Technology

NASA Satellite Captures Images Of ‘Sharkcano’ Eruption

By: AccuWeather

By AccuWeather A volcanic eruption typically threatens the local environment and the land-bound animals within it. A recent situation in the Pacific Ocean, however, was anything but typical. On May 17, the Twitter account for the NASA Earth Observatory shared details of underwater eruptions occurring a few days earlier at...

Game On: First FIFA22 Champions Cup Takes Place In Qatar

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Qatar is the host country for the first EA Sports metaverse event held in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This metaverse competition offers a total prize pool of $50,000, which will be split among the four winners who qualify from EA Sports. Backers...

Nissan Debuts EV In The Metaverse

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs The Nissan Sakura, the automaker’s first Kei car that runs entirely on electric power, had its first public showing at the company’s global headquarters in Japan before being unveiled virtually in the metaverse. It is possible to get a virtual feel for the Sakura by visiting the...

Sony Seeks To Become Entertainment Leader In The Metaverse

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Sony Group Corp. says it is well-positioned to take a leading role in the metaverse, or immersive virtual worlds, which analysts predict will disrupt industries and create new powerhouses. The phrase “metaverse” refers to online virtual worlds. While the concept is still emerging, it has become...

VIDEO: Vlads Nuke Shock: Putin Sells Nuke Capable Misslies To Ally Belarus

By: Darko Manevski

By Darko Manevski Russian President Vladimir Putin has sold nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to Belarus, his ally in the war on Ukraine. The deadly 9K720 Iskander short-range ballistic missiles are capable of delivering a devastating nuclear payload. And the president of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko – a pal of Putin’s – gloated:...

A Digital Way To Stop Evictions: Buy Real Estate In The Metaverse

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen It is digital to the rescue. HomeStart, a Boston-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness, is launching a project called INVERSE to help families on the brink of eviction by selling digital apartments in the metaverse. The apartments start at one Ethereum (ETH), around $3,000 and...

Game On: NASA To Develop Virtual Mars Challenge

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs NASA has unveiled a new initiative to go to Mars — a digital one. The space agency is teaming with Epic Games to offer a challenge for developers to create a Martian metaverse experience. The project will develop essential habitats for Martian astronauts, which will be recreated...

Digital Goal: GreenPark Develops NFTs For Spanish Soccer Fans

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen GreenPark Sports has embraced NFTs. The social sports gaming company has increased its LaLiga licensing agreement to include non-fungible in-game tokens (NFTs) and digital match-day kits. They can be utilized across numerous fan sites in the metaverse, a virtual counterpart to the real world. LaLiga is...

Clarks Steps Into The Cicaverse And Lets Fans Compete With Each Other

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Upscale shoe retailer Clarks is striding into the metaverse in partnership with online gaming platform Roblox. The agreement will result in the creation of a one-of-a-kind Clarks Stadium that will allow users to connect with one another, share their experiences, access special content and compete in...

Take Off: Brit Uni With Own Runway Gets $3.8 M To Develop Low Carbon Planes

By: Michael Leidig

By Michael Leidig A British University that started life as an aircraft development college and is the only European university with its own airport is heading back to its roots after getting a 3.1 million pounds ($3.8 million) investment to carry out sustainable aviation research. Cranfield University was formed in...

Would Chew Believe It: Tiny Bots Could Deep Clean Teeth, Say Experts

By: Michael Leidig

By Michael Leidig Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside teeth to ensure the success of root canal treatments after the living tissue has been removed. Root canal treatments are routinely carried out to treat tooth infections in millions of patients. The procedure involves...

Hyundai Motors Into NFTs

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs Korea’s largest automaker, Hyundai, announced that it is entering the online community-based non-fungible token (NFT) market, becoming the first automaker to do so. Hyundai said in a press release that it is collaborating with Meta Kongz on NFT projects and memorandums of understanding (MOUs). “The Hyundai NFT...

Digital Worlds: The Metaverse Spurs Business Growth And Opportunities

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Business consultant Deloitte frames the metaverse as consisting of various digital technologies. They include extended reality (XR) devices, edge and cloud computing, 5G and 6G cellular networks, artificial intelligence and machine learning, volumetric scanning and 3D modeling and blockchain/cryptocurrency/NFTs. The virtual manifestations are varied — from...

Pininfarina Rolls Out Sleek NFT Collection

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs Italian design house Pininfarina is entering the digital art world with a series of exclusive NFTs (non-fungible tokens) based on its Modulo concept car. This project is being developed in collaboration with 1of1, a specialist in luxury NFTs, powered by ARTM Technologies and created with musician Sasha...