Sleeping in virtual reality and promising clean energy projects
People gather in virtual spaces to relax, and even sleep, with their headsets on. VR sleep rooms are becoming popular among people suffering from insomnia or loneliness, providing cozy enclaves where strangers can safely find relaxation and company, most of the time.
Each VR sleep chamber is created to induce calm. Some mimic beaches and campsites with bonfires, while others recreate hotel rooms or cabins. Soundtracks vary from relaxing beats to nature sounds to utter silence, while lighting can range from neon disco balls to total darkness.
The ability to sleep in a group can be especially appealing to isolated or lonely people who want to feel less alone and safe enough to fall asleep. The problem is, what if the experience doesn’t make you feel that way? Read the full story.
Inside the conference where researchers solve the clean energy puzzle
There are many proven solutions that can start tackling climate change now: wind and solar power are being rolled out on a large scale, electric vehicles are becoming mainstream, and new technologies are helping companies make even fossil fuels. cleaner production.
But as we weed out the easy climate wins, we will also need to be creative in tackling the hardest to solve sectors and achieve net zero emissions.
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