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Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo

...ts for spectators. But making an accurate virtual reality environment was only half thework. The virtual gor...to make it realistic." Students using the virtual reality system will be transported intothe zoo's Habitat 3 with a typical gorilla family. In reality, thisha...

Where Fossils Fear To Tread: Scientists Follow Genes To An Ancient Ancestor

...animals appeared at breakneck speed. "The reality is that animals with appendages took off and dominated the Earth," at that time Carroll said. "It was like an arms race" with animals that could swim faster, grab tighter and fight with greater effect dominating the ocean environment and conquering n...

National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems

...lab and into commercial use. Their concept became reality when the Agri-Business Commercialization and Development Centerwas established in Richland in 1994. ### Background Information Release date: January 6, 1998 Contact: Tim Ledbetter (509) 385-5953 National lab to address agriculture an...

Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool

...Milgram, P., Yin, S., Grodski, J.J., "An augmented reality based teleoperation interface for unstructured environments", Proc. ANS 7th Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems, Augusta, GA, April 1997. Rastogi, A., "Design of an interface for teleoperation in unstructured environments using Augmented ...

Results Of Hog-Stress Study May Lead To Better Management Methods

...eat more and grow faster as a result. However, the reality isthat not all stressors are controllable." Heat stress on summer days, in which temperatures in pig pens may reach28 to 34 degrees Celsius (82 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit), is often uncontrollablein that applicable cooling systems are not entirely eff...

New Machine Slashes Time, Cost To Make Unique Lenses

...e consumer realm, aspheresare also used in virtual reality helmets, professional-qualitymovie cameras, surgical lasers, bar-code laser scanners, and inendoscopes to see inside the body. The new machine might alsoprovide a cheaper way to produce aspheric elements that are foundin the $500,000 lenses now used ...

China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues

...ributed to the burning of impure coal, they are in reality the consequence ofthe complex interactions of geology, climate, energy needs, food preferences,and cultural practices. "Worldwide, nearly one billion people use coal in unvented ovens for heat andcooking," said Dr. Robert Finkelman of the U.S. Geolo...

Putting Doesn't Pollute, Research Finds

...ace water or travel into the groundwater. "The reality of any fungicide application to dense turf is that most of thefungicides doesn't reach the ground," Turco says. "About 90 percent of thefungicide remains on the grass leaf blade, where it is absorbed by the plantwithin 48 hours." From there the p...

Biotech Foods Ready For Primetime, Experts Say

...sion in American agriculture, entered the realm of reality in a big way in 1998. The fact is that if in the past year you've topped a sandwich with cheese, gobbled down a bowl of cereal, or guzzled a soft drink, chances are that you've eaten foods from genetically modified crops. Although people in agricultu...

Multi Drug Resistant-TB: Russian Economic Collapse Will Lead To Global Spread Of "Ebola With Wings"

...ime before MDR-TB ofRussian origin becomes a daily reality in other countries worldwide. The current Russian economic crisis will further deplete already strainedresources of public medicine. The resulting shortage of anti-TB drugs willinevitably lead to the massive practice of substandard antibiotic treatme...

Study Documents Attitudes About Assisted Suicide Among Patients With Lou Gehrig's Disease

... said Johnston. "With physician-assisted suicide a reality in Oregon wethink more of this kind of work is necessary to help health care providersunderstand what prompts someone to ask for a lethal prescription."...

How Nature Harvests Sunlight

...in a computer, you are not sure that what youdo is reality and not just virtual reality," Schulten said. "But by havingsufficient biological data, you can know that you are modeling correctly. Inour case, the data without modeling could not be interpreted, but with themodeling we could complete a clear and...

Duke Geologist Decries Using Engineering Models To Predict Natural Phenomena

...theseprojects will have a definite "lifetime." But reality is quite different fromthese models, he argued. "What happens to a beach depends on randomly occurring storms, and everystorm is different," he said. "You have some big storms that don't do anything.Then the next big storm will do a tremen...

Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected

...and ( Tapio.Lokki@hut.fi ) will describe a virtual reality system in which a musical band with four animated musicians is controlled by a pair of users. One person moves a baton which controls the tempo of the band's music, and another controls the viewpoint of the audience (1pSP1). --- Acoustic Fathea...

UW scientists find a gene that controls organ shape

...am ofbiomedical science, is one key step closer to reality as a team of Wisconsinscientists report the discovery of a genetic mechanism that gives organs theirshape. Writing in the Thursday, June 10, edition of the scientific journal Nature, ateam of scientists from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)...

Genetic engineered crop studies questioned

...hen looked at witha critical eye, may not have any reality in the field or even in thelaboratory." The first of the three studies they comment on was led by John E. Losey,Cornell assistant professor of entomology. This study of the effect of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn on the monarch butterfly "can o...

Virtual reality training tool pits emergency rescue teams against computerized terrorist attack

...ractice responding to such attacks using a virtual reality (VR) training toolunder development at the Departm...er scientists have combined seven years of virtual reality researchinto BioSimMER, a VR application that immerses first responders in a 3-Dcomputer-simulated s...

PricewaterhouseCooper's forecasts health care in 2010

...nt information using a common platformis already a reality in Europe. One of the largest deployments of technology inhealthcare is under way in France where the government has issued 40 millionSesam Vitale health smart cards and is in the process of distributing 12 millionmore over the next three years. The ...

Chemistry to play major role in solving 21st century challenges

...nity in the 21st century to permanently change the reality and the perception of this much beleaguered but vitally important industry." The article highlights the efforts of two major chemical companies, Dow and DuPont, which are striving to put theory into practice in the areas of economic growth, environ...

For a fish, there's no place like home, say major studies, offering key information for fisheries management

...uitment comes from non-local reproduction, when in reality local adults contribute significantly to local recruitment then we run the risk of over-harvesting, whittling away at the population of parents," said Swearer. The growing interest in developing marine reserves must be based on the latest scientific...

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