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With their clunky designs and nauseating displays, truly immersive virtual reality devices used to be the purview of science fiction. What has Oculus Rift done to overcome these challenges, and why do they think VR is ready for its mass market debut?

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Liberia, in a single year a year, uses less electricity for its entire population than the city of New York uses in a single hour.
Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for the Global Health Council on Foreign Relations. The lack of electricity means there’s no refrigeration, or “cold chain”, which makes transporting any sort of Ebola treatment very difficult. (via sciencefriday)

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Why do musical memories linger long after other memories have faded? That question is at the heart of a new documentary, Alive Inside, which looks at the effects of music on people living with Alzheimer’s and other age-related dementias.

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Today at the SciFri offices, we’re having fun making ballon rockets! But what do you think happens when you add some cargo?

sciencefriday:

Today at the SciFri offices, we’re having fun making ballon rockets! But what do you think happens when you add some cargo?