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Board game developed by scientists is winning plaudits for inspiring students to consider STEM careers

A team of scientists and a games specialist have designed "Diamond: The Game," a board game developed to give secondary school students a chance to explore a broad range of STEM scientific careers and subjects. This is achieved through firsthand expe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 30th, 2022

Billionaires are Searching for ‘Green’ Minerals Under Greenland’s Melting Ice

Scientists around the world now regularly sound the alarm over Greenland's crumbling ice sheet, but there may be a silver lining. Wealthy investors are funding expeditions to hunt for rare resources in newly thawed.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated News4 hr. 4 min. ago

Bird behavior influenced by human activity during COVID-19 lockdowns

For humans, the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic were a stressful time, marked by fear, isolation, canceled plans and uncertainty. But for birds that inhabit developed areas of the Pacific Northwest, the reduction in noise and commotion from pande.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 4 min. ago

Recreating the song of a 150-year-old insect could help rediscover its species

A museum specimen has been heard for the first time in 150 years after scientists digitally recreated its song......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 4 min. ago

Dolphins form rare alliance near Bimini, scientists say

Dolphins are known to be good at maintaining relationships, but a new study suggests their gregarious nature may extend beyond their own social circles......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 4 min. ago

Old age isn"t a modern phenomenon: Many people lived long enough to grow old in the olden days, too

Every year I ask the college students in the course I teach about the 14th-century Black Death to imagine they are farmers or nuns or nobles in the Middle Ages. What would their lives have been like in the face of this terrifying disease that killed.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 4 min. ago

Can you ever really own a video game? Players explain pitfalls of digital ownership

Owning (and keeping) games is a hard task in 2022. Players weigh in on the pros and cons of the digital ownership age......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 4 min. ago

Google’s Game Dashboard Appears in Android 13 Beta

The feature has been spotted on Pixel devices running the Android 13 beta. The post Google’s Game Dashboard Appears in Android 13 Beta first appeared on Phandroid. A while back, we mentioned that Google’s Game Dashboard feature on i.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News6 hr. 32 min. ago

Nintendo is offering the chance to try out Splatoon 3 before its release

A Splatoon 3 Splatfest event will go live later this month, giving you the chance to play the game pre-release......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News8 hr. 4 min. ago

University of Toronto presents 14 architecture, landscape and design projects

Dezeen School Shows: a project that explores how architecture can reconstruct landscapes and another that examines how green space be added to low-income areas are included in Dezeen's latest school show by students at the University of Toronto. Rea.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News9 hr. 55 min. ago

When Students Acquire Spatial Skills, Their Verbal Abilities Boost

Learning to visualize objects might improve thinking in words, a finding that could enhance teaching methods.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News11 hr. 0 min. ago

The Spectacular Collapse of CryptoKitties, the First Big Blockchain Game

On 4 September 2018, someone known only as Rabono bought an angry cartoon cat named Dragon for 600 ether—an amount of Ethereum cryptocurrency worth about US $170,000 at the time, or $745,000 at the cryptocurrency’s value in July 2022. It was.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 58 min. ago

Microsoft Clap’s Back At Sony, Accuses Its Competitor Of Paying Developers To Not Bring Their Titles To Game Pass

Microsoft has accused Sony of paying developers for "blocking rights," fees meant to actively block content from appearing on Xbox Game Pass. The post Microsoft Clap’s Back At Sony, Accuses Its Competitor Of Paying Developers To Not Bring Thei.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated News14 hr. 28 min. ago

Microsoft claims Sony pays to stop devs from adding content to Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has accused Sony of paying for so-called "blocking rights" to prevent certain games from appearing on Xbox Game Pass......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 32 min. ago

MIT scientists have developed a new kind of camera—from a crab

Crabs see as well underwater as over it. This new camera does, too. For decades, traditional cameras worked very much like the human eye: the cornea served as the lens cover, the iris and pupil became the aperture, and the lens became, well, the came.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News15 hr. 27 min. ago

Meta Audience Network: 93% of mobile game devs consider in-game ads to be critical

The vast majority of mobile developers consider ads critical to successful monetization, with 93% of developers using in-game ads. The vast majority of mobile developers consider ads critical to successful monetization, with 93% of developers usi.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated News15 hr. 27 min. ago

Arctic flights to shed light on sea ice and storms link

Scientists are flying research aircraft through the heart of Arctic storms this summer to better understand how weather systems are affecting polar sea ice......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 0 min. ago

Apple expands original podcasts investment as it hunts for compelling stories to adapt into TV+ shows

Apple is continuing to invest in original podcast production. Bloomberg today reported that Apple has signed a deal with award-winning production company Futuro Studios. Under the arrangement, Apple funds Futuro’s development of new podcasts but.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News16 hr. 26 min. ago

PlayStation Plus’ highest tier slams to an apparent halt on classic games

After service's June revision, we review how poorly its "classic" library is going. Enlarge (credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment) As Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service continues racking up subscribers, its biggest competito.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 hr. 32 min. ago

Eco-glue can replace harmful adhesives in wood construction

Researchers at Aalto University have developed a bio-based adhesive that can replace formaldehyde-containing adhesives in wood construction. The main raw material in the new adhesive is lignin, a structural component of wood and a by-product of the p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 29 min. ago

Prehistoric podiatry: How dinos carried their enormous weight

Scientists have cracked an enduring mystery, discovering how sauropod dinosaurs—like Brontosaurus and Diplodocus—supported their gigantic bodies on land......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 29 min. ago