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spider silk

New Way to Form Bioactive Spider Silk for Medical Use

A technique reported today in Advanced Materials offers a promising alternative to experimental silk forming methods that rely on harsh chemicals, says Associate Professor My...
Virtual reality

Virtual Reality Users Must Learn to Use What They See

Anyone with normal vision knows that a ball that seems to quickly be growing larger is probably going to hit them on the nose. But...
video

Berkeley Startup to Train Robots like Puppets

Robots today must be programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a task, like...
furionvideo

New ‘Furion’ Software Allows Untethered High-Quality VR

The virtual reality industry is faced with a conundrum: Users must be tethered to a server or PC in order to play high-quality apps. At...
robotsvideo

Teleoperating Robots with Virtual Reality

Certain industries have traditionally not had the luxury of telecommuting. Many manufacturing jobs, for example, require a physical presence to operate machinery. But what if such jobs could...
Millimeter-Wave Circulator ICvideo

Researchers Invent Breakthrough Millimeter-Wave Circulator IC

Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Harish Krishnaswamy, associate professor of electrical engineering, in collaboration with Professor Andrea Alu’s group from UT-Austin, continue to break...
virtual reality games

Demo Day Showcases Serious Innovation in “Playful” Tech

As “playful” technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) become increasingly prevalent in the gaming world — and the real world —...
rehabilitation

Virtual Reality, Videogames and Robots as Tools in Physical Rehabilitation

Technologies originally designed for entertainment, such as electronic games, gesture recognition sensors and virtual reality (VR) goggles, can make rehabilitation sessions more enjoyable and...
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Typing Lights Up Ideas and Keyboards

What's better than a holographic keyboard? A real one, apparently. New research from computer scientists at Michigan Technological University delves into the different ways...
virtual-realityvideo

Immersive Virtual-reality Creation Software for Everyone

It’s now easier than ever to create a 3D environment and then add and manipulate virtual-reality content in real time, thanks to the software...
Crash-proof

Crash-proof Virtual Flying Through NIF

In apparent defiance of the laws of physics, LLNL design engineer Paul Bloom leads flying tours through the National Ignition Facility from only three...
neurodegenerative conditions

Can Virtual Reality Help Us Prevent Falls in the Elderly and...

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before...
camera array

UMD Researchers Create Affordable Camera Array That Captures Light Fields for...

From the flickering silent films of the past to the jaw-dropping 3-D films of the present, video graphic technology has advanced drastically since its...
Autonomous Driving

CeBIT: Autonomous Driving and Other Glimpses into the Future

A test area for autonomous driving, sensors enhancing the skills of robots, quality management with the help of virtual reality, computers that better understand...
3D data

Complex 3D Data on All Devices

A new web-based software platform is swiftly bringing the visualization of 3D data to every device, optimizing the use of, for example, virtual reality...
hologram

A New Approach to 3D Holographic Displays Greatly Improves the Image...

The potential applications of three-dimensional (3D) digital holograms are enormous. In addition to arts and entertainment, various fields including biomedical imaging, scientific visualization, engineering...
inertial sensors

Sensors at Play and Work

We all have them – women, men, children and pensioners, at home and at work, but few of us know about them. We are...
virtual reality

Enabling Wireless Virtual Reality

One of the limits of today’s virtual reality (VR) headsets is that they have to be tethered to computers in order to process data...
cell

Journey to the Centre of the Cell: Nano-Rods and Worms Wriggle...

When it comes to delivering drugs, nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms are the best bet for making the daunting journey to the centre...
phantom limb pain

Effective Rehabilitation of Phantom Limb Pain with Virtual Reality

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators showed that using a virtual reality system to treat phantom limb pain...