Bats: Virtually a model of flight

If you want to get a good look at a bat, a cave is a pretty good place to go. But on a Thursday in mid-December at Brown’s Granoff Center, there were virtual bats flapping about in a cave of a different sort. In a class called “Virtual Reality Design for Science,”...
Heartbeats link mind and body together

Heartbeats link mind and body together

While we’re not necessarily aware of our heartbeat, this inner rhythm actually contributes to how we experience the body, and what belongs to it, according to research recently conducted at EPFL. A study to be published in the journal Psychological Science later...

Successful weight loss maintenance using Second Life

36% of Americans are considered obese. And plenty of roadblocks exist to successfully keeping weight off once it’s lost. In a new study released in the May/June 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, investigators from The University of...

Simulating firefighting operations on a PC

Firefighters often put their lives at risk during operations, so it is essential they have reliable tools to help them do their job. Now, a modular simulation kit is set to help develop new information and communication technologies – and ensure they are tailored to...

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