with a Wink of the Eye

Tired of having eyeballs with fixed focal lengths? Scientists have developed new telescopic contact lenses and glasses that can give your eyes 2.8x …

Baby Weasel Takes A Magical Ride On Woodpecker’s Back

Though this looks like it could be a fantastic animal rendition of Jasmine’s magic carpet ride from Disney’s classic Aladdin, the photo is real and …

3 Motorcycles You Need to Know Right Now

All of them fast.<p>2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R<p>There's a gentlemen's agreement among motorcycle manufacturers: In the name of sanity, nobody strays above 200 horsepower or a 187-mile-per-hour top speed. At least that was the case until Kawasaki decided to ignore rules, moderation, and possibly a few laws …

Motorcycles

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Galaxy S6 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

There are smartphones, and then there are <i>smartphones.</i> Phones that you pay attention to. Phones that are like whoa. The iPhone is one. Maybe the new …

How to Mesh Particles using the CubeSurfer addon

blazraidr writes:<p>Here's a quick tutorial on how to mesh particles with the CubeSurfer add-on! Enjoy

10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

How to Make Fire in Cycles

After five years, Andrew Price revisits his fire tutorial, making the transition to Cycles and adding smoke effects etc.<p>Simulating fire and smoke is …

3D Modeling

Underwater monster captured on video for the first time ever

This sea creature may look like some scary 3D animation of an underwater monster but it's not. It's completely real. What you're looking at is a deep …

This should be everywhere: http://t.co/UuVXV82uWc

Artist Jee Young Lee spends months building intricate, large-scale sets before photographing herself inside of them.

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This Amazing Layered Glass Table Mimics The Depths Of The Ocean

Not so long ago we wrote about the beautiful river- and lake-like desks by Greg Klassen, and today we have a similar but not less stunning layered …

This lizard looks like he's just hatched a plan to take over the world: http://t.co/Zbyodgd0gs

Watch The World's Tallest Water Slide Test Its First Human Riders

Two Incredible Glitches Make The First Pokémon Games Way Easier

One thing many <i>Pokémon</i> fans have in common is that growing up, we'd hear all sorts of stories about glitches and legendaries we could capture if we …

Pokémon

Scientists create 'micro-windmills' that could power your cellphone

Researchers at the University of Texas Arlington have developed tiny "micro-windmills" so small that ten of them can fit on one grain of rice. If you were to glue a hundred of them onto a cell phone case and hold it out the window, researcher J.C. Chiao says, you could potentially revive your dead …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Amazing

Bublcam Is A 360º Camera That Can Stream Immersive, Spherical Video In Real-Time

Meet Bublcam: a 360 degree camera made by Canadian startup Bubl that lets you capture spherical panoramas of what’s going on around you — either as still photographs or spherical video that allows you to swipe around and explore the scene. The camera can even stream video in real-time over Wi-Fi, …

Sign language interpreter a 'fake'

JOHANNESBURG — The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake." Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's …

Comment Corner: Why Aren't Video Games As Scary Anymore?

"Good horror is helplessness."<p>Last week, the creator of Resident Evil and The Evil Within said he believes people have become much harder to scare. …

Edgar Martin's best photograph – an astronaut dressing room

'When I saw these spacesuits at the Yuri Gagarin centre near Moscow, suddenly I was 10 again'<p>Ever since I was a child, I have been obsessed with the question: what happens to spacesuits when they're not being used? Then in 2011, while spending nine days exploring the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training …

More proof the world's best headphones are made in the US

Audeze has long been one of the Audiophiliac's favorite brands, and its new LCD-X headphones are a game changer!<p>The way I see it, high-end audio is all about the pursuit of excellence, and Audeze headphones exemplify that philosophy. Now sure, most headphone manufacturers try to make the best …

Shenzhen International Airport

Studio Fuksas won the competition in 2008 for the construction of a new terminal 3 of Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. It is November 28 that …