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Study finds gaming augments players' social lives

New research finds that online social behavior isn't replacing offline social behavior in the gaming community. Instead, online gaming is expanding players' social lives. The study was done by researchers ...

Mar 27, 2014
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The physics of the 3-point shot

He may not see very many basketball players in his classroom, but Creighton University physics professor Gintaras Duda, Ph.D., says they are instinctual physicists because of what it takes to make the perfect ...

Mar 25, 2014
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Trash-talking Scrabble player is robot named Victor

(Phys.org) —Students at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have created a Scrabble-playing robot who is quite remarkable, not because it plays well but because it does not play well, and talks with ...

Mar 20, 2014 weblog
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Football displays fractal dynamics

Football fascinates millions of fans, almost all of them unaware that the game is subject to the laws of physics. Despite their seemingly arbitrary decisions, players obey certain rules, as they constantly ...

Mar 19, 2014
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A wireless Cone learns music preferences

(Phys.org) —The San Francisco-based hardware startup Aether Things has started offering a reservations list for its debut product, a music player that will apply machine learning to figure out what you ...

Mar 06, 2014 weblog
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Apple's Cook tries to tantalize shareholders

(AP)—Apple CEO Tim Cook is still trying to convince shareholders that the iPhone maker remains a step ahead in the race to innovate, even though recent performance of the company's stock lags behind other technology trendsetters.

Feb 28, 2014
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Adobe Flash Player updates confront zero-day exploit

(Phys.org) —An Adobe Flash exploit has targeted three sites. Adobe Systems on Thursday announced knowledge of the exploit and what steps to take. The company assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2014-0502 to ...

Feb 21, 2014 weblog
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Hit video game 'The Last of Us' gets new chapter

Sony Computer Entertainment America added a new chapter Friday to popular video game "The Last of Us," filled with combat against zombie-like infected people and tailored for PlayStation 3 consoles.

Feb 15, 2014
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Two strategies for accurate dart throwing

Timing of dart release or hand position may improve dart throwing accuracy, according to a study published in PLOS ONE on February 12, 2014 by Daiki Nasu from Osaka University, Japan and colleagues.

Feb 12, 2014
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Beating cancer through gaming

Current City University London students and alumni have been instrumental in producing a new smartphone game in which players analyse real cancer data with the aim of finding new treatments.

Feb 10, 2014
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You'll never see another teenage tennis champ – here's why

Lleyton Hewitt won the Brisbane International last weekend at the age of 32. Roger Federer and David Ferrer, two of the world's top ten players, are over 30. And 35-year-old crowd favourite Tommy Haas still maintains a world ranking of 12. ...

Jan 09, 2014
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