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Five Things in Five Minutes

Five Things in Five Minutes
Friday 5 October, 2018

This week Parrtjima returns to the Red Centre, virtual reality embraces Indigenous and pop culture and researchers create robotic skin. Find out more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.

1. Parrtjima lights up Alice Springs

Parrtjima - A Festival in Light returned to Alice Springs for its third year, celebrating the Aboriginal art of Central Australia with a  series of spectacular light installations projected onto the 300-million-year-old MacDonnell Ranges. 

2. Emoji update
Apple has announced over 70 new emojis including a lobster, kangaroo, bagels and the addition of red and curly hair. 

3. Dreamtime a virtual reality
Inspired by their remote community home in Western Australia, four indigenous teenagers are creating a virtual reality film. 

4. Robotic skins 
Researchers from Yale have created robotic skins embedded with sensors. When activated, they can make any soft object move. 

5. Peak virtual reality
Fans of cult favourite Twin Peaks can follow in the footsteps of Special Agent Dale Cooper with a new virtual reality experience. 

 
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