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Cancer Cells Can Be Turned Off by Stimulating Formation of Amyloid Bodies

<b>Outline of the Study</b><p>‘Inducing proteins involved in cancer progression to stay stored as amyloid bodies, renders cancer cells dormant, and could have …

Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense

For Sunspring's exclusive debut on Ars, we talked to the filmmakers about collaborating with an AI.<p>Ars is excited to be hosting this online debut of</i> …

Harvard researchers create ‘muscles’ for soft-bodied robots

Humans are soft, easily bruised creatures, and robots are, well, not so soft. If a hard-bodied robot swings its arm around, not realizing your face …

We're looking forward to this robot folding all our shirts (Tomorrow Daily 378 show notes)

Robotics

Ubisoft launches Rabbids Heroes on iOS and Android in Canada

Rabbids Heroes, a card-focused strategy game developed by Ubisoft’s Paris Studios, launches today on iOS and Android, exclusively in Canada.<p>Similar …

Fish bowls get fancy with the help of 3D printing (Tomorrow Daily 373 show notes)

3D Printing

MSI's Backpack PC gives you high-powered VR on the go

The Taiwanese gaming company has designed a 5kg (roughly 12lbs) backpack for more mobile virtual reality adventures.<p>MSI believes you should be able to immerse yourself in VR anywhere you are, and here at Computex in Taipei, the company's latest Backpack PC makes this ideology a reality.<p>Like the …

Why Video Games Should Hurt Us More

Gaming representations of physical and mental suffering are regularly reductive. But by really making us hurt, these experiences could become unnerving and exciting.<p>I can be stabbed, poisoned, and fall from a balcony, but still, in <i>Dark Souls</i>, the so-called toughest of the tough games, I can run, …

Inside Magic Leap, the startup creating a new type of reality

<i>This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

TARDIS Cat Fort

Unique cat house designed to look like TARDIS police call box time machine from Doctor Who television series. TARDIS Fort - half scale replica …

David Tennant is back in the Tardis with Catherine Tate to reprise Doctor Who role for new audio series

TENTH doctor David Tennant is stepping back into the spotlight for a three-episode audio series, comparing reviving his old role to 'returning to a …

Siemens’ robotic spiders are like autonomous 3D printers with legs

Spiders can be creepy — especially when they’re a foot wide and have eyes like Wall-E. But Lucky for us the spiders pictured above share the Pixar’s …

Robotics

Autonomous Robot Performs Successful Surgery On Living Pig

A STAR surgeon<p>In recent years, robots have steadily crept their way into the operating room, helping to perform procedures as humans direct their movements. Robotic devices in surgery have a lot of potential benefits; they can help reduce error rates and increase the efficiency of the surgeries. …

E-paper just got brighter and more flexible thanks to graphene

Amazon has just released its latest and greatest Kindle (the Kindle Oasis) sporting the best e-paper display yet thanks mostly to improved lighting …

Breaking down Microsoft's HoloLens

Microsoft's HoloLens is an exciting piece of technology that has and will continue to change the landscape when it comes to augmented reality. While …

PayPal Granted Patent For Augmented Reality Payments

Have you ever bought a product only to get home and see that the batteries were, in fact, not included? Or maybe you bought that cool looking shelf …

The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is nearly a reality

"Let's be real: Any article you read about Magic Leap or any AR platform, the first thing they talk about is Holochess."<p>That's Mike Levine, the former senior effects specialist at LucasArts and the current CEO of mobile game developer Happy Giant. Levine is working on a new project with Corey …

The 11 most impressive social good innovations from April

If you want to take on the world's most pressing problems, creativity and innovation are essential.<p>Every month, countless inventions come to public …

University of Washington

Get real! How augmented reality toys could make VR feel like a gimmick

The release of two major virtual reality (VR) headsets within the past month has inspired an onslaught of comparisons between the two, making it easy …

Augmented Reality

Sony's Smart Contacts Patent Imagines the Future of Sight

Picture tiny cameras on your eyeballs that download images when you blink on purpose.<p>The era of smart contacts in your eyes is still a way off but that doesn't mean people aren't already thinking about it, as evidenced by Sony's new smart contacts patent. The pitch? A camera on your eyeball that …

Augmented Reality

Multiplayer VR Jousting is Nearly Here Thanks to 'Valiant'

You’ve seen <i>EVE: Valkyrie</i> and what VR can do for futuristic multiplayer sci-fi. Now it’s time to go in the opposite direction.<p>Offpeak Games is soon …

Discovery of a fundamental limit to the evolution of the genetic code - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Nature is constantly evolving–its limits determined only by variations that threaten the viability of species. Research into the origin and expansion …

This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

GeoOrbital brings a novel idea to Kickstarter<p>Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric <i>bikes</i> might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it's boomed fast enough that we're already seeing weird, alternative ideas pop up. A …

Behold the World’s Oldest Known D20!

It turns out that there were nerds back in ancient Egypt. In 2012, the Metropolitan Museum of Art put some pictures online of the oldest known …

This D120 is the Largest Mathematically Fair Die Possible

If you lose your mind with anger when you roll your D20 and are then told your “16” doesn’t do any damage, then you probably won’t be able to handle …

Haptic glove research promises more tactile VR

Researchers at the Auckland University of Technology have developed a haptic glove which can provide tactile feedback and control videogames, for …

Virtual Reality

Magic Leap's Newest Project Is HoloLens Meets Google Glass

Check out the demo video below<p>Magic Leap, the Google-backed company that has big ideas for virtual and augmented reality, has revealed a new video today. Magic Leap, not to be confused with the folks that make Leap Motion, has unveiled a video of footage from the eyes of their new device. While …

How To Make Coachella Even Trippier: Augmented Reality Earbuds

Doppler Labs’s new Here earbuds let you selectively tune in—and out—the world around you. Here’s what that’s like.<p>Sia is on, and I am in hallway.<p>Not in a hallway, I am actually on a field surrounded by tens of thousands of people at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But the music …

A German designer’s AR pingpong table reacts to every shot

Forrest Gump may have made some pretty impressive strides of his own accord when it came to pingpong diplomacy, but imagine how much more he could’ve …

Mixed Reality

Take an incredible 360-degree VR tour of the abandoned city of Chernobyl

On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, intrepid video game developer The Farm 51 has released a stunning 360-degree trailer for a VR …

Virtual Reality