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Virtual Reality Trends and Developments: Overview for 2020 and 2021

Posted in Business, Hardware, Online, Reviews, Software on 15th Dec, 2021
by Alex Muller

This year saw an overall sense of optimism and growing momentum for immersive technologies and entertainment appearing in the mainstream. There is ongoing growth of consumer demand for VR products, and businesses are showing greater interest in adoption. Here is an overview:

Prominent People in the History of Virtual Reality

Posted in Hardware, Reviews, Software on 16th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Here is an overview of some of the people who made it happen and will continue to do important innovative work, as VR reaches an ever more global audience:

Deepmind’s Alphafold, Deep Learning AI, is Poised to Solve One of Most Significant Challenges in Biology

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 27th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Thanks to AI, we now have stunningly powerful tools to decode the structures of life. Recently, both DeepMind and the University of Washington described deep learning-based methods to solve protein folding, the last step of compiling the programming in our DNA, as a “once in a generation advance.”

Rebel Cell: Book Review

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 27th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Geneticist and award-winning science writer Kat Arney takes the reader back to the dawn of life on planet Earth right up to the present day to get to the heart of what cancer really is and how by better understanding it we might one day overcome it. There is PTN's review of the book.

Musical applications in VR

Posted in Games, Reviews, Software on 12th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Beyond just enjoyment, VR tools offer a new way to create music in a fun, engaging and immersive way. Here we take a look at these applications.