'You will give birth in pain': Neanderthals too
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of California at Davis (USA) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) present a virtual reconstruction of a female Neanderthal ...
Augmented reality windshield from GM to show drivers potential hazards (w/ Video)
The Origin of Artificial Species: Creating Artificial Personalities
Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology
Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there.
Scientists create hybrid system of human-machine interaction
In a groundbreaking study, scientists at Florida Atlantic University have created a "hybrid" system to examine real-time interactions between humans and machines (virtual partners).
GravitySpace shows how floors will smarten up (w/ video)
Can avatars change the way we think and act? (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researcher finds that experiences with avatars, including personalized images of ourselves, can change our view of reality and the way we act in the real world.
Virtual women reveal more skin, regardless of body proportions
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 ON ...
Too scary to be real, research looks to quantify eeriness in virtual characters
(PhysOrg.com) -- Indiana University's Karl MacDorman has been to the valley -- the uncanny valley of virtual humans so lifelike they give us real humans the creeps. What he's found is that things don't look ...
Future science: Using 3D worlds to visualize data
Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world ...
Low-powered, high-speed head-mounted display with augment reality chip
Walking around the streets searching for a place to eat will be no hassle when a head-mounted display (HMD) becomes affordable and ubiquitous. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology ...
Researchers unveil new technique to detect bots in casual online games
(Phys.org)—Casual online games, such as FarmVille and Fantastic Contraption, have thousands of enthusiastic followers – but the use of automated "bots" to give some players an advantage is short-changing ...
Virtual possessions have powerful hold on teenagers, researchers say
Digital imagery, Facebook updates, online music collections, email threads and other immaterial artifacts of today's online world may be as precious to teenagers as a favorite book that a parent once read to them or a t-shirt ...
New technology helps scientists understand ancient fossils
Some of the world's oldest human bones and other ancient relics are studied here using some of the world's newest technologies.