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Chat Bubbles Mod Minecraft 1.6.4/1.6.2/1.5.2 | Minecraft EON

Chat Bubbles Mod Minecraft 1.6.4/1.6.2/1.5.2 | Minecraft EON | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Chat Bubbles Mod for minecraft is a mod that displays what people say above their head. Useful for crowded servers where the chat lines fly by. This way
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Video game helps cystic fibrosis kids breathe, while virtual reality helps children with cancer cope with pain

Video game helps cystic fibrosis kids breathe, while virtual reality helps children with cancer cope with pain | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Two separate video games are being developed in Metro Vancouver that help sick kids escape the tedium of treatment.
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Virtual reality archives memories

Virtual reality archives memories | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

From a new mom tearfully re-experiencing her infant daughter six months later, to Paul McCartney remembering what led him to write a hit song, virtual reality startups have uncovered how the new technology can store human experiences like no other medium before. 

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In the (Virtual) Room Where It Happens!

In the (Virtual) Room Where It Happens! | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
GenDev claims that it will generate ongoing revenue with an end-user store for large-scale virtual reality games, apps (some free, some not) and experiences - all powered by way of an advanced VR content-rendering engine. They plan, through a score of non-profit partners, to “give back” by way of free education games and hardware for students at low-income schools. Oh yes, and to extend virtual reality employment training and opportunities to refugees in need of jobs.
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Is This Your Grandma’s Virtual Reality?

Is This Your Grandma’s Virtual Reality? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The buzz around virtual reality has been changing. The potential and the prototypes have been around for decades, but the chatter has evolved from the technology itself—how the experience can be mad
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Juries 'could enter virtual crime scenes' following research - BBC News

Juries 'could enter virtual crime scenes' following research - BBC News | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be utilised to recreate crime scenes for jurors, researchers claim.
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Ready Player One Avatar Contest Seeks Fan Creations

Ready Player One Avatar Contest Seeks Fan Creations | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A new Ready Player One avatar contest is looking for creatively minded individuals to design characters for Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation.
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More U.S. Businesses Are Turning to Virtual Reality for Growth

More U.S. Businesses Are Turning to Virtual Reality for Growth | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Companies that incorporate virtual reality technology now could spur consumer interest, according to one analyst.
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Tour the "CBS This Morning" studio in virtual reality

Tour the "CBS This Morning" studio in virtual reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Be a fly on the wall and take a behind-the-scenes look at Studio 57
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MIT startup lets seniors enter the world of virtual reality - The Boston Globe

MIT startup lets seniors enter the world of virtual reality - The Boston Globe | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Two MIT Sloan School of Management graduate students launched Rendever Health, a startup that aims to integrate virtual reality technology into programs at senior living facilities throughout the country.
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Online High School in Japan Enters Virtual Reality

Online High School in Japan Enters Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Some students at a new online high school in Japan attended their opening ceremony by donning virtual reality headsets.
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This Has To Happen Before Virtual Reality Can Succeed — Medium

This Has To Happen Before Virtual Reality Can Succeed — Medium | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Inclusion of women in virtual reality is crucial.
Women bring a unique perspective. And the inclusion of them has never been more important in a technology where people are creating these incredibly powerful, emotional experiences where you’re shaping worlds.
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Microsoft HoloLens offers a kind of magic virtual reality can't

HoloLens isn't just a gaming device: Microsoft envisions it having applications in education, medicine, science and work.
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I'm looking forward to a marriage of the two. I don't know that the total immersion is going to take off as completely as we hope. Even the young'uns (enough of them) experience the nausea. Something that allows for immersion with making us feel so disconnected from ourselves and others....that's what I'm waiting to see!
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Virtual Reality Ventures Into Real World of Chronic Pain

Virtual Reality Ventures Into Real World of Chronic Pain | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
With benefits seen in acute pain and technology becoming more accessible, researchers see encouraging, albeit early, signs of use in chronic pain.
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Wolverton: VR's father worries about the technology's future

Wolverton: VR's father worries about the technology's future | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
But having that much power concentrated in one place is inherently dangerous, especially if leaders come along who are not so hung up on ethics, he said. And whenever one side of a relationship has far more information than the other side, there's the potential for abuse, he said.
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Open Mic Night: How VR is Changing Stand-Up Comedy

Open Mic Night: How VR is Changing Stand-Up Comedy | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Comedy clubs are but one small portion of society that could see a huge benefit from VR implementation via platforms such as AltspaceVR.
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This has been  "thing" in Second Life for as long as I can remember! People think SL is a place that came and went. Maybe the hype came and went but the community is strong, vibrant and full of energy! Music, dancing, comedy, art....
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Businesses, schools, hospitals test virtual-reality technology

Businesses, schools, hospitals test virtual-reality technology | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The University of Hartford's business school is providing a virtual-reality tour of its campus to accepted students hoping to convert them into matriculating pupils this fall.
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Going to Work in VR Will Actually Be Pretty Great—We Swear

Going to Work in VR Will Actually Be Pretty Great—We Swear | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
In this idealistic future of work we’ll communicate via digital personae that look, sound, and act like our professional selves—but better.
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A Virtual Teaching Assistant Fooled Hundreds of Students Into Thinking It Was Human

A Virtual Teaching Assistant Fooled Hundreds of Students Into Thinking It Was Human | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Students in an artificial intelligence course at the Georgia Institute of Technology had no idea their online teaching aide was literally a virtual assistant.
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How side-mounted LEDs can help fix VR’s “tunnel vision” and nausea problems

How side-mounted LEDs can help fix VR’s “tunnel vision” and nausea problems | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Ars interviews Microsoft Research group on its hacked-together findings.
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Stanford University Professor Jeremy Bailenson studies human behavior effects of virtual reality

Stanford University Professor Jeremy Bailenson studies human behavior effects of virtual reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Professor who's studied the technology for nearly two decades reveals effects it can have on human behavior
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What Do Our Online Avatars Reveal About Us?

What Do Our Online Avatars Reveal About Us? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The digital self-portraits we choose on various platforms are a window on ourselves and our intentions.
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Zapping Your Skull Could Alleviate Virtual Reality Motion Sickness

Zapping Your Skull Could Alleviate Virtual Reality Motion Sickness | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The Mayo Clinic is betting that technology developed for flight simulators could help bring a sense of motion to VR and reduce nausea, too.
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What’s VR useful for? More than you can possibly imagine

What’s VR useful for? More than you can possibly imagine | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
So in the meantime, skeptics, if you want to understand why VR is going to be so big, you’re going to have to use something we used to use a lot before television, and computers, and VR: your imagination.
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