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Lumus says its new augmented reality glasses are for 'casual everyday users'

Augmented reality glasses company Lumus is announcing two new prototypes, one of which is designed to appeal to “casual everyday users.” The Maximus and Sleek designs, on display at CES, aren’t being directly released as products. But they’re designed to be licensed and released by other companies, …

Augmented Reality

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Universe

A Budget Exoskeleton Allows Paraplegics To Walk–For The Price Of A Car

The Phoenix lets paraplegic people sit, stand, and walk. It costs just $40,000. Here’s how the designers pulled it off.<p>In 2005, Steven Sanchez was trying to do a flip off a BMX dirt ramp when he was paralyzed from the belly button down. 11 years later, with no miracle surgery to speak of, he stands …

Robotics

How I Started a Business in High School: An Interview with Patriot Portraits Founder

I am invariably moved by stories of young people who dare to be different by starting businesses in response to rallying behind social causes they are deeply passionate about. I recently had a serendipitous introduction to one such individual: college student and entrepreneur, Abby Hamilton. While …

Stare straight at NASA's year-long time lapse of the sun

NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) might be the space agency's most beautiful mission. Want proof? Watch this video.<p>(Okay, Hubble is a close second.)<p>The SDO is a satellite that orbits Earth and takes pictures of the sun every 12 seconds, every day (except for when the satellite is behind the …

Astronomy

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins

The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures<p>The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. …

Physics