It’s a familiar scene, whether on TV or in the lab: A body is cut open, prodded and poked to reveal how someone died. Now a recent study suggests a high-tech, less-invasive version of an autopsy — using MRI and CT scans — performs just as well as a conventional post-mortem exam.
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This educational startup in Russia shrinks kids down to the size of individual atoms using virtual reality
MEL Science I recently had the strangely-pleasurable experience of being shrunken down virtually to the size of an individual electron, gaining an immersive 360-degree view of the invisible world that forms the very basis of our reality. MEL Science, a company based in St. Petersburg, Russia, provides a series of virtual reality experiences that can […]
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Balmain used virtual models instead of real women in its latest campaign ‘to present diversity’ — and a lot of people are furious
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Balmain is using a “Virtual Army” of digital models for its latest campaign. The campaign has garnered some negative reactions. Some commenters think the digital models are taking opportunities away from real working models, especially models of color. Others like the experimental element of the campaign. Major fashion brand Balmain is used […]
A new study by Guelph researchers suggests a virtual reality program may be useful in helping children learn how to cross streets safely. Children who took part in the program made 75 to 98 per cent fewer road-crossing errors on a test when compared to their untrained counterparts.
A Calgary hospital has become the first in Canada to treat patients with virtual reality technology. It has seen patients experience a 75-percent reduction in discomfort by escaping their surroundings during painful procedures. Graydon Cuthbertson, a patient at Rockyview General Hospital, nearly lost his legs from compartment syndrome. Following multiple surgeries on his calf muscle, […]
Rockyview is the first hospital in Canada to use virtual reality technology to help wound care patients alleviate the pain and stress of treatment.
Museum of Symmetry aims to take you on a journey through vibrant places inspired by nature and geometry. Through interacting with the places around you and wandering the beautiful paths that lead through the game, you’ll be able to lose yourself in sumptuous environments, taking in the surreal, pleasantly-dreamy corners of this imaginary world. Museum […]
I tried a new virtual reality program that puts firefighter trainees in front of a raging fire to prep them for life-threatening situations
Supplied I have been trying out a new virtual reality program that helps firefighters to get accustomed to dangerous, high-pressure situations without them having to be physically in the field tackling real fires. Dimension Data, a global technology integrator and managed services provider, and Flaim Systems, an immersive VR start-up owned by Deakin University, have […]