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The Virtualizer Takes Gaming to Next Level

The Virtualizer Takes Gaming to Next Level

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 27, 2014) — A prototype gaming system being developed by scientists in Austria is taking virtual reality to a new level, allowing gamers to physically walk or run through their virtual world. Its inventors at the Vienna University of Technology say 'The Virtualizer' could also be used to help stroke patients regain their ability to walk. Jim Drury reports.
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Edmonton Man Has an Amazing Ability to Add, Subtract, Divide and Multiply Numbers in His Head

Edmonton Man Has an Amazing Ability to Add, Subtract, Divide and Multiply Numbers in His Head

CBC (Mar. 8, 2013) — Hua Wei Chan's amazing ability to do math in his head won him second place in the Mental Calculation World Cup -- and the nickname 'the human calculator'
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3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

Reuters (July 16, 2013) — German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The "human brain map" shows the organ in unprecedented detail, allowing neuro-researchers to examine brain function and pathways on a molecular level. Rob Muir reports.
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Zichermann: Is Autism the Next Stage of Human Evolution?

Zichermann: Is Autism the Next Stage of Human Evolution? (May 23, 2013) — Gamification began as a tactical way to raise engagement in marketing and human resources. Now, leading companies are beginning to see it as a strategy that can transform their organizations and help them crush the competition. From consulting to enterprise software, health to education, smart teams are redefining how they grow human and brand capital, with astonishing results. Some of the leaders -- and laggards -- will surprise you, but their unique competitive edge is becoming increasingly clear. As the market evolves however, will gamification shift from an advantage to a must-have? How will the employees and customers of the future respond to an increasingly gamified world? Join Gabe Zichermann as he reveals the startling findings from his new book, The Gamification Revolution (McGraw Hill, 2013) - and shares critical insight to help your organization adapt and thrive in this fast-changing market.
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