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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Mar. 18, 2016 — In Colombia, large areas are teeming with mines that are almost impossible to detect with traditional methods. Researchers are now developing a new mine clearance technology, based on ground ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Chemists have been able for the first time to measure how new bonds influence molecules: they have reconstructed the 'energy landscape' of acetone molecules using measurement data from the ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Someday soon, you may be able to log into your smartphone with sweeping gestures or doodling, using one or more fingers. Researchers have performed the first study of free-form gesture passwords for ... read more

Improving Dental Hygiene Products Through Virtual Brushing

Mar. 2, 2016 — Designing toothpastes and toothbrushes is a time-consuming process involving the production and testing of numerous samples. Using a new type of simulation, various parameters such as bristle shape ... read more

3-D Analysis and CAD/CAM Techniques Lead to New Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Feb. 26, 2016 — Three-dimensional analysis, virtual surgical planning, and computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques are leading to new and refined approaches to reconstructive surgery of the skull, face, ... read more

Using Thin or Obese Avatars in Motion-Controlled Gaming Can Influence Physical Activity

Feb. 24, 2016 — A recent study found that gamers using thin avatars showed increased physical activity compared to those using obese ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Avatars are all around us: they represent real people online and colonise new worlds in the movies. In science, their role has been more limited. But avatars can be extremely useful in linguistics, ... read more

Virtual Reality for Motor Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

Jan. 13, 2016 — A virtual reality system for motor rehabilitation of the shoulder has been developed by scientsts. The prototype, which includes a built-in movement sensor, allows the user to do controlled exercises ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — The development of training technologies and surgical evaluation based on laparoscopic videos assessments is currently underway, report ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Physicists measured how often an electron exchanges two virtual photons as compared to one virtual ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — A revolutionary system for monitoring vital signs has been created that could lead to improved detection and prevention of some cardiovascular issues, as well as greater independence for older ... read more

Ten Cool Things the Kitchen of the Future Will Do

Dec. 16, 2015 — When the next generation of home cooks go to their kitchens, they’ll be entering a world of interconnected smart appliances, 3-D printers, and touchscreen controls that will simplify food ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A powerful laser scanner has been used by experts to capture a detailed, virtual record of the interior of Lincoln Cathedral and reveal clues to its architectural past. Existing floor plans for the ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Vivid holographic images and text can now be produced by means of an ordinary inkjet printer. This new method is expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed to create the so-called ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Virtual reality has potential to revolutionize some aspects of medicine and healthcare. Several medical specialties are already using it to train physicians and assist diagnosis and it also has ... read more

New Technology for Dynamic Projection Mapping

Nov. 18, 2015 — It has been thought technically difficult to achieve projection mapping onto a moving/rotating object so that images look as though they are fixed to the object. A group of researchers has now ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A new display brings visual information directly into the user's field of vision, as a high-definition image on an eyeglass lens. This will enable smartglasses to replace even smartphones or ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Can you imagine burning your fingertips or feel that ice freezes your hand as you interact with a program of virtual reality? Researchers have now created a pair of gloves with an interface that ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — In the future, surgical assistants could be relieved by surgeons, to devote their time instead to their own patients. This is expected to be made possible by a device which has been developed by ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Virtual models can be created in the angiography room thanks to an approach developed by researchers and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear ... read more

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