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Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

13 February 2020 - 6:07am
A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study. Researchers found that storylines that provide context and details can help users feel immersed in VR experiences and can reduce feelings of nausea, disorientation and eye strain, depending on a user's gaming experience.
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Deep learning can fool listeners by imitating any guitar amplifier

11 February 2020 - 7:37am
A study demonstrates that digital simulations of guitar amplifiers can sound just like the real thing. The implications are that as the software models continue to improve, they can replace traditional analogue guitar amplifiers, which are bulky, fragile and expensive.
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Enjoying the View? How computer games can help evaluate landscapes

6 February 2020 - 10:23am
Geographers are stepping into the virtual world of computer games to develop exciting new ways of assessing landscapes. Researchers have spent years analyzing geographical landscapes and determining what features people from different countries find most appealing. In a bid to engage younger audiences the team created a series of videos depicting dynamic fly-throughs of virtual landscapes.
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The one ring -- to track your finger's location

3 February 2020 - 11:15am
Researchers have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone's index finger and continuously track hand movements.
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Game-based virtual archaeology field school

29 January 2020 - 9:33am
Before they can get started at their field site - a giant cave studded with stalactites, stalagmites and human artifacts -- 15 undergraduate students must figure out how to use their virtual hands and tools. They also must learn to teleport.
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As seen in movies, new meta-hologram can be used as a communication tool

28 January 2020 - 8:46am
Scientists have developed a multiplexed meta-hologram device operating at visible light. The newly developed technique can transmit information to multiple users from different locations. This can be employed in many hologram applications such as performance, exhibitions, automobiles and more.
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Predictive touch response mechanism is a step toward a tactile internet

23 January 2020 - 12:26pm
A team of researchers has developed a method for enhancing haptic feedback experiences in human-to-machine applications that are typical in the Tactile Internet.
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Virtual reality, real injuries: How to reduce physical risk in VR

8 January 2020 - 6:24am
Carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders, eye-strain headaches -- these are all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what happens when you step away from the desktop and into virtual reality? A recent study assessed how some common virtual reality movements contribute to muscle strain and discomfort. It's an effort to ensure future user safety in this fast-growing technology that's used not only for gaming, but also increasingly for education and industrial training.
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Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates

3 December 2019 - 10:38am
Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a new study.
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To navigate, flies make flexible mental maps of the world

20 November 2019 - 10:13am
Flies use visual cues to finesse their mental maps of the environment. Two new studies use virtual reality to show how.
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'Epidermal VR' gives technology a human touch

20 November 2019 - 10:12am
Researchers have developed a new thin, wireless system that adds a sense of touch to any virtual reality (VR) experience. Not only does this platform potentially add new dimensions to our long-distance relationships and entertainment, the technology also provides prosthetics with sensory feedback and imparts telemedicine with a human touch.
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Researchers bring gaming to autonomous vehicles

18 November 2019 - 4:25am
Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. A new study details three games created for level three and higher semi-autonomous vehicles. The researchers also made suggestions for many exciting types of in-car games for future exploration.
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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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