If they build it, who will come? An anatomy of the VR hype bubble

No one denies that virtual reality is cool. Trying on a VR headset and being taken to a time and place that you couldn’t possibly go to in real life is a pretty compelling proposition. But just because something is cool doesn’t mean it will be popular. VR is in the midst of a hype bubble. When — or whether — it bursts is being played out right now, in old-fashioned real reality.Read the full article

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover at Namib Dune (360 view)

This image of the downwind face of "Namib Dune" on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. Use the arrows in the top left, or click and drag your cursor or mouse, to move the view up/down and right/left. Important note: Not all browsers support viewing 360 videos/images. YouTube supports uploading and playback of 360 degree videos/images on computers using Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. If your browser does not support 360, a static view of this same panorama image is available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=pia20284 The rover's location is in the dark-sand "Bagnold Dunes" field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. Images taken from orbit indicate that dunes in the Bagnold field move as much as about 3 feet (1 meter) per Earth year. The component images of this scene were taken on Dec. 18, 2015, by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover during the 1,197th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars. Full caption and downloadable images at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/d... Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Step inside the Large Hadron Collider (360 video) - BBC News

A 360 tour of CERN that takes you deep inside the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s greatest physics experiment - with BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly. Watch the FULLClick 360 episode now on http://www.youtube.com/BBCClick/ Rate it on BBC Taster http://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/projects/... 360 video must be viewed in Chrome desktop or through the YouTube app on mobile devices. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews