Joel Longstaff

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Your heart rate sets the pace of Massive Attack’s new album

Massive Attack just jumped ahead of the curve with a new app called Fantom Sensory Music. It uses your iPhone camera, motion sensors, location data and even the heart rate from your Apple Watch to remix one of four new tracks from the trip-hop collective that hasn’t had an album out since 2010.<p>The …

New Albums

Teslasuit does full-body haptic feedback for VR

Smartphone-powered headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR have been worthy stop-gaps for introducing the medium of modern virtual reality. But this year, more resource-intensive VR experiences, games especially, will finally make it into consumers' homes. Pre-orders for the final …

Astronomers discovered a new component of the Milky Way galaxy that they never expected to find

And now, a recent study shows that even our own cosmic neighborhood can surprise us at times.<p>Reporting in this month's Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of astronomers identified a band of special, young stars residing in one of the last spots they expected: near the heart of the Milky Way.<p>The …

Universe

Nokia just unveiled the ultimate camera

As the BBC reports, the spherical OZO camera is equipped with eight lenses and eight microphones. This allows it to record 360 degrees of both stereoscopic 3D video and sound, creating true panoramas with accompanying audio.<p>The content that OZO creates can then be used with playback devices such as …

Virtual Reality

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

Robots in Japan now have emotions

Amid a growing debate over humanity’s place in the world alongside artificial intelligence, a Japanese telecom company has released a robot that it says has emotions. But rather than run in fear from it, we’ve welcomed it into our homes: Pepper, the “emotional robot,” sold out within a minute of …

It's The Power Of Quantum Mechanics That Allows The Sun To Shine

The greatest source of concentrated energy in the Universe today is starlight, where the largest single objects in the Universe emit tremendous amounts of power through the smallest of processes: the nuclear fusion of subatomic particles. If you happen to be on a planet in orbit around such a star, …

Why is my hangover so bad?

It’s not just the booze giving you a hangover – it’s the microbes in your stomach<p>Ever woken up on a Sunday morning with the worst hangover ever? The headache was bad enough, but the nausea and lethargy made you feel as if you had been poisoned. Yet, when you had done the same thing two months …

Ayn Rand killed the American dream: Our free-market economy only works for the 1 percent

<b>Ayn Rand, Paul Krugman (WIkimedia/Reuters/Anton Golubev)</b><p>Bankers cash bonus checks while sending others to unemployment. Selfishness and deregulation made the rich richer<p>Matthieu Ricard<p>June 21, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from the book “Altruism”<p>The billionaire investor and philanthropist George …

Economics