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Economic games don't show altruism

Economic 'games' routinely used in the lab to probe people's preferences and thoughts find that humans are uniquely altruistic, sacrificing money to benefit strangers. A new study published in the journal ...

dateJan 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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It's game on for air quality

It's not all fun and games when Utah's Wasatch Front has a bad air day thanks to pollution trapped by a weather inversion. But a new computer game developed at the University of Utah puts thumb-twitching ...

dateJan 14, 2015 in Environment
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The enduring appeal of analogue in a digital world

Everyday objects with network connections that can collect and share data or be remotely controlled – the Internet of Things (IoT) – promise to transform the way we interact with the world around us by ...

dateJan 12, 2015 in Other
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Virtual reality isn't just for video games

When people think of virtual reality, they think games. Put on a helmet where VR systems are being demonstrated, and chances are you'll be immersed in a video game. Here you are in a spaceship cockpit. Now you're driving ...

dateJan 11, 2015 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Best of 2014: The top 10 video games of the year

With the launch of new consoles, expectations were high for 2014. Games such as "Titanfall" and "Watchdogs" captured fans' imaginations and offered a glimpse of what the next level of games would look like. Unfortunately, ...

dateDec 31, 2014 in Software
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