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Article ID: 689984

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Among the Best Schools for Game Design

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The accolades keep coming for the highly regarded Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The latest comes from two sources: The Art Career Project, a nationally recognized resource for art students and art professionals, and GameDesigning.org, “a central hub for all things game design.”

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23-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689996

Age Matters Behind the Wheel – but Not How You Might Expect

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers' skills to age, gender and playing organized sports or video games. The results suggest all novice drivers should undergo mandatory training, not just teenagers. Age: Among males, the older the student, the worse his driving skills score.

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22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689881

Fur Real - Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur

University of California San Diego

The next computer-generated animals in King Kong or The Lion King could look a lot more realistic thanks to a breakthrough by computer scientists at the University of California. The researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley developed a method that dramatically improves the way computers simulate fur, and more specifically, the way light bounces within an animal’s pelt.

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20-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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    13-Feb-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689190

One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain’s Ability to Focus

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Researchers at the University of Arkansas and the Ministry of Education of China studied expert and non-expert video game players and observed that both groups showed an increase in visual selective attention after only one hour of video game play.

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8-Feb-2018 5:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689115

The Universal Language of Magic

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV senior Santiago Michel opened his new Planet Hollywood show Ilusión Mental to audiences on the Las Vegas Strip with a mix of mind reading and mind-bending illusions. But he didn’t rely on his intuition to break ground with the Strip’s first all-in-Spanish show. He sought advice from a mentor at UNLV.

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6-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688751

Pac-12 Students Launch Esports Organization

University of Utah

The University of Utah's esports program along with student video game clubs from 10 other Pac-12 universities have formed a new unofficial esports organization to compete in multiplayer video games.

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31-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687391

WHO Gaming Addiction Classification an Important Step for Treatment

Iowa State University

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3-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Gaming, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Featured: MedWire, Staff Picks

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Article ID: 686572

Video Game Improves Doctors’ Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial. The game tackles the annual problem of 30,000 preventable deaths occurring after injury, in part because severely injured patients aren't promptly transferred to trauma centers.

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11-Dec-2017 11:40 AM EST
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Article ID: 686525

Can Game Design Concepts Increase Journalism Engagement? New Report Says Yes

American University

New research from American University finds interactive games can increase reader engagement with and understanding of news.

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8-Dec-2017 12:40 PM EST
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    6-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST

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Some Video Games Are Good for Older Adults' Brains

Universite de Montreal

Summary: Playing 3D-platform video games on a regular basis may improve cognitive functions in seniors and increase grey matter in a brain structure called the hippocampus, a Canadian study suggests

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6-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
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