Viewing 3D content without glasses or goggles has proved to be one of the toughest things for interface designers to achieve—it never really looks right. At this year’s SIGGRAPH, a group of researchers presented a display that creates a 3D human in stunning detail using a cluster of 216 projectors.
When Dallas Raines or the Times' weather page reports that it was 92 degrees in Los Angeles yesterday, their data likely come from one source: the National Weather Service's downtown Los Angeles station on the University of Southern California (USC) campus.
When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift.
What if, the next time you played a video game, the main character not only looked like you but had the same body, same clothes, same everything? How would it change the way you related to the game? How would it change the way you relate to the other characters in it? I found out.
College kids: your parents spent a lot of money on that new Facebook-browsing instrument, so at the very least, please don't use it to shield yourself from weather.
The number one technological hurdle separating humanity from the Jetson Future we deserve is developing a reliable power supply. Even today, we're barely even able to keep out phones alive through the evening commute. But a radical departure in Lithium ion battery technology could help keep our power-hungry gadgets…
If you watched Google's Gmail Motion April Fool's prank yesterday, you probably shrugged it off and moved on. Cool idea, but kind of silly, right? Right, but still completely doable—if you're SLOOW.
Thanks to the success of food trucks like Kogi BBQ's, LA is considered responsible for the street food craze sweeping the U.S. This is why a USC architecture professor asked her students to design a food truck for the future.
This robot, named the SuperBot, can do some pretty super, and unique things. The SuperBot has the ability to build itself, in a way. It can be constructed into a variety of different figures to accomplish different tasks, for example as a walking unit, rolling unit, snake unit, etc. Each individual block is a robot…
IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to a recent influx in the wolf population, little piggies in our community have been under strict curfew to avoid bloody dismemberment after dark. But now, wolves have adapted to "blow down" houses in the areas north and southeast of the Denny's Unlimited Bacon Breakfast…