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Enhancing reality with Microsoft's holographic helmet

Microsoft has unveiled 'HoloLens' - a standalone wireless helmet which creates holographic illusions in the wearer's field of view.<p>Unlike the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality devices, the HoloLens creates augmented reality, allowing users to interact with virtual objects that live in their …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

Hyundai lets owners control their cars with smartwatches

Hey, Hyundai owners, it's finally here: the Blue Link companion app for smartwatches that the automaker promised back during CES this year. And yes, you can use it to remotely lock/unlock doors, start/stop the engine, flash lights or honk any Blue Link-enabled car's horn, even if it's as old as the …

NASA creates ingredients of life in harsh simulated space conditions

We know a whole lot about life on our planet, but one mystery persists: how it got here.<p>NASA scientists working at the Ames Astrochemistry Laboratory in California and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland may have just found a clue to that mystery. They've determined that some of the …

Gallery: 10 buildings showing the future of architecture

Concept faucet makes saving water beautiful

Water may be a liquid, but that doesn't mean it can't be shaped. If you've ever mucked about looking for water experiments on YouTube, you would have seen that it can be guided into a variety of standing waves by sound.<p>The shape of the aperture through which water flows can also be designed in such …

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Watch this solar-powered plane attempt to fly around the world

While you're just about to head to bed, over in Abu Dhabi the Solar Impulse team will attempt to fly around the world, powered by solar energy alone. While the plane takes off today in March, it won't likely return until late July, early August. The route will take in the sights of India, China, …

MIT wishes it could deliver acceptance letters via drone

MIT wants prospective students to know that it’s fully aboard the drone bandwagon, parlaying an army of delivery drones (and computer-generated …

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The Level Is a Balance Board for Standing Desks, and It's Great

Sitting all day sucks. Besides plenty of research on its negative health effects, extended sitting just makes it easier to lull off when you should be doing work, which is good for neither you nor your workplace.<p>Naturally then, standing desks are popping up in offices everywhere. But while being …

China's Google will launch a smart bike later this year

What's the next hot connected gadget category? Forget watches, we're thinking <i>bikes</i>, judging by the overwhelming interest in crazy, innovative new models like Teague's 'Denny' e-bike. Chinese search giant Baidu is all over that with the Dubike, a non-motorized bicycle equipped with regenerative …