Reality substitution on track to replace traditional virtual reality

Until recently, virtual reality’s widespread use, both commercially and in scientific research, has been hampered by the need to develop custom virtual worlds using labor-intensive 3D animation. Researchers and engineers from EPFL’s Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and the W Science Initiative are unveiling a Reality Substitution prototype on...
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Just how green is wind power?

Wind power may have a positive image, but setting up offshore wind farms is complicated and energy-intensive. Because Siemens promises its customers and the authorities a high degree of transparency for the environmental performance of its giant turbines, it has reviewed the actual benefit of green power for...
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Internet of things should be developable for all

Within the next five to ten years, around 100 billion different devices will be online. A large part of the communication takes place solely between machines, and to ensure that they can communicate, the European Commission has supported a project that over the last three years has been...
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Yet more opportunities for organic semiconductors

From ‘Radio frequency identification’ (RFID) tags to OLED displays and photovoltaic cells, organic semiconductors’ high potential is widely recognised. A Marie Curie project has set out to bring potential innovation to the next level by using nucleation agent additives to better control the physical properties of these systems....
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