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Virtual Reality Can Make You Forget Pain

Virtual Reality Can Make You Forget Pain

A couple of weeks from now I will be in hospital undergoing a knee replacement. It will be the most extreme surgery I’ve ever experienced and I’m pretty scared. I’ve been told that I can expect to endure excruciating pain afterwards but I won’t be allowed to lie in bed feeling sorry for myself. In order to ensure a good ... Read More »

World’s Largest Atom Smasher Returns: 4 Things It Could Find

World’s Largest Atom Smasher Returns: 4 Things It Could Find

he world’s largest particle collider is gearing up for another run of smashing particles together at nearly the speed of light. After a two-year hiatus for upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will restart this year, and is expected to be twice as powerful as it was during its first run. In 2012, the LHC helped to find evidence of the ... Read More »

Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years

Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors to detect road signs and other vehicles, and software ... Read More »

NASA designs ape-like robot for disasters

NASA designs ape-like robot for disasters

When we imagine the robots of the future, they often look and move like humans, standing up on two legs and using a pair of arms to grab and move objects. NASA’sJet Propulsion Laboratory is working on a different kind of robot for disaster response that’s designed to move like an ape. Headless but covered with seven cameras that act as ... Read More »

Coming to a car near you: Auto technology at CES

Coming to a car near you: Auto technology at CES

Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we’re years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider’s KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more. At International CES in Las Vegas this week, 10 automakers and numerous suppliers ... Read More »