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Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri S&T, John McManus, World War Ii, Cottonbalers, 7th Infantry Regiment, Video Game, RPG, Military, Army

Video Game to Be Based on Book by S&T History Professor

A book by a Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor is the basis for a tactical wartime video game set for release in 2018.

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Michigan Technological University, Joshua Pearce, 3-D printing, DIY Manufacturing, additive manufacturing, toys, Board Games

3-D Printing Sweeps Toy Manufacturing Off the Shelves

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People have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself (DIY) manufacturing—making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a free online repository—has a multimillion-dollar impact on the overall toy industry.

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The Cutting EDGE: New Virtual Training Prepares First Responders for Active Shooter Incidents

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Amidst the chaos of an active shooter event, preparedness is key to a seamless, swift and effective response—and a new video game funded by DHS S&T and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory just might do the trick.

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Video Games Offer Active Military and Veterans Coping Mechanism for Stress

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While most research on the topic focuses on gaming’s role in clinical settings, West Virginia University research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping strategies to manage their physical and psychological stressors.

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Board Game Helps Mexican Coffee Farmers Grasp Complex Ecological Interactions

A chess-like board game developed by University of Michigan researchers helps small-scale Mexican coffee farmers better understand the complex interactions between the insects and fungi that live on their plants—and how some of those creatures can help provide natural pest control.

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Digital Game Intervention Improves Mental Health and Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children

Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills – including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding – while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey’s Bahcesehir University.

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Scientists ID 100 Memory Genes, Open New Avenues of Brain Study

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Scientists have identified more than 100 genes linked to memory, opening new avenues of research to better understand memory processing in the human brain.

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Literacy Skills, Pokemon Go, Communication Skills

How Pokémon Go Can Help Students Build Stronger Communication Skills

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Technology continues to change the way students learn. That's why Emily Howell, an assistant professor in Iowa State’s School of Education, is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including games such as Pokémon GO.

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Crime and Virtual Punishment

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University of Utah students have created a new mobile game that demonstrates how software algorithms used by many of the nation’s judicial courts to evaluate defendants could be biased like humans. Justice.exe is a free app in which the software’s algorithm tries to predict how the player would punish criminals.

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Integrated Reality Opening New Opportunities for Students and Users

Students in James Lathrop's class have spent the semester working in the world of integrated reality. They've developed a video game using the Microsoft Hololens, which allows gamers to interact with holograms in their own environment.







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