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VR has the potential to ease chronic pain, study suggests

Virtual reality (VR) can help to ease someone’s sensitivity to pain, new research suggests. Scientists at Imperial College London found that people immersed in VR scenes of the Arctic reported... Read More


Engineers build humanoid robot capable of mimicking human balance  

A two-legged robot which can maintain its balance while running and jumping has been hailed as a breakthrough in robotic engineering by researchers, who say it could one day be... Read More


Public more likely to blame humans for accidents rather than autonomous car

Research suggests that in an accident where a human driver and AI dual control made an error, people would consider the human to be more at fault. The public is... Read More


Study reveals shoplifting risk may reduce with the introduction of human-like faces at self-service checkout

Digitised human-like faces at self-service checkouts could reduce the risk of shoplifting at supermarkets, a new study suggests. Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee developed virtual characters to examine whether... Read More


Lenovo and Intel team up on interstellar research supercomputer

Lenovo and Intel have announced they have collaborated on a supercomputer for one of the world's leading blackhole research teams. The Flatiron Institute, located in New York City, is using... Read More


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