What work is required to visualise the life cycle of an earth-like planet? David A. Roberts shares how each aspect of his simulation was coded and the reasoning for why each “shader” – an element in coding – worked the way they did. For example, he simulated hydraulic (water) erosion by programming water pixels to seek out land pixels with the greatest decrease in elevation — similar to how water works in real life — which created realistic rivers and river basins.
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Growing stronger and losing weight without putting in the effort seems like a fairytale, right? Electrical muscle stimulation might make the dream come true. During EMS, a full-body suit sends out electric charges that stimulate your muscles as if you’ve actually worked out. Older people, in particular, are reaping the benefits. Since they can’t do traditional strength training anymore, EMS is a viable alternative that keeps them healthy and strong. Some evidence suggests that the benefits go beyond strength training; EMS seems to promote cell growth and slow down the ageing process! Read full article here