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VR lessons might be as effective as real-life ones, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

  Education tools based on virtual reality and mixed reality technology produce higher student engagement than traditional learning methods and are just as effective, according to new research. In a new paper published in the Journal of Educational Computing Research Read more…


A recent study found that robots can provoke riskier behavior in humans. (Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash)

  Robots can push people to engage in riskier behavior, according to recent research, underscoring how technology can shape human decision-making and risk-taking. The study, published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking in November, examined the impact a robot could Read more…


Free laptops aren't having the intended effect. AP Photo/David Zalubowski

  Providing schoolchildren with personal laptops does not lead to improvement in their standardized test scores and even worsens academic performance among students of lower socioeconomic status, according to a new study using data from Sweden.  “We do not find Read more…


Time-lapse gradient light interference microscopy, or GLIM, left, and phase imaging with computational specificity imaged over seven days. (Popescu group)

  A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign research group developed an imaging method that uses artificial intelligence to reveal important visual information of live cells without using fluorescent dyes, which are toxic to some specimens. Described in a paper published Read more…

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