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Wild New Display Uses Fog As An Interactive 3D Screen

Wild New Display Uses Fog As An Interactive 3D Screen

Engineers have built an interactive display using a tabletop system and mounted personal screens made of fog. Projectors light the fog for each user and a camera system monitors movements, allowing each person at the table to manipulate and share three-dimensional data.

Plants Engineered To Produce Insect Perfume Could Act As Pesticides

Plants Engineered To Produce Insect Perfume Could Act As Pesticides

Swedish and American researchers have successfully engineered plants to produce chemical attractants like those released by insects to find mates. They say their plant factories could be used to lure and trap nuisance bugs as an environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides and synthetically produced attractants.

Insect Nervous System Copied To Boost Computing Power

Insect Nervous System Copied To Boost Computing Power

Brains are the most powerful computers known. Now microchips built to mimic insects’ nervous systems have been shown to successfully tackle technical computing problems like object recognition and data mining, researchers say.