Mick Brady

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Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

The Most Important Object In Computer Graphics History Is This Teapot - Facts So Romantic

Let’s play a game. I’ll show you a picture and a couple videos—just watch the first five seconds or so—and you figure out what they have in common. …

Gravitational Waves: Spying the Universe's 'Dark Side'

The Feb. 11 announcement that scientists had, for the first time, proof that space itself vibrates is expected to unleash a bevy of discoveries about …

The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts review – a dazzling philosophical adventure

Physics sent people to the moon. The only place metaphysics has ever sent anyone is round the bend or off with the fairies. So you’d have to be somewhat eccentric to believe there might be any practical upshot of Immanuel Kant’s transcendental idealism, and more than a little unhinged to think …

Books

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Sweet Vintage Space Posters

This beautiful calendar was intended for internal use, but you can download it in high resolution for free.<p>Just like every other kid interested in the cosmos, my childhood bedroom ceiling was covered in luminous stars and planets. If the light had just turned, they'd burn on; I spent my nights …

Horror films are far scarier than in the past. Here’s how – Patricia Pisters

Lynne Ramsay’s film <i>We Need to Talk about Kevin</i> (2011) is an exquisite study in fear. Based on Lionel Shriver’s novel of the same name, about a teen …

Futurologist Dr Ian Pearson says technology is causing humans to 'evolve'

Is technology causing us to 'evolve' into a new SPECIES? Expert believes super humans called Homo optimus will talk to machines and be 'digitally …

Apple builds secret team to kick-start virtual reality effort

Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality and built prototypes of headsets that could one day rival Facebook’s …

New Technique Allows Scientists to Read Minds at Nearly the Speed of Thought

An experiment by University of Washington researchers is setting the stage for advances in mind reading technology. Using brain implants and …

Virtual Reality: the immersive film-making wowing Sundance

It’s been heralded as the future of film and journalism. It has been avidly welcomed by the advertising, art, fundraising and gaming worlds – and has just as enthusiastically been written off as a passing fad, which makes you feel sick and isn’t <i>really</i> film-making.<p>At Sundance 2016 virtual reality, …

Virtual Reality

Russian artist creates dolls that are eerily realistic

Beautiful or just creepy? Russian artist creates dolls that are so eerily realistic that even he admits they make people feel uncomfortable<p><b>Michael</b> …

This filmmaker replaced his eyeball with a camera

As a kid, Toronto filmmaker Rob Spence played with a “Six Million Dollar Man” action figure. At 43, he’s turned himself into a real-life version of …

It’s possible that there is a “mirror universe” where time moves backwards, say scientists

Although we experience time in one direction—we all get older, we have records of the past but not the future—there’s nothing in the laws of physics that insists time must move forward.<p>In trying to solve the puzzle of why time moves in a certain direction, many physicists have settled on entropy, …

Researcher reveals scheme to create and control gravitational fields

The radical plan to manipulate GRAVITY: Researcher reveals scheme to create and control gravitational fields using current technology<p><b>Mathematical</b> …

The 3D Additivist Manifesto

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, …

Augmented Reality

How Long Will People Stay Immersed in Virtual Reality?

A friend of mine recently put on a pair of virtual reality goggles, and was lost to the rest of the world for five hours straight. And with one VR …

Virtual Reality

This is Faraday Future’s ridiculous 1,000-horsepower electric concept car

Faraday Future — the California-based electric car company that’s been operating in stealth mode for the past year and a half — made its first big splash on the eve of CES this week with the unveiling of the FFZERO1, a high-performance concept car. The sinewy machine looks more appropriate for a …

Electric Vehicles

What Does Virtual Reality Do to Your Body and Mind?

As technology comes of age, headset makers, media companies grapple with potential side effects<p>By<p>Jack Nicas and<p>Deepa Seetharaman<p>Deepa Seetharaman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@dseetharaman<p>deepa.seetharaman<p>deepa.seetharaman@wsj.com<p>PALO ALTO, Calif.—Software worker Erin Bell inched across a wooden …

Virtual Reality

Researchers say retrieving information from a black hole might be possible

<i>Interstellar</i> is one of the best sci-fi movies of the last decade, imagining a post-apocalyptic human population that needs to be saved from a dying …

First Glimpse of Linden Lab's Next-gen Virtual World, Project Sansar

Linden Lab, the company behind <i>Second Life (2003)</i>, has been cooking up their new VR-ready virtual world in stealth for some time now. The company has …

The Universe is a Quantum Algorithm: Evidence Emerges from the Stock Market

by PL Chang <br>Energy Fanatics<p><i>For more evidence showing that the Universe is made of quantum “computer codes”, read my article titled Theoretical</i> …

UNCANNY VALLEY

The Girl In The Motorcycle Painting

Nestled behind the gallery was a long, narrow room which could only be accessed through a phantom painting hanging on the back wall, a room where …

Physicists prove time travel possible by sending particles of light into the past

Scientists from the University of Queensland have used photons (single particles of light) to simulate quantum particles travelling through …

Our virtual reality future is bigger than it appears

An apology: in a feature I wrote on this page on April 1 — timing a sheer coincidence — I may have given the impression that virtual reality is …

The Art And Beauty Of General Relativity

One hundred years ago this month, an obscure German physicist named Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Science his General Theory …

Physics

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