Virtual reality tool to measure carbon emissions on display at COP26

A Northumbria University academic is preparing to showcase an innovative virtual reality device at this year's COP26 Climate Change summit which could help to revolutionise the construction industry. As an expert in sustainable construction in Northumbria’s Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Dr Zaid Alwan realised that visualising the impact of carbon in homes and buildings…

6 gaming trends to watch out for in 2021

From virtual reality to cloud gaming, the post-pandemic future looks bright for gaming… Online gaming has never been so popular. The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that more of us have been at home enjoying entertainment online whether that’s streaming films on Netflix or playing games on our mobile phones and games consoles. But what are…

Intel to use facial recognition, 3D athlete-tracking at Tokyo Olympics

Facial recognition technology and 3D athlete-tracking will be used during Tokyo 2020 Olympics to enhance the viewing experience , Intel has said. The computer chip-maker, which is a leading partner of the major international multi-sport event, will be able to identify more than 300,000 people at the Games in Japan, including athletes, volunteers, media and…

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept offers glimpse into future of travel

A virtual glimpse into the future of high-speed ground transport has been revealed by a group of engineers and designers, who have envisaged how Elon Musk’s Hyperloop could look. The immersive virtual reality experience details the exterior and interior design of travel pods, which pass through a station filled with information screens and navigational signage.…