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Star Trek-style 'touchable' holograms could soon be reality after tech breakthrough

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The Daily Star's FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inboxVirtual reality can be very convincing – until you try to reach out and touch the things that are “in front of you.”But new research using a little-known property of sound waves promises to create a new generation of VR illusions that you can actually touch – just like the Holodeck in Star Trek.A team of British researchers have developed a new understanding of how we perceive the sensation of touch – bringing us closer to the idea of completely immersive virtual environments that you can see hear and feel.The team, from the University of Birmingham, focused their studies on so-called Rayleigh waves - energy which passes over the.

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