Spies with surveillance agencies in the United States and United Kingdom may have spent time undercover as orcs and blood elves, infiltrating video games like "World of Warcraft" in a hunt for terrorists "hiding in plain sight" online.
This one speaks for itself. Hat tip to my brother Jared for the link. Puzzled by the intricate structure of the M-PMV retroviral protein… scientists have striven to find its chemical key for ten years now. Each enzyme has millions of possible combination in which it can fold its atom bonds, and determining its
This happens, although don’t click on that link unless you have some tolerance for dark humor. Well, I think it’s funny, and I also think Edward Tufte’s stand on PowerPoint is interesting (if not news at this point): Slideware may help speakers outline their talks, but convenience for the speaker can be punishing to both
This has to be seen to be believed. At first look, the opening picture just looks like a stack of toys. But when you realize that it’s all edible, mostly made of fondant — and not just impressive fondant statues of Marvin the Martian, Audrey II, and the Alien queen (piping gel drool!), not just
This is just a little piece of internet wonderfulness that was emailed to me by a friend. The web page begins: Every year, we throw a big, game party to ring in the new year. This year (2010) is our house’s 100-year birthday, so we celebrated with cupcakes… …and the cupcakes were a game. Here
Jessica Hammer ’99 and her research team recently won a grant to design iPhone games that will help people stop smoking. The grant speaks for itself: The game is intended to be an alternative to smoking with the goal of reducing or eliminating tobacco use in players’ lives. The game involves breathing into a microphone
Generally we try to write some about why a post is interesting, but this one speaks for itself. It looks like you could even use a regression to attach an inverse-exponential equation to it, or something. I would like to say that that moment in Star Trek 2, when Kirk screams “KHAN!” and then “the
Google has a new service which reports U.S. influenza activity by state using aggregated data of how often people in an area search on flu symptoms. Here’s how it works. Note how ridiculously well its curves overlap the CDC (Center for Disease Control) curves. Quoth Dr. Lyn Finelli, chief of influenza surveillance at the CDC: