Virtual Reality

'Drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphone

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 25 May 2017 - 11:58am
By developing a way to tune the color of individual pixels, researchers have eliminated the need for subpixels -- allowing a greater density of pixels and much higher resolution for video displays.
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World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 18 May 2017 - 5:30am
Researchers pave way towards integration of 3-D holography into electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs, with development of nano-hologram 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.
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Molecular dynamics, machine learning create 'hyper-predictive' computer models

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 May 2017 - 12:07pm
Researchers have demonstrated that molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning techniques could be integrated to create more accurate computer prediction models. These 'hyper-predictive' models could be used to quickly predict which new chemical compounds could be promising drug candidates.
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Software convenes rapid, on-demand 'flash organizations'

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 10 May 2017 - 2:48pm
Flash organizations are a new crowdsourcing technique that enables anyone to assemble an entire organization from a paid crowdsourcing marketplace and lead that organization in pursuit of complex, open-ended goals.
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Live interactions with robots increase their perceived human likeness

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 10 May 2017 - 8:52am
A recent study found that people who watched live interactions with a robot were more likely to consider the robot to have more human-like qualities.
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Virtual reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health care

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 8 May 2017 - 10:09am
A growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, according to a research review.
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Operating smart devices from the space on and above the back of your hand

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 3 May 2017 - 8:08am
Smartwatches such as the Apple Watch have been called a 'revolution on the wrist', but the operation of these devices is complicated, because the screen is small. Researchers have therefore developed a novel input method that expands the input space to the back of the hand and the 3-D space above the back of the hand wearing the watch.
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Supercomputers assist in search for new, better cancer drugs

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 1 May 2017 - 10:17am
Finding new drugs that can more effectively kill cancer cells or disrupt the growth of tumors is one way to improve survival rates for ailing patients. Researchers are using supercomputers to find new chemotherapy drugs and to test known compounds to determine if they can fight different types of cancer. Recent efforts have yielded promising drug candidates, potential plant-derived compounds and insights into how to design more effective drugs.
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Device allows users to manipulate 3-D virtual objects more quickly

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 1 May 2017 - 6:43am
Researchers have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in three dimensions. The device allows users to manipulate objects more quickly -- with less lag time -- than existing technologies.
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Light has new capacity for electronics

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 April 2017 - 8:22am
In 'Minority Report,' the protagonist uses gloves that give him the power of virtual manipulation. The light seems to allow him to control the screen as if it were a touchscreen, but he's touching nothing but air. That technology is still science fiction, but a new study may bring it closer to reality. Researchers report that they have discovered the photodielectric effect, which could lead to laser-controlled touch displays.
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Virtual humans help aspiring doctors learn empathy

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 April 2017 - 6:17am
Delivering bad news in a caring way -- and coping with a patient's reaction -- is a key skill for doctors. Intuitive technology is helping medical students learn the best approaches.
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New interface allows more efficient, faster technique to remotely operate robots

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 25 April 2017 - 9:43am
A new interface allows users to simply point and click on an item, then choose a grasp, to control a robot remotely.
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Researchers unlock hardware's hidden talent for rendering 3-D graphics for science -- and video games

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 20 April 2017 - 10:23am
High performance computing researcher asked if hardware called 3-D stacked memory could do something it was never designed to do -- help render 3-D graphics.
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Gaming helps personalized therapy level up

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 19 April 2017 - 7:08am
Using game features in non-game contexts, computers can learn to build personalized mental- and physical-therapy programs that enhance individual motivation, according to engineers.
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Technology is great, but are we prepared for the consequences?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 18 April 2017 - 8:43am
Dependence on technology is slowly eroding some of our core principles, according to an expert. It's impacting everything from fake news to texting while driving.
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Motor neurons adjust to control tasks, new brain research reveals

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 18 April 2017 - 6:43am
Motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner, new research reveals. The findings enhance our understanding of how the brain controls movement and have the potential to improve the performance and reliability of brain-machine interfaces, or neural prosthetics, that assist paralyzed patients and amputees.
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How World of Warcraft can get you a job

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 13 April 2017 - 9:44am
World of Warcraft (WoW) gamers who were successful working as a team in “raids” had qualities that psychological studies have shown to translate to success on virtual workplace teams, new research concludes.
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Pokemon Go players are happier, friendlier, study finds

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 12 April 2017 - 11:52am
Pokemon Go people are happy people. That's the finding of media researchers who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work shows that Pokemon Go users were more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active.
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Supercomputers reveal how cell membranes keep cancer-causing proteins turned off

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 4 April 2017 - 9:49am
Two biophysicists have used supercomputers to show how cell membranes control the shape, and consequently the function, of a major cancer-causing protein.
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In the future, we will control our mobiles using gestures

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 4 April 2017 - 5:57am
Being able to interact with mobile phones and other smart devices using gestures with our hands and fingers in three dimensions would make the digital world more like the real one. A new project will help develop this next-generation interface.
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