Google engineers open gates to Quantum Computing Playground
Steinhardt researchers create method for measuring park use
Who visits city parks and when they are used are questions that have presented methodological challenges to researchers seeking to gauge the role these spaces play in urban life.
Finns to use Angry Birds to teach Chinese children
Angry Birds will be used to fire Chinese children's imaginations after the Finnish company behind the game announced plans to launch an educational product in China.
Google merges online and offline worlds in Maps
Google on Wednesday took another step in its quest to merge the Internet with the real world with Maps and put itself at the heart of mobile gadget lifestyles in the process.
A geographical look at sex offender policies
A March 2011 news posting from Kingman, Ariz., reports that a convicted sex offender broke into a home, kidnapped an eight-year-old girl, and molested her outside. Such an unfortunate event and others like ...
Zynga sues French startup over "Ville" game
Zynga is out to strip "Ville" from the name of a social game made by French firm Kobojo on the grounds it piggybacks on a line of its titles including "CityVille" and "FarmVille."
Facebook game star Zynga opens online playground
Facebook games star Zynga has opened an online playground where users can enjoy hit titles without having to visit the world's top social network.
Facebook game star Zynga starts online playground
Facebook games star Zynga on Thursday unveiled an online playground where people can share passions for hit titles without having to visit the world's top social network.
Angry Birds to get own theme parks: company
The Angry Birds are set fly from the virtual into the real world next year as the cartoonish birds from the popular smartphone game get their own theme parks, a playground company said Thursday.
Strong social networks mean less stress for parents
A U of A professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy has found that those conversations with fellow parents around the barbeque or at the playground can be important to maintaining a happy family.
Anti-bullying program reduces malicious gossip on school playgrounds
Elementary school students who participated in a three-month anti-bullying program in Seattle schools showed a 72 percent decrease in malicious gossip.
Feeling included -- kids with disabilities have their say in landmark study
The playground can be a daunting place for any kid trying to join in and be one of the gang. For kids with disabilities it's just as important to feel included, be accepted and valued -- particularly by their peers.
Arsenic in playgrounds nothing to worry about: study
Pressure treated wooden playground structures do not live up to the bad reputation they have earned as being harmful to children, according to the findings of a new University of Alberta study.
The Medical Minute: Outdoor injury prevention starts in your backyard
Five major injury hazards to children -- motor vehicles, drowning, burns, falls and poison -- can be found in the backyard during the summer. Riding mowers, inflatable pools, home playground equipment, and even natural vegetation ...