Virtual reality out-of-body experience makes people less fearful of death

Virtual reality is not just a buzz word — it’s a real game changer.

The Difference between Virtual and Augmented Reality

Let’s put the hype away for a second and see what sets these two technologies apart.

Parents might soon watch their unborn babies grow up in 3D

Modern technology is impressive, extremely useful, and sometimes a bit disturbing.

Exoskeleton glove lets you touch, grasp and feel objects in virtual reality

This amazing glove lets you manipulate and feel objects in VR.

Who needs Virtual Reality when you’ve got a dad like this?

The “Father of the Year” award, internet edition goes to: I don’t have any more backstory on this, but I think the video is pretty self explanatory. Sometimes you don’t need any advanced technology, just a bit of creativity and someone willing to go the extra mile for you.

Virtual reality could help in depression treatment

The future is now – a new study found that virtual reality can help alleviate depressive symptoms. The therapy was previously tested on healthy people and showed positive results. Now, the British team tested their idea on 15 depression patients aged 23-61. Nine reported reduced depressive symptoms a month after the therapy, and 4 of them reported clinical improvements in the

Cycling while playing virtual reality games: will this convince people to exercise?

Is this genius or lame? We can’t really tell for now.

Kickstarter project plans to put you virtually on the ISS

SpaceVR started a Kickstarter campaign today with the goal of sending a 3D, 360-degree camera to the ISS. This camera will collect footage that you can then view in virtual reality goggles. Space-views from the comfort of your home? Yes please!

Astronauts on the ISS will soon work with holographic goggles: the HoloLens

This weekend, SpaceX is scheduled to deliver cargo and other much needed supplies to the International Space Station via its Dragon capsule. Among the supplies is a surprise for the astronauts on board: the latest high tech gadget from Microsoft, the HoloLens. If you missed ZME Science’s feature of the HoloLens, well you’re in for a treat if this is the first time you hear about it. Basically, the tech involves using holographic computing which enables you to mix virtual reality with ..actual reality. Holograms following in your kitchen, weather reports on your coffee cup. Really, anything is possible with the HoloLens, let alone in the final frontier: space.

Teledildonics is here: sex toys linked to virtual reality

Don’t make that face. It’s not like you didn’t see it coming, after all with each technological step forward porn has always shared the ride. Among the oldest surviving examples of erotic depictions are Paleolithic cave paintings and carvings. Prints became very popular in Europe from the middle of the fifteenth century, and because of their compact nature, were very suitable for erotic depictions that did not need to be permanently on display. An earthier eroticism is seen in a printing plate of 1475-1500 for an Allegory of Copulation where a young couple are having sex, with the woman’s legs high in the air, at one end of a bench, while at the other end a huge penis, with legs and wings and a bell tied around the bottom of the glans, is climbing onto the bench. The oldest surviving permanent photograph of the image formed in a camera was created by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826, porn likely soon followed there after. Imagine what happened once film came along. Nevermind the internet. Though the Oculus Rift is still in beta, and only a handful of developers own one, virtual reality is certain to change how people enjoy porn.

How Oculus Rift could revolutionise Social Psychology

Upon acquiring virtual technology company Oculus, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted that virtual reality technology would one day permeate areas of life further than just the world of gaming, and we would ‘someday [use virtual reality] to enjoy a courtside seat at a basketball game, study in a classroom, consult with a doctor face-to-face or shop in a virtual store’. It’s true – the creation of immersive, virtual environments does indeed have masses of potential for industries which beforehand, were seemingly incongruous with such technology. Social psychology, the study of human experience and behaviour, is one of them.

Possessing humans using virtual reality

Using an Oculus Rift, a Microsoft Kineckt 3D sensor and electrodes strapped onto key muscles, Yifei Chai, a student at the Imperial College London, devised a system that can be used to control surrogate humans. Basically, the person who wears the Rift virtual reality headset sends a signal that will cause the other person wearing a headmounted, twin-angle camera and electrical stimulators to

Virtual reality for rats shows how different brain functions cooperate during navigation

Some people are better navigators than others, i.e. men better than women. Whether you can make your way effortlessly through the woods to reach a safe house or get seemingly lost on your way home from a different bus stop, it doesn’t make that much of a different at a sensory level. Navigation is often taken for granted, but the

SpaceX’s Elon Musk presents Iron Man-like engineering lab

Founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk has gained the reputation of a brilliant entrepreneur and engineer. By many he’s viewed as a real life Tony Stark, a comic book and, most recently, Hollywood blockbuster character better known by his Iron Man persona. Musk in many respects,  in my humble opinion at least, is actually more able than

Star Trek holodeck-like imaging offers a whole new perspective on virtual reality

Computer scientists at University of Illinois at Chicago have created what can only be described as a real-life Star Trek holodeck. Now, it’s not nearly as impressive as its SciFi counterpart, after all futurist Tim Huckaby predicted it will take some ten years before a full blown version might be created, still virtual reality is about to step in a

Rockstar Technology

Some technologies rock our worlds with game-changing innovations. New inventions sometimes also impact our lives with permanent change and leave us awestruck with their sheer ingenuity. These are groundbreaking achievements that do not only improve on current technology but also open up new and endless other possibilities. When applied to industries and their various businesses, such new and innovative technologies