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September 24, 2016

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September 24, 2016

New 3D Viewer for Improved Digital Geoscience Mapping

Sep. 20, 2016 — Over the years, techniques and equipment for digital mapping have revolutionized the way geoscience field studies are performed. Now a unique new software for virtual model interpretation and ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — When science fiction heroes communicate, they don‘t use landlines or cell phones. The caller simply appears in virtual form in the middle of the room; full sized and three dimensional. This vision ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — Scientists are developing an early diagnosis system for neurodegenerative disorders. The system is intended to such diseases as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and others. The diagnosis ... read more

Virtual World Improves Communication Following Stroke, Says Study

Aug. 12, 2016 — A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to ... read more

Virtual Reality and Treadmill Training Could Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Aug. 11, 2016 — Combining virtual reality and treadmill training helps prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone, according to a new randomized controlled trial. The authors say that the ... read more

New Hacking Technique Imperceptibly Changes Memory of Virtual Servers

Aug. 11, 2016 — For the first time ever a team of Dutch hacking experts managed to alter the memory of virtual machines in the cloud without a software bug, using a new attack ... read more

Silicon Brings More Color to Holograms

Aug. 12, 2016 — Silicon holograms harness the full visible spectrum to bring holographic projections one step closer, report scientists. A research team has now demonstrated the hologram of three flat images at ... read more

'Virtual Dental Homes' Prove Safe, Effective, Shows Six-Year California Study

Aug. 2, 2016 — Teledentistry can safely and effectively deliver dental care to people who lack it, according to a six-year demonstration. Bringing "virtual dental homes" to schools, nursing homes and ... read more

New Cloud-Computing Platform to Further the Analysis of Microbial Genomes

July 29, 2016 — A cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource has been developed by researchers, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Over the past decade, the number of virtual field trips created to simulate in-person field excursions has grown, but one aspect of physical fieldwork is not commonly replicated: Virtual explorers do ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Iron Man's suit. Captain America's shield. The Batmobile. These all could look a lot more realistic thanks to a new algorithm developed by a team of computer graphics experts. The ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Getting fit and athletic -- while sitting? Researchers are developing an active chair. At first glance, the chair looks just like another other reclining chair with a footrest you would find in a ... read more

Economics Study Finds Volume Discounts Don't Increase Profitability for Video Game

July 8, 2016 — Discounts tied to buying large quantities of virtual goods have little impact on profitability and do not increase the number of customers making purchases, A study by economists finds. The findings ... read more

Accelerating Research Into Dark Energy

July 7, 2016 — A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by scientists. Making up 95 percent of our universe, these ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Errors can be spotted early and resources can be saved when many individuals share knowledge in a company. This is the case with a honing machine used to hone crankcases at VW’s engine plant in ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Poor weather can often make the operation of rescue helicopters a highly risky business, and sometimes even impossible. A new helmet-mounted display may in the future be able to help pilots detect ... read more

Bitcoin: Energy-Efficient Security Mechanisms for Digital Currency

June 28, 2016 — A new cryptographic puzzle has been developed that might one day be used as a security mechanism for digital currency such as bitcoin. It consumes significantly less energy than the method used to ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Using a language-learning game called 'Crystallize,' created by computer science faculty and students, researchers found that when players are required to work together they learn more ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Engineers have developed a way to combat virtual reality sickness that can be applied to consumer head-worn VR displays, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, and Google Cardboard. ... read more

Using Virtual Users to Develop Accessible ICT-Based Applications

May 27, 2016 — In a new report, researchers report the development of a set of parametric cognitive virtual models of users with disabilities that can be used to simulate the user interaction with Information and ... read more

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