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** MissionV is now available for your school **

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MissionV has launched! Having been in test mode with 11 schools since early last term we are delighted to announce that our learning platform is now available to all.
MissionV takes the best of game-based learning and wraps it a safe, secure, online service that makes it easy for teachers to manage in the classroom. The software is already compatible with the virtual reality headsets that will arrive on the market by 2015 and take online learning to amazing …

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Survios Announces $4 Million in Venture Funding for VR Projects

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The following comes from an article on roadtoVR.com.  Survios or Project Holodeck ( what they used to be called have made aot of progress with regards to vritual reality – From University Project To Investment Opportunity. Palmer Luckey, the Oculus founder also used to be a part of Survios.
I was so immersed that at one point I needed to set the Razer Hydra controllers down to adjust my helmet and I nearly tried to set them down on a virtual …

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What It Looks Like To Put Your Entire Body In Virtual Reality

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In the below link you will the steps to put your entire body into virtual reality. All you need is three kinect cameras,an Oculus Rift headset and your own environment that you developed.
Read the article from kotaku.com here:

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience Powered Up With Parrot’s Bebop Drone

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You can experience quite alot of things when using the Oculus Rift, but one of the more impressive aspects is now you can “take to the skies”. According to Engadget, french company Parrot which makes wireless Drones, has a new remote controller called the Bebop. You are then able to experience it using the Oculus Rift.
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Irish Minister for Education tries virtual reality

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It was a pleasure to be invited to exhibit at the recent Tech Week Ireland event in Dublin Castle. And we were honoured that the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, spent quite a while chatting with us and trying out the Oculus Rift headset for himself. I think it’s clear to see in the photo below that he was quite charmed by those virtual reality butterflies!

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Jaunt VR Reveal How Their 3D 360 Video Technology Works

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Jaunt is a new Virtual Reality company based in California. They are making some major headway with regards to Immersion and Virtual Reality. They claim to be the “Future of Cinematic Virtual Reality”. Recently shared their technical details on their approach to cinematic Virtual Reality. You really get to see in depth the progress Virtual Reality is making especially now.
The article featured on RoadToVr.com and goes through the main aspects Capture, Processing and Production.
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Why virtual reality will compete with the real world

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EcnWmag.com recently had an article about how Virtual Reality will be able to compete in the real world. With Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus, it has really starting to get Virtual Reality on the map.
The idea that “something wonderful” will happen if we put on these strange headsets and visually enter other worlds.
However the majority of people will think this is Gaming, but the possibilities with Virtual Reality and to what areas it spreads out too is …

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Virtual reality: It’s not just for video games

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When thinking about Virtual Reality, most people will think of Gaming especially with Sony and Microsoft’s new headsets. However, the possibilities with Virtual Reality are endless. The next generation of Virtual Reality aims to help people manage chronic pain, avoid industrial accidents, save for retirement etc.
VR’s computer-simulated environments are expected to transform key industries such as health sciences, financial services, and manufacturing in new and imaginative ways that experts say will improve our lives and the choices we …

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Irish Kids create a Virtual Reality, then explore it using Oculus Rift [Video]

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Technology.ie recently did an article on what the students of St.Kierans primary school, Broughall recently showed what they’ve been doing with OpenSimulator which is basically an open source version of second life for the purpose of learning coding, 3D modelling and how to create virtual spaces of field trips. Their most impressive project to date was the recreation of the monastery of Clonmacnoise and exploring it using the Oculus Rift.
“Whoa,” one student exclaimed, looking at the classroom’s recreation …

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Yay3d VR Viewer Turns Your Tablet into a Hand-held VR Headset (video review)

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Alot of smartphones and tablets have been stepping up their progress with regards to Virtual Reality. The new Virtual Reality viewer by Yay3d has taken it to another level.
VR Viewer features:
Super quick attachment includes easy adjustment for proper centering over a range of 3D content
Lightweight (84g) yet strong practical design 3D printed in ABS plastic
Huge 50mm short focal length precision hard-coated acrylic aspheric lenses …

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