What does a machine see when it looks at you?
When people see their bodies in 3D, they feel worse about themselves and more negative in general. That might not put shoppers in a buying mood even for clothes that fit better.
The possible join between the fragments of an ancient epic written in cuneiform in London and Geneva has been speculated for over 50 years.
Could scanning a QR code be an invitation to malware?
Scanning physical items constructed with nefarious intent can introduce malware into a smartphone or computer.
A baby Hawaiian bobtail squid, measuring just 1.5cm across, is pictured using photomacrography.
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A better understanding of science among ordinary people validates the vast amounts of public funds spent on scientific research.
Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp, viewed from below at London’s Park Plaza Hotel.
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We asked five design experts – what's your favorite product of all time, and why?
A virtual reality scene – one for each eye – of a haunted ride.
The virtual reality rides of the early 20th century are now being documented in digital VR.
The earliest hominin cancer.
Patrick Randolph-Quinney (University of Central Lancashire/University of the Witwatersrand)
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.
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Historical insight is not the only thing that has been raised with the Mary Rose.
Using a robotic video camera to digitally recreate a crime scene could give juries greater insight without the logistical nightmare and potential bias of a physical visit.
Virtual reality is improving in leaps and bounds.
From education to sport to sex, virtual reality has dozens of applications, and we're only just scratching the surface of its potential today.
3D films had a strange effect on Jason.
New research suggests if 3D films make you dizzy it's probably all in your mind.
In the 1977 movie Star Wars, Princess Lea recorded a holographic message that was delivered to Obi Wan Kenobi.
Screenshot from Star Wars/Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox
Three-dimensional images you can see without special glasses have been created with a clever user of lasers and graphene.
3D printing, once an arcane technology used mainly for developing industrial prototypes, is rapidly moving into everyday life. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the phenomenon of the 3D self replica…
Good news, entomologists! Tiny insects, such as this Australian weevil, can be scanned and viewed in full colour and 3D from anywhere in the world.
Observation is a cornerstone of science – we learn much about the universe and how it works just by looking at it. But observation can be a huge challenge. It’s easy to forget that human eyes allow us…
New technology allows online customers to ‘try on’ gear using 3D images taken with a smartphone camera.
We know buying clothes and accessories online carries a certain level of risk - what if the delivered product doesn’t fit or looks ridiculous? But thanks to research into augmented reality you could soon…
For the first time, 3D images have been used to track tumors as they spread, and the effects of particular drugs on cancer…