Consumer & Gadgets

From Mecca to the Vatican, exploring sacred sites with VR

Click and gape at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims praying and circling around the cube-shaped Kaaba at Islam's most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the ...

Computer Sciences

Researchers create digital humans that learn complex movements

Researchers at Meta's Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (Facebook) in the U.S. and at the University of Twente's Neuromechanical Modelling and Engineering Lab in the Netherlands (led by Prof.dr.ir Massimo Sartori), have ...

Engineering

Scientists reveal the magnificent complexity of the Alhambra

Before a building can be properly restored, rebuilt or even maintained, architects need to have a good understanding of how it was constructed and what methods were used. That's especially true for historical monuments with ...

Engineering

Smart tech gives a new spin on the classic wheelchair

The idea of putting furniture on wheels has been around for hundreds of years. From a custom-built chair with four small wheels used by King Phillip II of Spain in the 16th century to a German paraplegic watchmaker's wheelchair ...

Energy & Green Tech

Digital 3-D models of London chart path to lower emissions

An interactive 3-D map of London that grades the energy efficiency of more than 3.5 million properties has been built by UCL researchers for the Greater London Authority (GLA) to inform efforts in tackling fuel poverty and ...

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