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Virtual Reality News
March 28, 2020

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'Surfing Attack' Hacks Siri, Google With Ultrasonic Waves

Using ultrasound waves propagating through a solid surface, researchers were able to read text messages and make fraudulent calls on a cellphone sitting on a desk up to 30 feet ... read more
Research on novel nanoelectronics devices has enabled brain neurons and artificial neurons to communicate with each other over ... read more

Computer Scientists Develop New Tool That Generates Videos from Themed Text

A global team of computer scientists have developed ''Write-A-Video'', a new tool that generates videos from themed text. Using words and text editing, the tool automatically determines which scenes ... read more

Specific Neurons That Map Memories Now Identified in the Human Brain

Neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. They studied recordings in neurosurgical patients who had electrodes ... read more
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Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ... read more

Modern Virtual and Augmented Reality Device Can Help Simulate Sight Loss

A new study demonstrates how commercially available head mounted displays (HMD) can be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with sight loss from glaucoma. The study suggests ... read more

Deep Learning Can Fool Listeners by Imitating Any Guitar Amplifier

A study demonstrates that digital simulations of guitar amplifiers can sound just like the real thing. The implications are that as the software models continue to improve, they can replace ... read more

Enjoying the View? How Computer Games Can Help Evaluate Landscapes

Geographers are stepping into the virtual world of computer games to develop exciting new ways of assessing landscapes. Researchers have spent years analyzing geographical landscapes and determining ... read more

The One Ring -- To Track Your Finger's Location

Researchers have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone's index finger and continuously track hand ... read more

Game-Based Virtual Archaeology Field School

Before they can get started at their field site - a giant cave studded with stalactites, stalagmites and human artifacts -- 15 undergraduate students must figure out how to use their virtual hands ... read more

As Seen in Movies, New Meta-Hologram Can Be Used as a Communication Tool

Scientists have developed a multiplexed meta-hologram device operating at visible light. The newly developed technique can transmit information to multiple users from different locations. This can be ... read more

Virtual Reality, Real Injuries: How to Reduce Physical Risk in VR

Carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders, eye-strain headaches -- these are all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what happens when you step away from the desktop and into virtual reality? ... read more

Virtual Reality Could Help Flu Vaccination Rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a new ... read more

To Navigate, Flies Make Flexible Mental Maps of the World

Flies use visual cues to finesse their mental maps of the environment. Two new studies use virtual reality to show ... read more

'Epidermal VR' Gives Technology a Human Touch

Researchers have developed a new thin, wireless system that adds a sense of touch to any virtual reality (VR) experience. Not only does this platform potentially add new dimensions to our ... read more

Researchers Bring Gaming to Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. A new study details three games created for level three and ... read more

Army Researcher Promotes Cooperation Between Humans, Autonomous Machines

The trust between humans and autonomous machines is a research priority -- as machines become integral to society, it is critical to understand the impact on human ... read more

Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing in Art Therapy?

Researchers have conducted a study to see if virtual reality can be used as an expressive tool in art ... read more

Larger Than Life: Augmented Ants

The first app of its kind allows users to interact with biodiversity research through augmented ... read more

Immersion in Virtual Reality Scenes of the Arctic Helps to Ease People's Pain

Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has ... read more

New Photonic Liquid Crystals Could Lead to Next-Generation Displays

A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays -- 3D, augmented and virtual reality ... read more

Virtual Speed Bump for Lightning-Fast Markets Proposed

A researcher says a tiny tweak to how certain trades happen could make for more efficient stock markets, and it's already being adopted by major ... read more

Intuitive Virtual Reality: Bimodal 'Electronic Skin' Developed

Through the crafty use of magnetic fields, scientists have developed the first electronic sensor that can simultaneously process both touchless and tactile stimuli. Prior attempts have so far failed ... read more

Compact Depth Sensor Inspired by Spiders

Inspired by jumping spiders, researchers have developed a compact and efficient depth sensor that could be used on board microrobots, in small wearable devices, or in lightweight virtual and ... read more

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