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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Sep. 7, 2016 — When science fiction heroes communicate, they don‘t use landlines or cell phones. The caller simply appears in virtual form in the middle of the room; full sized and three dimensional. This vision ... read more

Silicon Brings More Color to Holograms

Aug. 12, 2016 — Silicon holograms harness the full visible spectrum to bring holographic projections one step closer, report scientists. A research team has now demonstrated the hologram of three flat images at ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Getting fit and athletic -- while sitting? Researchers are developing an active chair. At first glance, the chair looks just like another other reclining chair with a footrest you would find in a ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Errors can be spotted early and resources can be saved when many individuals share knowledge in a company. This is the case with a honing machine used to hone crankcases at VW’s engine plant in ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Poor weather can often make the operation of rescue helicopters a highly risky business, and sometimes even impossible. A new helmet-mounted display may in the future be able to help pilots detect ... read more

Scientists Use 'Virtual Heart' to Model Heart Failure

June 23, 2016 — A team of researchers have created a detailed computational model of the electrophysiology of congestive heart failure, a leading cause of death. This 'virtual heart' could help medical ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Using the power of the light around us, researchers have significantly improved their innovative light-sensing system that tracks a person's behavior continuously and unobtrusively in real ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated the first planar lens that works with high efficiency within the visible spectrum of light -- covering the whole range of colors from red to blue. The lens can resolve ... read more

Turning Human Waste Into Next Generation Biofuel

May 31, 2016 — Researchers have found a new way to convert human waste into renewable energy ... read more

Photon Collisions: Photonic Billiards Might Be the Newest Game!

May 19, 2016 — When one snooker ball hits another, both spring away from each other in an elastic manner. In the case of two photons a similar process -- the elastic collision -- has never been observed. Physicists ... read more

May 18, 2016 — A virtual reality experience transforms the user into a 74-year-old named Alfred in order to see his perspective as a medical ... read more

May 17, 2016 — 'How does it 'feel' to interact behaviorally with a machine?' To answer that, scientists created a virtual partner that can elicit emotional responses from its human partner while ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Researchers are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired ... read more

May 10, 2016 — A research team has developed a non-invasive 3-D virtual heart to help doctors determine who faces the highest risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and would benefit from a defibrillator ... read more

Strong Interactions With Voice-Guided Vehicles Do Not Result in Safer Driving

Apr. 27, 2016 — Giving a car a more personal voice led to more car accidents, a new report suggests. The findings showed that participants who felt a strong social connection with the virtual driving instructor ... read more

Nano-Magnets Produce 3-Dimensional Images

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed a wide-view 3- dimensional (3-D) holographic display composed of nano-magnetic pixels. This 3-D display, with 1-µm-pitch pixels, can show holographic images at viewing ... read more

Violent Video Games Eventually Lose Their Ability to Produce Guilt in Gamers

Apr. 8, 2016 — Rapidly advancing technology has created ever more realistic video games. Images are sharp, settings have depth and detail, and the audio is crisp and authentic. It appears so real that research has ... read more

Taking the Heat out of Energy Conversion

Apr. 6, 2016 — A more accurate method of modeling heat generation and transfer in electromagnetic machines could lead to more efficient electric ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have devised and configured a new 5G radio access system for intervehicular communication. The system is intended to improve road safety in a future scenario where 5G technologies are ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — In computer aided vehicle engineering, you need accurate data on various environmental influences. This is the only way developers can conduct tests that simulate the experience of a real car. A ... read more

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