From Just Cause 3 to World of Tanks, video game designers push the tech behind game explosions to their fiery limit. In the opening moments of Just Cause 3, an innocent looking gas tank tumbles down a hill and winds up blowing up an entire city. Creating impressive fiery blasts can be a challenge for any … Continued
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New rechargeable lithium-glass batteries charge in minutes and last longer, tripling the range electric cars can travel. While some technology advances blaze ahead, others innovations like batteries languish in a sea of good enough. The lithium-ion battery technology used in today’s laptops, drones and electric cars, for example, dates back to the mid-1980s. But thanks to 94-year-old … Continued
Using data analytics, a humanitarian organization determines the most efficient ways to deliver aid to people affected by violence and natural disasters. Outbreaks of violence are often unpredictable, creating extreme challenges for humanitarian aid organizations in providing safe shelter, food, water and medical care. That’s where analytics can help in predicting resources needed for people … Continued
Rapid innovation in drone technologies could relieve commuter traffic in smart cities as passenger drone services become available. For anyone needing a taxi this summer in Dubai, things are looking up. If all goes as planned, the jet-setting city will offer the world’s first autonomous air taxi service. Combining autonomous driving (AD) and drone technology, the Ehang … Continued
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With the ability to manage inventory in real-time, take payment for items almost anywhere inside a store and even prepare tasty drinks, retail robots could be the next best way to keep customers returning to brick and mortar stores. Home robots were a big hit at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but chances are that … Continued
Real-time technologies bring a data-based approach to horse breeding and training, and the way race fans place winning bets at the Kentucky Derby. Breeding a Kentucky Derby winner is a multi-million dollar business, and increasingly technology is playing a more critical role in horse racing success. It’s no secret top horses such as 2015 Triple … Continued
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VR games create new possibilities for social interaction in a popular Australian nightclub, introducing gaming crowds to mobile-to-VR technology. At Reload Bar & Games in Canberra, Australia, patrons are greeted with the scent of bubble gum, flowing from a fog machine. The bar owners chose the sweet smell to complement the laser beams crisscrossing the club in … Continued
From lag-free eSports to the next generation of AR games to using the cloud for VR gaming, 5G networks bring new possibilities to gaming over the next decade. In the popular computer game Dota 2, one-tenth of a second can be a make-or-break moment for eSports teams. That’s why on the eve of the biggest qualifier … Continued
PC modding goes green as custom builders entice consumers to buy tech works of art instead of disposable electronics. The sound of LEGO bricks snapping together is now just white noise for PC builder Mike Schropp, who uses thousands of the plastic pieces to encase his custom-built, eco-friendly PCs. Schropp’s custom computers are designed to … Continued
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A research fellow uses bug tech tools to explore how the fear of insects keeps people from appreciating the environmental value of these six-legged critters. Jessa Thurman is often off the beaten path, exploring jungles, rainforests and peat swamps across Australia and Southeast Asia in search of beetles, mantises and all manner of exotic wasps, … Continued
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Drone racers are evolving the sport using bigger, more powerful drones that could have implications for the future of commercial drone use. Drone racing is becoming a mainstream sport, but many racers are making it bigger and better. Racing small, bee-like buzzing drones around obstacle courses is exhilarating, but a growing number of pilots are … Continued
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Planetary scientists in Israel are using linked computers to unravel the secrets of how the moon formed. Earth’s moon is special. At 2,000 miles across, it’s the largest moon in the solar system compared to the planet it orbits. But questions about the birth of the moon have always been a topic of contention among planetary scientists. … Continued
Innovative companies use virtual reality, 360-degree video, augmented reality and other immersive technologies to create interactive worlds that pull audiences into the story. At the New York Hall of Science, children learn about sustainability in a whole new way. Forget the snooze-worthy films and the don’t-touch glass display cases of yesteryear. Today’s tech-savvy youth can … Continued
From finding pet-friendly hotels to monitoring pets in airline cargo holds, new apps make traveling with furry family members simpler and safer. It’s been said that a journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. Whether those miles are spent on planes, trains or automobiles, travel with furry friends is on the rise: 37 … Continued
A program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is paving the way for more women to start a career in the video game industry. All of the men in Iman Fayek’s childhood were obsessed with video games. Her father played them. Her brother played them. The guys who worked at her father’s mom and … Continued