Saturday, May 21, 2016

Solar Impulse aeroplane reaches Ohio

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has landed in Dayton, Ohio, after flying from Oklahoma on the latest leg of its round-the-world journey.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Virtual reality app lets you meet others in imaginary places


Next to full body sensor suits, one of the main components missing from virtual reality experiences is the ability to share experiences with others

Now a new app called vTime hopes to bridge that gap by giving users full VR character avatars that can interact with each other in virtual environments in real-time

All you need to engage in a vTime VR chat is a smartphone and the Samsung Gear VR headset or a Google Cardboard device


Video: YouTube, vTime

The environments shown are fairly simplistic in terms of what we're used to from some VR experiences, but as a mobile app for virtual meetings, the demonstration video is impressive Read more...

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Trump blasts Cruz on Twitter over Canadian birth and campaign loans


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Donald Trump took to Twitter to flay Ted Cruz on Saturday morning, just hours before the pair of GOP front-runners are set to square off at a Tea Party event in early-voting South Carolina.

Trump ripped Cruz for his Canadian birth and undisclosed campaign loans, before blasting Cruz's attacks on "New York values" in a series of tweets.

Trump kept up questions on whether Cruz's birth in Canada disqualifies him to be president, alluding to previous warnings that lawsuits could bring him down and the GOP with him if he's the nominee. Read more...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

UK's coal plants 'to close by 2025'

The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025, energy secretary Amber Rudd is expected to say later.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Permafrost warming 'is accelerating'

A leading expert tells the BBC that rapid rates of warming will see permafrost in parts of Alaska start to thaw by 2070.