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Newswise: Cornell College scores big with new esports program

Article ID: 718811

Cornell College scores big with new esports program

Cornell College

Head Coach and Program Director for Esports Mayson Sheehan just filled the varsity roster with 18 students for Cornell’s inaugural year. The esports team will soon compete in matches for the game Overwatch.

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11-Sep-2019 1:30 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718086

Video Game Producers See Threat – But Should See Boon – in Resale Market, Study Says

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

A new study finds that the used video game market could benefit game manufacturers because it enables buyers of new games to look forward to eventually reselling the discs.

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27-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717677

Online Brain Games Can Extend in-Game ‘Cognitive Youth’ Into Old Age, UCI-Led Study Finds

University of California, Irvine

A University of California, Irvine-led study has found that online brain game exercises can enable people in their 70s and even 80s to multitask cognitively as well as individuals 50 years their junior. This is an increasingly valuable skill, given today’s daily information onslaught, which can divide attention and be particularly taxing for older adults.

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19-Aug-2019 3:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: ‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days

Article ID: 717652

‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are in awe over all the support shown for their dog rescue shelter simulation game, whose $16,000 fundraising campaign on Kickstarter was reached in just over 48 hours.“We have been totally blown away by the amount of support that we’ve received for this project,” said Olivia Dunlap, one of the UA Little Rock graduate students who created “To The Rescue.

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19-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

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Article ID: 716323

How random tweaks in timing can lead to new game theory strategies

Santa Fe Institute

Most game theory models don’t reflect the relentlessly random timing of the real world. In a new paper, two economists and a physicist model what happens when players receive information or act at random times, which could make a big difference in decision-making.

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24-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 715964

Win or lose: Rigged card game sheds light on inequality, fairness

Cornell University

Researchers at Cornell University are using a rigged card game to shed light on perceptions of inequality.

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17-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 715825

Myth-Busting Study Reveals that Gamblers Can’t Detect Slot Machine Payout Percentages

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

It’s a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that’s due for the next big payout. But can players – even the regulars who frequent a particular property – really tell the difference between the house edge on one game from that of another? Nope.

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15-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715797

Virtual Gaming Revolutionizes Pharmacy Education

Education Management Solutions (EMS)

SimPHARM is a clinical therapeutic simulation tool that creates a realistic clinical experience in which one minute of virtual time equals one minute of real time. Ideal for flipped classroom learning environments, the platform's cognitive game engine empowers students to develop their clinical decision-making skills at their own pace while under the supervision of faculty. It is built on mathematical models of the physiology of body systems that simulates real life reactions to diseases and drugs. This allows the student to sense and feel the consequences of their decisions.

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15-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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