Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT
Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education, curiosity and life-like participation. This is what Florida International University's team of computer scientist Alban Delamarre and biologist Dr Jaeson Clayborn strive to achieve by developing a VR game (desktop version also available) dedicated to insect and plant species. Focused on imperiled butterflies, their innovative idea: Butterfly World 1.0, is described in the open-access journal Rethinking Ecology.
Apr 16, 2019 05:53 PM EDT
BEND, Ore. - A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to "maximal" running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University - Cascades has found.
Mar 25, 2019 09:23 AM EDT
Improvements in the precision of mobile technologies make it possible for advertisers to go beyond using static location and contextual information about consumers to increase the effectiveness of mobile advertising based on customers' location.
Mar 12, 2019 10:19 AM EDT
Intercropping with grasses is an effective and sustainable alternative to chemical treatments for maximizing blueberry yield and antioxidant content in limey soils
Mar 09, 2019 09:03 AM EST
Researchers confirm university programs encourage physicians to work in rural areas
Feb 26, 2019 08:10 AM EST
If you want to lose weight, research shows, the single best predictor of success is monitoring and recording calorie and fat intake throughout the day -- to "write it when you bite it."
Feb 22, 2019 10:46 AM EST
People around the world paint their walls different colors, buy plants to spruce up their interiors and engage in a variety of other beautifying techniques to personalize their homes, which inspired a team of researchers to study about 50,000 living rooms across the globe.
Feb 06, 2019 08:43 AM EST
Augmented reality is when apps and games overlay a real-time camera feed with images, characters and data to provide all kinds of interactive experiences. Pokémon GO is a very popular augmented reality game and University of Tokyo researchers revealed for the first time how the game positively impacted the physical activity in players over 40. They hope the findings will inform urban planners and game designers to inspire people to be more active.
Jan 22, 2019 09:11 AM EST
Identity and actions can be predicted from friends -- undermining idea of 'individual choice' on social media
Jan 21, 2019 10:31 AM EST
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two popular MTV programs about teenage pregnancy -- "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" -- were met with national debate. Critics said the shows glamorized teenage pregnancy, while supporters said they discouraged it.
Sep 25, 2018 04:11 PM EDT
Driver finds baby crawling across busy road; child unharmed
Sep 25, 2018 03:51 PM EDT
What happens to electric cars that have been flooded?
Jul 27, 2018 02:39 PM EDT
Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables,
Dec 22, 2017 11:44 AM EST
New Home Sales in US Leap to Highest Level in Over a Decade
Jun 15, 2017 03:52 PM EDT
Britain's century-old sewer system is said to be very useful in dealing with climate change problems as it as found out that this can be a good source of renewable energy.