Do you play as Voldemort or Superman? Study shows virtual roleplay affects behaviour

first_imgThe Independent: The alter-egos that players adopt in online games can affect how individuals act in real life, according to new research published in the latest issue of the journal Psychological Science.“Our results indicate that just five minutes of role-play in virtual environments as either a hero or villain can easily cause people to reward or punish anonymous strangers,” says lead researcher Gunwoo Yoon of the University of Illinois.According Yoon and his co-author Patrick Vargas, virtual environments provide them with “a vehicle for observation, imitation, and modelling” as well as offering individuals the chance to act and feel in a way they cannot in real life.The pair recruited 194 undergraduates for a pair of ostensibly unrelated studies, first placing each student in a virtual game world and asking them to fight enemies. Each individual was assigned an avatar representing an ethical stance; Superman for heroism, Voldemort for villainy, and a circle as neutral.Read the whole story: The Independent More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Police Helicopter Involved In Search After Vehicle Fails To Stop – Beattock

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland are asking the public for any information in regards to an incident at  Beattock / A701 area this morning. Police Scotland are searching for two males both wearing dark clothing with dark hair and in their early 20’s in the Beattock / A701 area. This is in relation to a vehicle previously failing to stop for police at Junction 15 M74 around 11am this morning.A Police helicopter and dogs are assisting in the search however if you see anyone matching the description please contact Police on 101.last_img

Flow Water Technologies Disinfection Unit Compatible with all Vessels

first_imgEarlier this year Flow Water Technologies launched FlowSafe, the carbon neutral ballast water management system, which can be installed at sea and runs at close to zero costs. Flow Water Technologies Ltd, headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, is dedicated to practical water treatment on board vessels. The system was developed following close collaboration with Flow Water, leading ship owners, and ship management companies. Flow Water has its own on-site training facility, the Flow Water Academy, developed in association with Frederick University, Cyprus, to give students hands-on education and experience in the water ballasting process. Sea News, October 9 The Pre-filtration process is straight forward and the filters are simple and quick to change. “It was made clear to us that what was wanted was a unit that delivered ‘no plastics at sea to save the environment while maintaining the health of the seafarer’,” said Mark Hadfield, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Flow Water Technologies Ltd. FlowSafe DCD2000 has already been awarded all correct approval certificates.center_img Flow Water Technologies has developed the FlowSafe DCD2000 Combined Drinking Water and Disinfection Unit to cater for all types and sizes of vessel. Flow Water Technologies will be demonstrating FlowSafe DCD2000 at the upcoming Maritime Cyprus 2019 Conference. FlowSafe DCD2000 eliminates need to carry plastic-bottled drinking water and additional chemicals for on-board, and provides all necessary water for cooking. “The disinfection part of FlowSafe DCD2000 ensures endless amounts of cleaning and disinfection control to clean and sanitise all the drinking water units along with endless amounts of liquid to clean the whole crew quarters of the vessel including the galley,” said Hadfield. In an innovative approach, FlowSafe DCD2000 uses commercial level pre-filtration in front of specially selected ultra-filtration. Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more