Cool Tech

Facebook makes good on promise to open-source its 360-degree camera

Facebook has finally released all the details on its 360-degree camera, which the company announced at the F8 conference in April. As of today, all you need to build your own Surround 360 can be found on GitHub, if you can afford the…
Movies & TV

‘Game of Thrones’ VFX team shares its secrets in a behind-the-scenes video

Visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible amount of compositing, grading, and more that went into creating season six of HBO's Game of Thrones.
Cool Tech

3D-printing startup creates organ replicas using MRI data to help train surgeons

Startup Biomodex uses proprietary algorithms to turn medical imaging data into ultra-realistic organ replicas to help train surgeons. "This is a game-changer,” company founder Thomas Marchand tells Digital Trends.

Turn your favorite fruits into cider, wine, or mead with the Alchema brewer

Launched via Kickstarter this week, Alchema is the countertop brewer that lets anyone turn literally any kind of fruit into delicious batches of perfectly fermented cider, mead, or wine in a mere matter of weeks.
Cool Tech

This $75 camera drone fits in the palm of your hand, comes with a set of first-person view goggles

Aerix's new VIDIUS VR is the world’s smallest virtual reality drone -- which not only measures a scant 4.3cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm, but has an equally tiny price tag to match. At just $75, how can you go wrong?
Cool Tech

Scientists say they can tell how smart you are by analyzing MRI scans of your brain

More dynamic brains with more interactive regions correlate with higher IQs and creativity their subjects, according to research by Warwick’s Professor Jianfeng Feng who published a paper in the Oxford University journal Brain.
Virtual Reality

Can’t be at the DNC? Watch it in 360-degree virtual reality instead

Wish you could experience the Democratic National Convention in person? Well, now you can be part of the action, sorta. It's all thanks to Digital Domain and its curated live-stream of the 2016 DNC in 360-degree virtual reality.
Cool Tech

Want to be an ace pilot before you buy an expensive drone? Practice with this $120 quadcopter 2:43

The Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit's $120 price point makes this one of the most affordable mid-sized drones you'll find, and it's perfect for those who want to get into the drone hobby without learning to fly for the first time on…
Cool Tech

Odd new robot does ‘the worm’ to dance its way over sand, gravel, mud, and water

Researchers have created a bio-inspired robot which moves by “continuously advancing” transverse wave. To put it in less scientific terms, it’s a worm robot that moves by doing the worm dance.
Cool Tech

Meet Graham, a sculpture that may just scare you into driving safely

Ever wonder what we would look like if our body was designed to survive a car crash? Now we can, thanks to Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, who created the world's most crash-safe individual. Be careful if you look -- it may just give…
Cool Tech

Google raises 5 safety concerns for the future of artificial intelligence

The days of an AI-controlled robot janitor might not be too far away, but a new paper from Google, OpenAI, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley raises some safety concerns that need to be addressed first.
Cool Tech

Researchers create self-assembling material straight out of ‘Big Hero 6’

It's Big Hero 6 come to life thanks to researchers who have created a material that self-assembles on command into swarms, chains, or clusters. The process of self-organization is kicked off by exposing the material to an electrical field.