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June 26, 2022

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Ultra-Thin Film Creates Vivid 3D Images With Large Field of View

Researchers have developed a new ultra-thin film that can create detailed 3D images viewable under normal illumination without any special reading devices. The images appear to float on top of the ...

Training Virtually Can Reduce Psychosocial Stress and Anxiety

Everyone knows that exercise brings physical and psychological benefits. A new study suggests that virtual reality exercise induces similar effects, meaning those with limited mobility may be able to ...

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 ...

Laser Bursts Drive Extremely Fast Logic Gates

By clarifying the role of 'real' and 'virtual' charge carriers in laser-induced currents, researchers have taken a decisive step toward creating ultrafast ...
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How Did Visitors Experience the Domestic Space in Pompeii?

Researchers have used virtual reality and 3D eye-tracking technology to examine what drew the attention of the visitors when entering the stunning environment of an ancient Roman house. The team ...

Adding AI to Museum Exhibits Increases Learning, Keeps Kids Engaged Longer

Researchers have demonstrated a more effective way to support learning and increase engagement at science-focused museum exhibits. They used artificial intelligence to create a new genre of ...

Chemical Reaction Design Goes Virtual

Researchers aim to streamline the time- and resource-intensive process of screening ligands during catalyst design by using virtual ...

Researchers Use Flat Lenses to Extend Viewing Distance for 3D Display

Researchers have demonstrated a prototype glasses-free 3D light field display system with a significantly extended viewing distance thanks to a newly developed flat lens. The system is an important ...

Temperature Variation Could Help New Touchscreen Technology Simulate Virtual Shapes

High-fidelity touch has the potential to significantly expand the scope of what we expect from computing devices, making new remote sensory experiences possible. The research on these advancements ...

Forget Handheld Virtual Reality Controllers: A Smile, Frown or Clench Will Suffice

An international team of researchers has taken facial recognition technology to the next level, using a person's expression to manipulate objects in a virtual reality setting without the use of ...

Where Did That Sound Come From?

Neuroscientists developed a computer model that can localize sounds. The model, which consists of several convolutional neural networks, not only performs the task as well as humans do, it also ...

Screening Study IDs Inhibitor of Key COVID Virus Enzyme

A study reports the discovery of a molecule with significant potential to disable the COVID-19 virus. The molecule was identified using high-throughput virtual screening -- a search through a library ...

How Robots Learn to Hike

Researchers have developed a new control approach that enables a legged robot, called ANYmal, to move quickly and robustly over difficult terrain. Thanks to machine learning, the robot can combine ...

Boxing Up Molecular Machines

Boxing up molecular machines. The construction of a molecular rotor inside a nanostructured cage allows for the development of a tunable molecular ...

Rollercoaster of Emotions: Exploring Emotions With Virtual Reality

To the left and right, the landscape drifts idly by, the track in front of you. Suddenly, a fire. The tension builds. The ride reaches its highest point. Only one thing lies ahead: the abyss. ...

Now Scientists Can Efficiently Screen Billions of Chemical Compounds to Find Effective New Drug Therapies

Researchers developed a new, faster, less expensive method for screening billions of chemical compounds to find new, targeted drug ...

Virtual Reality Tool to Be Used in the Fight Against Disease

Science has the technology to measure the activity of every gene within a single individual cell, and just one experiment can generate thousands of cells worth of data. Researchers have now ...

Virtual Fluid for the Description of Interfacial Effects in Metallic Materials

A research group presents a new simulation method for describing the attachment of a liquid to a ...

New Holographic Camera Sees the Unseen With High Precision

Researchers have invented a new high-resolution camera that can see the unseen -- including around corners and through scattering media, such as skin, fog or potentially even the human ...

Autonomous Driving: Saving Millions in Test Kilometers

Researchers have developed a method to validate test drives through highly realistic driving simulation studies and to substantially simplify the approval process for automated driving ...

Bridging Optics and Electronics

Researchers have developed a simple spatial light modulator made from gold electrodes covered by a thin film of electro-optical material that changes its optical properties in response to electric ...

Ultra-Short Flashes of Light Illuminate a Possible Path to Future Beyond-CMOS Electronics

Researchers have demonstrated that ultra-short pulses of light, down to 34 millionths of a billionth of a second, elicit the same response as continuous illumination. The experiment harnessed ...

Making Self-Driving Cars Human-Friendly

Automated vehicles could be made more pedestrian-friendly thanks to new research which could help them predict when people will cross the road. Scientists investigating how to better understand ...

Soft Pressure Sensor Breakthrough Solves Field's Most Challenging Bottleneck

Researchers solved one of the biggest problems with existing wearable pressure sensors: even the slightest amount of pressure, something as light as a tight long sleeve shirt over a sensor, can throw ...

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