AR Used To Help The Blind Navigate Their Surroundings

You would think that technologies such as augmented or virtual reality can’t really be utilized by those who might be visually impaired. However it seems that researchers at Caltech are proving us wrong by taking advantage of augmented reality (AR), a wearable headset like the Microsoft HoloLens, and software that helps the blind “see”.


Researchers Use AI & 3D Printing To Reproduce Paintings

There is a lot more that goes into a reproduction of a painting that goes beyond just copying how it looks and trying to recreate the colors, but it seems that researchers are getting closer to being able to successfully reproduce paintings through the use of AI and also 3D printing, the latter of which is used to help better recreate certain colors.


This Tattoo Generates An Augmented Reality Sonic The Hedgehog Game

Augmented reality tech is pretty cool. We’ve seen how it has been successfully utilized in games such as Pokemon GO, and how its use has also help create new experiences for shoppers, where the use of AR technology allows shoppers to “try” an item before buying it, whether it be clothes, glasses, or even furniture.


Virtual Reality Used To Foster Empathy For Dying Patients

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for all kinds of things, education, entertainment, and now it also seems that it can be used to teach people about empathy. While it’s easy to sympathize with someone who might be dying, empathizing might be harder unless you have been in a similar situation yourself.


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Heat Rejecting Film Could Reduce Our Need For Air-Conditioning

During the summer, it can get pretty hot to the point where using a fan simply might not be enough to keep cool, and this is where air-conditioning comes in. Unfortunately using air-conditioning requires a lot of energy which can run you up a huge bill, and it is also not particularly good for the environment.


Scientists Use Math To Create The ‘Perfect’ Pizza

Different pizza shops do their pizza differently and this is due to a variety of reasons, such as the dough used, how much sauce is used to layer the base of the pizza, how hot the oven is, how thin the dough of the pizza has been kneaded and tossed, and so on, so suffice to say it’s hard to create the “perfect” pizza.


Restaurant Creates $10,000 Table Designed For Instagram

While marketing efforts such as running advertisements on TV and newspapers and the internet is one of the ways that you can attract new customers, a new way for restaurants to draw customers to their establishments is by creating food that is “Instagrammable”, which is basically to say that these food items look so good in photos that it makes you want to visit.


Photographer Sets 1,000 Year Shutter For A 3018 Photo Exhibition

Time capsules are a fun way of burying pieces of the present to be unearthed in the future and reminisce about the past. In a way that’s something photographer Jonathon Keats is planning as he has set up four cameras around Lake Tahoe with a 1,000 year shutter speed that he hopes will be shown off in an exhibition in 3018.


Photographer Creates A Lens Made Out Of Ice Taken From An Iceberg

To put it simply, camera lenses are essentially pieces of glass that help to focus light that allows a camera to capture an image. This is a concept that stuck with photographer Mathieu Stern who got the idea to try and make a working camera lens out of a piece of ice. According to Stern, “If glass can focus light, then ice should do it too.”


Banksy Hides Shredder In Painting, Shreds Drawing After It Was Sold

Banksy is an artist that many might be familiar with, but yet is an artist that almost no one knows anything about. For those unfamiliar, some of Banksy’s more popular pieces includes a 2006 painting Girl With Red Balloon, a popular design that some of you might have seen done as a tattoo or found as graffitti.


Sucking CO2 Out Of The Sky Might Not Be As Expensive As We Thought

While carbon dioxide (CO2) is a naturally occuring gas (we expel CO2 when we breathe out) and is used by plants during the photosynthesis process, just like all things in life, too much of something is usually bad, and the excess of CO2 has resulted in climate change, and not necessarily for the better.


More Than 250 People Have Died Trying To Take The Perfect Selfie

These days thanks to increasingly more powerful front-facing cameras on our smartphones, long gone are the days where you had to ask a passerby to help you take a photo of yourself. Unfortunately the attempt to take the “perfect” selfie has led to multiple accidents and in some cases, even death.


Cafe In Tokyo Employs Robots That Are Controlled By The Disabled

Being disabled means that there are certain physical things that you cannot do. This is more than just an inconvenience as it also affects a person’s employability, where for example not being able to walk essentially excludes the person from having a job as a waiter. However over in Tokyo, a cafe is hoping to change that.


MIT Develops AI That Can Detect Depression From Your Conversations

It has often been said that people who are depressed might not necessarily show signs of depression, at least until it is too late. Compound that with the fact that we ourselves live busy lives and have our own selves to take care of, it can be hard to try and look for signs of depression in others, like family members and loved ones.