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NYU Researchers are Working on Their Own 'Star Trek' Holodeck

The Holodeck Project

The Holodeck Project


December 13, 2016

New York University-X lab is creating a virtual reality room similar to the one depicted on the hit television show Star Trek. The “holodeck,” will allow people to interact with one another in artificial environments. This research is being funded by the National Science Foundation through the Major Research Instrumentation program. 

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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