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Hold on to your hat … here comes the VR arms race

Excitement for virtual reality has been building for some time, but come October 2016 we will enter the first round of the title fight. 2016 holiday sales will be fueled by a VR frenzy backed by billion-dollar hardware players looking to carve out their brand, customer base, and future platform …

Virtual Reality

Putin tests West's sanctions resolve on visit to Slovenia

VRSIC, Slovenia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a conciliatory tone Saturday on a visit to Slovenia, shaking hands and honoring dead …

Russia

How virtual reality could revolutionise family life

A recent VR demonstration was extraordinary – I can see it may soon overtake the real world<p>Late last year, I saw a crowd gathering under the atrium of a shopping centre. They were watching people wearing what looked like large ski goggles, only opaque. The people in these contraptions were …

Virtual Reality

We toured the 'Disneyland of space exploration' that existed long before NASA

If we're ever going to see astronauts living on Mars like we did in the 2015 film "The Martian," the groundwork for such a mission will come from an unusual facility in Southern California.<p>Just five miles north of Pasadena, NASA's Jet Propulsion Center (JPL) is where researchers dream up and build …

Protein Compass Might Explain How Animals Detect Magnetic Fields

And could someday help combat disease in humans<p>How do birds migrate thousands of miles, and how does a burrowing mole rat know which way is up? The answer lies in the animals’ ability to detect magnetic fields--an idea that was long controversial but is now well established. But so far the …

Biology

12 Of The Most Powerful Science Photos Of This Week

Here are the most moving, spectacular, and beautiful photos of science and nature from the last week.

Pacific Ocean

Let's Get Weird: 9 Wacky Chrome Extensions You Need to Try

Weird Google Chrome Extensions<p>1. Millennials, Begone!<p>2. Mustachio<p>3. nCage<p>4. Unfriend notifications<p>5. Nothing<p>6. No Miley Cyrus<p>7. Jailbreak the …

How To Get Backyard Baseball All Up In Your Life

Today Jordan finally released his Backyard Baseball player rankings and .gifs which were both fantastic. But another important thing happened today: …

Sesame Street: Homelamb (Homeland Parody)

Rob The Baby Palm Squirrel Is So Cute It Hurts

OMG so small.<p>Find out more about Rob here and check out his Facebook page here.

Squirrels

Ohio State Marching Band "Michael Jackson Tribute" - Halftime vs. Iowa: 10-19-13

Cartoon Characters As Real People Is Sort Of Upsetting And Weird

Especially Homer Simpson, *shudder*. Via www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk.

The Simpsons