Virtual Reality

Virtual reality makes journalism immersive, realism makes it credible

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 7 December 2017 - 3:25pm
Virtual reality technology may help journalists pull an audience into their stories, but they should avoid being too flashy, or their credibility could suffer, according to a team of researchers.
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First step toward practical application of holographic memory with magnetic assist

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 5 December 2017 - 6:36am
Scientists have successfully applied magnetic assist recording to magnetic-holographic memory to reduce recording energy consumption and achieve error-free data reconstruction. This new technology is promising for practical application of magnetic-holographic memory as a rewritable, ultra-high-density, high-speed optical information storage medium.
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Virtual reality users must learn to use what they see

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 4 December 2017 - 2:28pm
When most people put on a virtual reality headset, they still treat what they see like it's happening on any run-of-the-mill TV screen, research finds.
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Computerized biology, or how to control a population of cells with a computer

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 4 December 2017 - 7:53am
Researchers explain computer control of cellular processes. Hybrid experimental platforms combining microscopes and software are enabling researchers to interface living cells with control algorithms in real time. The research illustrates that these solutions make it possible to create new and easily reprogrammable behaviors of cell populations. This external control of living tissue would then become a formidable research tool for acquiring a detailed understanding of the biological role of certain proteins.
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HADES creates alternate reality to mislead hackers

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 29 November 2017 - 1:40pm
Researchers have created alternative realities to mislead cyberintruders and cast doubt upon their disclosures.
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Wearable computing ring allows users to write words and numbers with thumb

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 29 November 2017 - 10:35am
With the whirl of a thumb, researchers have created technology that allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and see the figures appear on a nearby computer screen. The system is triggered by a thumb ring outfitted with a gyroscope and tiny microphone. As wearers strum their thumb across the fingers, the hardware detects the movement.
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Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 November 2017 - 9:01am
A new study suggests that a therapy that combines virtual reality and treadmill exercise dramatically lowers the incidence of falling among Parkinson's patients by changing the brain's behavior and promoting beneficial brain plasticity, even in patients with neurodegenerative disease.
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How social media can help people lose weight

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 November 2017 - 8:35am
Sharing the triumphs and tribulations of your weight loss journey with other members of an online virtual support community plays an important role in achieving success, according to a new study. The study examines the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals.
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New computational method introduced for lighting in computer graphics

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 November 2017 - 6:11am
Computing lighting that looks real remains complex and inefficient, as the necessary consideration of all possible paths light can take remains too costly to be performed for every pixel in real-time. A pair of computer scientists, with expertise in video game development and lighting simulation algorithms, has developed a new computational method to address this key challenge.
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Virtual reality allows you to look inside your body and could help improve drug delivery

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 21 November 2017 - 9:14am
Renderings of 3-D cells in the body are traditionally displayed using 2-D media, such as on a computer screen or paper; however, the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets means it is now possible to visualize and interact with scientific data in a 3-D virtual world.
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Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 16 November 2017 - 4:00pm
While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.
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Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 November 2017 - 2:56pm
Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study.
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Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system will sense touch

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 14 November 2017 - 6:20am
Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that will actually feel and adapt to its environment. This “living” robot will have its own peripheral nervous system directly linking robotic sensors and actuators.
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New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 14 November 2017 - 6:13am
Technology is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing.
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Can virtual reality be used to manage pain at a pediatric hospital?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 7 November 2017 - 9:28am
In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw, findings showed that VR significantly reduced patients' and parents' perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress during the procedure.
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Virtual coasts improve understanding of possible coastal planning outcomes

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 October 2017 - 6:01am
Newly developed immersive geographic visualization tool is the first of its kind to use audio and visual animations and an underwater perspective. This enables people to assess the aesthetic aspects of potential management scenarios through a first-person perspective and leads to a greater appreciation for environmental protection.
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Smart Ring: Mobile on-body devices can be precisely and discreetly controlled using a tiny sensor

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 October 2017 - 7:48am
Mobile end-user devices, such as the new version of the “Apple Watch”, have a drawback: their small screen size makes them difficult to use. Computer scientists have now developed an alternative, which they call “DeformWear”. A tiny switch, no larger than the head of a pin, is built into a ring for example, and worn on the body. It can be moved in all directions, pressed, pinched, and pushed toward the right, left, up, and down.
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Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 October 2017 - 7:33am
While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.
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Scheme would make new high-capacity data caches 33 to 50 percent more efficient

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 23 October 2017 - 10:19am
A memory management scheme would increase by 33 to 50 percent the efficiency of data caches that use the massive new memory banks known as 'in-package DRAM.'
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Innovative smart watch and smart ring

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 20 October 2017 - 7:17am
Researchers have developed a smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback.
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