Electronic Arts merging big games, gadgets
US videogame publishing titan Electronic Arts is merging blockbuster titles with social play, popular new gadgets and downloadable content in a changing world of interactive entertainment.
Cleaning up masterpieces with ... bacteria?
(PhysOrg.com) -- For most people the word bacteria will conjure up either images of nasty microorganisms that we fight against daily by cleaning the spaces around us, or the type of 'good' bacteria doctors ...
EA to bring 'Sims' game to Facebook
(AP) -- Major video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. is bringing its popular "The Sims" role-playing game to Facebook.
Review: Xperia Play not the phone gamers hoped for
(AP) -- Sony makes PlayStation game consoles and, through a joint venture, cellphones. Gamers have been asking for years why it hasn't combined the two products. Well, it finally has, with Sony Ericsson's ...
Exposure to arts drives innovation, spurs economy, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Michigan is hurting its chances at economic recovery by slashing funding for the arts, according to a study by Michigan State University researchers.
Related to the famous Maya blue: Indigo compounds give Mayan art their yellow color
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the Maya, blue was the color of the gods. For ritual purposes, art objects, and murals, they used Maya blue, a pigment without equal with regard to boldness, beauty, and durability. Maya ...
Exploding the ivory tower myth
When people think about how academia links with external organisations they often think in terms of commercialisation of research. But the results of a large-scale survey of academics across all disciplines ...
Videogame giant EA buys Australia mobile game star
US videogame titan Electronic Arts (EA) on Tuesday announced it is buying the Australian mobile game maker behind hit titles "Flight Control" and "Real Racing" for play on iPhones or iPads.
Utah rock art provides glimpse of Hawaiian life
Halfway up Salt Mountain in Utah, petroglyphs on a limestone rock bear witness to an obscure twist of history: a Hawaiian Mormon settlement that flourished briefly more than a century ago.
Capturing the fugitive... in art
(PhysOrg.com) -- What do Winslow Homer's For to Be a Farmer's Boy (1887) and Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1889) have in common?
32,000 years of special effects
(PhysOrg.com) -- Werner Herzogs new film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, tells the story of the ancient creation and modern discovery of the stunning rock-art of the Chauvet cave in the Ardèche Valley, south-east France ...
Professor's algorithms unlock Van Gogh mysteries
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cornell electrical engineering professor is helping art historians do a little detective work by using computing algorithms to identify which of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings came from the ...
Beauty through the ages
Teeth whitening and anti-wrinkle treatments were as sought after in Renaissance times as they are today, a historian claims.
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A new study of wrongdoing and its cultures in Spain 1800-1936 will explore the fascination of popular versions of crime and other misdemeanours in ways that reflect also on our attitudes to crime in our time.