To digitally capture and render art-filled rooms inside the Smithsonian museum in intricate detail, the creators of SAAM VR turned to leading-edge computer technologies. Inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the famous painting “Aurora Borealis” by Frederic Edwin Church depicts a glowing red sky, but unlike most 5-by-7-foot canvas paintings, this piece of art … Continued
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Outdoor safety technology can keep adventurers connected to emergency assistance even on remote bike paths, trails and waterways. After wrapping up an afternoon of sun and surfing, Jeffrey Huntley and his buddy were looking for a spot nearby to camp for the night. As they turned the corner onto a service road just out of … Continued
How a bionic pop artist, a fashion tech designer, an architect duo and a prosthetics company teamed up to reshape the future of performing arts. After years of bringing sci-fi wearable technologies to runways and industry events, designer and Dutch tech-head Anouk Wipprecht decided it was time to create a wearable bustier that turned the … Continued
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Beyond the reach of the longest selfie stick and more intimate than a hovering helicopter, camera drones are the next tech frontier in photography. Enthusiasm for camera drones has skyrocketed in the last few years. Now, everyday consumers can get professional-grade aerial imagery that was once only possible with a sizeable helicopter — and budget. … Continued
The cruise ship industry rides the tech tide to entice young, tech-savvy vacationers to set sail on smart ships. Just like missing the exit on a road trip, it’s easy to get lost on a cruise ship. With 19 decks filled with cabins, restaurants and attractions, the MSC Meraviglia is the length of almost three … Continued
Esport events like Intel Extreme Masters Shanghai create a positive buzz for gaming in China, a nation once resistant to online games. Zhou “iAsonu” Hang hoped to become a professional esport athlete, but his parents had different expectations. They wanted him to earn a degree in robotic automation at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, … Continued
New hyperlocal air quality monitoring technologies help people find ways to breathe easier. When a layer of smog blankets an entire city, many people assume that the whole city is polluted. But that’s not always the case. Whether it’s rampant ragweed or a spewing factory, the air might be polluted on one block and breathable … Continued
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On the brink of a breakthrough moment, virtual reality can trace its roots back to an “experience theater” contraption built in the 1960s. Recently divorced and new to the U.S., Marianne Gyorgy agreed to go on a blind date. The young journalist from Budapest took a bus to New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. … Continued
New virtual reality competition is the next esports obsession. Last month, Counter Logic Gaming and the Immortals, two of esports’ fiercest rivals, clashed in virtual reality (VR). This was a first for both teams, but if a new VR esport league takes off, it won’t be the last. Dubbed the VR Challenger League, the upcoming … Continued
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Savvy social media stars use Instagram, Tumblr and other platforms to resurrect poetry and create a new genre of digital literature. In early summer, model Karlie Kloss published an Instagram post with a birthday tribute to her boyfriend of five years — Thrive Capital founder and Oscar Health cofounder Joshua Kushner. “My atoms love your … Continued
Experts study socioeconomics and low-cost technologies to bring connectivity to rural towns and villages that currently lack internet access. With so many smartphones around, it’s hard to believe that more than half the world’s population still has no broadband connection. As 5G, the next generation wireless network, becomes available in 2020, some experts are exploring … Continued
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Recycling facilities use robotic sorting stations and object-recognition technology to identify and put garbage in its proper place. Filled with intricate mazes of high-speed conveyor belts carrying yesterday’s garbage, high-tech recycling centers use sophisticated sensors to sort plastic from paper from aluminum. While this technology may streamline sorting, it’s not smart or nimble enough to … Continued
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Digital mix master and music producer Metro Boomin takes original sounds of Serena Williams’ smashing forehand to create “Champion Sound.” After receiving his first laptop at age 13, Metro Boomin quickly became a prolific music producer. But little did he know a decade later he’d craft an anthem for the world’s top tennis women’s champion, … Continued
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Student makers tackle real-world challenges with Maker Share missions, creating innovative tech solutions driven by hands-on learning and a passion to make a difference. Whenever teenager Hannah Edge suffered an asthma attack, it often resulted in a trip to the emergency room for a spirometry test. The bulky diagnostic machine, which tests lung function, always … Continued
From the sandstone dwellings of Petra to the sheer granite walls of Yosemite, computational photographer Greg Downing captures awe-inspiring places in VR. Photographer Greg Downing thought renting a donkey would be a good way to travel up the narrow cliffs to the lost ruins of Petra. After all, it’s a steep climb to the archaeological … Continued
Leading filmmakers use 360-degree video, 3D-game-like environments, immersive sound, head mounted displays, motion chairs and even scent emitters to pull movie fans into the action. In one of the summer’s most anticipated movies, Dunkirk opens to hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs … Continued
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Anina Net went from runway model to wearable tech maker, paving the way for the next generation of tech-savvy fashion designers. After completing a fashion campaign for Gas Jeans, model Anina Net walked through the streets of Milan. Her face was everywhere: magazine covers, billboards, sides of buses. In that moment, she had a profound realization. … Continued
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