UC Berkeley researchers explain the science behind foamy bubbles.
Imagine what would happen if you had a computer program that could take in data from sensors everywhere on Earth and then plug that data into a detailed simulation for the entire Earth all at once. If you're imagining being able to predict the future, you're imagining correctly, and E.U. researchers want to make it real.
If there's one thing most first person shooter games fail to accurately portray, it's consequences. Want to leap over those sandbags, yelling a war cry with your guns blazing? Go nuts, but if you're playing an FPS in this $650,000 custom simulator, you'll pay for your reckless bravery, and it's going to hurt. A lot.
Portland, Oregon is widely acknowledged by experts* as one of the best cities on the planet, and quite possibly in the entire universe. To figure why, and to make things even better (like that's possible), IBM is going to attempt to simulate the entire city in a giant computer game.
A bunch of researchers in Europe, none of whom seem to be named named Hari Seldon, are working on a computer program that will use every bit of data produced by everything in the world to create a simulation that can see the future of our entire planet.