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October 28, 2020

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Virtual Reality Health Appointments Can Help Patients Address Eating Disorders

Research has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with ...

Earphone Tracks Facial Expressions, Even With a Face Mask

Researchers have invented an earphone that can continuously track full facial expressions by observing the contour of the cheeks - and can then translate expressions into emojis or silent speech ...

New Virtual Reality Software Allows Scientists to 'Walk' Inside Cells

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to 'walk' inside and analyze individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and develop new treatments for ...

'Universal Law of Touch' Will Enable New Advances in Virtual Reality

Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch. A team used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law ...
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Virtual Imaging Trials Optimize CT, Radiography for COVID-19

A new article looks at the use of virtual imaging trials in effective assessment and optimization of CT and radiography acquisitions and analysis tools to help manage the coronavirus disease ...

Teamwork Can Make the 5G Dream Work: A Collaborative System Architecture for 5G Networks

Scientists explain how collaboration between cloud and network service providers could enable advanced 5G ...

Robo-Teammate Can Detect, Share 3D Changes in Real-Time

Something is different, and you can't quite put your finger on it. But your robot ...

Animal Mummies Unwrapped With Hi-Res 3D X-Rays

Three mummified animals from ancient Egypt have been digitally unwrapped and dissected by researchers, using high-resolution 3D scans that give unprecedented detail about the animals' lives -- ...

A Smart Eye Mask That Tracks Muscle Movements to Tell What 'Caught Your Eye'

Integrating first-of-its-kind washable hydrogel electrodes with a pulse sensor, researchers have developed smart eyewear to track eye movement and cardiac data for physiological and psychological ...

Engaging Undergrads Remotely With an Escape Room Game

Researchers describe an alternative way to engage students: a virtual game, modeled on an escape room, in which teams solve chemistry problems to progress and ...

Seeing the Light: Researchers Combine Technologies for Better Light Control

A new technology that can allow for better light control without requiring large, difficult-to-integrate materials and structures has been developed. The new photonic integrated chip could allow for ...

While Birds Chirp, Plasma Shouldn't: New Insight Could Advance Fusion Energy

Scientists have furthered understanding of a barrier that can prevent doughnut-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks from operating at high efficiency by causing vital heat to be lost from ...

Holograms Help Physicians During Cardiac Procedure

A holographic display improves physician accuracy when performing a procedure to treat irregular ...

3D Hand-Sensing Wristband Signals Future of Wearable Tech

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers have designed a wrist-mounted device that continuously tracks the entire human hand in ...

Which Way to the Fridge? Common Sense Helps Robots Navigate

A robot travelling from point A to point B is more efficient if it understands that point A is the living room couch and point B is a refrigerator. That's the common sense idea behind a ...

Giving Robots Human-Like Perception of Their Physical Environments

New model helps robots understand their environment as humans ...

A Raspberry Pi-Based Virtual Reality System for Small Animals

The Raspberry Pi Virtual Reality system (PiVR) is a versatile tool for presenting virtual reality environments to small, freely moving animals (such as flies and fish larvae). The use of PiVR, ...

What Ethical Models for Autonomous Vehicles Don't Address, and How They Could Be Better

There's a fairly large flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns related to artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Namely, existing approaches ...

New System Combines Smartphone Videos to Create 4D Visualizations

Researchers have demonstrated that they can combine iPhone videos shot 'in the wild' by separate cameras to create 4D visualizations that allow viewers to watch action from various angles, ...

Researchers Use 3D Modeling to Decode Aerial Undulation's Role in Flying Snake Glides

Researchers have developed the first continuous, anatomically accurate 3D mathematical model of the paradise tree snake in ...

Scientists Develop New Tool to Design Better Fusion Devices

One way that scientists seek to bring to Earth the fusion process that powers the stars is trapping plasma within a twisting magnetic coil device shaped like a breakfast cruller. But the device, ...

Bringing Burnt Bones Back to 'Life' Using 3D Technology

Forensic scientists have discovered a new way of presenting fragile evidence, by reconstructing a 'jigsaw' of human bone fragments using 3D printing. In the first known study of its kind, ...

Venus Flytrap Snapping Mechanisms Virtually Captured

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) takes only 100 milliseconds to trap its prey. Once their leaves, which have been transformed into snap traps, have closed, insects can no longer escape. Using ...

Getting Real With Immersive Sword Fights

Sword fights are often the weak link in virtual reality (VR) fighting games, with digital avatars engaging in battle using imprecise, pre-recorded movements that barely reflect the player's ...

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