See it, touch it, feel it: Team develops invisible 3-D haptic shape (w/ Video)
Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in entertainment, rehabilitation and even surgical training. New research, using ultrasound, has developed ...
New software plug-in enables users to add haptic effects to games, media
A library developed by Disney Research makes adding a haptic, or "feel" effect to a video game, movie or virtual simulation simple enough that a novice can do it.
Method for symmetry-breaking in feedback-driven self-assembly of optical metamaterials
(Phys.org) —If you can uniformly break the symmetry of nanorod pairs in a colloidal solution, you're a step ahead of the game toward achieving new and exciting metamaterial properties. But traditional thermodynamic ...
HaptoMime offers mid-air interaction system (w/ Video)
Researchers develop 'feel effect' vocabulary to tell stories with sense of touch
Sound effects and visual effects have long been standard tools for entertaining audiences, but even as storytellers increasingly turn to haptic feedback to engage the sense of touch in games, theme park rides and movies, ...
Burrowing animals may have been key to stabilizing Earth's oxygen
Evolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing the Earth's oxygen reservoir, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience.
Study explains how Maxwell's demon uses mutual information to extract work
Robots are designed to take a hike with walking poles
Blind lead the way in brave new world of tactile technology
Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your iPad mini Retina display, because that's where tactile technology is headed. But you'll need more than just an index finger to ...
Force sensor integrated into surgical forceps
Samsung's Device and System Research Center present a force sensor integrated into surgical forceps to provide surgeons with a sense of touch in robotically-assisted procedures.
Could 'Jedi Putter' be the force golfers need?
Putting is arguably the most important skill in golf; in fact, it's been described as a game within a game. Now a team of Rice engineering students has devised a training putter that offers golfers audio, ...
Measuring the effect of water vapor on climate warming
Water vapor is a potent greenhouse gas. In the atmosphere, the concentration of water vapor increases with the temperature, setting up a powerful positive feedback loop. This water vapor feedback is the strongest known positive ...
Researcher builds a better job performance review
A critical job performance evaluation can have a negative effect on any employee, a Kansas State University researcher has found.