Technology

Island Connections: Spotify Enters The Metaverse Via Gaming Platform

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs Spotify is developing an official virtual presence on the game platform Roblox. The launch marks the company’s entry into the metaverse industry. The name of Spotify’s presence on Roblox is “Spotify Island.” Through this interactive universe, the corporation intends to “create a place where fans can connect...

Cannes Film Festival Enters The Metaverse

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Brut., Cannes’ new official media partner, is bringing the world’s largest film festival to the metaverse. The French festival’s famous backdrop will be recreated digitally in Epic Games’ hit videogame Fortnite. It lets gamers experience the Cannes Film Festival through the eyes of three different characters:...

Charged Up: Batteries May Be Key To Saving The Planet

By: Moshiel Biton

By Moshiel Biton The battery is our new eco-friend. Whether powering electric vehicles (EVs), drones or power tools, keeping count of steps via fitness trackers or storing unimaginable amounts of energy, one common factor bringing all these elements together: the battery. An object we use daily is saving the planet...

Nuclear-Powered Vessel Named Thor Could Be Next Generation Of Sea Travel

By: Anamarija Brnjarchevska

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska A potential answer to a sustainable cruise ship industry has been announced in the shape of a nuclear-powered vessel named Thor. Norway-based company Ulstein say the eye-catching 149m (489ft) replenishment, research and rescue ship concept is powered by a thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) that can be...

VIDEO: New Jumping Device Could Help Humans Spring Across Other Planets

By: Anamarija Brnjarchevska

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska A new jumping device could help humans spring across other planets while exploring. Researchers say they have created a device that can out-jump any animal or mechanical machine either on earth or in space. The jumper is capable of achieving the tallest height in earth gravity —...

Sensorium Partnership To Produce Art Metaverse Initiatives

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Sensorium, a major metaverse developer, has announced a strategic alliance with the Humanity 2.0 Foundation, leveraging the latest artificial intelligence, virtual reality (VR) and non-fungible token (NFT) solutions. An NFT is a digital property, such as an online article, image or video, that has been issued...

Life À La Carte: New VR App Combines Social Media, Chat And A Metaverse

By: Billy Houghton

By Billy Houghton While engineers are still chewing on ways to get virtual-reality users to taste their virtual apples, one company has taken a step forward for the market by combining a social media app with a hyper-realistic metaverse. On June 2, 2021, Gravvity Group Inc. launched the beta version...

Nikon And Microsoft Partner To Produce VR Content

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs Nikon has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Nikon Creates Corp., to enable the planning, shooting and production of volumetric virtual reality and 3D content as Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios’ (MRCS) first licensed partner in Japan. The launch of Nikon Creates is a significant sign that Nikon is...

NASA Helicopter Discovers ‘Alien’ Wreckage On Mars

By: Zachary Rosenthal

By Zachary Rosenthal An alien spaceship was seen on Mars. On a routine mission to take aerial photographs of the Red Planet, the Mars helicopter Ingenuity captured the image. Scientists could see what looked like a landing capsule, a supersonic parachute and other debris scattered across the Martian landscape. All...

Artificial Intelligence Can Forecast Damaging Solar Storms

By: Abigail Klein Leichman

By Abigail Klein Leichman Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to predict powerful radiation outbreaks, such as solar storms, up to 96 hours before they occur, according to Israeli researchers. Yuval Reuveni of Ariel University’s department of physics and the Samaria and Jordan Rift R&D Center and computer science doctoral...

Boy’s Deformity Is Corrected With 3D-Printed Ear

By: Brian Blum

By Brian Blum Israeli doctors 3D-printed an ear and attached it to a 6-year-old boy born with microtia, a deformity that stops the development of a baby’s ear in the womb, usually during the first trimester of pregnancy. Using a 3D printer, staff from the plastic surgery department at Galilee...

Nike Takes A Major Step Into The Metaverse

By: Billy Houghton

By Billy Houghton Virtual interactions are going tangible at a furious pace. The biggest issue at play in the metaverse last month was StockX’s debut of the Vault NFTs concept. This project was developed around combining physical products and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). This collection houses various items, including Omega Bioceramic...

Amazon Invests In Israeli Robotics Firm BionicHIVE

By: Sarah Levi

By Sarah Levi The Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund has chosen BionicHIVE, an Israeli hi-tech robotics company, as one of five companies and the only firm from outside the United States that will be part of its investments in emerging supply-chain management technologies. BionicHIVE’s SqUID robot can self-navigate and pick up,...

Brit Hospital Trials Brain Implant To Treat Parkinson’s Disease

By: Anamarija Brnjarchevska

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska A British hospital is the first in the world to implant a brain device to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s – and its test patient says it is ‘amazing’. Surgeons at Southmead Hospital in Bristol are implementing a tiny deep brain stimulation (DBS) device into the skull....

10 Top Technologies To Help Cool Cities

By: Naama Barak

By Naama Barak Cities worldwide are stiflingly hot: lack of shade, ACs spewing hot air on the sidewalks and no breeze make walking outside come August somewhat of a nightmare. And with urbanization, heat islands and global warming, things are likely to get worse. This is where technology can help....