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Virtual Reality Applications in Medicine, Security on Horizon

For now, virtual reality is still mostly associated with video games. But computer chips that process video images are getting better and better at fooling our minds, and they could soon be able to convince us we are someplace we are not. Scientists at a University of Maryland computer lab called the Augmentarium, together with physicians from the university’s Shock Trauma Center, are mixing virtual reality with the real world to create something called "augmented reality." The...

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