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The Magic Bench

Disney has always been about … magic, so no wonder they came up with a Magic Bench. At Disney research they have come up  creating a magic bench for you to sit on and enjoy an immersive virtual reality. The bench is placed in front of a very large screen …

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Watch out for that vacuum cleaner!

It is no news at all that data are important and that we are flooded by data. Actually, it is exactly because it is no news that the ever increasing sources of data fall below our perception and that is a problem. Take something like a vacuum cleaner. The Roomba, …

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Skipping the eyes, seeing with the brain

DARPA has awarded 26M$ to the University of Berkeley as part of its NESD – Neural Engineering System Design – program. The overall program, announced in January 2016, calls for the development of an implantable system supporting precise communications between the digital world and the brain, in practice converting electrochemical …

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