How Watching 13 Billion Years Of Cosmic Growth Links To Storytelling

by Elizabeth Howell August 20, 2014

How do you show off 13 billion years of cosmic growth? One way that astronomers can figure that out is through visualizations — such as this one from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, called Illustris. Billed as the most detailed computer simulation ever of the universe (done on a fast supercomputer), you can slowly see […]

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Watch Live As Underwater Astronauts Drill Into The Ocean Floor

by Elizabeth Howell July 22, 2014

How do we send humans to asteroids or Mars? While the answer is complex, one part of it is to say “a simulation mission at a time.” That’s one of the roles of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project, which now is seeing its 18th crew temporarily live in a habitat 62 feet […]

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Watch a Million Particles Collide

by Jason Major February 17, 2013

What happens when you give 1,000,000 particles their own gravity and spring repulsion and send them out to play? Watch the video above and find out. This was created by David Moore, a self-taught computer programmer, aspiring physicist and student at San Diego Miramar College. It’s a custom code made with SDL/C++ and 8 days […]

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