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Portals are 3D polygonal constructs a user can pass through in a virtual environment, to teleport to a new area, or execute code. Portals can be considered the 3D equivalent of an icon.

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Second Life to help real schools
Mainstream news portal BBC news has picked up on the trend of using virtual environments to teach. They are only a handful of years late to notice this. Their podcast covers Second Life as if it was the only example, but still worthy of note as to the increasing use of VR in education.

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Saya The Gynoid ~ Telepresence and Automated Teacher
Saya is an older gynoid from Japan. Developed in 2004, her initial role was as a robot receptionist. Since then, her development has improved to the point of a classroom assistant / telepresence portal for pre-teen education, and she is being used as such.


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An easy-to-use bioinformatics interface has been developed by a research group led by Tetsuro Toyoda called the RIKEN Bioinformatics And Systems Engineering division (BASE), Yokohama. The web-service-based tool, called Semantic-JSON, and th...

The planet?s geologists are working together in a project to combine all maps, charts, and data on rock types, formations and strata planet-wide, into a single accessible resource.

Known as the OneGeology project, it will poo...

Radio-frequency identification of products is one possible tool to combat theft, and the technology performed well in a new feasibility study on its use as a potential sales-floor theft-deterrent system. The study, conducted by researchers ...

Gala-Net Inc., a free-to-play online game publisher announced at the end of last month that its highly anticipated MMO racing game, Tales Runner, will officially launch in North America. With commercialization on October 30th, players can v...

Feeling full involves more than just the uncomfortable sensation that your waistband is getting tight. Investigators reporting online on July 5th in the Cell Press journal Cell have now mapped out the signals that travel between your gut an...