Russia bets its energy future on waste-free fast breeder nuclear reactors

Russia bets its energy future on waste-free fast breeder nuclear reactors

Russian engineers began a fission reaction at the BN-800 fast breeder nuclear reactor in the Urals last week, marking the beginning of what the government hopes will be a new era of nuclear power for the country. It’s one of several such reactors operating in Russia, but represents a renewed push into nuclear energy — […]

This weird exoskeleton adds the sensation of touch to virtual reality

This weird exoskeleton adds the sensation of touch to virtual reality

Virtual reality is so much more than visuals, but most of what we’re used to seeing is little more than head-tracking and 3D imagery in a head-mounted display. For real immersion, VR is going to need to take advantage of the other senses as well. Touch and smell are just as important as sight and […]