Touch

Tedium

The Company That Waited Decades for the Touchscreen Revolution

How the stylus-controlled graphics tablet, most notably produced by Japanese firm Wacom, helped shape our multitouch-friendly world—even if that shaping took a little while.
Ernie Smith
12.1.17
vr

What Games to Buy if You Get an Oculus Rift While It's On Sale

The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is currently discounted by $200.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.10.17
earth

Plants Know When They’re Being Touched

Researchers saw a change in thousands of plant genes occurred just minutes after they were sprayed with water.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.29.16
japan

These Japanese Researchers Are Making Holograms You Can Touch

The Haptoclone is an interactive system that creates holographic images that you can "feel."
Emiko Jozuka
12.24.15
Sex

Ctrl+Alt+Orgasm: A Futurologist Imagines Sex in 2050

Ian Pearson describes the concept of "active skin," which could enhance and expand human sensations.
Emiko Jozuka
11.12.15
New York

Multisensory Cinema Adds Smell and Touch to VR Worlds

In "The Feelies," artists and scientists virtually transport participants to New York and Jordan.
Emiko Jozuka
7.28.15
japan

How Haptics Make Holograms You Can Touch

Hiroyuki Shinoda pioneered haptic holograms years ago, and now he thinks the world is nearly ready for this tech.
Emiko Jozuka
5.11.15
Science

Touching Your Hand in a Certain Way Produces Specific Emotions, Study Says

For example, a short vertical movement between thumb and palm was linked to excitement.
Kari Paul
4.21.15
Terraform

Inter-Exo

They’ve had general education on the body, the way sex works for normal people. But they're not normal people.
Julie Steinbacher
2.16.15
Sex Ed Week

A Neuroscientist Explains Why We Look At Porn

It makes us feel better.
David J. Linden
2.11.15
robots

The Most Valiant Attempts to Program Our Five Senses Into Robots

Because the only thing better than stopping to smell the roses is letting a machine do it for you.
Alexandra Ossola
9.25.14
robots

Robots Just Got Fingertips

Researchers outfitted a robot hand with "a novel tactile sensor" able to grasp and manipulate a USB plug.
Ben Makuch
9.19.14
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