They are a collection of individual particles of smoke (or for that matter any other effect) behaving according to a set of rules. When the (physics) rules mix and match with the particle’s properties such as velocity, weight, acceleration, etc., it creates wonders. You get a totally realistic effect without much effort.
Neural Network or more appropriately Artificial Neural Network is basically a mathematical model of what goes in our mind(or brain). The brain of all the advanced living creatures consists of neurons, a basic cell, which when interconnected produces what we call Neural Network.
Its main purpose is to make you understand Genetic Algorithms(GA). This tutorial was written because in my sight there was not a single tutorial with both Genetic Algorithms and Visual Basic in it. I have written this tutorial to help a current VB programmer understand and implement GA with ease.
You can also see my other tutorials/source code hosted on Planet Source Code.