Thousands around the world applying for one-way ticket to Mars
Do you dream of living on Mars? Then turn on your webcam. You've got an application video to make. Mars One, a Netherlands-based group that wants to turn the colonizing of Mars into a reality television phenomenon, ...
The mobile telephones of the future
The mobile telephones of the future will be able to see, shrink while becoming larger, and slip into their users' skins. That terse statement summarizes the recently released results of a thorough look at ...
Researchers find brain activity response different for virtual reality versus the real world
Bonding with your virtual self may alter your actual perceptions
When people create and modify their virtual reality avatars, the hardships faced by their alter egos can influence how they perceive virtual environments, according to researchers.
Dutch reality show seeks one-way astronauts for Mars
Are you crazy enough to sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Applications are now being accepted by the makers of a Dutch reality show that says it will deliver the first humans to the Red Planet in 10 years.
New high-performance cave automatic virtual environment that functions with gesture recognition
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) presents a new multi-projector CAVE, designed and built in its entirety by the Virtual Modelling, Visualisation, Interaction and Virtual Reality ...
VR team presents infinite walking in virtual environments (w/ video)
Tokyo smelling-screen demo lets scents go virtual
Silicon Valley to boost clout in Washington
For years, Silicon Valley companies wanted as little to do with Washington as possible. Hiring lobbyists to promote and protect their interests was about as far as they went. But a new generation of technology entrepreneurs ...
Virtual reality, goggles and all, attempts return
It's back. The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dimensional virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year's Game Developers Conference, ...
Research uses muscle activity to move virtual objects (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Today's smartphones and computers offer gestural interfaces where information arrives at users' fingertips with a swipe of a hand. Still, researchers have found that most technology falls short in making people ...
Apple granted patent on new augmented reality technology
First-of-its-kind forklift simulator could reduce injuries, deaths
Tactus Technologies has developed a first-of-its-kind virtual reality training program for forklift operators, a product that company officials expect will reduce work-related injuries and deaths.
Dimensions of ancient Egypt: Karnak project a cutting-edge approach to antiquity
The Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak isn't the most famous ancient site in Egypt—that honor goes to the Pyramids at Giza—but newly developed reconstructions using 3-D virtual reality modeling make clear its ...