Virtual Reality

Army researchers explore benefits of immersive technology for soldiers

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 16 January 2019 - 8:55am
Army researchers are exploring the benefits of immersive technology for warfighters. They have developed a platform to assess this technology called AURORA-MR.
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Virtual video visits may improve patient convenience without sacrificing quality of care

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 14 January 2019 - 10:09am
A team of researchers reports that virtual video visits, one form of telehealth visit used at the hospital, can successfully replace office visits for many patients without compromising the quality of care and communication.
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Research fosters communication between smart buildings and people

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 10 January 2019 - 7:14am
Researchers found people connect better with a computer-generated avatar that represents building management -- and small talk helped, too.
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In VR boys learn best when the teacher is a drone -- girls lean better from virtual Marie

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 8 January 2019 - 6:51am
The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of how they learn best: Boys learn best when their virtual teacher comes in the form of a drone, while girls get more knowledge from VR-teaching when they are taught by a young, female researcher-type named Marie.
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Artificial intelligence system learns to diagnose, classify intracranial hemorrhage

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 21 December 2018 - 9:37am
A team of investigators has developed a system using artificial intelligence to quickly diagnose and classify brain hemorrhages and to provide the basis of its decisions from relatively small image datasets.
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Network orchestration: Researcher uses music to manage networks

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 20 December 2018 - 9:26am
A researcher uses sound as a simpler alternative to manage complicated network tasks.
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A new way to see stress -- using supercomputers

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 30 November 2018 - 8:16am
Supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. Widely-used atomic stress formulae significantly underestimate stress near stress concentrators such as dislocation core, crack tip, or interface, in a material under deformation. Supercomputers simulate force interactions of Lennard-Jones perfect single crystal of 240,000 atoms. Study findings could help scientists design new materials such as glass or metal that doesn't ice up.
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Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 30 November 2018 - 5:03am
Researchers took a virtual reality experience into a variety of educational settings, including high school classrooms, to test the impact on awareness and understanding of ocean acidification.
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Making it easier to transform freeform 2D sketching into 3D Models

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 29 November 2018 - 8:41am
A new computational approach, built on data-driven techniques, is making it possible to turn simple 2D sketch into a realistic 3D shape, with little or no user input necessary.
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To replicate physical objects for virtual reality, just turn on your smartphone

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 November 2018 - 3:21pm
A global team of computer scientists have developed a novel method that replicates physical objects for the virtual and augmented reality space just using a point-and-shoot camera with a flash, without the need for additional, and oftentimes expensive, supporting hardware.
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Virtual library of 1 million new macrolide scaffolds could help speed drug discovery

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 November 2018 - 12:39pm
Researchers have created the largest publicly available virtual library of macrolide scaffolds. The library -- called V1M -- contains chemical structures and computed properties for 1 million macrolide scaffolds with potential for use as antibiotics or cancer drugs.
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Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 November 2018 - 8:49am
Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins. Now researchers report a new method that creates an ultrathin, stretchable electronic skin, which could be used for a variety of human-machine interactions.
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A big step toward the practical application of 3D holography with high- performance computers

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 November 2018 - 5:27am
Computer scientists have succeeded in developing a special purpose computer that can project high-quality 3D holography as a video. With the newly developed 'phase type' HORN-8, the calculation method for adjusting the phase of light was implemented, and the researchers were successful at projecting holography information as a 3D video with high-quality images.
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Novel machine learning technique for simulating the every day task of dressing

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 20 November 2018 - 12:18pm
Computer scientists have devised a novel computational method, driven by machine learning techniques, to successfully and realistically simulate the multi-step process of putting on clothes.
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Model of quantum artificial life on quantum computer

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 20 November 2018 - 9:58am
Researchers have developed a quantum biomimetic protocol that reproduces the characteristic process of Darwinian evolution adapted to the language of quantum algorithms and quantum computing. The researchers anticipate a future in which machine learning, artificial intelligence and artificial life itself will be combined on a quantum scale.
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Virtual reality simulation of a supermassive black hole

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 19 November 2018 - 3:41am
The black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, has been visualized in virtual reality for the first time.
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Electronic skin points the way north

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 November 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass. This might not only help people with orientation issues, but also facilitate interaction with objects in virtual and augmented reality.
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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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