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Environmental change can be a slow creep towards disaster for species. We studied how prehistoric humans coped to help make sense of the future using video game technology.
Out for a stroll in Fallout 76.
Video games were once thought to offer an escape from everyday life – but they often hold a mirror to what we do in reality.
High school students at the University of Maine Farmington’s Upward Bound program playing the World Climate simulation.
In the 'World Climate' simulation, people play delegates to UN climate negotiations and work to strike an agreement that meets global climate goals. Playing it has made thousands want to take action.
What these people are seeing isn’t real – but they might think it is.
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As the internet-connected world reels from revelations about personalized manipulation based on Facebook data, a scholar of virtual reality warns there's an even bigger crisis of trust on the horizon.
Anastasiya (left) and myself working on the Haughton crater rim.
Will humans ever live on Mars? Whoever it is to get there first will benefit from the experiences of those who stayed in simulated Martian missions here on Earth.
South Korea’s subtly calibrated risk aversion in the face of outrageous North Korean aggression has kept the two countries from war.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.
Suited up to simulate the conditions of working outside on Mars. Jonathan Clarke (the author, left) with visiting engineer Michael Curtis-Rouse, from UK Space Agency (right).
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One of the best ways to find out the challenges of living on Mars is to simulate living on another planet here on Earth. So what's it like to spend several months living the Martian life?
Who are you really talking to in your virtual chat?
Subtle manipulation of virtual reality can radically change how we respond without us even realising it.
The final of the RoboCup simulation, with Gliders2016 (Australia) defeating HELIOS2016 (Japan) 2:1.
We drew inspiration from nature's response to complexity to help program the winning team in this year's RoboCup Simulation League.
Scientists are using detailed computer models of the ocean to trace debris back through the currents to the potential crash site.
Don’t worry, I’ve run the mathematical simulations.
It's 30 years since the release of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Here's why he got away with it.
Human experience must remain at the heart of technological advances.
Computer models can help planners deal with large groups of people but we need better insight into the psychology of crowds to make them accurate.
Britain’s warm, wet winter brought floods and misery to many living across southern England, with large parts of Somerset lying underwater for months. When in January rainfall was double the expected average…
Apple’s newest mobile operating system may play havoc with your vestibular system.
If you feel slightly nauseated while using your iPhone or iPad, you’re not alone: you join a number of people reporting that the zooming, sliding and 3D effects of Apple’s new mobile operating system…
Computer simulations have shown that early infection of the HIV virus still allows for rapid evolution, bypassing the immune…