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Want to get rid of VR sickness? A zap to the head may help
If you’ve experienced the thrill of playing around in VR, you also know that it comes with a significant bit of nausea. As the sights around you mimic motion and speed, your inner ear gets tricked into thinking you’re moving when you’re actually not. You try to push past it, but before long you’ve bought yourself a one-way ticket to puke city.
But researchers at the Mayo Clinic have been developing a way to stop you from getting sick in the first place. But with one catch: it involves zaps of electricity to your head.
It’s not as dangerous as it sounds, but it does involve well-placed electrodes in addition to the VR headset. Essentially, a steady stream of electricity in the direction of the motion onscreen stimulate the inner ear to help the brain match pictures with action.
The Mayo Clinic has licensed this technology to a Los Angeles company called vMocion, so it’s much closer to reality than fiction. But whether it becomes popular is another thing.
I mean, between throwing up and zaps to the head, which would you choose?
Zapping Your Skull Could Alleviate Virtual Reality Motion Sickness on MIT Technology Review
Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's presidential victory has dimmed hopes for reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and analysts say Israel may be given carte blanche from his administration.American presidents have long struck a delicate balance in the conflict, stressing the close U.S. friendship and lavishing the Jewish state with aid. But recent presidents also have tried to negotiate, and they have called out Israel for actions seen as undermining peace efforts, such as expanding… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
ETOA argues Schengen decision cost Britain £26bn
The Schengen Agreement allows international travellers to cross borders in Europe on a single visa The Schengen Agreement - allowing travellers in Europe to move across borders without passports - has come under a lot of scrutiny. It is widely portrayed as “broken” and simultaneously “about to fail”. But one, unremarked, area where the agreement has been of huge benefit is in the provision of a single visa for travellers coming to Europe. Prior to this anyone coming from a country requiring a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Umaro Sissoco Embalo becomes PM of troubled Guinea-Bissau
Bissau (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz on Friday named Umaro Sissoco Embalo as prime minister of the troubled west African state, replacing Baciro Dja whose government he dissolved earlier in the week."Mr Umaro El Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo is named prime minister," said a presidential decree.The new premier was sworn in later on Friday in a brief ceremony.Monday's dissolution by the head of state aimed to solve a succession crisis that has paralysed the tiny west African… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
24 Amazing Places You should visit at least one in your life (III)
13. The Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States The Grand Canyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located entirely in northern Arizona and is one of the great tourist attractions in the United States. 14. Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile General Carrera Cathedral is a lake located at Pantagonia, Chile. The Marble Caves was formed thousands of years ago, through the process of natural erosion, creating hollows and caves alley extremely… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Highlights: The Trump presidency on January 24
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met with auto executives on Tuesday and gave the energy industry a boost with action on pipelines. Highlights of the day follow:PIPELINESTrump signs orders smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, aiming to expand energy infrastructure and roll back key Obama administration environmental actions.IMMIGRATIONTrump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from several… chat_bubble_outline Read More...