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Gaming For Knowledge: SimCityEDU Teaches Kids All About City Planning

I've long held that video games are a powerful educational tool in the right hand, and now one more organization is proving that notion correct. In a collaboration with EA and Maxis, non-profit Glasslab recently finished developing an education and formative assessment mod known as SimCityEDU.

Design A “Smart Baby Lunch” & Win €2,000 From Chicco!

Internationally recognized baby goods brand Chicco is looking for designers from all around the planet to create innovative mealtime kits for parents and their hungry little kiddos for a big cash prize!Chicco, the biggest baby brand in Europe, hopes to receive a wealth of new designs for what they call a “Smart Baby Lunch.” Such a kit would include the following components:

Meet CaRINA, A Driverless Car Developed In Brazil

You probably heard about driverless cars before, specially Google's attempt of this. It has always been a goal to all auto-related inventors, and is nowadays closer to become a reality. Let's meet CaRINA, a driverless car developed in Brazil which is hitting the roads these days for testing and further development.

The Bionic Man May Walk Among Us Sooner Than We Thought

Humans have long dreamt of walking among robots controlled by artificial intelligence. But is that dream finally becoming a reality?

Medical Intervention Successful In Rats With Gambling Addictions

Rats who are compulsive gamblers have reason to celebrate today as researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the first successful drug to inhibit this compulsive behavior in its test group.  The test of 32 laboratory rats over a 16-month period involved the development and deployment of the only slot machine-style rat casino in North America, a casino built by the UBC Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Are There Robot Farmers In Our Future? The UDSA Certainly Thinks So

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture last week announced that it will be offering $4.5 million in grants towards research of robotics in American agriculture What this basically means is simple: in the near future, we're going to start seeing robots on the range.

Modder Creates Warcraft IV Using World of Warcraft And Starcraft II

There's a pretty good chance we won't be seeing a new Warcraft game for quite some time - Blizzard's pretty much focused entirely on World of Warcraft as far as that franchise is concerned. With no new Warcraft RTS on the horizon, one modder has taken it upon himself to create one on his own.

How Has Gaming Changed The World? A New Documentary Aims To Find Out!

Video games have had a huge impact on Western society, of that there can be no doubt. But just how have they impacted our lives and changed our culture? Charlie Brooker - a satirist and games critic from the UK - is going to find out with a new documentary titled "How Video Games Changed the World."

Chinese “Beautiful Scenery” Apartments Troll Tenants With Painted-On Windows

A real estate developer in Qingdao, China named its newest residential highrise Yichang Meijing, or “Beautiful Scenery”, even though many of its windows are painted fakes. Problem?

Tell A Modern Fairy Tale Through Your Architecture, Win $1,250!

Hey innovators! Do you have what it takes to create a modern-day fable that intricately weaves into a piece of magical, mysterious and fun construction? If you can wow the judges at Blank Space, you could earn some treasure of your own…

iRobot's First Look Robot Will Give First Responders A Leg Up On Crime

I've a great deal of respect for first responders, but I'd never want their jobs. These men and women flirt with death on a daily basis, dealing with everything from chemical hazards to domestic disputes. It's not an easy job...but thanks to iRobot, it might have just gotten a little easier.

Calorie-Free Food Flavored Vapor: Le Whaf

Le Whaf is a crazy new food gadget which is capable of turning food into nothing but a calorie-free vapor with the same flavor as the solid form from which it originates. So is this concept just wishful thinking, or will the next few years see Le Whaf sweep the food vapor-loving world? Find out.

ESA Concept Robot Looks Towards The Next Frontier Of Space Exploration

There's a new video making the rounds this weekend, courtesy of the European Space Agency. Said video has a very simple purpose: to give us an idea of what the future of unmanned space exploration might look like. Let's have a look, shall we?

Wrist Health Monitor May Be The New ‘Guardian Angel’

A new wrist monitor by Israeli medical startup company Seraphim Sense could revolutionize the world of mobile healthcare.

Design Our Home Among The Stars For The 2014 NASA Space Settlement Contest!

Ever since 1994, NASA has looked to grade school students from around the world to dream up potentially viable orbital settlements that humanity could thrive in for a chance to win $5,000, and this year is no different!

Need This New Invention? Glass Made From Garbage

For most people recycling food waste has always meant tossing it into the compost heap and waiting for it to break down. That is all about to change after Ivan Cornejo, a materials engineer at the Colorado School of Mines, found a way to take the minerals from garbage like banana peels, egg shells, and rice husks and transform them into clear glass.

Nvidia's Got A Shield 2 In The Works With A Next-Gen Heart

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Nvidia unveiled the Shield- a handheld, high-performance games console. Now, according to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, there's a sequel in the works: the Nvidia Shield 2, which will feature next-gen Tegra technology.

Startup Anki Wants To Make Video Games Real Using Robots

Virtual reality just got a whole lot more realistic. Consumer robotics startup Anki is hoping to take gaming to a whole new level, through the use of...well, robots. The firm's already created one such experience; a racing game that uses model cars.

Got A Great Idea? Get Donald Trump To Fund It

Donald Trump is doing something besides firing you these days.  In fact, it's a lot more - like $1 million more, to the first person with an invention, creation, business, design, food... in fact any idea at all that brings in a certain goal on FundAnything, a new crowdsourcing website.  The goal...  Well, it's a bit high, but we know it's achievable...

Now You Can Have A Virtual Coffee Experience: OPHONE

A 'virtual coffee experience'. This is the aim being pursued by a team comprizing Le Laboratoire founder David Edwards and a group of contributors with areas of expertise ranging from coffee to design. Confused? I know I am. Can this confusion be clarified? Let's hope so. Say hello to the mind boggling OPHONE.

Get Your Knit Together For The Carpet Design Awards Competition!

If you are a professional hand-made carpet or rug maker, submit your best designs for the Carpet Design Awards 2014 for a chance to win international acclaim for your work, a fancy trophy and €2,500 in prize money!

Need This New Invention? Sandless Sandbags From America's 2013 Top Young Scientist

When Peyton Robertson was still a toddler in 2005 he and his family waited out hurricane Wilma inside a closet. The experience had a huge effect on the lad. He focused on those big, heavy sandbags that are used to hold back the water and how inefficient they are to move and handle, and how they don't hold back all of the water. So he decided that it was up to him to come up with a solution -- and he has.

Turns Out Men Actually Need Their "Guy Time" To Stay Healthy

Turns out, a night at the pub with some friends might not be so idle a pastime as one might think. Quite the contrary: According to Oxford University Professor Robin Dunbar, it's absolutely integral to men's health, and they should definitely make an effort to go more often.

How The Nitrous Engine Will Change The Face Of Strategy Video Games

Studio Oxide Games today announced a new cross-platform, 64-bit 3D games engine known as Nitrous. Designed to work on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC; Oxide hopes Nitrous will become the definitive 3D strategy engine for next-gen strategy games. Based on what we've seen so far...that might just happen.

CuBox Puts The Power You Need In The Palm Of Your Hand For Cheap

A small startup from Israel has created a revolutionary new palm PC that could open up access to computing to individuals around the world.