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Oculus Rift user transplants his whole body into VR using three Kinects

So, not <i>every</i> indie developer abandoned Oculus VR after the Facebook take-over. 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos is one of those who stuck around, and we're mighty glad he did. Check out his three-way-Kinect-plus-Rift setup in the video below and you'll be glad too -- even if the second video, showing …

Will Smart Contact Lenses Be the Bluetooth Headsets of the Future?

A new solar-powered contact lens embedded with LEDs means that the wearer can see what you can’t. Stuart Karten thinks this heralds the beginning of a new breed of augmented reality communication.<p>Imagine instant access to the latest market segment information at a<br>meeting, or seeing the fourth …

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Gene therapy comes of age: We can now edit entire genomes to cure diseases

By on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>For a long time, people thought HIV was incurable. The main reason was that HIV is a retrovirus, meaning that it …

Humans will be kept between life and death in the first suspended animation trials

By on March 27, 2014 at 9:48 am<p>At a hospital in Pittsburgh, surgeons are now allowed to place patients into a state of suspended animation. If a …

Animation

Revolutionary membrane can keep your heart beating perfectly forever

You're looking at a rabbit's heart beating outside the animal that once hosted it. It's alive, pumping blood on its own thanks to a revolutionary …

University of Illinois

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Cancer Targeted Treatments from Space Station Discoveries

[image-78]<p>[image-94]<p>[image-51]<p>Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These …

Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Fresh herbs and sweet carrots update this old-fashioned skillet dinner. Serve with a side of homemade cornbread for a meal that feels homey and special — perfect for fall.<p><b>Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme</b><p>1 1/2 lb. (750 g.) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed<p>Kosher …

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I made this woodland birthday cake a while ago for my daughter's 7th birthday. She absolutely adores animals and nature so th[...]<p>Nothing like a cold …

Citrus-Braised Lamb Shanks | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Lamb shanks meet a bright trio of winter citrus — lemon, lime and orange — in this dish. The rich braising liquid that results from the slow cooking almost surpasses the lamb shanks themselves. If you want to stretch the recipe to serve six, shred the meat from the bones, divide among shallow …

Recipes

Savoury Cheese & Thyme Muffins

These muffins were born due to the two rinds of cheese in my fridge. A nubbin of gruyere and a hunk of Parmesan, leftover from the sweet potato …

Christmas Party Cocktails

A friend of mine hosts a Christmas cocktail party for his staff and their families at his home each year, with his son as the bartender. He is in the …

Bourbon Salted Caramels

I guess it’s time we kick it into full gear and discuss homemade holiday gifts! I’m trying to get my head in the game…but I’m still mustering up the …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Incredible video of the magic morphing table that lets you touch things

Remember the morphing table that can replicate your body and movements in real time? It's name is inForm. Daniel Leithinger—from the Tangible Group …

Music Videos

Kano Kickstarts A Pi-Based, DIY Kit Computer Designed To Make Learning To Code Child’s Play

In the late 1980s a select group of British teens were given (or saved up their pocket money to buy) a small, rubber-keyed home PC called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. My brother was one of them. And that little box, with its blank canvas start screen that prompted you to try out a few lines of code …

3D-printed noses for accident victims "within a year"

<b>News:</b> 3D-printed nose and ear replacements for accident victims and people with facial disfigurements could be just a year away, according to a …

Motorola Patent Points To Electronic Neck “Tattoos” That Double As Microphones

You’ve got to give Motorola credit these days: it’s certainly not your average smartphone player any more. The company is trying to upend the traditional notion of a smartphone with Project Ara, and behind closed doors it’s building a new group devoted to designing and developing “world-class” …

Wireless device grabs ‘lost’ energy from Wi-Fi

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency …

Design contest: Students envision appliances of future

An army of tiny flying robots won the big prize at this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition, an annual contest for futuristic home appliances hosted by the Swedish appliance maker.<p>For Mab, an automated household system that cleans the home with hundreds of flying robots armed with drops of …

Space Art (Takuro Osaka)

How practical is terraforming? Engineering an inhospitable world into a livable one, known as terraforming, could be a successful way to colonize another world after a long, interstellar journey, said Ken Roy, an engineer and presenter at last week's Starship Congress in Dallas, Texas. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/e4zs Full cities could hang from the top of the shell that holds in the newly terraformed world's atmosphere, as seen in this artist's conception.

Japanese robo-boot could help stroke victims walk again

If the sight of Robert Downey Jr summoning his Iron Man accessories from across a room gave you a taste for having your own powered exoskeleton, your wish may soon be granted. Japanese technology company, Yaskawa Electric – known for its Motoman robotics used in the car industry – has turned its …

Smartwatches Will Be Huge By 2017: Report

Prepare for a world of cyborgs.<p>Wearable technology, which includes camera-equipped smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear and Internet-connected eyewear like Google Glass, is set to explode over the next few years, according to a report released Friday.<p>The report, from Swedish telecom market researcher …

Sprint Pitches Jetsons-Like Future in New Concept Video

If you think technology already rules our lives, just wait.<p>A new concept video from Sprint shows off a world in which kids from around the world can …

Not Science Fiction: A Brain In A Box To Let People Live On After Death

Scientists believe it may be possible in the future for human brains to survive death in robotic bodies. but would we want to?<p>I recently had the unusual experience of seeing three renowned scientists discuss whether it’s possible to remove a human brain from a body, put it in a tank, and give it a …

Electric road charges buses while they drive

The challenge with electric vehicles -- well, one of them -- is that to actually, you know, go anywhere, they have to be stationary for significant blocks of time so they can charge. Some measures have been proposed, such as solar panels that can provide energy while the car drives, and even …