1. cageymaru

    Epic Games Presents the "Chaos" Physics and Destruction System Demo

    Epic Games has released footage of its new "Chaos" high-performance physics and destruction system real-time tech demo. The demo highlights some of the new destruction effects that are coming to Unreal Engine 4.23. This particular demo is set within the Robo Recall world and features a chase...
  2. cageymaru

    Boneworks Has the Physics Underpinnings to Be a Next Generation VR Masterpiece

    The VR development studio, Stress Level Zero is working on its most ambitious VR title yet; Boneworks. Boneworks will feature advanced physics that aren't found in other VR titles. It uses the capabilities of the upcoming SteamVR Knuckles to allow users to grip one end of an object like a...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Use Deep Learning to See in the Dark

    Researchers from MIT have developed a technique that can reconstruct images of objects snapped in near total darkness. The scientists trained a deep neural network on "more than 10,000 transparent glass-like etchings, based on extremely grainy images of those patterns." They claim those grainy...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    CERN Blasts Intel Chip

    Think you're hard on your hardware? ESA scientists definitely have you beat. The researchers took one of Intel's Myriad 2 "AI" systems to CERN, and blasted it with heavy ions from the 7 kilometer-long particle accelerator. Calling this a "radiation" test is almost a misnomer, as typical...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Demonstrates MESO Logic Device as Alternative to CMOS

    Working with researchers at Berkeley, Intel has "invented" a magneto-electric spin-orbit device that could theoretically operate 10-30 times more efficiently than today's consumer electronics. While Intel doesn't directly comment on the rapidly approaching limits of CMOS scaling in their press...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    IBM Unveils Analog Chip with Phase Change Memory

    At the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IBM unveiled a 8-bit analog chip with phase change memory. Abu Sebastian, the lead researcher for the project, says that in-memory calculations are a key to the efficiency of the chip. Instead of storing a single bit of information like a...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    PhysX Goes Open Source

    While Nvidia claims PhysX is already the "most popular physics simulation engine on the planet," it turned out to be more important than they realized. PhysX is seeping outside the game engine world faster than ever, with applications in " AI, robotics and computer vision, self-driving vehicles...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Create Magnetic Diode That Could Boost Wireless Energy Transfer

    Researchers from the University of Sussex have reportedly defied a long-standing belief about magnetic coupling. Like a electrical diode that only lets current flow in one direction, the researchers have created a "magnetic diode" that only allows most energy to flow in one direction. The full...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    MIT Researchers Make Spintronics Breakthrough

    As silicon microchip manufacturing becomes more difficult, and more expensive, manufacturers are increasingly looking for alternative methods the chip industry needs to sustain its growth. One promising area is the field of spintronics, which exploits an electron's spin in addition to its...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Want to Drop Some Antimatter Before the LHC Shuts Down

    CERN is shutting down the Large Hadron Collider for some significant upgrades later this year. Before it goes offline, researchers are trying to squeeze in experiments to answer an important question: does antimatter fall? Antimatter is the opposite of regular matter in many ways, but physicists...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Identical Photons Generated On Silicon

    Researchers at the University of Bristol took a big step towards building light-based quantum computers. Dr. Imad Faruque said "We demonstrated for the first time that nearly perfect single-photons can be generated from two parallel sources on the same silicon chip." The researchers claim they...
  12. NoxTek

    Current state of PhysX? Is it well and truly dead?

    I've come to a point where I'm fortunate enough to have several 'back up' GPUs at my disposal should my Asus Strix GTX1080 fail at a time when crypto miners have run the prices up to astronomical levels. I've got a couple of GTX 660s, a GTX 770, a GTX 780, a GTX 980, and I think even a lowly...
  13. DooKey

    Together VR Game Might Ruin Your Life

    Together VR is available on Steam and this game might just ruin your life with its "remarkable" physics. You can check out the video of game play below and see how things move around. Don't watch this at work if VR jiggles aren't allowed. Thanks, cageymaru. Watch the video here.
  14. DooKey

    We Are Close to Understanding How Matter Interacts on the Tiniest Scale

    Physicists have made a groundbreaking discovery about the nature of subatomic particles – and it's helping explain a theory that's been around since the 1950s. The Large Hadron Collider has been searching for years to understand how subatomic particles interact with each other, but group of...
  15. R

    How Having A Penis Makes You Smarter

    In an article posted on tes, a group of Australian scientists claim the reason men are better than women at certain types of physics problems, is their ability to projectile urinate. They state that in dealing with questions about projectile motion only around one-third of girls answer...