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  • WiseWear Smart Jewelry combines Style and Performance

    by - Jan 16, 2017
    WiseWear’s Socialite is a smart bracelet designed to keep you safe, healthy, and connected to what matters most. Each bracelet serves as a safety device with a unique distress messaging feature, provides real-time mobile notifications, and tracks...
  • Virtual Reality Firm Spaces Raises $6.5M

    by - Jan 13, 2017
    It now has raised a total of $9.5 million. Los Angeles-based virtual- and mixed-reality firm Spaces has raised $6.5 million in series seed funding, having previously raised $3 million. The investment was led by China-based Songcheng...
  • Dark matter still missing

    by - Jan 10, 2017
    Chalk up one more loss for physicists searching for dark matter. Scientists with the XENON100 experiment have largely ruled out another experiment’s controversial claim of detecting dark matter. XENON100, located in Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory,...
  • How 'Passengers' Production Designer Brought the Film's Vegas-Inspired Spaceship to the Big Screen

    by - Jan 9, 2017
    The set of the 1930s-inspired art deco Grand Concourse bar, which featured space-themed friezes. Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas reveals how he came up with the “poetic and kinetic shape” of the film’s futuristically opulent ship. Before...
  • ‘Time Travel’ tours a fascinating fiction

    by - Jan 8, 2017
    Time TravelJames GleickPantheon, $26.95 It’s kind of daring to write a science book about something that — you must remind your readers — doesn’t exist. That’s James Gleick’s task in Time Travel, an engaging and entertaining...
  • ‘Furry Logic’ showcases how animals exploit physics

    by - Jan 7, 2017
    Furry LogicMatin Durrani and Liz KalaugherBloomsbury, $27 Warning: Furry Logic is not, as the title might suggest, a detailed exploration of mammals’ reasoning skills. Instead, it’s a fun, informative chronicle of how myriad animals take advantage...
  • Warming could disrupt Atlantic Ocean current

    by - Jan 4, 2017
    Spewing too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could shut down the major ocean current that ferries warm water to the North Atlantic, new climate simulations suggest. While not as extreme as the doomsday scenario portrayed...
  • Oscars: Scientific and Technical Awards Winners Revealed

    by - Jan 4, 2017
    For the first time, five digital cinematography cameras are among the technical achievements that will be honored. As digital cinema becomes a mature technology, five pioneering digital cinematography cameras — from Arri, Red, Sony, Panavision and...
  • J.J. Abrams to Get American Cinema Editors' Golden Eddie Award

    by - Dec 30, 2016
    J.J. Abrams The honor will be presented Jan. 27 at the 67th annual Eddie Awards. J.J. Abrams will receive American Cinema Editors’ Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, during the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, Jan. 27...
  • Elizabeth Banks to Voice an Alien in Virtual Reality Short 'Asteroids!'

    by - Dec 22, 2016
    Directed by ‘Madagascar’ helmer Eric Darnell, the VR short will debut at Sundance. Elizabeth Banks is entering the virtual reality arena. The Pitch Perfect 2 actress, director and producer will be lending her voice to the...

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