Using shaped ultrasound, researchers can 3D print objects in one shot.
A new method could make holograms for virtual reality, 3D printing, and more. You can even run it can run on a smartphone.
The holograms use 'aerohaptics', which creates feelings of touch with simple jets of air.
Today, we could use Big Data to radically reform democracy. Tomorrow, we could build nanofabricators and usher in an era of abundance. Is society ready?
Is it time we outlaw circus animals altogether?
Three of our dimensions are spatial and one is temporal, but could there be more? From any point in space, you are free to move in any direction you choose. No […]
Next on Big Think's 2019 top 10 countdown, black holes may give us a glimpse of the underlying nature of reality.
Black holes may give us a glimpse of the underlying nature of reality.
What do the inventions of the future look like?
The quest for a quantum theory of gravity is the holy grail of physics. Here’s why it’s murkier than anyone expected. If you want to fully describe how the Universe […]
Millions of people will watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup this week on TVs and computers. But new technology suggests the next World Cup might be watched through 3D holograms.
Researchers say they’ll someday be able to recreate experiences, perceptions, and sensations with a device the size of a backpack.
Get ready for images projected in mid-air to start appearing in the next few years.
A primer on the amazing possibilities of mixed reality, augmented reality, and virtual reality technology.
Computer art does not rival human art. Rather, art created by artificial intelligence is at once a compliment to the human brain, and a corollary to the achievements of oil paintings and classical music.
It's the dawn of a new age. AI, VR, and robotics are creating the future that science-fiction writers have dreamed about.
Cosmologists behind braneworld theories see our universe as being a part of a complex inter-dimensional world.
In this radical view, the universe is a giant supercomputer processing particles as bits.
There is however, at least one caveat.
What if alien life — or even intelligence — don’t look like what we’re searching for? When the original Star Trek premiered, it was revolutionary for depicting sentient, intelligent species other than humans, living […]
The smartphone is set to become the hub of your life, online and off, until this replaces it.
Physicists finds evidence from just after the Big Bang that supports the controversial holographic universe theory.
What it would take to make a ‘mirror Universe’ a reality. The idea of parallel Universes has been around for over 60 years now, giving a theoretically physical existence to all […]
If we could jump 50 years into the future, what will our world look like? Flying cars? Hologram phones? Bill Nye sees two technological paths ahead – and we're in the fork between them at this very moment.