StarCAVE: Virtual Environment

StarCAVE: Virtual Environment 

UC at San Diego has the closest thing to an X-Men-style Danger Room in its new StarCAVE, a small room that entirely surrounds you, hurtling 68 million pixels at your eyeballs at near-perfect resolution. Pop on polarized glasses and the whole thing goes 3D. Grasping a wireless “wand,” you can walk through tall buildings, fly over cities, pick apart tiny cell structures or embrace entire galaxies. All the while pretending to do actual academic research, of course. Here’s how to build your own for under $1 million:

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Kobalt releases mammoth tool chest with a sound system and fridge

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Is that a hammer in that toolbox or are you just happy to see me?

Need an excuse to replace your tool chest? Try Kobalt’s on for size: It’s almost four and a half feet tall, has LED lighting, a Pioneer sound system, a mini-fridge and a built-in, four-plug powerstrip. You won’t ever have to leave the garage again.

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