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Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer's disease

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 23 May 2019 - 5:26pm
Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer's disease more accurately than 'gold standard' cognitive tests currently in use, new research suggests.
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Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 23 May 2019 - 7:49am
Scientists have used virtual reality and artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the details of chemical change.
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How augmented reality affects people's behavior

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 22 May 2019 - 7:19am
Researchers found that people's interactions with a virtual person in augmented reality, or AR, influenced how they behaved and acted in the physical world.
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How usable is virtual reality?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 21 May 2019 - 9:46am
Virtual reality is taking over ever more areas of our lives, so it is important that virtual worlds offer high usability. Until now, the only way to check was to conduct tests with volunteers -- time-consuming and cost-intensive. A new technology automatically detects many problems with user-friendliness and usability in the virtual environment.
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Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 20 May 2019 - 6:34am
The first study of burglars committing crime in virtual reality could change the way we protect our homes from burglars.
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Quantum cloud computing with self-check

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 May 2019 - 10:17am
With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists have opened the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. In a new study, researchers report how they simulated particle physics phenomena on 20 quantum bits and how the quantum simulator self-verified the result for the first time.
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Robot therapists need rules

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 May 2019 - 8:03am
Interactions with artificial intelligence (AI) will become an increasingly common aspect of our lives. A team has now completed the first study of how 'embodied AI' can help treat mental illness. Their conclusion: Important ethical questions of this technology remain unanswered. There is urgent need for action on the part of governments, professional associations and researchers.
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A metal sheet stamping simulation promises improved car part production

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 10 May 2019 - 7:29am
A research team has used the most up-to-date simulation techniques to determine how to make the best tools to stamp complex shapes into metal sheets without the resulting parts twisting out of shape. Their approach promises higher quality stamped metal parts for use by the car industry.
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New holographic technique opens the way for quantum computation

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 4 May 2019 - 10:03am
Physicists have developed a method based on the principles of holograms to capture 3D images of objects beyond the reach of light.
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New technique uses power anomalies to ID malware in embedded systems

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 25 April 2019 - 8:56am
Researchers have developed a technique for detecting types of malware that use a system's architecture to thwart traditional security measures. The new detection approach works by tracking power fluctuations in embedded systems.
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Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 April 2019 - 12:35pm
A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract -- an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue, and larynx. The study was conducted in research participants with intact speech, but the technology could one day restore the voices of people who have lost the ability to speak due to paralysis or neurological damage.
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A video game aids in research on Alzheimer's disease

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 April 2019 - 12:35pm
A new study based on data collected from a spatial navigation video game has shown that poor spatial orientation as an indicator can help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, even prior to the appearance of any clinical signs.
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Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 18 April 2019 - 6:51am
Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education and participation. This is what an interdisciplinary team strive to achieve by developing a virtual reality game dedicated to insect and plant species.
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Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 April 2019 - 12:46pm
For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators target and attack groups of virtual prey. The study found leaders in groups of animals are more vulnerable to attack from predators.
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Advanced virtual technology captures how coral reefs recover after bleaching

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 11 April 2019 - 12:47pm
Researchers have used new imaging software to detect dramatic recovery after a bleaching event on the reefs surrounding remote Palmyra Atoll in the tropical Pacific.
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Virtual reality offers benefits for Parkinson's disease patients

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 9 April 2019 - 1:28pm
Researchers are reporting early success with a new tool to help people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance and potentially decrease falls with high-tech help: virtual reality. After practicing with a virtual reality system for six weeks, people with Parkinson's disease demonstrated improved obstacle negotiation and balance along with more confidence navigating around obstacles in their path.
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Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 9 April 2019 - 6:37am
Researchers have created a new low-cost, human friendly robot named Blue, designed to use recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, all while remaining affordable and safe enough that every AI researcher could have one. The team hopes Blue will accelerate the development of robotics for the home.
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Temporal recalibration: Helping individuals shift perception of time

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 March 2019 - 5:04am
Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological conditions such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. The technology, according to a recent study, could help individuals with these conditions shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently.
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Virtual reality enables real-time, internal view of patient anatomy during treatment

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 26 March 2019 - 5:14am
Immersive virtual reality (VR) may enable interventional radiologists to improve treatments using real-time 3D images from inside a patient's blood vessels. New research shows that the interactive technology could provide faster, more efficient treatment, with less radiation exposure and greater precision, ease and confidence.
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New virtual reality tool allows you to see the world through the eyes of a tiny primate

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 25 March 2019 - 1:42pm
Imagine that you live in the rainforests of Southeast Asia, you're a pint-sized primate with enormous eyes and you look a little like Gizmo from the movie, 'Gremlins.' You're a tarsier -- a nocturnal animal whose giant eyes provide you with exceptional visual sensitivity, enabling a predatory advantage. A new virtual reality (VR) software, Tarsier Goggles, simulates a tarsier's vision and illustrates the adaptive advantage of this animal's oversized eyes.
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