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Current Event February 5, 2015

Empathy, War and Video Games

People often play video games to escape reality or fight pretend wars. Journalists are combining video games and news to flip this reality - bringing real images of war to viewers through the virtual reality of video games. From the Syrian Civil War to conflict over oil, listen to learn how virtual reality is being used to generate empathy and support deeper understanding of existing conflicts and complex systems.

World History II Engineering Technology

Story Length: 3:56

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AIR DATE: 01/25/2015

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