The high-tech scanners that can home in on chemicals produced by cancers, how bats and dolphins share genes for echolocation and why barefoot runners have a smoother track record. Also this week, augment your reality: find out how new technologies can add extra information to the way you see the world by making a mobile phone into a virtual tour guide or even a pocket mechanic! Plus, how virtual reality worlds are helping to rehabilitate stroke victims, and, in a theatrical twist, for Kitchen Science Dave discovers the workings of a baffling stage illusion...
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Researchers at Cambridgeís Babraham Institute have identified a factor that helps to stop nerves from degenerating. This could lead to better treatments for degenerative diseases, but also better ways to halt the degradation of a nerve when it gets damage as a result of an inju...
Just what is Augmented Reality? Dr Tom Drummond, from Cambridge University's Machine Intelligence Laboratory, joins us to explain more...
Virtual Reality is a computer simulated version of the real world. Meera Senthilingam has been exploring the use of simulated environments for medical treatment and rehabilitation...
Augmented reality headsets may find a perfect home miles above the surface of Earth, helping astronauts to repair and maintain the International Space Station...
Confuse your friends with ghostly candles, and find out how these are related to Victorian theater and fighter aircraft
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I love to watch Bones and enjoy laughing at their reconstruction computer which appears to create 3d images using beams of yellow light. Nevertheless it is very useful to reconstruct crimes and I wondered if the augmented reality software would be able to help in this area to de...
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