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How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach in order to fit in with technology. Software like PowerPoint, for example, which has long been used as an education tool, wasn’t designed for education. Nonetheless, it has been a staple tool in education settings, used as a way […] … learn more→

Virtual reality really is heading to a university near you

Virtual reality really is heading to a university near you

Picture this. You’re walking through a chemistry lab, watching as some students happily experiment with hazardous substances while others interact with 3D projections of the molecules as they react to each other. Over in the next room, a trainee nurse triages a stream of patients based on their various symptoms, while across the hall a […] … learn more→

Virtual smells may soon be ready for your phone and TV

Virtual reality promises to someday transport humans into other worlds, scents and all. Here’s how the technology of virtual smells work, and what such odiferous “VR smells” could mean for our noses and the future. When you watch a movie, you may not always be thinking “wow, I wish I could smell this.” That’s because […] … learn more→

Oculus Rift brings a whole new dimension to communication

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest spending spree has landed Facebook an exciting new gadget in the form of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that is used by gamers and researchers alike to enhance encounters. Announcing a deal worth US$2 billion, Facebook said it plans to move the Oculus Rift beyond gaming, into “communications, media and […] … learn more→