Single metalens focuses all colors of the rainbow in one point

Metalenses — flat surfaces that use nanostructures to focus light — promise to revolutionize optics by replacing the bulky, curved lenses currently used in optical devices with a simple, flat surface. But, these metalenses have remained limited in the spectrum of light they can focus well. Now a team of researchers at the Harvard has … Continue reading “Single metalens focuses all colors of the rainbow in one point”

Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets

The Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have launched a start-up, Embodied Intelligence, Inc., to use the latest techniques of deep reinforcement learning and artificial intelligence to make industrial robots easily teachable. Robots today must be programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a … Continue reading “Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets”

Bridge developer kit to pave way for happy keyboard experiences in VR

Logitech is doing something quite interesting by way of integration with the Vive Tracker, and the result is that a keyboard will make its entry into the virtual world. Logitech is announcing its Bridge Developer Kit, and is making an attractive call on app makers and software developers to help transform the project into reality—our … Continue reading “Bridge developer kit to pave way for happy keyboard experiences in VR”

Oculus Announces New Standalone Headset, ‘Venues’ at Oculus Connect

Today (11th October 2017) at its fourth developer conference in San Jose, Oculus announced its newest and most affordable VR headset, called Oculus Go. The standalone device will ship in early 2018 starting at $199. Without a cable or the need for a mobile phone, standalone headsets represent a totally new phase of VR hardware. … Continue reading “Oculus Announces New Standalone Headset, ‘Venues’ at Oculus Connect”

Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genes

Researchers from Oxford have been using virtual reality software to compile genetic data to create models which explain how genes are controlled within their natural chromosomal environments. The team from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) have been working in collaboration with physicists from Universita’ di Napoli and software developers and artists at … Continue reading “Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genes”