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How VR can make things go better in the real world

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Can being in the middle of an opera take your mind off pain? Here at the University of Maryland, scientists are studying the therapeutic value of experiencing a virtual-reality recording of Francis Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites.” The hope … Continue reading

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Why tech titans are leaping into quantum computing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The small world of quantum physics is a big deal on the frontier of computer science. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella rates quantum computing as one of three key technologies that will shape his company’s future, along with artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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50 years after Apollo, will China spark space race?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An American rivalry with China could stoke a new space race in the years ahead, prominent members of the space community said at a session marking the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo missions. But it may not play … Continue reading

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Moonwalker stirs up a buzz over climate change

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  I didn’t invite Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt to get his views on climate change, but that’s the topic that created the most fireworks here today at the ScienceWriters 2018 conference. The title of the session was “Apollo Plus 50,” … Continue reading

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