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Magic Leap’s CEO, who just raised $793 million, is getting ready to mass produce his hallucinogenic technology

And according to Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz, that means the company's mysterious "mixed reality lightfield" technology — which has been described by some as a combination of virtual reality and an acid trip — is getting closer to launching.<p>Abovitz tells Business Insider that the roughly 500-person …

Augmented Reality

Grovo Raises $40M To Deliver Employee Training With Quick, Digestible Content

Grovo, a company offering “micro-learning” content and related technology/services to help businesses train their employees, has raised $40 million in Series C funding.<p>The round was led by Accel (which has been involved since Grovo’s seed round and led the Series B) with additional funding from …

All Windows Users Can Now Translate Speech in Real Time

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New "Light Recycling" Incandescent Bulbs Could Outperform Energy-Efficient LEDs

Bright idea.<p>The traditional incandescent light bulb may have been a massive boon to humanity since its development in the 19th century, but its …

Holograms are coming to a high street near you

Can you tell what's real and what's not?<p>Walk into a bar this year, and you could see things that aren’t there - and not because you’ve had one too many. Completely realistic holograms, that will be generated when you pass a sensor, are coming to the high street.<p>Some will be used to advertise, …

Astronomers Detect Visible Light From Black Hole for First Time

For the first time, astronomers have seen dim flickers of visible light from near a black hole, researchers with an international science team said. In fact, the light could be visible to anyone with a moderate-size telescope.<p>These dramatically variable fluctuations of light are yielding insights …

The Hottest Space Porn of 2015

We got up close and personal with a bunch of beautiful space rocks this year.<p>If 2014 made space look easy, 2015 made it look hot.<p>Thanks to boundary-pushing missions that have taken us closer than ever before to a bunch of photogenic space bodies and increasingly high resolution imaging …

Astronomers Find Potentially Habitable Planet 14 Light Years Away

The search for our second home may be over.<p>Scientists have found another potentially habitable planet, 14 light years away.<p>Dubbed, Wolf 1061c, its …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Twelve reasons entrepreneurs with type-A personalities are unstoppable

Personalities fit into one of two groups – Type A and Type B – it's one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B's are typically more laid back, lacking the same level of intense …

Surprise: The Third Most Common Element In The Universe Isn't What You Think

One of the most remarkable facts of existence is that every material we’ve ever touched, seen, or interacted with is made up of the same two things: atomic nuclei, which are positively charged, and electrons, which are negatively charged. The way these atoms interact with each other — the ways they …

Gamer Uses Raspberry Pi Zero to Cram Entire Game Console into Old Xbox Controller

Not many things can be had for five bucks nowadays, much less a full-on single board computer. That notion was recently destroyed last month when Raspberry Pi released their ultra-small model Zero, which sports a single-core 1GHz ARM-11 CPU, Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU, and 512Mb of RAM.<p>While the …

Raspberry Pi

Multiverse gets real with glimpse of big bang ripples

<i>(Image:Naoyuki Noda/Getty)</i><p>Wave hello to the multiverse? Ripples in the very fabric of the cosmos, unveiled this week, are allowing us to peer …

Light spotted in space might have spilled through from another universe, scientists say

Scientists might have spotted another universe, just next to ours.<p>Scientists have spotted a glow in space that might have come from another universe, …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Scientists found something unexpected in this eerie new image of Pluto

New Horizons, a spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015, continues to stream photos back to Earth from billions of miles away — and each set is more incredible than the last.<p>The following images, released by NASA on Thursday, did not disappoint.<p>Fifteen minutes after New Horizons made its closest …

Solar System

Spooky! Quantum Action Is 10,000 Times Faster Than Light

How fast do quantum interactions happen? Faster than light, 10,000 times faster.<p>That's what a team of physicists led by Juan Yin at the University of …

First Image of Planet Birth Shows Tightly Packed Worlds

A controversial space image does indeed show the first picture of planets being born, a new study confirms.<p>When an image of the system HL Tau was …

This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Startups

British 12-year-old smarter than Einstein, Hawking

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 12-year-old girl who had an inkling she might be quite clever has taken a test and proved she was absolutely right.<p>Lydia Sebastian achieved the top score of 162 on Mensa's Cattell III B paper, suggesting she has a higher IQ than well-known geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.<p>The …

Stephen Hawking

The technology that will make your phone's internet 50 times faster is arriving much sooner than we thought

Verizon's chief information officer, Roger Gurnani, said he expects "some level" of commercial deployment by 2017, much earlier than the 2020 rollout some had estimated, CNET reports.<p>If Verizon's trials do start in the next year, it will mean Verizon will be the first carrier in the world to make …

'Solar suflower' array generates 60 times more power than a typical solar panel

An innovative concentrated solar power design called the “Solar Sunflower” was recently demonstrated by Swiss researchers at Airlight Energy and IBM …

Man Asks Kickstarter for $20,000, Gets Over $9 Million

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Astronomers suggest that the Milky Way is not the most friendly place for life

However, the cosmos is vast and we don't really have any idea which bits of it are actually habitable.<p>But what if we could target the search? We have built the first-ever "cosmobiological" model mapping the galaxies in our local universe to help us understand which ones are habitable.<p>Surprisingly, …

Galaxies

Real-life version of Star Trek impulse engines that could get us to moon in 4 hours actually works, scientists say

Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy