Kirkenes Snowhotel - Norway

Situated in the remote Arctic town of Kirkenes, in the northernmost corner of Norway, Kirkenes Snowhotel is a one-of-a-kind experience from start to finish. Guests are invited to enjoy drinks in an artfully designed ice bar, indulge in local fishy delicacies, rejoice in fun husky trips, and spend the night in igloo-like snow suites or cozy wooden cabins constructed by skillful Swiss architects. In addition to their ingenious ice beds with plush mattresses and thermal sleeping bags, the hotel’s snow suites are beautifully decorated with illuminated ice sculptures designed by Chinese artists.



Animating Virtual Characters using Physics-Based Simulation by  Thomas Geijtenbeek

The PhD research of Geijtenbeek is about using Genetic Algorithms and physics simulation to train bipedal characters to walk.

"The total optimization time depends on the character model and the type of experiment; the number of evaluated generations varies between 500 and 3000. On a standard
PC, optimization time takes between 2 and 12 hours.”

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Man’s greatest invention. [video]

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
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