Mist Screen Acts Like Touchable Hologram
A touchscreen made of vaporized air may not be the most practical innovation, but it sure is fun. The $10,000 display is from Russia-based Displair and it’s giving attendees to the conference a hint at what holographic displays of the future might look and feel like. Read more…
The future is here!! “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” Come on, you were thinking the same thing, right? Right?
Magnetic Fields Created Before the First Stars
Magnets have practically become everyday objects. Earlier on, however, the universe consisted only of nonmagnetic elements and particles. Just how the magnetic forces came into existence has been researched by Prof. Reinhard Schlickeiser at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In the journal Physical Review Letters, he describes a new mechanism for the magnetization of the universe even before the emergence of the first stars.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/magnetic-fields-created-first-stars
Never-Before-Seen Stage of Planet Birth Revealed
Astronomers studying a newborn star have caught a detailed glimpse of planets forming around it, revealing a never-before seen stage of planetary evolution.
Large gas giant planets appear to be clearing a gap in the disk of material surrounding the star, and using gravity to channel material across the gap to the interior, helping the star to grow. Theoretical simulations have predicted such bridges between outer and inner portions of disks surrounding stars, but none have been directly observed until now.