Creating an augmented-reality sandbox for astrophysics

Creating an augmented-reality sandbox for astrophysics

Top Story Undergraduate students designed and built a sandbox where users can mold their own universe with sand and watch how gravity affects an object — a spacecraft or a comet, for example — as it travels through the imagined environment. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the augmented-reality sandbox, dubbed “Gravbox,” […]

Best of 2017: Creating a digital cure for epilepsy

Best of 2017: Creating a digital cure for epilepsy

Top Story Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by unpredictable, recurrent seizures that can pose a risk to a patient’s safety. A team of Rice University engineering students created a machine-learning algorithm that was “very good” at predicting seizures: It predicted all seizures in their dataset at least two minutes before their onset with 3.9 […]