Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicVirtual reality

Topic: Virtual reality

Virtual clinics for mental health, nutrition — why hospital chain has taken metaverse plunge

Yashoda Hospitals Group has set up an information centre in the space it bought on metaverse platform Decentraland, and expects patient services to be ready by next year.

Virtual reality could become a big part of attempts to stop domestic violence

The French government has just announced a trial using virtual reality to try to prevent domestic violence.

Jumping off Burj Khalifa to exploring Great Barrier Reef — VR transforming post-Covid travel

Augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies can offer alternative ways to travel the world and an exciting new model for the travel industry.

Own $200,000 real estate and $6 million art, but only online. Are NFTs the new class divide?

If you thought that Bitcoin, GameStop, and Dogecoin were confusing, wait till you learn about non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, and their exorbitant values.

Robot cafes, virtual doctors, — how South Korea is creating a fully contact-free society

South Korea’s government is encouraging people to use contactless services, and has even coined a special term for them: ‘untact’.

Why Covid crisis is the last blow to office romance

Employees at Twitter, TCS and Facebook can indefinitely work remotely. And those turning up at offices are keeping masks and sanitisers close, distance from each other.

From ‘big fat’ to ‘small virtual’ — Covid is the time to change Indian weddings

In Covid times, couples from Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh or UP’s Muzaffarnagar could get married in a virtual Venice’s piazza or in a villa near Lake Como.

How augmented reality can help create sustainable, environment-friendly smart cities

Augmented & virtual reality can help develop public spaces with holistic approach to environmental preservation, good governance & assets management.

Scientists, gamers turn to virtual reality to make people care more about climate change

Scientists have found that virtual realities create an 'empathetic experience' for humans to understand climate crisis in a better way.

Apple plans to launch standalone AR and VR gaming headset by 2022

Augmented and virtual-reality technology is Apple’s next big hardware push beyond the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. A new 3-D sensor system is the centerpiece of this.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.