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An Animated Avatar Could Screen Humans For National Security
A new study from the U.S.'s lie detection agency recommends robots over people to conduct clearance interviews.
Using A Sexy Video Game Avatar Makes Women Objectify Themselves
Playing a video game as a sexy, crop-topped avatar made women more likely to accept rape myths like "most rape victims are promiscuous."
The World Looks Bigger Through A Virtual Child’s Eyes
A virtual reality experiment that put adults in a virtual 4-year-old's body found changes in perception.
Give Voices In Your Head A Virtual Body And They’ll Go Away
A recent study showed that schizophrenic patients who put an avatar to the voices they were hearing ended up hearing the voices less.
Text Messages Could Include Your Animated Face, Looking Frustrated
Researchers are solving the biggest problem in 21st century communication: What kind of emotion is that text supposed to express?
You Don’t Want the New U.S. Customs Robot to Find You Suspicious
U.S Customs and Border Protection has a new hire on hand at its Nogales, Ariz., border crossing between the United...
Billionaires: Russian Mogul Wants to Upload Your Brains Into Immortality
Earlier this year, a Russian media mogul named Dmitry Itskov formally announced his intention to disembody our conscious minds and...
A Mouse Made Just For You Will Model Your Medical Problems
When you check in to a hospital in the future, along with checking your vitals and ordering a blood panel,...
Video: An Automatic Text-To-Sign-Language Translation System
Japanese researchers at NHK Science & Technology Research laboratories are developing an animated sign language translation system that automatically converts...
The Age of the Avatar Has Arrived, Letting You Go Everywhere Without Going Anywhere
Getting up for class or an early meeting always goes the same way: you get out of bed, and it...