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A virtual 'Lolita' on the hunt for paedophiles

Children have come to make up a significant proportion of the active users of the Internet, but the presence of paedophiles marks them out as potential victims of abuse. With the aim of preventing such abuse, ...

Jul 11, 2013
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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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Economic game theory studied by Haas professor

You are running a political campaign with limited resources. How should you spend your money to beat your rival? You are a military commander trying to win a battle. How should you deploy your soldiers to gain an edge? You ...

Jan 06, 2011
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Growing smarter engineers with FarmVille

There are no agriculture majors at Missouri University of Science and Technology, but some engineering students on the campus have taken up virtual planting and harvesting through the social networking game ...

Nov 01, 2011
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