Microsoft making incredible gains with Virtual Reality and 3D Television

Mar 5th, 2011 | By

From a bit of research this is an area that microsoft has been toiling hard in for a few years now but it looks like this year it’s all coming together for them.  There are two videos below that show just where this could be going and in my opinion could do for the xbox
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Science Fiction as a tool for human survival

Jan 24th, 2010 | By

It was like film directors and authors realized this magic lamp where they could very surreptitiously put these unquestioned injustices into peoples minds and make them question them for the first time. I wouldn’t call this a ‘golden age’ of sci-fi but it certainly was a purer age.



Government Funded Study shows P2P Users purchase more music

Nov 6th, 2009 | By

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ippd-dppi.nsf/eng/h_ip01456.html An interesting study commissioned by the Canadian Government shows evidence that p2p users purchase more music than their non-pirate brethren and at the very least that p2p activity has absolutely no effect on purchasing habits, and consequentially nothing to do with the woe’s of the music industry. To Quote: In the aggregate, we are
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TED Talk: What’s inside a star? The wonderful world of Spectroscopy

Oct 12th, 2009 | By

The wonderful thing about this talk that I found blog-post worthy was the fact that the topic it is on is something that I have always found incredibly tedious, as is the case with most people I think and yet I found myself clued to the screen listening to Garik Israelian talk, feeling my sphere
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Malaria Vaccine with 98% efficiency 3 years away from Human Trials

Aug 21st, 2009 | By

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327213.800-malaria-vaccine-holds-out-eradication-hope.html There is concern about how to pay for this vaccine when it is finally developed.  At a 98% rate of success at stopping the virus governments and aid groups around the world should be lining up to pay for this.  There is talk that this could eradicate Malaria which would be the single larger
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Amino acid glycine found in samples from the comet Wild 2

Aug 17th, 2009 | By

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/glycinecomet Scientists have discovered the amino acid glycine, a critical component of all living things, hiding in samples from the comet Wild 2. It’s the first time an amino acid has been found inside a comet, and NASA scientists say the discovery supports the theory that some of the ingredients necessary for life originated in
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Planet found in reverse orbit for the first time

Aug 13th, 2009 | By

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17603-planet-found-orbiting-its-star-backwards-for-first-time.html “ An exoplanet that orbits its star backwards has been found for the first time. The planet is also the most bloated found to date, and some astronomers suspect that both properties can be traced back to an earlier close encounter with a planetary sibling. The solar system generally rotates like a record album,
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Transparent Aluminum – James Doohan is smiling in his grave

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2009/090727_2.html The implications of this discovery mean a hell of a lot more than simply being able to construct holding tanks for Humpback whales inside of a Klingon Bird of Prey. “”What we have created is a completely new state of matter nobody has seen before,’ said Professor Justin Wark of Oxford University’s Department of
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The Uncanny Valley

Jul 3rd, 2009 | By

Was just showed this video today and started to look for more resources on the topic so I thought I’d share 7 Part Series:



Great TED Talk: Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?

May 31st, 2009 | By

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions. In a games related issue this makes me really rethink how I am going to structure the pricing for
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