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Holograms on the horizon? Company seeks to make futuristic technology mainstream

Remember R2D2 beaming a hologram of Princess Leia pleading for help from Obi-Wan-Kenobi in the first Star Wars movie back in 1977?

Energy & Green Tech

First electric autonomous cargo ship launched in Norway

Zero emissions and, soon, zero crew: the world's first fully electric autonomous cargo vessel was unveiled in Norway, a small but promising step toward reducing the maritime industry's climate footprint.

Computer Sciences

Real-time video of scenes hidden around corners is now possible

As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene at a 20th century webcam clip—a mere five frames per second.

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Augmented reality project brings Olympics birthplace to life

What would it be like to walk around the ancient religious sanctuary of Olympia when the Olympic Games were held?

Engineering

Composite metal foam on its way to influencing market

When mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Afsaneh Rabiei began developing composite metal foam, she looked to transform the transportation and military industries. Twenty years later, her product has the potential ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

New Mazda cars will stop if driver suffers health problem

Cars already know how to park themselves, warn drowsy drivers, steer back into the right lanes and propose map routes to destinations. The cars Mazda has in the works for next year in Japan know when drivers have a stroke ...

Energy & Green Tech

Using ocean plastic waste to power ocean cleanup ships

A team of researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Harvard University believes that the plastic amassing in floating islands in the oceans could be used to power the ships ...