Why Computer Animation Looks So Darn Real

Walt Disney once said, “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.” For Disney, this was animation’s magic — its power to bring imagination to life. Disney died…

Screens: Coming to a City Block Near You

Many of us spend several hours of the day face-down into our laptops. We navigate our cities and communities from the control panels of our smartphones. And at the end…

Google to Launch New Devices, Android 4.2 at Oct. 29 Event

Google will unveil several new devices and a software update at its scheduled Oct. 29 press event, according to a company video leaked from an all-hands meeting. The Next Web…

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These Glasses Let You Play in 3D Virtual Worlds

Despite the endless gaming and interactive potential of augmented reality, the technology has been moving slow in terms of widespread awareness and adoption. But a new system called castAR aims…

Want to Run Code on the ISS? There’s a Competition For That

Any high school-aged coders with a love for space and NASA out there? Read on. Zero Robotics, a robotics programming competition set up through MIT, is entering its fourth year…

New Tool for Hurricane Trackers: Drones

Federal hurricane trackers this year will be experimenting with powerful new tools: unmanned boats and aircraft, including a massive drone more known for spying on battlefields than monitoring nature’s violence.…

Tiny Satellite Will Grow Mold in Orbit

University students in Japan are building a slime mold-housing micro-satellite that will orbit the Earth and send back photos of the microorganisms’ growth. The small satellite will transmit the pictures…

Intel’s Tiny Wi-Fi Chip Could Have a Big Impact

This month, Intel unveiled a Wi-Fi radio almost completely made of the same sort of transistors that go into one of its microprocessors. At the Intel Developer Forum in San…

Mashable Weekend Recap: 65 Stories You Might Have Missed

The weekend started off with a bang, thanks to the dazzling opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. That was spectacular enough to get everyone super-ready for the athletic competition…