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Underwater HUD gives Navy divers an extra eye in the sea

A prototype DAVD diving helmet

When commercial or naval divers need to know how to proceed underwater, they can't just pull out an iPad or a sheet of written instructions. That's why US Navy engineers are developing what's known as the Divers Augmented Vision Display, or DAVD. It's a translucent HD head-up display (HUD), that's built into a diving helmet.

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The best VR games

We break down our favorite games you can play on the (left to right) Gear VR, ...

We're only just scratching the surface of what virtual reality will eventually be able to do. But when we sat down to round-up a list of the best VR games, it was a little surprising how much high-quality (if still a little primitive) content is already out there. Let's break down the best VR games you can play today.

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Category: VR

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    Purple potatoes may be as healthy as they are colorful

    Purple potatoes, anyone?

    Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) have developed new varieties of purple potato that are much richer in antioxidants than traditional white and yellow varieties. They're said to be on par with superfoods such as blueberries and pomegranates, potentially upgrading the humble potato to the ranks of health food.

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    Category: Health & Wellbeing

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    Take a narrated 3D tour of the International Space Station from your desk

    This image, taken as the ISS flew over Madagascar, shows three different spacecraft attached to the ...

    Even though the International Space Station (ISS) has been in orbit around our planet since 1998, and has lapped our world 100,000 times, it's only held a total of 230 people in its tube-shaped pods. That means the rest of us have to find other ways to look inside the orbiting home and lab. The European Space Agency (ESA) has just obliged by making available an online video that takes you on a narrated tour of the ISS. Even better, it's in 3D.

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    Category: Space

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