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Computer scientists develop new tool that generates videos from themed text

14 November 2019 - 8:58am
A global team of computer scientists have developed ''Write-A-Video'', a new tool that generates videos from themed text. Using words and text editing, the tool automatically determines which scenes or shots are chosen from a repository to illustrate the desired storyline.
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Army researcher promotes cooperation between humans, autonomous machines

12 November 2019 - 1:02pm
The trust between humans and autonomous machines is a research priority -- as machines become integral to society, it is critical to understand the impact on human decision-making.
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Is virtual reality the next big thing in art therapy?

12 November 2019 - 10:04am
Researchers have conducted a study to see if virtual reality can be used as an expressive tool in art therapy.
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Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain

12 November 2019 - 6:57am
Neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. They studied recordings in neurosurgical patients who had electrodes implanted in their brains and examined how the patients' brain signals corresponded to their behavior while performing a virtual-reality object-location memory task. The researchers identified 'memory-trace cells' whose activity was spatially tuned to the location where subjects remembered encountering specific objects.
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Larger than life: Augmented ants

12 November 2019 - 5:16am
The first app of its kind allows users to interact with biodiversity research through augmented reality.
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Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people's pain

8 November 2019 - 4:49am
Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found.
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New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-generation displays

7 November 2019 - 2:05pm
A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays -- 3D, augmented and virtual reality -- and advanced photonic applications such as mirrorless lasers, bio-sensors and fast/slow light generation, according to an international team of researchers.
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Virtual speed bump for lightning-fast markets proposed

29 October 2019 - 11:07am
A researcher says a tiny tweak to how certain trades happen could make for more efficient stock markets, and it's already being adopted by major players.
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Intuitive virtual reality: Bimodal 'electronic skin' developed

29 October 2019 - 7:48am
Through the crafty use of magnetic fields, scientists have developed the first electronic sensor that can simultaneously process both touchless and tactile stimuli. Prior attempts have so far failed to combine these functions on a single device due to overlapping signals of the various stimuli. As the sensor is readily applied to the human skin, it could provide a seamless interactive platform for virtual and augmented reality scenarios.
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Compact depth sensor inspired by spiders

28 October 2019 - 1:43pm
Inspired by jumping spiders, researchers have developed a compact and efficient depth sensor that could be used on board microrobots, in small wearable devices, or in lightweight virtual and augmented reality headsets. The device combines a multifunctional, flat metalens with an ultra-efficient algorithm to measure depth in a single shot.
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Escapism: A powerful predictor of internet gaming disorder among video gamers

22 October 2019 - 9:11am
A new study is the first to compare professional electronic sport (esport) players with recreational video game players and explores the similarities and differences between what motivates each group. While the two groups are psychosocially different, they found that both esport and recreational gamers run the risk of developing internet gaming disorder when their intense immersion in the activity is tied to escapism.
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Novel method turns any 3D object into a cubic style

21 October 2019 - 8:49am
Computer scientists have developed a computational method to quantify an abstract cubic style. Additionally, their method also enables users to create new shapes that resemble the input shape and exhibit the cubic style.
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Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices

20 October 2019 - 5:49am
A new interface takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables or computers.
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New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

20 October 2019 - 5:49am
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have now turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.
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New augmented reality system lets smartphone users get hands-on with virtual objects

16 October 2019 - 12:37pm
A new augmented reality system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cell phone screens and lets people interact with those object by hand as if they were really there.
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Virtual walking system for re-experiencing the journey of another person

16 October 2019 - 7:43am
Virtual-reality researchers have developed a virtual-walking system that records a person's walking and re-plays it with vision and foot vibrations. Psychological experiments showed that the sensation of walking and telepresence from the oscillating visual flow combined with foot vibrations is stronger than without vibrations. The system can reconstruct the experience of walking to people who are a distance away, or who have a disability that may impair walking in the future.
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Do we trust artificial intelligence agents to mediate conflict? Not entirely

16 October 2019 - 6:49am
We may listen to facts from Siri or Alexa, or directions from Google Maps or Waze, but would we let a virtual agent enabled by artificial intelligence help mediate conflict among team members? A new study says not just yet.
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Engineers solve 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing

10 October 2019 - 1:15pm
Engineers have solved a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing. They've formulated the 'inverse chirp z-transform,' an algorithm related to one that's running on your cell phone right now. It took some computing power and some math expertise to do it.
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Virtual review of cancer clinical trial treatment options quicker than conventional method

9 October 2019 - 1:24pm
Using virtual, cloud-based, interconnected computing techniques applied to 51,000 variables, researchers reduced the time needed to assess a cancer patient's tumor profile and suitability for clinical trials from 14 to 4 days. This method also increased two-fold, over a four-year period, the number of cases that could be assessed compared to conventional methods.
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Deep learning used to create virtual 'super instrument'

7 October 2019 - 7:36am
Scientist describe a new algorithm that combines the capabilities of two spacecraft instruments, which could result in lower cost and higher efficiency space missions. The virtual 'super instrument,' is a computer algorithm that utilizes deep learning to analyze ultraviolet images of the Sun and measure the energy that the Sun emits as ultraviolet light.
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