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June 26, 2022

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Haptics Device Creates Realistic Virtual Textures

Tactile sensation is an incredibly important part of how humans perceive their reality. Haptics or devices that can produce extremely specific vibrations that can mimic the sensation of touch are a ...

Video Games Can Help Boost Children's Intelligence

Scientists have studied how the screen habits of US children correlates with how their cognitive abilities develop over time. They found that the children who spent an above-average time playing ...

A Minecraft Build Can Be Used to Teach Almost Any Subject

A professor has used Minecraft to teach a class on the history and culture of modernity. The course was based entirely within the game server, with instructions, in-class communication and course ...

Improving Reading Skills Through Action Video Games

What if video games, instead of being an obstacle to literacy, could actually help children improve their reading abilities? Scientists have tested an action video game for children, aimed to enhance ...
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Computer Games in the Classroom: Educational Success Depends on the Teacher

Future teachers see educational potential in computer games, study shows. Teacher training should therefore address their potential in the ...

Online Product Displays Can Shape Your Buying Behavior

One of the biggest marketing trends in the online shopping industry is personalization through curated product recommendations; however, it can change whether people buy a product they had been ...

Researchers Record Brainwaves to Measure 'Cybersickness'

In a new study, researchers used electroencephalography to better understand and work toward solutions for virtual reality-induced ...

Virtual Reality as Pain Relief: Reducing Dressing Change Pain in Pediatric Burn Patients

Prior studies have investigated alternative approaches to pain reduction in burn injury patients that focus on distraction, such as music, hypnosis, toys, and virtual reality (VR). A research team ...

Young Teens Should Only Use Recreational Internet and Video Games One Hour Daily

Middle-school aged children who use the internet, social media or video games recreationally for more than an hour each day during the school week have significantly lower grades and test scores, ...

Virtual Reality Warps Your Sense of Time

Psychology researchers found that playing games in virtual reality creates an effect called 'time compression,' where time goes by faster than you think. The research team compared time ...

After AIs Mastered Go and Super Mario, Scientists Have Taught Them How to 'Play' Experiments

Inspired by the mastery of artificial intelligence (AI) over games like Go and Super Mario, scientists have trained an AI agent - an autonomous computational program that observes and acts - how to ...

Virtual Avatar Coaching With Community Context for Adult-Child Dyads

Virtual reality avatar-based coaching shows promise to increase access to and extend the reach of nutrition education programs to children at risk for obesity, according to a new ...

Algorithm Helps Artificial Intelligence Systems Dodge 'Adversarial' Inputs

A deep-learning algorithm developed by researchers is designed to help machines navigate in the real world, where imperfect or 'adversarial' inputs may cause ...

Boys Who Play Video Games Have Lower Depression Risk

Boys who regularly play video games at age 11 are less likely to develop depressive symptoms three years later, finds a new ...

Video Game Can Identify Attention Deficit Symptoms

Adapting a traditional endless runner video game and using a raccoon as the protagonist, researchers have developed a platform that allows the identification and evaluation of the degree of attention ...

Create a Realistic VR Experience Using a Normal 360-Degree Camera

Scientists have developed a quick and easy approach for capturing 360° VR photography without using expensive specialist cameras. The system uses a commercially available 360° camera on a rotating ...

Fans Are Not Amused About Decisions Made by Video Assistants

Since the 2019/20 season, controversial referee calls in the English Premier League may be technically reviewed and, if deemed necessary, corrected. Using a Twitter analysis of 129 games in the ...

Reactive Video Playback That You Control With Your Body

Researchers have created a system that dynamically adapts to mirror the position of the viewer's body and matches the speed of video playback to the viewer's ...

Parental Restrictions on Tech Use Have Little Lasting Effect Into Adulthood

A new study of more than 1,200 individuals found that time spent with digital technology during adolescence has little impact on long-term use, suggesting that worries about widespread tech addiction ...

Computer Scientists Launch Counteroffensive Against Video Game Cheaters

Computer scientists have devised a new weapon against video game players who cheat. The researchers developed their approach for detecting cheaters using the popular first-person shooter game ...

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 eating disorders, through a process called Virtual ...

Screen Time Can Change Visual Perception -- And That's Not Necessarily Bad

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted many of our interactions online, with Zoom video calls replacing in-person classes, work meetings, conferences and other events. Will all that screen time damage ...

Battery-Free Game Boy Runs Forever

Researchers develop first-ever battery-free, energy-harvesting, interactive device. And it looks and feels like a retro 8-bit Nintendo Game ...

NBA Playoff Format Is Optimizing Competitive Balance by Eliminating Travel

In addition to helping protect players from COVID-19, the NBA 'bubble' in Orlando may be a competitive equalizer by eliminating team travel. Researchers analyzing the results of nearly 500 ...

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