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Innovative virtual reality exposure therapy shows promise for returning troops

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TechAndComputer (Feb. 17, 2011) — An article published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress is one of the first to provide evidence of the effectiveness of exposure therapy with active duty military service members suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study shows that virtual reality exposure therapy resulted in significant reductions in PTSD symptoms after an average of seven treatment sessions....

TechAndComputer (Feb. 17, 2011) — An article published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress is one of the first to provide evidence of the effectiveness of exposure therapy with active duty military service members suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study...

Virtual laboratory predicts train vibrations

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TechAndComputer (Feb. 9, 2011) — A team of researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV, Spain) has designed a mathematical procedure for evaluating the vibrations produced by a train as it travels along its tracks. The model, which has been validated using data from the Madrid-Barcelona AVE high speed train line, makes it possible to predict the pattern of vibrations according to the type of train, the materials involved, and...

TechAndComputer (Feb. 9, 2011) — A team of...

Taking unpleasant surprises out of cosmetic surgery

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TechAndComputer (Feb. 3, 2011) — For some plastic surgery patients, expectations are unrealistically high. Basing their hopes on the before-and-after albums offered in surgeons' offices, they expect to achieve a perfect body or to look just like a favorite celeb. But those albums only show how someone else's liposuction, breast augmentation, or buttocks enhancement turned out.

Now a Tel Aviv University researcher is developing software based on...

TechAndComputer (Feb. 3, 2011) — For some...

Moving holograms: From science fiction to reality

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 3, 2010) — A new type of holographic telepresence allows the projection of a three-dimensional, moving image without the need for special eyewear such as 3D glasses or other auxiliary devices.

Remember the Star Wars scene in which R2D2 projects a three-dimensional image of a troubled Princess Leia delivering a call for help to Luke Skywalker and his allies? What used to be science fiction is now close to becoming reality...

TechAndComputer (Nov. 3, 2010) — A new type...

New software brings facial-recognition technology to mobile phones

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TechAndComputer (Oct. 26, 2010) — Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed software for mobile phones that can track your facial features in real-time. Eventually it will be able to tell who the user is, where they are looking and even how they are feeling.

The method is believed to be unrivalled for speed and accuracy and could lead to facial recognition replacing passwords and PIN numbers to log into internet sites from a...

TechAndComputer (Oct. 26, 2010) — Scientists...