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Is our universe one big virtual reality?  How to test if we're really living in a computer simulation

Is our universe one big virtual reality? How to test if we’re really living in a computer simulation

By Melvin M. Wopson, University of Portsmouth Physicists have long struggled to explain why the universe started out with conditions suitable for life to evolve. Why do the physical laws and constants take the very specific values ​​that allow stars, planets and ultimately life to develop? The expansive force of the universe, dark energy, for …

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Knicks get reality check in one-sided loss to Bucks as win streak ends

Knicks get reality check in one-sided loss to Bucks as win streak ends

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Consider Friday night a sharp reminder and a series of back-to-reality moments for the Knicks. They may be improved. They may be considerably better than the 37-win outfit from last season. But they aren’t in the same stratosphere as the title-contending Bucks. Even without key players Joe Ingles, Khris Middleton and Pat …

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Wall St Week Ahead Hopeful US stock rally set for date with Federal Reserve reality

Wall St Week Ahead Hopeful US stock rally set for date with Federal Reserve reality

NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) – A bounce in US stocks that has defied a barrage of major earnings disappointments faces a key test in the coming week, when the Federal Reserve’s next meeting could shed light on how long it will stick to the aggressive monetary policies that have crippled asset prices in 2022. …

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Viral Video Shows 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' Being Indistinguishable From Reality

Viral Video Shows ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ Being Indistinguishable From Reality

MW2 IW While it’s been known for a while that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would be using a new engine, as would the Warzone sequel, now that the campaign has arrived early, we’re starting to see exactly what that looks like. And it’s wild. A viral video is making the rounds Twitter, showcasing …

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Opinion |  Post Elizabeth: 'The Crown' controversy's clash of art and reality

Opinion | Post Elizabeth: ‘The Crown’ controversy’s clash of art and reality

Comment on this story Comment You’re reading Post Elizabeth, our newsletter following the British monarchy’s transition. Click here to get it in your inbox. It’s a TV drama, but “The Crown” is making real-life waves. Netflix bowed this week to criticism of its majestic hit ahead of the fifth season’s scheduled release Nov. 9. After …

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Carmack: "There's a bunch that I'm grumpy about" in virtual reality

Carmack: “There’s a bunch that I’m grumpy about” in virtual reality

Enlarge / “This here, this isn’t really what I meant,” Carmack said of last year’s promise to attend this year’s Meta Connect conference in the metaverse. Meta Last year, former Oculus CTO (and current company advisor) John Carmack threw down the gauntlet for Meta’s near-term metaverse plans. By the 2022 Meta Connect conference, Carmack said …

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Mark Zuckerberg's massive bet on virtual reality is about to meet actual reality, and it won't be pretty

Mark Zuckerberg’s massive bet on virtual reality is about to meet actual reality, and it won’t be pretty

Mark Zuckerberg is targeting corporate users with Meta Platforms Inc.’s expensive new virtual-reality headset, but even if the Meta Quest Pro did appeal to remote workers, the timing could not be worse. In a keynote address at Meta’s META, -0.81% annual developer conference Tuesday, Zuckerberg unveiled the latest VR headset at a whopping price tag …

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NFL Week 5 overreactions and reality checks: Tom Brady penalty cost Falcons;  Justin Tucker the GOAT kicker?

NFL Week 5 overreactions and reality checks: Tom Brady penalty cost Falcons; Justin Tucker the GOAT kicker?

Week 5 of the NFL certainly had its share of shocking results. The New York Giants upset the Green Bay Packers in London to remain right in the thick of the NFC East race and the Houston Texans recorded their first win of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars becoming the last team to win …

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Half-Life 2's Excellent VR Mod Is Almost Too Good To Be True

Half-Life 2’s Excellent VR Mod Is Almost Too Good To Be True

Gif: Valve / Source VR Mod Team / Kotaku As of last week, a long-held dream of playing Valve’s landmark 2004 shooter Half-Life 2 in virtual reality has finally come to fruition. The journey began nearly 10 years ago, when a man named Nathan Andrews managed to hack together a working version of the all-time …

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Scientists bring the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Scientists bring the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Physicist Min-Gu Yoo with slides from his paper in the background. Credit: Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications; collage by Kiran Sudarsanan Physicists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed the source of the sudden and puzzling collapse of heat that precedes disruptions that can damage donut-shaped tokamak fusion …

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