Touch system provides 'an iPad on every wall'

A new touch-activated system projects onto walls and other surfaces and can recognize hand posture and gestures to identify individual users.

Rubber chicken launched into massive solar storm

It's been known for some time that solar storms represent a danger to the health of astronauts. But what about rubber chickens?

'Avatar' experiments cast light on consciousness

Scientists have been able to 'project' people's consciousness into a computer avatar, in much the same way as happens in the movie.

Virgin launches iPad-exclusive magazine

The world of magazines is in the midst of a potentially radical change, a fact that has been cemented after tycoon Richard Branson and his company Virgin launched an ambitious new publication which will only be available through the iPad.

Virgin plans magazine for the iPad

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Rupert Murdoch is to launch an iPad-only daily newspaper, Richard Branson has said he too is planning a publication for the device.

EU-funded system reads public's body language

An EU-funded project has developed a computer system that can read people's body language and react accordingly.

Ridley Scott wants you as co-director

Director Sir Ridley Scott is looking for collaborators to help him document a day in the life of the planet.