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Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites

Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

A Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with its past through virtual reality models of sacred sites
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Explore CERN in the world of Minecraft | CERN

Explore CERN in the world of Minecraft | CERN | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Now you can discover CERN and the ATLAS detector in incredible detail on the gaming platform Minecraft, through ATLAScraft, launched today. The virtual world recreates the Laboratory using Minecraft’s signature 3D blocks, in an interactive museum and map that includes striking images accompanied by detailed explanations and mini-games to explore the world of particle physics.
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3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Save Businesses Billions

3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Save Businesses Billions | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Three forms of telepresence showing the greatest potential return on investment are: virtual experts, virtual rooms and robotic presence.
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The brave new world of digital humans, designed to do our bidding

The brave new world of digital humans, designed to do our bidding | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
HBO’s “Westworld” may feel like a distant reality, but AI startups are already working on human-like avatars that can do our bidding.
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The Australian Pharmacists Of The Future Are Learning In A Virtual Classroom

The Australian Pharmacists Of The Future Are Learning In A Virtual Classroom | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Griffith University's School of Pharmacy has no need for old-fashioned learning tools - these students are learning in classrooms equipped with a rang
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Virtual training tool allows first responders to train across jurisdictions, disciplines

Virtual training tool allows first responders to train across jurisdictions, disciplines | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A free virtual training tool allows first responders from different disciplines to train together for critical incidents
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VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet

VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Jaron Lanier is one of virtual reality’s most recognizable figures. He’s credited with popularizing the term itself, and he co-founded VPL, a short-lived but groundbreaking company that buil
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Lily Allen could have been a billionaire if she had performed this one gig

Lily Allen could have been a billionaire if she had performed this one gig | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
If Lily accepted her fee in the cryptocurrency back in 2009, she may now have been £1.68 billion richer.
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VR artist: 'You need to see disabled people as people'

VR artist: 'You need to see disabled people as people' | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual reality, or VR, can transport people to places they never imagined they’d visit. It can make art and other life experiences — from hiking the Grand Canyon to hiking through the Amazon rainforest — accessible to everyone. For Jeff … Continue reading →
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Virtual reality for bacteria

Virtual reality for bacteria | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) have managed to control the behavior of individual bacteria by connecting them to a computer. A potential application of such bio-digital hybrid technology could make it possible to 'debug' complex biological systems in the same way complex computer codes are debugged: by testing each part individually while simulating its surroundings in a form of virtual reality.
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Virtual Reality: It’s About Changing the Game Not Playing It

Virtual Reality: It’s About Changing the Game Not Playing It | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality (VR) games are big business. That’s the logical conclusion from being inundated with VR buying options during the 2017 holiday season.
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The Promise and Disappointment of Virtual Reality

The Promise and Disappointment of Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Imagine that you and a group of friends are walking through a tunnel, carrying a variety of objects. A backpack. A vase. A toy spaceship. The cardboard cut-out
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Immerse Yourself in New Worlds With Augmented and Virtual Reality - IEEE - The Institute

Immerse Yourself in New Worlds With Augmented and Virtual Reality - IEEE - The Institute | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
IEEE Transmitter features ways the technologies can be used to explore outer space and to treat medical conditions
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Virtual Reality Can Help Convict Nazi War Criminals - Lovesick Cyborg

Virtual Reality Can Help Convict Nazi War Criminals - Lovesick Cyborg | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The short documentary film "Nazi VR" tells of how a virtual reality version of the concentration camp Auschwitz helped convict a Nazi war criminal.
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Virtual Reality: The Next Generation Of Education, Learning and Training

Virtual Reality: The Next Generation Of Education, Learning and Training | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
VR opens learners of all types to new possibilities.
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The very real health dangers of virtual reality

The very real health dangers of virtual reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Before you or your children wear out your shiny new VR gadgets, be sure you're fully aware of the potential health risks of this exciting technology.
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Can "Avatar Therapy" Help People Confront Hallucinations?

Can "Avatar Therapy" Help People Confront Hallucinations? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

In a recent study, schizophrenics engaged the distressing voices they hear through digital audio-visual representations
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Going virtual—UniSA app to equip next-gen journalists

Going virtual—UniSA app to equip next-gen journalists | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Journalism has emerged as one of the 21st century's most rapidly "disrupted" industries as the rise of social media has undermined the effectiveness of traditional journalism. So how do you teach journalism in this new contex
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Why be Moral in a Virtual World? | Journal of Practical Ethics

Why be Moral in a Virtual World? | Journal of Practical Ethics | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Interesting paper by John McMillan and Mike King of University of Otaga in the recent edition of Journal of Practical Ethics. In my current survey of Second Life residents, (http://www.fourbridgesproject.org/second-life-survey.html) 73% of the respondents say that their avatar is helpful to others in the virtual world while only 66% describe themselves as being helpful to others offline. Not that this is a moral imperative, being helpful to others, but it walks along that line. (Image is from millay Freschi in Second Life and not from the paper itself.)

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Virtual reality might save my long-distance relationship

Virtual reality might save my long-distance relationship | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Facebook Spaces, Facebook's new virtual reality program, could one day change the future of long-distance dating.
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For More Than Half A Million Users, Second Life Still Remains A Home

For More Than Half A Million Users, Second Life Still Remains A Home | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Released in 2003, the platform Second Life has seemingly become a relic of Internet past.
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Is mixed reality the next frontier for VR and AR?

Is mixed reality the next frontier for VR and AR? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
SHARE THIS POSTTweet Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are both terms that are well-known amongst techies. However, mixed Read More → "Is mixed reality the next frontier for VR and AR?"
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Virtual Reality Allows Patients to Preview Their Own Surgery

Virtual Reality Allows Patients to Preview Their Own Surgery | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Brain surgeon practices operation through virtual reality, uses it to teach students
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How Blockchain Is Breathing New Life Into Virtual Real Estate

How Blockchain Is Breathing New Life Into Virtual Real Estate | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Innovations in both virtual reality and blockchain are creating interesting opportunities in fields such as gaming and entertainment. Now, real estate has emerged as another field that looks to benefit from the convergence between VR and blockchain.
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