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.
VAR is part of a wider trend of digitalisation that threatens to make football less natural and spontaneous.
360-degree cameras are one of several innovative filming technologies being applied for science education at the National University of Singapore.
We've never needed Oculus Rift to provide immersive experiences – they've been around for as long as we have.
Virtual reality, augmented reality and serious games can help train people to respond to terrorism and kidnappings.
As incidents of food-borne illnesses increase, virtual reality could help better train food hygiene
Using nanostructures on a flat piece of glass can make lenses smaller, lighter and much cheaper – while providing better image quality.
In this vision of the future, everything that we currently do in the real world – going to school, going to work, socialising, leisure – is done in a vast virtual environment.
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.
Through virtual reality you can now explore a sunken ship, suspend weightless in space, or visit Angkor Wat. So why is the real experience still better?
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.
A new virtual reality film showing at the Australian Museum immerses viewers in remote Indigenous communities. Such films can be a path to reconciliation and understanding.
If they get the technology right, it's a win-win for big studios and audiences alike with this new improved entertainment experience.
A new app that combines virtual reality with a social chatroom could help push VR into the mainstream.
New gaming headsets promise to seamlessly integrate the digital and the physical world, but they also typically limit the vision of those digital objects to the person wearing the headset.
3D urban modelling is a transformative technology for designing cities. But incorporating new technologies into planning practice has its challenges.
Upcoming innovations suggest that 2018 might be the year when the promise of augmented reality begins to be realised.
Rollercoasters have grown higher, faster, loopier and they've even entered the virtual world. Soon you might not even need to visit a theme park to enjoy the ride.