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Google Maps-driven Map Dive 3D-tracking hands-on
This week the folks at the development studio known as Instrument have brought a virtual reality demonstration to Google I/O 2013, complete with a multi-display drop from the upper atmosphere down toward the earth in freefall.
Fri May 17, 2013
Movie review: The Thirteenth Floor
A pair of scientists have created a virtual reality 1930's Los Angeles that is so realistic the characters don't realize they are not real.
New innovations in the 3D printing industry
Regardless, the new technology offers some very interesting and fascinating possibilities.
Thu May 16, 2013
Valve's wearable computing ace discusses the challenges facing VR
Following on his talk on virtual reality delivered at this year's Game Developers Conference, Michael Abrash has written up a new blog post on some of the technical challenges in getting hardware like the Oculus Rift to feel "real" to the human brain.
Tue May 14, 2013
Mobile Apps Make Field Trips More Interactive
As districts cope with tightening budgets and testing schedules, field trips often fall by the wayside.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Rancho Cucamonga senior living facility to hold dementia simulation event for public
The Atria Del Rey Senior Living facility will be holding the Dementia Virtual Reality Tour on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The free event is open for the public to experience simulated dementia and senior challenges, and the obstacles of aging.
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Virtual Guillotine Simulators - New Videogame from Oculus Rift Will...
Virtual reality company Oculus Rift has created a game that is unlike any other: a guillotine simulator.
Mon May 13, 2013
ETC Simulation Contracted to Update ADMS Training Center for Korean National Fire Service Academy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., USA, May 9, 2013 - Environmental Tectonics Corporation's Simulation Division, located in Orlando, Fla., has been contracted by the Korean National Fire Service Academy to extend their Maintenance Plan for their Advanced Disaster Management Simulator .
Simulator-based robotic sx curriculum hones skills
A simulator-based curriculum incorporating fundamental skills of robotic surgery is feasible and improves effectiveness in basic robotic surgery skills, according to a study published in the April issue of Urology .
Sun May 12, 2013
Half-Life 2 Gets Official Support for Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift announced that Valve is now officially supporting the virtual reality headset for Half-Life 2 and has also added support for SteamPipe.
Can bonding with your virtual self alter your perceptions?
If you create and modify your own virtual reality avatars, could what happens to these alter egos influence how you perceive virtual environments? Penn State researchers found this question relevant to designing more realistic and immersive virtual reality exercises and games.
Sat May 11, 2013
Simulation Technician NewYork-Presbyterian Hosp...
High-Tech Medical Education Saves Lives: You Can Make It Possible Simulation environments allow clinicians to practice their skills, increase their knowledge and improve their professional judgment.
Fri May 10, 2013
Premium Online Content Added to the ARTHRO Mentor Training Curriculum
After performing various hardware and software upgrades to the ARTHRO Mentor, Simbionix is now pleased to announce the addition of a comprehensive training curriculum designed for orthopedic and sports medicine programs.
CDC Wants Trainees to 'Temporarily Forget' Exercises Aren't Real
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deploys staff members to some of the most stressful and dangerous environments on earth and the agency wants to make sure they have the emotional wherewithal to handle that pressure.
Augmented Reality May Change The Way Surgeons Learn Robot-Assisted Surgery
A new study validating a first of its kind prototype using augmented reality in surgical training was recently presented.
Half-Life 2 Gets Official Oculus Rift Support
We know that as far as official support is concerned, Valve's Team Fortress 2 is currently being supported by the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and if you were looking forward to playing more of Valve's games using the VR headset, you're in luck as Half-Life 2 gets official support via the opt-in beta version.
As the founder of MIT's Media Lab and a popular columnist for Wired , Nicholas Negroponte has amassed a following of dedicated readers.
Thu May 09, 2013
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Students learn texting, driving dangers
Seventy-five percent of teenagers admit texting while driving is common among their friends.
Guy Rides Virtual Roller Coaster With Oculus Rift, Stumbles Around A Lot, Almost Smashes Monitor
This is a video of Brandon trying a roller coaster simulator with an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and earphones on.
Minecraft gets Oculus Rift support via third-party mod
Oculus Rift , the virtual reality visor that came into fruition after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign last summer is still making waves around the internet.