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IGNOU starts admissions for information security courses


June 18th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started the admission process for post-graduate diploma and certificate courses in information security, a statement said Monday.Both ... Read more...

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Video games make you insensitive


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 2 (IANS) Video games make you insensitive and kill core human values such as warmth, open-mindedness and intelligence, claims new research that says people identify with the aggression ... Read more...

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Raytheon to supply security simulator to Indian firm


September 15th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) US defence major Raytheon Company Thursday signed a contract with Indian firm BCL Secure Premises to supply a virtual security training simulator (VIRTSIM).The capital-based Indian ... Read more...

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E-smart technologies may help youngsters self-manage mental illness


September 29th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new research program is focusing on new computer-based techniques (e-SMART-MH) to reach young adults already tied to their technology devices, to extend their access to mental health ... Read more...

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Interactive video games becoming health and wellness tools


November 14th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that advanced interactive games are fast becoming health and wellness tools.According to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, researchers found that ... Read more...

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Virtual reality training programme to make rugby players perform more efficiently


October 15th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): A new virtual reality training programme created at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, could help rugby players to perform efficiently and improve their chances of success.Team members ... Read more...

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Researcher invents virtual maps for visually impaired


September 12th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) A new software tool creating virtual maps will help the visually impaired navigate through unfamiliar places. The visually impaired often rely on others to provide cues on navigating through ... Read more...

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New software helps blind venture out on their own


September 11th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed software tool that would help blind and visually impaired provide navigational "sight".The software developed by Dr. Orly Lahav of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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Wii could be the new rehab for Parkinson’s patients


June 12th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): The Nintendo Wii might be the most sought after games console ever, but those who own it will surely have good cognitive health, for a study has found ... Read more...

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Violent 3D computer games can help teach people fire safety


February 4th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 4 (ANI): 3D models of buildings used in violent computer games can help create fire safety awareness amongst people, says a new study.According to lead author Dr Shamus Smith, ... Read more...

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Never allow kids to cross roads while using cell phones


January 27th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Children, who tend to cross streets talking on cell phones, stand a higher risk of injury or even death, according to the latest study. "Cell phones clearly offer ... Read more...

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Mobile phones are hazardous for kids crossing streets


January 27th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): It has long been known that cell phones are hazardous for drivers, but now, a new danger has popped up on roads: distracted children crossing. Psychologists at the ... Read more...

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Gesture recognition system may allow disabled to interact with computers


December 19th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Scientists at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, have developed a system that can recognize human gestures.According to the researchers, the system could provide a new way for people ... Read more...

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Coming soon, empathetic virtual humans


December 5th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 5 (ANI): A completely different breed of virtual humans is being developed by French researchers which will be capable of reading and adapting to our emotions.Professor Catherine Pelachaud, director ... Read more...

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Good sleep, secret behind recovering lost skills


November 18th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A good night''s sleep not only helps people learn complicated tasks, but also helps them recover skills they otherwise thought they had forgotten over the course of ... Read more...

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Virtual world therapeutic for addicts, says researcher


April 29th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Patients trying to overcome their addictions in therapy have a new arena to test their coping skillsthe virtual world.According to University of Houston Associate Professor Patrick ... Read more...

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Soon, gamers to get brain-controlled headsets


February 20th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
London , Feb 20 (ANI): It is said that mind rules the body, but now your brain will also be controlling your moves while playing video games.Scientists have developed a neuro-headset ... Read more...

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The not-so-good part of a ‘good idea’


February 20th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) It is probably not such a good idea to freely share a "good idea", a new study has found. Researchers at Indiana University contend that when information ... Read more...

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