Catching A Real Ball In Virtual Reality Is Surprisingly Cool

Catching A Real Ball In Virtual Reality Is Surprisingly Cool

Virtual reality (VR) has been getting pretty mind-blowing over the past few years, with even commercially available headsets providing some insanely convincing VR experiences. Now, researchers are experimenting with the idea of breaking down the fourth wall and allowing interaction between the computer-generated reality and our more familiar reality. Disney Research lab has developed a particularly cool…

So You Can Now 3D Print Sculptures Made Of American Cheese

So You Can Now 3D Print Sculptures Made Of American Cheese

3D printing is becoming fairly common today. You can be benevolently or malevolently inventive with it, depending on your predilections – from grenade launchers to human hearts, it’s all now perfectly printable. A curious team of scientists from Ireland’s University College, Cork were clearly feeling a little hungry the day they set eyes on their…

Sound Waves Can Now Be Used To Hack Into Smartphones

Sound Waves Can Now Be Used To Hack Into Smartphones

Fans of Doctor Who are ever-so-slightly excited that the TV series’ sonic screwdrivers – a specialized tool that uses sound to manipulate objects in many fancy ways – are more reality than fiction these days. You can now legitimately make things levitate in mid-air using precisely calibrated sonic waves. The venerable Time Lord’s sonic screwdriver…