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Researchers Use a 480-Camera Dome to More Accurately Capture 3D Motion

Using a dome with 480 cameras researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing a new way to create motion capture without those little reflective balls. Traditional 3D motion capture technologies, amazing though they are, are limited. They only give you a small number of data points to work with, and while they seem to capture Read MoreRead More

The Science Behind our Insatiable Need to Binge-Watch TV

We’ve all found ourselves in the “One-More-Episode” mode – but it turns out we may have that ingrained in our genes. Never before have we been such compulsive multitaskers, blogging and tweeting using multiple devices and smartphones anywhere and everywhere, from trains to cafes. It seems a little backwards, then, that one of our top Read MoreRead More

The First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

A massive ground based telescope based in Chile has produced this first image of a star and planet – the 10-million-year-old planet Beta Pictoris b orbiting the massive star Beta Pictoris. After nearly a decade of development, construction, and testing, the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing Read MoreRead More

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips

Processing power and speed has steadily increased since Gordon Moore proposed Moore’s law in 1965. But we are reaching a physical barrier as our transistors are shrinking to the atomic level. What will tomorrow’s computers look like and how will they function? Not long after Gordon E. Moore proposed in 1965 that the number of Read MoreRead More

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