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The Future of Virtual Reality is Amazing (and Nauseating)

I recently attended the first-ever Kaleidoscope Virtual Reality Film Festival, and something happened to me that I have previously relegated to the …

Why a prolific iPhone developer chose HoloLens over VR

Raven Zachary is a prolific iPhone app developer who helped develop mobile apps for Starbucks, Zipcar, Whole Foods Market and many others, including …

Microsoft's Augmented Reality HoloLens Will Be Available In Early 2016

For $3,000, and only for developers<p>At the beginning of 2015, Microsoft showed off the HoloLens, an ambitious headset that displays digital images over the world around you, using a technology commonly referred to as augmented reality (or "mixed reality," in Microsoft's parlance). Today at a big …

Watch Microsoft's glorious, misleading HoloLens robot battle

Be cautious about trusting Microsoft's on-stage HoloLens demos. While the company has released videos that capture the augmented reality experience reasonably well, its events invariably show off whole rooms full of holograms — which is actually one of the the headset's weaker areas. So it's better …

Augmented Reality

Samsung has an idea that could blow Google Glass out of the water

Google Glass has not proved to be as successful as the internet giant previously hoped it would, with Google discontinuing sales of the device worldwide in January and announcing a need to rethink its strategy. For now, the gadget is regarded by many in the industry to be a rather expensive toy …

Augmented Reality

Alien Species in Contact With Earth Right Now

Do you believe in Extraterrestrial Intelligence? What about the idea that not only do they exist, but that they are in contact with the Earth …

WATCH: Legendary Black Knight 'alien satellite' captured passing ISS AND Moon

NASA•MUFONThe 1998 Nasa image and a picture taken of the Blue Moon in July 2015<p>Footage which could show the mysterious Black Knight satellite passing …

Paranormal

After Intelligent Life Is Discovered

Here’s what happens if astronomers make contact with a civilization on another planet.<p>The false alarm happened in 1997.<p>The Green Bank Radio Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, was picking up some unusual signals—and Seth Shostak, then the head of the Center for Search for Extraterrestrial …

Paranormal

Nasa announcement today: Why people think agency is about to reveal that it has found aliens on Pluto

Nasa is about to make an “amazing” announcement about Pluto, according to a senior scientist, who described the planet as “alive”.<p>Dr Alan Stern, who …

Planets

Apollo Project photographs contain 'mind-blowing' evidence of alien life, UFO spotters claim

Earlier this week, the world was astonished when NASA released incredible new pictures of the Apollo moon missions.<p>But no-one was more excited than …

Paranormal

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

All the best apocalypses: a retrospective from the end of the universe

Our next few hours could be our last, at least according to one religious group. A Christian organization called the e-Bible Fellowship has crunched the numbers and concluded that October 7th, 2015 will usher in the apocalypse — or, as leader Chris McCann puts it, "[Earth]’ll be gone forever. …

Floods

Can Our Universe Be a 5D Black Hole?

It is a well-known fact that if you fall into a black hole, there is no possibility of escaping from it. Such a fall will immediately lead to the …

7 Mind-Altering Facts About The Milky Way Galaxy: Our Galactic Home

I'm in!<p>According to the best estimates by astronomers from around the world, there are at least one hundred billion galaxies in the observable …

Winning astronomy photos of the year show our amazing universe (pictures)

Astronomy

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks God, Aliens, And Multiverses

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story was published here.</i><p>Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson―<i>way</i> up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the nation’s best-known scientists. And now his already-high …

West Side Story

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals the biggest misconceptions about the universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains some of the biggest misconceptions we have about the universe.<p><i>Produced by Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional production by Kevin Reilly and Rob Ludacer.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse</i> …

Universe

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Astronomy

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

Solar System

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

Singularity