Archive: 02/21/2013

Review: Sci-fi cliches mar beauty of 'Crysis 3'

"Crysis 3" (Electronic Arts, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, $59.99) is a gorgeous game. Its creator, the German studio Crytek, has lived up to its promises that it will set a new benchmark for computer ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Software
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Locust's visual system inspiring new technology

The way in which the locust's distinctive visual system could be transferred into technology for state of the art vehicle collision sensors, surveilance technology and video games has been detailed as part of robotics research ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Engineering
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Common swifts make mysterious twilight ascents

Common swifts climb to altitudes of up to 2.5 km both at dawn and dusk. This unexpected behaviour was discovered by geo-ecologist Dr Adriaan Dokter of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Where does our head come from?

A research team at the Sars Centre in Norway and the University Vienna has shed new light on the evolutionary origin of the head. In a study published in the journal PLoS Biology they show that in a simp ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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