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Ultrathin Graphene Can Improve Night Vision Tech

Ultrathin Graphene Can Improve Night Vision Tech

Night-vision windshields on cars might one day be possible with advanced thermal imaging technology based on flexible, transparent, atomically thin sheets of carbon, researchers say. Thermal imaging lets people see the invisible infrared rays that objects shed as heat. Thermal imaging devices have helped soldiers, police, firefighters and others see in the dark and in smoky conditions so they can better do ... Read More »

Robot springs off water

Robot springs off water

New robotic insects can hop on water. Researchers from Harvard University and Seoul National University in South Korea studied live water striders, which can skate and leap on water, to design the robots. The bots weigh just 68 milligrams and have bodies that are 2 centimeters long and legs 5 centimeters long. Like real water striders, the robots use water’s ... Read More »

SpaceVR aims toward a VR camera in space

SpaceVR aims toward a VR camera in space

SpaceVR is a virtual reality platform set to share live 3D, 360 degree content from the International Space Station (ISS) so that anyone with virtual reality gear can feel like an astronaut. The company was founded in January this year by Ryan Holmes, CEO, and Isaac DeSouza, CTO. The San Francisco-based company is crowdfunding for their 3D 360-degree camera into ... Read More »

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Facebook Home

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Facebook Home

It’s not a ‘Facebook Phone,’ it’s not a Facebook operating system—it’sFacebook Home. On Thursday Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team laid to rest the persistent ‘Facebook Phone’ rumors  and unveiled its new app family for Android. The app launcher, which is essentially a Facebook overlay for select Android Jelly Bean devices, brings Facebook to your lock screen, Home screen, messenger, ... Read More »

See 3-D Animations from Any Angle

See 3-D Animations from Any Angle

Researchers from the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, and University of British Columbia, in Canada, have developed a spherical display that lets users see and interact with three-dimensional objects. In one demonstration, viewers have the sensation of staring into a snow globe that they can control with simple gestures from any angle. The device, called Spheree, represents the first ... Read More »