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Article ID: 704777

New Virtual Reality Experience Highlights NASA’s Webb Space Telescope

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Visit the James Webb Space Telescope at its orbit point beyond the Moon, 1 million miles from Earth. Fly through the Orion Nebula and watch a planet-forming disk take shape. Explore the star fields of a simulated galaxy. Or get hands-on and fling stars into a ravenous black hole to watch them spaghettify. All of these encounters are part of the new WebbVR virtual experience.

Released:
5-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 703786

The fallout to Fallout 76: How a video game shapes the identity of a state

West Virginia University

Through the coming weeks, video gamers will be blasting away mutated monsters, exploring nuked country roads and rebuilding America, a noble duty that begins in virtual West Virginia.

Released:
13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 703565

AI helps Minecraft players improve architecture skills

Cornell University

Computer scientists at Cornell University have developed a Minecraft modification that uses artificial intelligence to help players improve their in-game architecture skills.

Released:
7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703507

The Vault Game Unlocks History of Emotions

University of Adelaide

Researchers from the University of Adelaide working with software developers have created a unique educational game which shows players how emotions have changed throughout history.

Released:
6-Nov-2018 9:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    30-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702728

Study: Advertising Prevalent in Children's Apps

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Child consumer advocacy groups, led by Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, plan to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about the study’s findings.

Released:
24-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702771

Playing Video Games to Cope with Anxiety May Increase Risk for Addiction

Iowa State University

People who play video games to cope with anxiety are more likely to have symptoms of gaming disorder, according to a new ISU study. Researchers say higher levels of stress increased the risk for addiction.

Released:
25-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702737

Not ‘just for kids’

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Video games and interactive media like the Fallout series and Fortnite, which is currently one of the nation’s most popular games, have interested Nick Bowman, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and a research associate of WVU’s Interaction Lab, for years.

Released:
24-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702034

UNH Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults

University of New Hampshire

As recent news headlines have shown, bystanders can play a pivotal role when it comes to sexual assault and relationship violence. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that video games show promise as a tool to share information and influence bystander attitudes and efficacy in situations of sexual violence.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 10:20 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701922

World of Plankton Interactive Ecological Game at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In an installation at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, The World of Plankton allows up to four players to gather around a giant digital touch table to capture and explore zooplankton, phytoplankton, and fish species.

Released:
9-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities


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