Virtual reality could help patients with a history of sexual trauma, intimacy-related fears and anxiety.
A French trial will use virtual reality headsets to trigger empathy in perpetrators. But previous research findings suggest we need to be sceptical of claims about what the technology can do.
Empathy is an important factor in getting people to act on environmental issues. Virtual reality can bring oceans closer to home for those who can’t experience the wealth of marine ecosystems.
It could be the first steps towards a Star Trek-style holodeck.
Facebook is adamant its new “smart glasses” won’t be a privacy nightmare. But it is clearly bidding to normalise the use of wearable tech. And if video Ray-Bans go mainstream, what comes next?
The metaverse is science fiction, but a lot of people in Silicon Valley are working to make this interconnected virtual reality a, well, reality.
Is a ‘metaverse’ blending real and virtual worlds the future of the internet?
The term metaverse was coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science-fiction novel Snow Crash.
If you ever felt nauseous, fatigued or disoriented after using your phone or computer, you may be experiencing a condition similar to motion sickness.
Researchers are using mixed reality technologies to investigate how people behave in in emergency situations. The findings are helping shape disaster responses.
The age of 'artificial intimacy' is upon us. What does it mean for the way we love, have sex and build friendships?
Augmented reality has largely enjoyed cover from critique by being taken as a benign gaming technology. But recent developments suggest we need to get serious about it.
A game world is an immersive fantasy world that is created with the intention of promoting interaction with its environment.
VR treatment can overcome many of the challenges of traditional therapy.
Information about the Holocaust may be easy to find online, but the best sites offer artifacts and authentic accounts from people who survived the experience, a Holocaust scholar argues.
Emerging ‘mixed reality’ technology promises to bring history back to life.
Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly common across aspects of our lives. But what role should it play in how we find love?
With our travel wings clipped and cities under lockdown, heritage buildings have found new ways for us to fly over rooftops and zoom in on wallpaper.
How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?
Recreating the Mayflower and its crew and passengers from a few vague accounts took a lot of technical know-how.