The world's largest fully solar-powered boat, "Turanor PlanetSolar," docked in New York on Tuesday during a mission to study the effects of climate change on the Gulf Stream current.
A Kansas State University researcher is studying how religion—particularly Buddhism—fits into new forms of virtual reality.
In the virtual world of Second Life, female avatars expose substantially more skin than males, independent of their virtual body proportions, according to research published December 26 in the open access journal PLOS ONE ...
An ARC-funded project exploring isolation, illness and the internet suggests online virtual worlds can offer support for isolated individuals suffering disabilities – but accessibility remains a major obstacle.
French software design group Dassault Systemes raised on Thursday its 2012 sales target after posting a 22 percent jump in first-half profit to 156.4 million euros ($190 million).
Researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum have found a massive security gap at Amazon Cloud Services. Using different methods of attack (signature wrapping and cross site scripting) they tested the system which was deemed "safe". ...
Academics at the University of Derby are using the virtual reality platform Second Life to gauge people's unconscious attitudes towards 'green' issues such as recycling.
Old or young, beautiful or sinister - the choices are endless when designing an avatar or a virtual alter ego. In the end, do people choose one that is really different from themselves? Usually not, according to new Concordia ...
Linden Lab, creator of the online virtual world Second Life, said Wednesday it was laying off 30 percent of its staff.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of 'virtual' worlds to see how criminals use them to launder real money is underway at the University of the West of England.