Quantum strategy offers game-winning advantages, even without entanglement
Mozilla's Shumway pushes Flash to off-ramp
The reason we lose at games
If you have ever wondered why you never seem to win at skill-based games such as poker or chess, there might be a very good reason. Writing in PNAS, a University of Manchester physicist has discovered that some games are si ...
New method to examine batteries -- MRI from the inside
There is an ever-increasing need for advanced batteries for portable electronics, such as phones, cameras, and music players, but also to power electric vehicles and to facilitate the distribution and storage of energy derived ...
Gamers may not be desensitized by violent video games: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto may not desensitize players to negative situations or events, suggest psychology researchers from Ryerson University.
Malware can take ugly leap forward to virtual machines
Sony introduces ultra-high-definition video player
"The Amazing Spiderman," ''Taxi Driver" and "The Karate Kid" are getting some real resolution.
Basketball shot selection analyzed mathematically
When prejudices become a disadvantage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Swiss researchers from ETH Zurich have been exploring the question of whether prejudices might be rational under certain conditions. Using game theory, they created various scenarios and played ...
How quantum physics democratised music
Surprising connections between very different areas of physics and unexpected spin-offs from theory were explored by quantum physicist Prof. Sir Michael Berry in a lecture entitled "How quantum physics democratised ...
1.4 million orders for world's cheapest tablet in India
The world's cheapest tablet computer has clocked 1.4 million bookings since it was put up for sale online two weeks ago in India, a spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday.
Intel's mysterious TV device sparks industry chatter
Buzz is building over Intel's secretive TV set-top box due out later this year, which the chipmaker claims will provide live and other content via the Internet, is easy to use, and boasts face-recognition ...
What gamers want: Researchers develop tool to predict player behavior
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method that can accurately predict the behavior of players in online role-playing games. The tool could be used by the game industry to develop new game ...