Virtual reality can allow teachers and students to explore coral reefs or the inside of cells without leaving the classroom.
Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.
Are you dreaming that you're awake or are you living in a computer simulation? There might be no way to be sure.
Steel roller coasters remain hugely popular. But virtual reality is becoming an increasingly important addition to the industry.
Interactive cinema and the arts are at the forefront of research into brain-computer interaction.
Using nanostructures on a flat piece of glass can make lenses smaller, lighter and much cheaper – while providing better image quality.
VR is being applied to shopping, car manufacturing and exercise – but it remains a challenge to transport humans to new worlds with an acceptable sense of presence.
Will the arrival and popularity of Oculus Go and other VR systems make us think differently about alternative realities and so-called alternative facts?