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“Computer Simulation”

Jul 6, 2015 02:15 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Virtual reality tech suffered a blow last month when an experimental Microsoft headset going up to the space station got caught in an explosion.
May 27, 2015 02:30 PM ET // Donna A. Dulo, Icarus Interstellar
Guest article: Borg-like assimilation may not be an interstellar reality, but having a resilient software system is essential to ensure your starship can cope with any scenario in the depths of space.
Jan 22, 2015 03:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If a new partnership between NASA and Microsoft bears fruit, the first humans on Mars may not need to leave Earth. Continue reading →
Dec 11, 2014 05:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the evolution of alien life?
Nov 11, 2014 05:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
These days it can be hard to differentiate between computer generated imagery (CGI) and real life, particularly in a space setting. But this stunning video is real. Continue reading →
Jun 9, 2014 05:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Pluto is often considered to be a 'binary planet' with its largest moon Charon and now it seems that both share more than a common orbit -- they may share a thin atmosphere. Continue reading →
May 13, 2014 02:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
What happens when two neutron stars collide? Using a sophisticated computer simulation, NASA scientists have visualized this violent scenario in awesome degenerate-matter-crushing detail. Continue reading →
May 12, 2014 12:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When two galaxies collide, the mingling interstellar gases are violently turbulent. Turbulence should switch off any star formation, but galactic mergers are known to be fertile grounds for stellar birthing -- what's going on? Continue reading →
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