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Editor's Blog

Ray Huling
August 26, 2009

Games are playgrounds for ideas, and, these days, the playgrounds that best entertain ideas are role-playing games. Since the advent of Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, tabletop role-playing games have been crucibles for both ideas about gaming and ideas about the subjects of the game.

Jessie Williams
August 25, 2009

When the eyes move, objects in the line of sight suddenly jump to a different place on the retina, but the mind perceives the scene as stable and continuous.

Surfdaddy Orca
August 25, 2009

BowGo’s pogo stick –- patented by Carnegie Mellon and based on technology developed for robotic legs –- is likely to dominate Pogopalooza, the annual gathering of the best extreme pogo athletes in the world.

Lisa Rein
August 24, 2009

The ability to either easily recover the moon's existing water, or to convert its seemingly plentiful hydrogen and oxygen concentrations into air, water and fuel, will have a huge impact on the future direction of NASA's Space Program..

August 24, 2009

DIYbio & synthetic biology on the News Hour (PBS) with Jim Lehrer.

August 24, 2009

The patent-pending BEAR robot is Vecna Robotics' flagship program. Designed to locate, lift and rescue people in harm's way, the humanoid BEAR robot can do what humans can't: lift heavy loads and carry them long distances. Whether on a battlefield, in a nuclear reactor core, near a toxic chemical spill, or inside a structurally-compromised building after an earthquake, the BEAR can rescue those in need without risking additional human life.

RU Sirius
August 23, 2009

Harvard has its Hedonic Psychology laboratory (the term was first used by former Harvard professor Timothy Leary in a 1971 Psychology Today article, although he is not acknowledged by the current Harvardites).

RU Sirius
August 23, 2009

According to a recent Reuters report, a British academic named Malcolm Dando, who is also described as an "arms control expert," has sounded a warning that mind drugs could emerge as effective weapons of war -- shades of the experiments with LSD, Belladonna and other agents carried out by the CIA and the US army in the 1960s.

RU Sirius
August 23, 2009

Those lucky mannequins. They got to have the look of botox injected bulimics way before it became truly fashionable, and now they get to become bots before us to. And they even get to sell stuff to Japanese shoppers.

Diane Swanbrow
August 21, 2009

Despite mounting public health concerns about obesity and persistent social pressures dictating that slim is beautiful, young women in their '20s consistently exercise less than young men.

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