Virtual Reality

Field trips of the future?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 19 October 2017 - 1:42pm
A biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science.
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Preservation for the (digital) ages

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 17 October 2017 - 9:43am
Researchers working with classicists and computer scientists have developed a method to preserve digital humanities databases. The preservation strategy allows scholars to re-launch a database application in a variety of environments -- from individual computers, to virtual machines, to future web servers -- without compromising its interactive features.
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New techniques boost performance of non-volatile memory systems

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 17 October 2017 - 8:00am
Computer engineering researchers have developed new software and hardware designs that should limit programming errors and improve system performance in devices that use non-volatile memory technologies.
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DISTRO: Researchers create digital objects from incomplete 3D data

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 13 October 2017 - 6:17am
Depth sensors, such as those of the Microsoft Kinect, are very powerful, but unfortunately they do not work equally well on all materials, which leads to noisy data or even missing measurements.
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Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiers

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 12 October 2017 - 6:10am
Researchers find that soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer, reports a new study. Virtual interviewers can combine the rapport-building skills of human interviewers with feelings safety provided by anonymous surveys to help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms.
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Engineers invent breakthrough millimeter-wave circulator IC

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 6 October 2017 - 5:59am
Researchers continue to break new ground in developing magnet-free non-reciprocal components in modern semiconductor processes. They have built the first magnet-free non-reciprocal circulator on a silicon chip that operates at millimeter-wave frequencies, enabling circulators to be built in conventional semiconductor chips and operate at millimeter-wave frequencies, enabling full-duplex or two-way wireless.
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New technology uses mouth gestures to interact in virtual reality

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 5 October 2017 - 11:42am
Researchers have developed a new technology that allows users to interact in a virtual reality environment using only mouth gestures.
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Teleoperating robots with virtual reality: Making it easier for factory workers to telecommute

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 4 October 2017 - 11:27am
Many manufacturing jobs require a physical presence to operate machinery. But what if such jobs could be done remotely? Researchers have now presented a virtual-reality (VR) system that lets you teleoperate a robot using an Oculus Rift headset.
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Visualizing life in silico

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 3 October 2017 - 11:45am
Programming a molecular biology experiment can be similar to playing Sudoku; both are simple if you're working with only a few molecules or a small grid, but explode in complexity as they grow. Now, researchers have made it far easier for molecular biologists to make complex biological models.
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Tablets can teach kids to solve physical puzzles

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 20 September 2017 - 7:00am
Researchers replicated a previous study to confirm that 4- to 6-year-old children can transfer learning of a puzzle from a touchscreen device to the physical version. This contradicts most previous research and suggests that different types of screen learning media could have different effects on whether children can transfer learned skills to the physical world.
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Revolutionary approach brings 3D sound into the living room

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 August 2017 - 6:36am
Computer vision and sound experts have demonstrated ‘Media Device Orchestration’ – an innovative home audio concept which enables users to enjoy immersive audio experiences by using all available devices in a typical living room.
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