at 12:43 PM Aug 25 2015
Gaming // 

One of the key revelations of the seminal 1999 sci-film The Matrix was (spoiler alert) that most of humanity was trapped inside an elaborate virtual world. At the time, the scenario seemed far-fetched, if not wholly outside the realm of possibility. But 16 years later, scientists are getting much closer to replicating reality with an increasingly indistinguishable computer-generated copy. Just take a look at the latest advances from the University of Michigan's UM3D Lab, which focuses on research into virtual reality, 3D modeling/printing, motion capture, and other emerging technologies.

Rafi Letzter
at 09:10 AM Sep 26 2014
Science // 

Desperate for details as you wait for the next installment in Game of Thrones? You're in luck. In what may be the first mathematics paper to include a spoiler alert, a New Zealand statistician has come up with a model to predict what's coming up in the final two (or three) Song Of Ice And Fire novels.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 05:30 AM May 18 2013
Tech // 

Star Trek is hardly beginner-friendly. Five television series, 12 movies, and a nerd following that defines nerd followings present a serious obstacle to the casual moviegoer. J.J. Abram's 2009 reboot of the series was an attempt to make Star Trek more accessible, but it's the second movie of the reboot, Into Darkness, where he succeeded. Here's why (spoiler alert for much of what follows):

Dan Nosowitz
at 10:26 AM Jan 11 2012
Robots // 

Parrot's AR.Drone - what we suppose we should now call the AR.Drone 1.0 (spoiler alert) - won a 2010 Best of What's New award, so we were definitely excited to see the new version here in Las Vegas, at the annual consumer electrics convention. So what's new in version 2.0?

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