News tagged with second life

Disabled on the outside of virtual worlds

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.

dateNov 26, 2012 in Other
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Cloud computing: Gaps in the 'cloud'

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". ...

dateOct 24, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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What's your eco-attitude?

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.

dateSep 29, 2010 in Social Sciences
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