Researchers in California are developing video games aimed at helping the elderly preserve their cognitive abilities as they age. The games are designed to improve communication between different parts of the brain, boosting memory function and the ability to stay focused.
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 20, 2013) Computer games on cell phones and the Internet are increasing in popularity. In 1998, Thomas Friedmann founded the Funatics company in Oberhausen to make games for consoles. Today he concentrates on ... watch video
NDTV (Mar. 30, 2013) Divesh Bathijia, a 24-year-old from Mumbai, quit his job in a real estate Multi-National Company to start teaching Maths to children with his innovative techniques. Divesh has devised a "Maths ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 25, 2015) European researchers say our smartphone use offers scientists an ideal testing ground for human brain plasticity. Dr Ako Ghosh's team discovered that the brains and thumbs of smartphone users ... watch video
Celeb TV (July 15, 2014) From sex tapes to video games, Kim Kardashian knows how to make money! According to Bloomberg, the reality star's video game could earn around $200 million! The games lets users rise to fame by ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 4, 2015) The 2015 Games Developers Conference, the largest gathering of its kind, brings professionals from all over the world together in San Francisco to reflect on on the art and science of games creation. ... watch video
Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) The brains controlling the next generation of interactive, walking robots may well come from a laboratory in Zurich, where scientists are testing new algorithms on juggling machines. With no sensory ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 9, 2015) A new device that reads thoughts and converts them into machine commands is showing promise in re-training injured brains and reversing paralysis in stroke victims. Ben Gruber reports.
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Aug. 26, 2015 Researchers are using high-performance computing to simulate the processes that take place during the first moments of photosynthesis. Using quantum mechanics as the basis, ... read more
Aug. 26, 2015 For more than a decade, gene sequencers have been improving more rapidly than the computers required to make sense of their outputs. Searching for DNA sequences in existing ... read more
Aug. 26, 2015 A study presents a new method for dealing with delays that, they conclude, keeps system-wide delays virtually constant while distributing delays among airlines more evenly. Specifically, it lets ... read more
July 9, 2015 While playing video games can improve mood, violent games may increase aggressive outcomes, a new study suggests. The participants included 82 undergraduate communication students. Most had little ... read more
Mar. 13, 2013 Playing video games for an hour each day can improve subsequent performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes to those involved in the game, according to new ... read more