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Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'

A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-resolution" quality of over 70 megapixels versus around 1.2 megapixels per eye for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>Varjo …

Every VR Game Announcement From E3 2017

Development of VR games is still moving slow, but big titles are starting to trickle out. Several big VR announcements came out of E3 this week. …

Virtual Reality

2nd day of protests over Trump's immigration policies

<b>(CNN) —</b> America's major airports became ground zero Sunday for a second consecutive day of protests against President Donald Trump's new immigration policies.<p>The affected airports included Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, New York's JFK, Raleigh, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta …

Virtually boring: VR really disappoints at CES this year

Call it a virtual disappointment. Or virtually unsurprising. I'll just say I was virtually underwhelmed.<p>Whatever pun you choose, the virtual reality industry has some explaining to do after this year's Consumer Electronics Show, during which the biggest product announcements can largely be …

Elon Musk Unveils Shingles That Could Finally Make Rooftop Solar Sexy

The billionaire envisions solar roofs and batteries powering homes with electric cars in the garage.<p>Elon Musk late Friday debuted glass roofing shingles that generate electricity from the sun, a critical step toward merging Tesla Motors with his solar energy firm, SolarCity.<p>At a 30-minute press …

Tesla

Los Angeles is in a Rental Crisis

Forget buying a place to live—Los Angeles is one of the few cities where it's more expensive than renting and it's getting even less affordable—and let's look at how untenable even renting has become (in a city where it's the most likely option): a person earning median income in LA would have to …

Government Report: No High Speed Broadband Competition: Blame AT&T, Verizon & CenturyLink's Two Decades of Broken Promises.

See: <i>"The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net"</i> for all of the gory details.<p>This chart is the commitment, the "promise" of a digital future vs what was "delivered", the reality of the deployment of fiber optic broadband (or higher-speed services) in America by the …

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …

Google's Self-Driving Car Hits Roads Next Month—Without a Wheel or Pedals

The self-driving, goofy-looking car with no steering wheel or pedals that Google revealed in May is now "fully functional" and should start testing …

Quantum physics just got less complicated

Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar …

Space-based solar power: the energy of the future?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's never night: a perfect place for a solar power station to harvest uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.<p>The concept has been around since the 1940s when science fiction writer Isaac Asimov …

How Congress Snuck Changes to U.S. Environmental Policy into the New Budget Bill

It took 1,603 pages of legalese to keep the U.S. government running for another year. That is the length of the 2015 Fiscal Year Omnibus …

'Fibonacci quasiparticle' could form basis of future quantum computers

(Phys.org)—Topological quantum computing (TQC) is a newer type of quantum computing that uses "braids" of particle tracks, rather than actual …

I want to print personalised cancer drugs in a day

<i>Biohacker Andrew Hessel‘s open-source drug company aims to make bespoke cancer-fighting viruses using DNA printers – paid for by a Netflix-style</i> …

Cancer

Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory – Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

An experiment by Italian scientists using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, currently en route to Saturn, confirms Einstein's theory of general …

Astronomy

The Fastest Stars in the Universe May Approach Light Speed

Our sun orbits the Milky Way's center at an impressive 450,000 mph. Recently, scientists have discovered stars hurtling out of our galaxy at a couple …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Leaked: The Nightmare Email Drama Behind Sony's Steve Jobs Disaster

The permanently upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has been hotly anticipated since it was first reported nearly three years ago. We're still waiting. And …

Calling It Sex When They Mean Love

The saying “Why do they call it love when they mean sex?” is often used when a person feels a strong physical attraction toward another person and …

Are we living in a Hologram? Physicists believe our universe could just be a projection of another cosmos.

The universe is a hologram and everything you see and touch is just a mere projection. This theory have been debated for decades whether or not our …

Why time can’t move backwards; Physicists Explain

We can’t avoid the passing of time. Time is what keeps things from happening at once. Time always tick forward, but why not backwards? Why do we …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

The Cheap Oil Curse

Remember "Peak Oil?" The world was running out of oil, prices would soon skyrocket, and we had better find other fuels.<p>Well, that argument didn't work out so well for environmentalists, did it? As oil reserves and those of other carbon fuels became scarce and prices rose, the law of supply and …

Oil

Earth has its own 'Star Trek'-like force field, study suggests

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

Brain Training To Improve Cognition As We Age

The beginning of a scientific discovery can start with something so basic it might be overlooked.<p>As we age, our short-term memory fades. This is less about our ability to focus our attention and more about our inability to filter out surrounding distractions. New research from <i>Neuron</i> shows that when …

The Quest to Save LA's Century-Old Batchelder Tile Masterpiece

On the ground floor of a run-down, four-story building at 217 West Sixth Street in downtown Los Angeles, on the block between South Broadway and South Spring, is one of the city's <b>greatest interior-architecture treasures</b>: an enchanting installation of custom tiles that renowned Pasadena artist and …

Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called "killer …

DNA Can Survive Reentry from Space

If a cascade of meteors struck Earth billions of years ago, could they have deposited genetic blueprints and forged an indelible link between Earth …