The Manual of Digital Earth: An open access publication to advance the creation of a Digital Earth (Group on Earth Observations)

Group on Earth Observations (GEO): The Manual of Digital Earth: An open access publication to advance the creation of a Digital Earth. “‘Digital Earth’ is a global initiative to create a comprehensive virtual representation of our planet. As digital technologies advance, this vision is quickly becoming a reality. The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) has just published a new open source book to help advance the creation of Digital Earth.”

BBC News: Russian cows get VR headsets ‘to reduce anxiety’

BBC News: Russian cows get VR headsets ‘to reduce anxiety’. “A Russian farm has given its dairy cows virtual reality headsets in a bid to reduce their anxiety. The herd donned VR systems adapted for the ‘structural features of cow heads’ and were shown a ‘unique summer field simulation program’.”

Newswise: Virtual Reality Would Make Attending Therapy Easier For Stroke Survivors

Newswise: Virtual Reality Would Make Attending Therapy Easier For Stroke Survivors. “Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend their physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a proof-of-concept study suggest that the technology – and the social connection it facilitates – are effective at encouraging therapy participation.”

CNET: Mixed-reality apps will be downloaded 10 billion times by 2024, research says

CNET: Mixed-reality apps will be downloaded 10 billion times by 2024, research says. “Apps with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality will reach 10 billion installations by 2024, according to Juniper Research. This is up from around 3 billion installations of mixed-reality apps for 2019, the study published Monday said.”

Newswise: Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people’s pain

Newswise: Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people’s pain. “Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found. Scientists from Imperial College London have found that using virtual reality headsets could combat increased sensitivity to pain, by immersing people in scenes of icebergs, frigid oceans and sprawling icescapes.”

DrexelNOW: Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing in Art Therapy?

DrexelNOW: Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing in Art Therapy?. “The ever-expanding field of virtual reality (VR) has been used in health care settings like physical rehabilitation. It’s also made its way into therapy settings to reduce phobias and delusions. Could creative arts therapies be the next frontier for VR? Researchers from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions in the Creative Arts Therapies Department conducted a study to see if VR can be used as an expressive tool in art therapy.”

Phys.org: New VR game to help researchers understand predator and prey movements

Phys .org: New VR game to help researchers understand predator and prey movements. “Researchers have developed a free virtual reality game which allows players to experience the thrill of the hunt as a hungry predator feasting on swarming flies. The VR game, called FlyCatcher, has been created by scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK, to help enhance understanding of the erratic, evasive movement of fleeing prey.”