Virtual Reality

Ultra-light gloves let users 'touch' virtual objects

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 October 2018 - 8:35am
Scientists have developed an ultra-light glove -- weighing less than 8 grams per finger -- that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic feedback and could run on a battery, allowing for unparalleled freedom of movement.
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The cart before the horse: A new model of cause and effect

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 September 2018 - 10:13am
Natural little scientists, human babies love letting go of things and watching them fall. Baby's first experiment teaches them about more than the force of gravity. It establishes the concept of causality - the relationship between cause and effect that all human knowledge depends on. Let it go, it falls. The cause must precede its effect in time, as scientist from Galileo in the 16th Century to Clive Granger in 1969 defined causality.
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Smart devices could soon tap their owners as a battery source

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 September 2018 - 7:56am
The world is edging closer to a reality where smart devices are able to use their owners as an energy resource, say experts.
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Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 September 2018 - 5:33am
Researchers have made progress towards predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology.
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Scientists use artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 18 September 2018 - 5:21am
Artificial neural networks -- algorithms inspired by connections in the brain -- have 'learned' to perform a variety of tasks, from pedestrian detection in self-driving cars, to analyzing medical images, to translating languages. Now, researchers are training artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials.
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3-D virtual simulation gets to the 'heart' of irregular heartbeats

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 12 September 2018 - 8:17am
In a proof of concept study, scientists have successfully performed 3-D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart.
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Beyond deep fakes: Transforming video content into another video's style, automatically

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 11 September 2018 - 5:31am
Researchers have devised a way to automatically transform the content of one video into the style of another, making it possible to transfer the facial expressions of comedian John Oliver to those of a cartoon character, or to make a daffodil bloom in much the same way a hibiscus would.
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Proactive approach to defending computer systems

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 7 September 2018 - 8:04am
Researchers have taken a step toward the development of moving target defense techniques in software-defined networks. This is a demanding cybersecurity research topic, scientists said.
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Could AI robots develop prejudice on their own?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 6 September 2018 - 9:33am
Showing prejudice towards others does not require a high level of cognitive ability and could easily be exhibited by artificially intelligent machines, new research has suggested.
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A new theory for phantom limb pain points the way to more effective treatment

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 6 September 2018 - 5:20am
Scientists have developed a new theory for the origin of the mysterious condition, 'phantom limb pain'. The hypothesis builds upon previous work on a revolutionary treatment for the condition, that uses machine learning and augmented reality.
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'Augmented reality' tools to help health care workers in war zones

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 5 September 2018 - 11:20am
Researchers have developed a unique approach using augmented reality tools to help less-experienced doctors in war zones, natural disasters and in rural areas perform complicated procedures.
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Meet the virtual pooch that could help prevent dog bites

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 25 August 2018 - 5:17am
A virtual dog could soon be used as an educational tool to help prevent dog bites, thanks to an innovative project led by the University of Liverpool's Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC).
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