Science And Art Need Each Other, And Here's Why

The University of California's Fig. 1 YouTube series takes on the question of "Why Science Needs Art," breaking it down in less than a minute. Right brain, meet left brain! » 1/27/15 10:22am 1/27/15 10:22am

There Is Some Hope That We Aren't Living Inside a Computer Simulation

Philosopher Nick Bostrom's famous Simulation Argument suggests it's highly probable that we live inside a supercomputer. But one philosopher takes this hypothesis to task, arguing in a new paper that there are other post-human scenarios that need to be taken into account. » 7/15/14 1:00pm 7/15/14 1:00pm

Creepy Simulation Shows How Ancient Arachnids Actually Walked

After modeling the exceptionally well-preserved remains of a 410 million-year-old arachnid, researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK used an open-source computer graphics program to bring the extinct predator back to virtual life. » 7/09/14 6:20am 7/09/14 6:20am

What A Supernova Looks Like Just As It's About To Blow

You're looking at the first ever 3-D model of a supernova entering into the initial phase of its cataclysmic death throes. This is part of a new computer simulation that's radically changing our notions of what happens inside stars just before they explode. » 3/18/14 10:37am 3/18/14 10:37am

Why You Should Upload Yourself to a Supercomputer

We're still decades — if not centuries — away from being able to transfer a mind to a supercomputer. It's a fantastic future prospect that makes some people incredibly squeamish. But there are considerable benefits to living a digital life. Here's why you should seriously consider uploading. » 1/09/14 11:08am 1/09/14 11:08am

Watch the most accurate supercomputer simulation yet of the universe

Using some of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet, the fine folks at Argonne National Lab have constructed a virtual model of the universe that tracks 1.1 trillion particles as they expand and bind. The achievement is four times larger than previous simulations. » 11/12/13 7:20am 11/12/13 7:20am

New computer simulation can predict negative side effects of drugs

Drug testing is a time consuming, expensive, and at times dangerous proposition. But a new set of computer models has successfully predicted the negative side effects of hundreds of current drugs, a development that could see more efficient development of pharmaceuticals - and without the risks of testing on human… » 6/13/12 1:40pm 6/13/12 1:40pm