Disney Research has found a way to make thin air tactile. Called Aireal, the device is a low cost, scalable haptic technology that can work in a number of ways. It can be used to create a sensation of touching virtual objects, textures and gain feedback on full body gestures. It is perhaps significant that […]
Phone batteries have a bad habit of dying when you need them the most. Presumably, researchers at two British Universities were so pissed by the bad habit of phone batteries, they decided to charge them up with pee. Bristol Robotics Laboratory, a collaboration between University of Bristol and University of the West of England to […]
So what makes creepy things creepy, even when there is no real danger? Michael from Vsauce explains it in this video.
Contact lenses have steadfastly stuck to their same job for a long time. Mostly as corrective influence on vision, sometimes cosmetic. This time however, they want a superhero-ish job with the promise of super vision. A team of researchers led by Joseph Ford of UCSD and Eric Tremblay of EPFL have developed a contact lens […]
It is quite interesting that while we look at stars unfathomable distances away, we have little detail on the bodies in our solar system. But then again, we don’t know much about what goes on under the Earth’s crust, well not at least as much as we would like to know. Finally, we do know […]
Mystery of the universe and the beauty of space has always been captivating to us, looking into the huge expanse is what humans have been doing since forever. Modern technology means we can afford better looks at the universe the likes of which were entirely unavailable to our ancestors, and there still is a lot […]
Carl Zimmer explores the evolution of feathers, starting from dinosaurs, the ancestors of birds.
Uploader of this video mixed Neil Degrasse Tyson’s audio from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast into a funky rap about the universe.
For years, scientists have been looking at rocks in the Death Valley and scratching their heads. Rocks in the Racetrack Playa area of the death valley have trails behind them that show they moved, but nobody has seen one move and there was no explainable force at work that could be seen pushing around rocks […]
We can’t really be sure what the future will be like, but we can almost imagine. And it seems we will take the appearance of characters from a not so well drawn anime. Just look at those big, giant eyes. This graphic is the result of the work of Nikolay Lamm, who collaborated with computational […]