Virtual Reality

There's real skill in fantasy sports

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 7 November 2018 - 6:38am
If you've ever taken part in the armchair sport of fantasy football and found yourself at the top of your league's standings at the end of the season, a new study suggests your performance -- however far removed from any actual playing field -- was likely based on skill rather than luck.
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Good news for immersive journalism: Look at your audience

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 25 October 2018 - 5:40am
A new study shows that in virtual reality news experiences, basic interactivity can increase buy-in without compromising faithful reporting.
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Studies show potential of virtual reality to reduce children's anxiety, pain

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 October 2018 - 10:15am
Innovative virtual reality technologies hold promise in reducing children's anxiety and pain before and after medical procedures and surgery, suggest two new studies.
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Augmented reality may assist cardiologists plan and perform complex procedures

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 October 2018 - 8:21am
Researchers have taken a new look at augmented reality's potential to help cardiologists visualize myocardial scarring in the heart as they perform ventricular tachycardia ablation or other electrophysiological interventions. The team's findings demonstrate that the new augmented reality technology confers a number of advantages.
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Motion sickness vs. cybersickness: Two different problems or the same condition?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 23 October 2018 - 5:56am
Contrary to previous research, severe motion sickness and cybersickness -- a type of motion sickness that stems from exposure to virtual reality -- may be considered the same clinical condition, according to researchers.
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Roadmap for quantum internet development

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 18 October 2018 - 11:11am
Researchers have published a comprehensive guide towards a quantum internet. It describes six phases, starting with simple networks of qubits that could already enable secure quantum communications -- a phase that could be reality in the near future. The development ends with networks of fully quantum-connected quantum computers. In each phase, new applications become available such as extremely accurate clock synchronization or integrating different telescopes on Earth in one virtual 'supertelescope.'
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Virtual reality can help make people more compassionate compared to other media

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 17 October 2018 - 11:09am
Researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called 'Becoming Homeless,' were more empathetic toward the homeless and more likely to sign a petition in support of affordable housing than other study participants.
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Supermassive black holes and supercomputers

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 17 October 2018 - 5:08am
The universe's deep past is beyond the reach of even the mighty Hubble Space Telescope. But a new review explains how creation of the first stars and galaxies is nevertheless being mapped in detail, with the aid of computer simulations and theoretical models -- and how a new generation of supercomputers and software is being built that will fill in the gaps.
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New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 16 October 2018 - 10:19am
A group of researchers reports the construction of the first reservoir computing device built with a microelectromechanical system. The neural network exploits the nonlinear dynamics of a microscale silicon beam to perform its calculations. The group's work looks to create devices that can act simultaneously as a sensor and a computer using a fraction of the energy a normal computer would use.
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Ultra-light gloves let users 'touch' virtual objects

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 October 2018 - 8:35am
Scientists have developed an ultra-light glove -- weighing less than 8 grams per finger -- that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic feedback and could run on a battery, allowing for unparalleled freedom of movement.
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The cart before the horse: A new model of cause and effect

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 September 2018 - 10:13am
Natural little scientists, human babies love letting go of things and watching them fall. Baby's first experiment teaches them about more than the force of gravity. It establishes the concept of causality - the relationship between cause and effect that all human knowledge depends on. Let it go, it falls. The cause must precede its effect in time, as scientist from Galileo in the 16th Century to Clive Granger in 1969 defined causality.
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Smart devices could soon tap their owners as a battery source

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 September 2018 - 7:56am
The world is edging closer to a reality where smart devices are able to use their owners as an energy resource, say experts.
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Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 September 2018 - 5:33am
Researchers have made progress towards predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology.
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Scientists use artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 18 September 2018 - 5:21am
Artificial neural networks -- algorithms inspired by connections in the brain -- have 'learned' to perform a variety of tasks, from pedestrian detection in self-driving cars, to analyzing medical images, to translating languages. Now, researchers are training artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials.
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3-D virtual simulation gets to the 'heart' of irregular heartbeats

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 12 September 2018 - 8:17am
In a proof of concept study, scientists have successfully performed 3-D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart.
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Beyond deep fakes: Transforming video content into another video's style, automatically

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 11 September 2018 - 5:31am
Researchers have devised a way to automatically transform the content of one video into the style of another, making it possible to transfer the facial expressions of comedian John Oliver to those of a cartoon character, or to make a daffodil bloom in much the same way a hibiscus would.
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Proactive approach to defending computer systems

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 7 September 2018 - 8:04am
Researchers have taken a step toward the development of moving target defense techniques in software-defined networks. This is a demanding cybersecurity research topic, scientists said.
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Could AI robots develop prejudice on their own?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 6 September 2018 - 9:33am
Showing prejudice towards others does not require a high level of cognitive ability and could easily be exhibited by artificially intelligent machines, new research has suggested.
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A new theory for phantom limb pain points the way to more effective treatment

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 6 September 2018 - 5:20am
Scientists have developed a new theory for the origin of the mysterious condition, 'phantom limb pain'. The hypothesis builds upon previous work on a revolutionary treatment for the condition, that uses machine learning and augmented reality.
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'Augmented reality' tools to help health care workers in war zones

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 5 September 2018 - 11:20am
Researchers have developed a unique approach using augmented reality tools to help less-experienced doctors in war zones, natural disasters and in rural areas perform complicated procedures.
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