Epic Games shows off amazing real-time digital human with Siren demo

Epic Games shows off amazing real-time digital human with Siren demo

Epic Games, CubicMotion, 3Lateral, Tencent, and Vicon took a big step toward creating believable digital humans today with the debut of Siren, a demo of a woman rendered in real-time using Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 technology. The move is a step toward transforming both films and games using digital humans who look and act like the […]

Researchers discover a completely new ocean zone swimming with new species

Researchers discover a completely new ocean zone swimming with new species

After six years of researching the uncharted depths of coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea, scientists have discovered an entirely new ocean zone called the rariphotic zone. This column of water sits 130 to 490 feet below the sea surface, where it is too dark for photosynthesis, but above the dark fathoms of the aphotic […]

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Cutting greenhouse gas emissions would help spare cities worldwide from rising seas

BOULDER, Colo. — Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates. The study, by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), used a powerful computer model to […]

Back pain care

Back pain care

Image copyright VOISIN/PHANIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability globally but too often patients are let down by the treatment they are offered, say experts. They have written a series of papers in The Lancet asking the worldwide medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments. Strong drugs, […]

NASA already working on ideas to deflect asteroid that could hit Earth in 2135

NASA already working on ideas to deflect asteroid that could hit Earth in 2135

There is a small chance that an asteroid the size of the Empire State Building could crash into Earth and cause destruction in 2135, but NASA is already working on a plan to prevent that from happening.  Stick with this for a second, but the plan in development includes astrophysicists and using nuclear weapons to […]

Starbucks Promises 100% Pay Equality for Women and Minorities

Starbucks Promises 100% Pay Equality for Women and Minorities

By March 21, 2018, 1:00 PM EDT Starbucks Corp. is aiming to eliminate pay disparities based on gender and race, a move that it says will level the field for employees across the globe. The coffee giant said Wednesday it would achieve and maintain 100 percent equal pay for all its employees, known as partners, […]

Wynn Resorts Should Roll the Dice on a Deal

Wynn Resorts Should Roll the Dice on a Deal

Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s new CEO Matt Maddox has said it would be a mistake to sell or break up the casino operator at a time when the focus is on the scandals surrounding founder Steve Wynn rather than on the business itself. While that reasoning makes sense, I’m not sure I agree with it.  Wynn, 76, said in […]