Virtual Reality Is Being Used to Treat Heroin Addiction

Sometimes the only way to beat your demons is to face them, even if it’s in a simulated reality. To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston’s Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs... Continue Reading →

Researchers Efficiently Convert Ethane to Ethanol

A new material, designed and patented by researchers at Berkeley Lab, converts ethane to ethanol with an efficiency that could cut natural-gas refining costs. “Hydrocarbons like ethane and methane could be used as fuel, but they’re hard to store and transport because they’re gases,” says Dianne Xiao, graduate student at the University of California Berkeley.... Continue Reading →

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