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May 24, 2010

Cybersickness: A Virtual Bummer

Many of us watch 3-D movies in awe, but some others are compelled to look away. There just so happens to be a group of unlucky moviegoers who find that watching hyper 3-D images whiz by while sitting in the relatively still environment of a movie theater causes dizziness, nausea, and other ill effects. Welcome to the world of cybersickness.

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