ChemMaps lets researchers navigate the chemical universe

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a new online service—ChemMaps—that allows users to interactively navigate the chemical space of over 8,000 drugs and 47,000 environmental compounds in 3-D ...

Using technology to detect hidden threats

Soldiers in combat have to constantly scan their surroundings for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a signature weapon of modern warfare. These homemade bombs are often hidden—nestled in bushes, buried underground, or ...

Microsoft aims at 'mixed reality' with new devices

Microsoft on Thursday debuted hardware for reaching into virtual worlds powered by its technology as it looked to "mixed reality" as the next big computing platform.

Taiwan's HTC posts seventh consecutive quarterly loss

Taiwan's HTC on Tuesday announced worse than expected fourth-quarter results and analysts said its much-hyped virtual reality products had failed significantly to boost the struggling smartphone maker.

Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

Reducing errors made during surgery, bringing school books to life, enabling us to browse shops from the comfort of home—virtual reality is not just about gaming, it will change our lives, according to some tech leaders.

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