Archive: 24/03/2006

It's a wrap, GDC top 12 list

It's been a long week of talking game development tools, dealing with a cold and rainy San Jose, and listening to companies saying "Wait until E3," instead of answering questions. But this correspondent persevered to bring ...

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Pesticide exposure linked to lower IQ

A study of North Dakota farm children found those children exposed to pesticides tested an average of 5 points lower on standard IQ tests.

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Mini-Comets Approaching Earth

In 1995, Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 did something unexpected: it fell apart. For no apparent reason, the comet's nucleus split into at least three "mini-comets" flying single file through space. Astronomers watched ...

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Scientists identify two new forms of ice

Scientists have discovered two previously unknown forms of ice, frozen at temperatures of around minus 160 degrees Celsius. The researchers say they have solved the atomic structures of the new forms, which they have named ...

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Tastier Tomatoes in the Future?

Tomatoes are good for you. They strengthen the immune system and can prevent heart and circulatory disease. Now, researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, in co-operation with Israeli scientists, ...

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Breakthrough in split second 3D face imaging

Face recognition technology that could revolutionise security systems worldwide has been developed by computer scientists at Sheffield Hallam University. The new specialist software can produce an exact 3D image of a face ...

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Wasabi's kick linked to single pain receptor

A single pain receptor is responsible for the kick delivered by garlic and mustard oil, which is the active ingredient in mustard and in the pungent green sushi condiment known as wasabi, according to a Yale School of Medicine ...

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Lucent, Alcatel said in merger talks

Alcatel is reportedly in talks to acquire U.S. telecom equipment manufacturer Lucent Technology for more than $12 billion.

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