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VR, Augmented Reality, Drones, and interesting stuff that’s a little bit off-topic from 3D printing.

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No More Crashing
MIT Trains Drones to Fly Using VR “Flight Goggles”

Engineers from MIT have built a virtual reality system for drones which they hope will reduce the frequency that the pilotless aircraft crash during training. The VR training system is called "Flight Goggles".

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Lookin' Good
Test Target Beauty Products Before you Buy with AR Makeup Studio

Target is using augmented reality (AR) to help customers decide whether their chosen product really suits them in a sanitary way. The technology is now available and will see future updates such as online Beauty Concierges.

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Pushing the Right Buttons
Microsoft Debuts Xbox Adaptive Controller for Limited-Mobility Gamers

Developed at Microsoft's expansive campus in Redmond, Washington, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a first of its kind for the company: a hardware peripheral created with an inclusive design approach.

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Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training
AUGGMED Trains Police and Aid Workers for Terror Related Attacks using VR

Due to the number of terrorist-related attacks increasing, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have developed a new training method using virtual and augmented reality to better prepare police, first responders and air workers called AUGGMED.

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Not Just Surround-Sound
South Korea Develops Virtual Reality Movies for Cinema-Goers

Virtual Reality is making it to cinemas in South Korea with film tech labs and visual effects houses rapidly creating popular content. Cinema-goers are fully immersed with both VR and 4DX which brings feel, touch and smell to the experience.

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VR Makes it to Art Galleries Down Under
Terminus Exhibit at the National Gallery of Australia Blends VR with Physical Art

Two New Zealand artists collaborated to create Terminus, a "five-part immersive experience" at the National Gallery of Australia. Their work blends art with virtual reality and creates some interesting results. 

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Maybe Even 3D Print It
Download Your Very Own Digital Copy of Boston

Boston's Planning & Development Agency has been busy. Courtesy of the aforementioned, you can download CAD files in a variety of formats of the entire city and see visualizations of city-wide data like flooding and energy usage.

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Point-and-Shoot in VR
Lenovo’s $300 VR-Camera “Mirage” is Available Now

Lenovo and Google collaborated to create the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset for $399 and the Lenovo Mirage Camera for $299. Both are now available to buy.

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Loyalty Test
China’s Communist Party Measures Member’s Loyalty with VR Test

Members of China's Communist Party (CPC) in Qingyang town, Binzhou city, in East China's Shandong Province are the first to undergo a virtual reality (VR) loyalty test. 

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To the Moon!
Google Takes Us to the Moon with its First VR Doodle

To celebrate its first VR Google Doodle, the internet giant dreams big with a charming animation charting illusionist and film director Georges Méliès, creator of early cinema classic Le Voyage dans la Lune.

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New Games Every Week!
Snapchat Introduces Interactive AR Games Called Snappables

As well as being able to use Snapchat's Lenses for changing your looks and location, you can now play their new AR experience, Snappables, with your friends. 

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Hey Google!
Google Launches New AIY Artificial Intelligence Kits

Those itching to get to grips with neural networks are in luck: Google offshoot AIY Projects has recently revamped its Voice and Vision Kits. These project-in-a-pack kits give you all you need to build an intelligent speaker or camera.

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Firefox in VR Soon to be a Reality
Mozilla to Bring New Firefox Reality Web Browser to AR and VR

Firefox Reality is a new web browser from Mozilla for virtual and augmented reality headsets which was designed from the ground up. However, release dates are yet to be disclosed.

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Virtual Life Lessons
VR Prepares Colorado Inmates for the Real World

These men were sent to prison before experiencing life as an adult. 20 years later, they're learning how to live in today's world with VR.

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Magic Leap One
Magic Leap Finally Reveal their First Augmented Reality Glasses

Magic Leap One Creator Edition is finally here with the first version being made public but the company reserves the right to change the design before it's delivered.