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Virtual reality can help make people more compassionate compared to other media

17 October 2018 - 11:09am
Researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called 'Becoming Homeless,' were more empathetic toward the homeless and more likely to sign a petition in support of affordable housing than other study participants.
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Supermassive black holes and supercomputers

17 October 2018 - 5:08am
The universe's deep past is beyond the reach of even the mighty Hubble Space Telescope. But a new review explains how creation of the first stars and galaxies is nevertheless being mapped in detail, with the aid of computer simulations and theoretical models -- and how a new generation of supercomputers and software is being built that will fill in the gaps.
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New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application

16 October 2018 - 10:19am
A group of researchers reports the construction of the first reservoir computing device built with a microelectromechanical system. The neural network exploits the nonlinear dynamics of a microscale silicon beam to perform its calculations. The group's work looks to create devices that can act simultaneously as a sensor and a computer using a fraction of the energy a normal computer would use.
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Ultra-light gloves let users 'touch' virtual objects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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New water simulation captures small details even in large scenes

10 August 2018 - 9:00am
When designers select a method for simulating water and waves, they have to choose either fast computation or realistic effects; state-of-the-art methods are only able to optimize one or the other. Now, a new method bridges this gap. Their simulation method can reproduce complex interactions with the environment and tiny details over huge areas--all in real time.
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How a computer learns to dribble: Practice, practice, practice

7 August 2018 - 6:49am
Basketball players need lots of practice before they master the dribble, and it turns out that's true for computer-animated players as well. By using deep reinforcement learning, players in video basketball games can glean insights from motion capture data to sharpen their dribbling skills.
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A system to synthesize realistic sounds for computer animation

6 August 2018 - 10:00am
Sounds accompanying computer-animated content are usually created with recordings. Now, a new system synthesizes synchronized sound at the push of a button.
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Artificial intelligence system designs drugs from scratch

31 July 2018 - 12:13pm
An artificial-intelligence approach can teach itself to design new drug molecules from scratch and has the potential to dramatically accelerate the design of new drug candidates.
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New virtual reality experience delivers extremely high quality imagery

26 July 2018 - 1:10pm
Scientists have unveiled a new virtual reality (VR) immersive experience based on a novel system that captures and renders high-quality, realistic images from the real world using light fields.
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