Floating whales, apple picking, and kitten rescue: how this VR therapist helps people conquer fear of heights

Oxford VR Oxford VR, a spin-out company of Oxford University, has developed an automated virtual reality programme which can help people conquer their fear of heights. The programme features a virtual therapist called Nic, who coaches people through various challenges like picking apples or rescuing a cat from a tree. The results of the first […]

What is this man DOING? Mystery floating figure discovered floating in Australia dock

Google Maps is a unique platform where you can travel the world from the comfort of your sofa. The maps website has footage taken from all corners of the globe. This ranges from the mundane everyday to the weird and wonderful – it just depends where you look. One strange sight spotted recently was a mysterious […]

Floating Is A Pinball Game Full Of Heart

After slamming the left and right paddles as hard as physically possible, watching your ball drift seamlessly down the middle – you may want to ditch flashy, score-centric pinball games, instead exploring the softer side of pinball with Floating. Here, you’ll have some cute objectives about gently helping people, and all while enjoying the soothing […]

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant is not the first of its kind

US National Archives and Records Administration Try as I might, I’m not perfect. My goal is to get every detail in every story right, but sometimes a post gets through with a factual error. Such was the case last night, in a story about Russia’s new floating nuclear power plant. Some background research led me […]

Russia launches the world’s first floating nuclear power plant

Multiple nations, including China and the US, have pursued offshore or floating nuclear reactors, but neither will be first to christen one. Russia has launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant, the 70-megawatt Academik Lomonosov, on the Baltic Sea. Starting from St. Petersberg, it will be towed around Norway to a Russian town called […]

Russia launched a floating nuclear power plant this weekend

Getty Images On Saturday the world’s first floating power plant left St. Petersburg, Russia, towed by two boats. The two-reactor, 70MW floating power plant is headed through the Baltic Sea and north around Norway, to a Russian town called Murmansk, where the boat will receive its fuel. After a period of time in Murmansk, the […]

Tsunami-proof pods: Japan launches guest-saving floating hotel (VIDEO)

A new floating spherical hotel project claims to offer its guests unique protection against tsunamis. The Japanese enterprise is designed to protect its inhabitants from a sudden tidal influx – by simply rising above it. Japan has created its first floating pod hotel as one possible solution to the country’s risk of earthquakes and tsunamis. […]

Scotland’s floating wind farm is showing how powerful offshore wind can be

Enlarge (credit: Statoil) The world’s first commercial floating offshore wind farm, called Hywind, started sending electricity to the grid last October. Since then, the six-turbine, 30MW installation has been working well. Really well. In fact, Hywind has had a 65-percent capacity factor over the last three months according to Statoil, the Norwegian mega-corporation that built the […]

The US Navy’s largest floating hospital docked in Puerto Rico

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Varcarcel/U.S. Navy Puerto Rico is still digging out of the worst of Hurricane Maria’s devastation. Grid power has been restored to 56 of 69 hospitals, while the others are using generators. Two hospitals remain entirely out of service due to storm damage. The US Navy’s USNS Comfort docked in San […]