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Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality

19 February 2019 - 5:07am
Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable virtual reality.
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Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect in treatment of phobias in children with autism

14 February 2019 - 4:19pm
New research shows that an immersive virtual reality environment treats 45 percent of children with autism, freeing them from their fears and phobias -- and that the treatment lasts.
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'Virtual pharmacology' advance tackles universe of unknown drugs

6 February 2019 - 10:19am
Scientists have developed the world's largest virtual pharmacology platform and shown it is capable of identifying extremely powerful new drugs. The platform, soon to contain over a billion virtual molecules never before synthesized and not found in nature, is poised to dramatically change early drug discovery and send waves through the pharmaceutical industry, the authors say.
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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

5 February 2019 - 3:52pm
A Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and to provide tactile sensations. This makes it the first clinically viable, dexterous and sentient prosthetic hand usable in real life.
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Walking with Pokémon

5 February 2019 - 8:53am
In a recent study, researchers reveal how the Pokémon GO augmented reality game positively impact the physical activity in players over 40. The authors hope the findings will inform urban planners and game designers to inspire people to be more active.
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Multicolor holography technology could enable extremely compact 3D displays

24 January 2019 - 11:15am
Researchers have developed a new approach to multicolor holography that could be used to make 3D color displays for augmented reality glasses, smartphones or heads-up displays without any bulky optical components.
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People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life

24 January 2019 - 5:48am
By studying the phenomenon of contagious yawning, the researchers learned that people's reactions in virtual reality can be quite different from what they are in actual reality. They found that contagious yawning happens in VR, but people's tendency to suppress yawns when they have company or feel they're being watched don't apply in the VR environment. Further, when people immersed in VR are aware of an actual person in the room, they do stifle their yawns. Actual reality supersedes virtual reality.
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Army researchers explore benefits of immersive technology for soldiers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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