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Virtual reality's fragile magic ingredient

One moment I'm in a room full of people, the next I'm in the sun-scorched Australian Outback. But it takes more than the fancy graphics of the Samsung Gear VR virtual-reality headset I've just lowered over my head to convince me I'm really hanging out with aborigines.<p>What it takes, says Richard …

Skedaddle Is Using On-Demand Charter Busses To Fix Long-Distance Travel

While Uber and Lyft now have a glorified monopoly on intracity transportation, there is still a need for a safe, reliable transportation option that can disrupt longer distance trip providers like Greyhound and Amtrak.<p>That’s where Skedaddle comes in. While only founded a few months ago, the …

Transportation

Naturally Beautiful Projects Made With Real Moss

You might not realize this at first, but we’re all constantly trying to reunite with nature and we’re always looking for ways to bring it into our …

Scientists Successfully Simulate Five-Dimensional Black Hole Using Supercomputers

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have, for the first time, simulated a five-dimensional black hole so powerful that it would have the …

Apple apologizes, issues fix for Error 53 that disables iPhones and iPads

Apple has released a software update for iPhone and iPad users who found that their devices stopped working after going to third-party technicians …

The Scientist Who Believes Your Personality Predicts Your Taste in Music

There’s no accounting for taste, unless, that is, you are a scientist whose job it is to account for such intangible things. David Greenberg, a …

The Sneaky Life of the World’s Most Mysterious Plant

It looks so ordinary, this vine. But it’s not. It is, arguably, the most mysteriously talented, most surprising plant in the world.<p>It’s called <i>Boquila trifoliolata</i>, and it lives in the temperate rain forests of Chile and Argentina. It does what most vines do—it crawls across the forest floor, …