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Virtual reality lab focuses on conservation

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TechAndComputer (Apr. 11, 2011) — Timber! Cutting down a tree in a virtual forest can bring new ideas of conservation crashing down on you. If a tree falls in a virtual reality forest, will anyone hear an environmental message? They will, as long as they were the ones who cut down the make-believe redwood.

New findings from Stanford researchers show that people who were immersed in a three-dimensional virtual forest and told to saw through a...

TechAndComputer (Apr. 11, 2011) — Timber! Cutting down a tree in a virtual forest can bring new ideas of conservation crashing down on you. If a tree falls in a virtual reality forest, will anyone hear an environmental message? They will, as long as they were the ones who cut down the...

Playability: What a video game needs to be successful

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TechAndComputer (Mar. 10, 2011) — Researchers at the University of Granada have created a video game that will serve as a model to assess all aspects related to video games; it has also established a conceptual framework that will allow experts to assess players' experiences. The researchers based their study on their own experiences in previous projects where they developed educational resources and video games aimed at educational environments.

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Use of interactive digital exercise games by children can result in high level of energy expenditure

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TechAndComputer (Mar. 7, 2011) — Middle school-aged children who participated in interactive digital gaming activities that feature player movement (exergaming), such as dancing or boxing, increased their energy expenditure to a level of moderate or vigorous intensity, according to a report posted online March 7 that will appear in the July print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

"The prevalence of overweight children and...

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Virtual reality can improve design skills in younger generation

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TechAndComputer (Mar. 4, 2011) — Rapidly improving technology is changing everyday life for all generations. This constantly changing environment can be a difficult adjustment for older generations. However, for the current generation known as "Generation Y," this sense of constant technology adaption isn't an adjustment; it is a way of life. A University of Missouri researcher says a widening gap is occurring between educators and students due...

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Augmented reality system for learning chess

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TechAndComputer (Feb. 19, 2011) — Two students from the Terrassa School of Engineering have designed an innovative augmented reality system for learning to play chess that combines augmented reality, computer vision and artificial intelligence.

An ordinary webcam, a chess board, a set of 32 pieces and custom software are the key elements in the final degree project of the telecommunications engineering students Ivan Paquico and Cristina Palmero,...

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