A method to simplify pictures makes chemistry calculations a snap
A method smartphones use to simplify images when storage space is limited could help answer tough chemistry problems. In a report appearing in ACS Central Science, researchers apply this technique, called ...
Virtual reality system simulates the International Space Station
They say space is the final frontier, but it's just another day at the office at Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center.
Cutting the cloud computing carbon cost
Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the ...
Winklevosses buy tickets to space with bitcoin
Big bitcoin backers the Winklevoss brothers said Wednesday they had used the virtual currency to buy tickets into space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic aircraft.
Q&A: A documentarian working in virtual reality
Forget 3-D glasses. Oscar-nominated documentarian Danfung Dennis believes the next evolution in filmmaking will be to surround viewers with images in 360 degrees—directly on their noggins.
Researchers re-create landmark 17th century cathedral, speech in virtual space
(Phys.org) —Researchers at North Carolina State University have combined scholarship and new technologies to re-create the courtyard of St. Paul's Cathedral in London as it stood in 1622, as well as a historic ...
New device to revolutionize gaming in virtual realities (w/ Video)
How is it possible to walk through 3D virtual realities while staying in one place? Engineers from the Vienna University of Technology have solved this problem and are now introducing their "Virtualizer".
Beyond Google Glass: Researcher looks to the future
(Phys.org) —A wearable display being developed by UA optical scientist Hong Hua could have capabilities even more advanced than those of the recently unveiled Google Glass, a pair of glasses with smartphone ...
'Makers' 3-D print shapes created using new design tool, bare hands
(Phys.org) —A new design tool interprets hand gestures, enabling designers and artists to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands as a "natural user interface" instead of keyboard ...
VR team presents infinite walking in virtual environments (w/ video)
Newly found asteroid to pass within Moon's orbit on March 4, 2013
A newly found asteroid will pass just inside the orbit of the Moon, with its closest approach on March 4, 2013 at 07:35 UTC. Named 2013 EC, the asteroid is about the size of the space rock that exploded over ...
Researchers pushing boundaries of virtual reality
UT Dallas researchers are extending the borders of virtual reality, going beyond virtual spaces in which people can see and hear each other to an environment that adds the sense of touch.
Buddhism in second life: Anthropologist studies spirituality in virtual reality
A Kansas State University researcher is studying how religion—particularly Buddhism—fits into new forms of virtual reality.
Putting gamers on the spot with virtual-reality goggles
Strap on the headset and adjust the goggle to your eyes. Look down and you'll see the floor of a space station. Look up and pipes weave above your head. Turn left or right and the tight walls of a dark corridor flank your ...