Software

A new dataset for better augmented and mixed reality

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have released OpenRooms, an new, open source dataset with tools that will help users manipulate objects, materials, lighting and other properties in indoor 3D ...

Energy & Green Tech

Invention lets rotting veggies make a greener world

For generations, kids have been coaxed into finishing their vegetables after their parents sternly advised them that it is not nice to waste food when people are starving elsewhere in the world. But someday soon, kids may ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Philips white bulbs enable controls for dimmed or energizing light

Sunny days are easily linked to feelings of well being; gloomy days with no sun in sight are accordingly linked to feelings of sadness. That's the easy part. People who work night shifts have a more complex problem of missing ...

Engineering

Can we store the energy from lightning?

Every second of the day, Mother Nature puts on a spectacular show with an average of around 100 lightning bolts striking the Earth's surface.

Energy & Green Tech

Electrifying homes to slow climate change: 4 essential reads

The latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that to avoid massive losses and damage from global warming, nations must act quickly to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is that ...

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