Emerging Tech

Virtual Classrooms Can Be as Unequal as Real Ones

Online courses are praised for their potential to make education accessible to everyone—but they’re leaving students behind.

CIO Briefing

Virtual Reality May Help You Control Your Dreams

Research suggests people dream more lucidly after they’ve immersed themselves in virtual worlds.

Emerging Tech

How Virtual Reality Could Help Stop the Next Ebola Outbreak

The Health and Human Services Department wants to train clinicians using simulations.

Emerging Tech

Thanks to Virtual Reality, You Too Can Hang Out With Obama

Virtual reality is such a new technology that it’s really cool, and perhaps a little surprising, to see a sitting president embrace it in such a big way.

CIO Briefing

Can Virtual Reality Help Close the Gender Pay Gap?

Variable Labs develops VR experiences “to foster empathy, develop soft skills, and change behavior.”

Emerging Tech

Virtual Reality Could Show New Food Inspectors What Slaughterhouses Really Look Like

The Food Safety and Inspection Service's CTO thinks virtual reality could change training and recruitment.

CIO Briefing

GAO: Army Needs More Virtual Training

The watchdog recommended the Pentagon adjust policies to allow virtual training to be used more broadly.

CIO Briefing

Paraplegics Learn to Walk Again with Virtual Reality

Researchers are using virtual reality to help paraplegic people regain partial sensation and muscle control.

Emerging Tech

What VR Proponents Think Congress Needs To Know

A group of virtual reality companies convened at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday to demo their technology.

Emerging Tech

Video: NASA Scientists Fact-Check 'Star Trek' Tech

The space agency knows a thing or two about going boldly where no man has gone before.

IT Modernization

What Comes After the Touch Screen?

The quest for the next human-computer interface

IT Modernization

Will the Government Go for Pokemon Go?

The new augmented reality app is a feat of data-mapping technology.

Emerging Tech

Inside the Spy Mapping Agency's Virtual Reality Lab

Virtual reality is one tool the agency uses to offer analysts a real-world view of landscapes rocked by natural or manmade changes.