If there’s a theme this year, it’s realistic motion. When fluids, gases, jellies, fabrics and solids can automatically behave according to known rules of physics, it makes life much easier for video game and movie makers. (Note: these are crude demos, meant to show potential more than anything else. In the hands of say, Pixar or ILM, these tricks will inevitably look a lot more impressive.)
- The public's mistrust of Trump might be especially dangerous in a catastrophe rooted in science — like an asteroid or the next Ebola.
- Thousands of people hit the streets on Saturday to participate in the People's Climate March, a protest against Trump's environmental policies.
- Turkey's government has blocked users in the country from visiting Wikipedia in yet another crackdown on free speech.
- Will Ferrell showed up to a special taping of Samantha Bee's "Not The White House Correspondents Dinner" as George W. Bush.