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Strider VR Omnidirectional Treadmill Unveiled (video)

A new omnidirectional treadmill has been unveiled this week in the form of the Strider VR, created by German-based company Pathbender. Strider VR …

Virtual Reality

New kinds of brain cells discovered by Salk, UCSD scientists

Scientists from the Salk Institute and University of California San Diego report identifying a number of previously unknown types of human brain …

Neuroscience

Intel unveils full specs for its 18-core i9 Extreme Edition CPU

Intel made a big splash at Computex with its new Core i9 X-series family, with the crown jewel being its 18-core processor for desktops. But until we haven't heard much in the way of technical details. Today, Intel revealed that the 18-core i9-7980XE will feature a base speed of 2.6GHz, with a …

Intel Corporation

Nobody Knows Where Brainwaves Come From

Electric waves at the heart of neuroscience have no identifiable source.<p>W<i>ub-wub-wub-wub.</i> Brainwaves are electromagnetic proof that we are alive. …

The Brain

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.<p>It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a …

Augmented Reality

Second Life’s Immersive Sequel Is World-Building at Its Finest

After a few months of an invite-only preview phase, Linden Lab is opening up their virtual reality successor to Second Life, <i>Sansar</i>, to the world. Users are now able to sign up for Sansar to begin creating and sharing their social VR experiences on PC, Oculus Rift, and Vive. Initially, new users …

Augmented Reality

Three-man crew reaches space station as U.S. boosts research

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A new crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, giving NASA for the first time four astronauts to boost U.S. research projects aboard the orbiting laboratory.<p>A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three spaceflight veterans slipped into a docking port …

NASA

This Is the Way the College ‘Bubble’ Ends

Not with a pop, but a hiss<p>For the past few decades, the unstoppable increase in college tuition has been a fact of life, like death and taxes. The sticker price of American college increased nearly 400 percent in the last 30 years, while median household income growth was relatively flat. Student …

Higher Education

This chip beams images onto the brain to help the blind see again

Circumventing your eyes entirely, this chip beams images from the world onto the brain to help restore sight<p>A team of university engineers has turned …

Neurology

This Self-Fuelling Boat Just Set Off on an Epic 6-Year Global Voyage

Can't stop, won't stop.<p>An amazing hydrogen-powered round-the-world ocean voyage has just gotten underway, with the US$5.25-million Energy Observer …

Energy

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year

Instead of trying to power through a book that you're not enjoying, put it down<p>I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a …

Productivity

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a "holographic" phone called the Hydrogen.<p>The company is touting the Hydrogen as the "world's first holographic media machine" and says it doesn't require glasses …

Augmented Reality

What the brain's wiring looks like

<b>The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.</b><p>The MRI machine reveals the fibres which carry all the brain's thought processes.<p>It's been done in Cardiff, Nottingham, Cambridge and Stockport, as well as London England and London …

The Brain

Opinions

As is the case with many things more hypothetical than factual, fictitious narratives, illustrations or familiar parallels are given to convey …

Broomx is building a system that will project VR onto your walls

Those virtual bedrooms in the second episode of Season 1 of <i>Black Mirror</i> — the rooms with different projections on the walls that the occupants could …

Google Street View

Apple's latest acquisition could be a major step towards making virtual reality mainstream

Apple has quietly acquired a German company, SensoMotoric Instruments, which can track people's eye movements.<p>It isn't clear how much Apple paid, but the company certainly tried to keep the acquisition quiet by purchasing it through a shell company called Vineyard Capital.<p>On the face of it, this …

Virtual Reality

New Multi-Colored Photons Could Dramatically Increase Computing Speeds

As the electronics industry continues to follow Moore’s law and computer parts approach the size of an atom, physics starts to get funky.According to …

Quantum Mechanics

Google is Closer Than Ever to a Quantum Computer Breakthrough

Google’s 49 Qubit Chip<p>Google is maintaining its edge in the world of quantum computing. Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the …

BabelOn is trying to create Photoshop for your voice

Speech synthesis -- the process of artificially creating the human voice -- isn't anything new. But a startup from San Francisco called BabelOn is working on a particularly unique offshoot of this technology. In a nutshell, BabelOn wants to make it a trivial matter to translate your own voice into …

Self-driving shuttles are coming to the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a hotbed for self-driving car research, so it stands to reason that students and faculty should use self-driving vehicles to get around, right? The university clearly thinks so. Mcity (the university's public-private partnership) is launching a free driverless shuttle …

Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls

A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls.<p>The system is two-fold. The one drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another …

This 13-Year-Old Just Built a 6-Figure Business Online. What's Your Excuse?

Discover how a 13-year-old living in Fort Lauderdale turned his SEO obsession into a thriving, 6 figure business with clients across the country.<p>Morris Laloshi is putting all those negative millennial stereotypes to shame.<p>At the ripe old age of 20, he's spent the past seven years running his own …

This startup wants to build VR headsets with ‘human eye-resolution’

Earlier this month, Google virtual reality head Clay Bavor discussed the company’s efforts on a mind-boggling 20 megapixel screen that was currently under development. The screens would be a staggering 17x resolution improvement on displays in current generation VR systems like the Rift and Vive. …

How Millennials Are Unlocking the New World of Work

A generation confronted with stagnating wages finds entrepreneurship an intriguing alternative.<p>It’s every parent’s hope that their children have a better future. For Generation Y, that future is more achievable than ever before -- but it doesn’t come without its challenges.<p>Late last year, the Wall …

How to Build a Startup Business From Scratch in 2017

You don't need to be rich to build your first business.<p>I'm often asked about how I started as an entrepreneur, and I normally say it's easy. I say this to be encouraging -- the idea of starting an online business scares a lot of cash-strapped entrepreneurs, who tend to believe you need to be loaded …

These gloves let you 'feel' objects in virtual reality

<b>Virtual Reality is expensive, but early adopters of the technology are willing to pay a high price for the immersion it brings.</b><p>Right now, the quality …

Double play: Intel to stream Major League Baseball games in VR

MLB will become the second pro-sports league to show a weekly game in virtual reality.<p>Imagine watching Cleveland Indians star Trevor Bauer pitch his tantalizing curveballs in virtual reality. Cool, eh?<p>That's the reaction that Intel's virtual reality arm and Major League Baseball are hoping for as …

Virtual Reality

Imax chief: We had to innovate fast to survive the digital revolution

Richard Gelfond, boss of the movie-tech brand, talks about expansion, the future of virtual reality, and why businesses must disrupt, or else be disrupted.<p>In an age when consumers can download movies at will, and the technology to serve home entertainment is more varied than ever,<br>it could easily …

Innovation

Soon, video games will be played in giant, empty rooms

For Zero Latency, a Melbourne-based virtual reality gaming company that’s in the process of helping launch 2,000- to 4,000-square-foot gaming …