Michael Hansen

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Bringing Nonexistence Into Existence: Microsoft's Vision for Mixed Reality

We live in a world where each person has the ability to create, whether it’d be a painting, an essay, a vision for a business or anything that can be imagined, really. Technology has advanced our understanding as to how we can create in the digital space, and, in many cases made it easier to create …

Mixed Reality

Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

Dope.<p>A new study on the consumption of coffee has revealed the world's most common recreational drug affects our metabolism far more deeply than we …

Norway plans a sustainable "city of the future"

Oslo, the capital of Norway, could soon be home to the most future-oriented, sustainable city in the world. Haptic Architects and the Nordic Office …

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are breaking down. …

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

Physics

New type of glass made of metal organic compounds breaks tradition

The glass we're most familiar with is made from silicon dioxide, but materials like boron, polymers and metals have also been used. Now, an …

To Understand the Universe, Physicists Are Building Their Own

Silke Weinfurtner is trying to build the universe from scratch. In a physics lab at the University of Nottingham—close to the Sherwood forest of …

Babies can logically reason even before they can talk

Jean Piaget was wrong<p>One-year-old babies may not be able to speak, but they are able to think logically, according to new research that shows the earliest known foundation of our ability to reason.<p>Legendary psychologist Jean Piaget believed that we didn’t have logical reasoning abilities until we …

Existence of new form of electronic matter

Researchers have produced a 'human scale' demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted …

Scientists use EEG machine to create digital images from brain activity

The Mind’s Eye<p>Neuroscientists at the University of Toronto in Scarborough have established a new method of recreating images perceived by the human …

Stanford’s ‘diamond anvil’ technology could be a game-changer for chemistry

Diamonds are pretty darn tough. How tough? Tough enough that squeezing a couple of them together in a molecular diamond anvil — a technique that’s …

The Future Machines of the Year 2100

Space elevators, tiny machine “swarms,” flying cars, and human/machine mind melds are just the beginning of the future.<p>In the year 1900, the world was in the midst of a machine revolution. As electrical power became more ubiquitous, tasks once done by hand were now completed quickly and efficiently …

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

2 space hotels could launch by 2021

Inflatable Space Stations<p>Since its founding in 1999, Bigelow Aerospace has focused on building inflatable space modules that provide habitats in …

New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.<p>New evidence reveals that they created the world's oldest known cave paintings and even wore seashells as body ornaments. Both behaviors suggest that they thought symbolically and had an artistic sensibility like modern …

Humanity

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Russian military contractors reportedly tried to test the US military in Syria — but they got whooped

More details have emerged from a massive battle in Syria that is said to have pitted hundreds of Russian military contractors and forces loyal to the Syrian government against the US and its Syrian rebel allies — and it looks as if it was a mission to test the US's resolve.<p>Bloomberg first reported …

Military

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

Step Into Your New Virtual Office

Augmented-reality workspaces will transform the way you do your job, and you won’t look weird doing it. At all.<p>Next time you get a promotion at work, …

RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality Combine in Interactive Fabrication Platform

Huaishu PengWe often see robotics and 3D printing combined, as well as 3D printing and augmented reality (AR). But Cornell University researcher …

3D Printing

These Stunning Apple Glass Concept Renders Make HoloLens Look Ancient

Move over, Microsoft.<p>Apple’s augmented reality glasses are still a rumor, but an incredible new set of concept renders show why the company might …

Shopify Is Augmenting Its Reality

See how it plans to make augmented and virtual reality a part of your everyday e-commerce experience.<p>Downloaded over 750 million times, <i>Pokemon</i> <i>Go</i> was …

Market Reality: Magic Leap Gets New Cash & NBA Deal, AR Supplier's Apple Rumor, & HoloLens Gets into Rental Business

While the company is adamant that the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition will ship this year, currently, it seems its CEO is more interested in striking …

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset VR1000-100

<b>Pros</b><p>Comfortable design. High-resolution picture. Includes motion controllers.<p><b>Cons</b><p>LCDs not up to par with OLED screens on other VR headsets. Windows …

Bring the Cosmos Down to Earth with The World’s First Personal AR Planetarium

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been amazed by the objects we see under the night’s sky and probably wondered what they are. We’d bet … Read …

Astronomy

News: Latest 'Ready Player One' Trailer Is a Stunning Gallery of AR/VR Hybrid Concept Designs

Master director Steven Spielberg's virtual reality epic <i>Ready Player One</i> is coming to theaters in just a few weeks, but you can get an early look at …

Blippar’s newest AR feature recognizes famous landmarks

And it’s doing it without location data, Blippar says<p>Can augmented reality startups stay alive even with Apple and Google creating their own AR platforms for millions of mobile devices? Blippar seems to think so. The London-based startup continues to work on its own AR engine, and it just released …

How Magic Leap Wants to Help Publishers Bring Their Videos to Mixed Reality (Q&A)

When Magic Leap announced their partnership with Turner and the NBA earlier this week, the company also unveiled an effort called Magic Leap Screens …

Recommendation: Fighter-Pilot Optics for Cyclists

The Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses put GPS navigation and other information right in your field of vision.<p>Buy Now<p>The new Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses give cyclists (and runners) GPS directions as well as metrics, maps, and workout prompts without obscuring, distracting, or blocking their …