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How to make virtual reality less nauseous

Researchers at Stanford University developed a prototype for a light field stereoscope in an effort to improve virtual-reality focus cues. The images used are standard images with varying degrees of focus in order to imitate natural vision. In real life, when you look at something, your eyes move ...

New Canvas UI unveiled at InstructureCon 2015

Logo for the new Canvas Commons released this week at InstructureCon 2015 in Park City, Utah. This week in Park City, Utah at the annual InstructureCon, Instructure announced some new user interface updates that will soon be available to all Canvas users. The user interface is being streamlined to ...

Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/casitblog/files/2015/06/home-www-videos-dawn-20150608-JPL-20150605-pDawn-0001-640-13bjwca.m4v A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic ...

A new satellite prototype has set sail

This weekend, the Planetary Society announced that their latest project, LightSail, was a success. LightSail is a very small satellite called a CubeSat propelled by a sail pushed by solar wind. Once in spaces, the solar arrays of the CubeSat open up revealing the interior then four metal booms ...

Thunderbolt 3 to use USB-C connector

Thunderbolt 3 will use the USB-C connector as announced June 2. Due to a press release this morning, Intel’s Thunderbolt Technology Community announced this morning that the new iteration of the standard will feature a USB-C connector. The goal with this move is to provide faster response ...

Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10: Some UX differences

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be launching (via free download) on July 29th. The update will be available in the system tray on that date. There have been new features highlighted over the last few months but there will be some limitations as well. Windows Media Player and Media ...

The next step: Outlook.com is migrating into Office 365

Outlook.com’s web app is due to get an update and integration into Office 365 soon. (Original article from Tom Warren for TheVerge.com) Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email service over to Office 365 soon, and with it will come a new interface and features. In a significant overhaul ...

Blue sunset over Mars as seen by the Curiosity rover

(Original article by NASA) This was the first sunset observed in color by Curiosity.  The images come from the left-eye camera of the rover’s Mast Camera (Mastcam). The color has been calibrated and white-balanced to remove camera artifacts. Mastcam sees color very similarly to what human ...

Cuba has a lung cancer vaccine — and America wants it

Cuban doctors have worked heavily in immuno-oncology efforts under the Castro regimes. Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed. Until—maybe—now. The Obama ...

Freightliner Inspiration – the first autonomous driving semi-truck

Nevada’s Autonomous Vehicle License Plate template. The first state to allow for autonomous vehicles to be tested and driven legally. The Verge announced this week that the semi-truck company Freightliner has released a new model that can drive itself…most of the time. The Inspiration ...
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