A mixed-reality gas lab

In his Critique of Pure Reason, the Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant asserted that “conception without perception is empty, perception without conception is blind. The understanding can intuit nothing, the senses can think nothing. Only through their unison can knowledge arise.” More than 200 years later, his wisdom is still enlightening our NSF-funded Mixed-Reality Labs project. […]

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Embedding Next-Generation Molecular Workbench

The next-generation Molecular Workbench has a fundamental feature that is both simple and profound: MW models will be embeddable directly in Web pages. This simple statement means that anyone will be able to integrate these scientifically accurate models into their own work—without having to launch a separate application. Teachers will embed MW models and activities […]

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Surface computing on human skin and walls? Microsoft LightSpace brings augmented reality to a new dimension

Microsoft is moving beyond one surface onto multiple surfaces now. With their LightSpace research project, they are tracking virtual objects as they move off a surface and onto users’ hands to be carried around the room. Projectors keep the virtual objects in sync with the real-world objects. So you can write a virtual note, carry […]

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