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A new kind of screen could help computer glasses replace the smartphone

I'm holding a virtual object in my hand.Supplied/Business Insider In my hand, mere inches away from my face, I'm holding a tiny elephant. I flip my hand over and I'm suddenly holding a flame. It doesn't burn me, because it's a computer image displayed through a new kind of headset prototype built by Avegant, a Silicon Valley-based startup.  I flip my hand over again, and there's a syringe a few inches above my hand. It plunges into my palm, and I physically recoil. ...

The 5 surprising things to know about smart glasses

The world's largest long-haul airline wants both employees and customers using smart glasses.Emirates Airlines, based in Dubai, revealed this week that the company sees smart glasses as a strategic initiative that should help them fend off discount airline rivals.Airlines succeed when they can treat passengers with a personal touch and top-notch customer service. For example, flight attendants can call passengers by name, provide personalized meals (that are, say, vegetarian or kosher), give...

Try Out Your Eclipse Glasses On This Big Sunspot

Sunspot region 2665 is nearly 10 times the size of Earth in this photo captured today by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Explorer. The leader spot (right) has a large, dark umbra surrounded by a penumbra. Sunspots are regions where magnetic energy is concentrated on the sun’s surface. When opposing magnetic fields get twisted and by turbulence, they can cross and release their energy as flares. Credit: NASAA rapidly growing sunspot that rotated around the Sun’s limb several days ago has now expanded to...