“Right now, virtual reality is pretty stationary: you sit there, put on a headset and are transported to an entirely new world. But with Survios, it’s like a Kinect-meets-Oculus Rift. You’re moving around, pulling virtual arrows of your back, whipping around a tommy gun and unholstering pistols from your virtual side pockets all by moving around your hands. Kim-Mai Cutler visits the Survios HQ in San Francisco to check out their latest VR technology.”
“A fleet of orbiting satellites monitors Earth constantly. The satellites from NASA and other space agencies give us a fresh, wide perspective on things that we can see from the ground — and things that we can’t.
A look back at Earth in 2013 from the viewpoint of orbit reveals the kind of data gathering and technical achievement that are the reason NASA puts Earth-observing satellites in space. A visualization of satellite and computer model data shows how a cloud of dust from the Chelyabinsk meteor moved around the world. NASA satellites measured the intensity of wildfires, the salinity of the oceans and rainfall around the globe — whether it was too little or too much.”
“On Tuesday the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in the Aereo case. Specifically, whether Aereo, by delivering the over-the-air signal of the broadcasters, infringes the broadcaster’s copyright in their television programming. That will hinge on whether the Court believes the service is a “private” or “public” performance. If Aereo’s is ruled a public performance then the service violates the law. So far, both the lower and appellate courts have sided with Aereo. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Sam Grobart explains. (Source: Bloomberg) “