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Watch This Guy Catch A Virtual Reality Ball That Turns Out To Be Real

Watch This Guy Catch A Virtual Reality Ball That Turns Out To Be Real

When you strap on all of the gear required for a modern, immersive, virtual reality experience, you’re all but completely blind to the real world. But interacting with real world objects can often enhance a virtual experience, so Disney’s researchers came up with a way to let users catch a…

Disney Just Invented A One-Legged Robot That Hops Like Tigger

Disney Just Invented A One-Legged Robot That Hops Like Tigger

In Disney’s continued quest to breathe life into all of its cartoon characters, it might be going beyond a mere costume. Its research branch just revealed what appears to be the first attempt to make a robotic version of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh’s tiger pal, who’s best known for bouncing…

Cheap Projector Uses Prisms To Create Colour Images From B&W Source

Cheap Projector Uses Prisms To Create Colour Images From B&W Source

Before LEDs and lasers came along, video projectors would shine white light through a rotating colour wheel to produce full-colour images. But researchers at Dartmouth College and Disney Research Zürich have come up with a more unusual projection approach using prisms and very precise computer-generated black and white images.