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New tools to minimize risks in shared, augmented-reality environments

20 August 2019 - 12:29pm
Security researchers have created ShareAR, a toolkit that lets developers build collaborative and interactive features into AR apps without sacrificing their users' privacy and security.
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New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired

19 August 2019 - 6:30am
Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices.
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Robotic cane shown to improve stability in walking

6 August 2019 - 10:14am
By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, researchers have transformed it into a 21st century robotic device that can provide light-touch assistance in walking to the aged and others with impaired mobility. The autonomous robot 'walks' alongside a person to provide light-touch support, much as one might lightly touch a companion's arm or sleeve to maintain balance while walking.
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Lessons of conventional imaging let scientists see around corners

5 August 2019 - 8:22am
Scientists, drawing on the lessons of classical optics, have shown that it is possible to image complex hidden scenes using a projected 'virtual camera' to see around barriers.
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Virtual reality to solve minor personal problems

30 July 2019 - 9:53am
A new study shows that conversation with oneself embodied as Dr. Sigmund Freud works better to improve people's mood, compared to just talking about your problems in a virtual conversation with pre-scripted comments. Researchers claimed that the method could be used by clinicians to help people dealing with minor personal problems.
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Computing: Stretch-sensing glove captures interactive hand poses accurately

23 July 2019 - 9:18am
Capturing interactive hand poses in real time and with realistic results is a well-examined problem in computing, particularly human-centered computing and motion capture technology. A global team of computer scientists have further advanced this area of research by developing a user-friendly, stretch-sensing data glove to capture real-time, interactive hand poses with much more precision.
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How social movements can use virtual worlds

10 July 2019 - 4:39pm
Online virtual worlds can help social movements raise awareness and create safe spaces for their members, according to a new study. The research examined how an LGBT group used a virtual world for their own cause, which was different to its intended design.
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Mathematical modeling for translational research of new CRSD medication

9 July 2019 - 8:02am
Mathematicians' new modeling has identified major sources of interspecies and inter-individual variations in the clinical efficacy of a clock-modulating drug: photosensitivity and PER2 level. This enabled precision medicine for circadian disruption.
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Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft

8 July 2019 - 11:00am
Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity under certain conditions, according to new research. The experimental study compared the effect of playing Minecraft, with or without instruction, to watching a TV show or playing a race car video game. Those given the freedom to play Minecraft without instruction were most creative.
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Smart glasses follow our eyes, focus automatically

1 July 2019 - 11:42am
By using eye-tracking technology to automatically control a pair of autofocus lenses, engineers have created a prototype for 'autofocals' designed to restore proper vision in people who would ordinarily need progressive lenses.
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Researchers find quantum gravity has no symmetry

19 June 2019 - 7:31am
Using holography, researchers have found when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible.
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New model more accurately predicts choices in classic decision-making task

13 June 2019 - 11:35am
A new mathematical model that predicts which choices people will make in the Iowa Gambling Task, a task used for the past 25 years to study decision-making, outperforms previously developed models.
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Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer's disease

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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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