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In the virtual world, nurses in training from Texas, New York and Denmark can practice alongside other emergency personnel before an anthrax attack, pandemic or tornado grabs headlines.

Via computer, students participate in a simulated event that provides a role rehearsal, say experts at the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing, where educators are taking lessons, discussions and conferences into the 3-D virtual world of Second Life.

Second Life allows people to create avatars and environments...

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