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Kerbal Space Program tailored for teaching with KerbalEdu

<i>Kerbal Space Program</i> developer Squad and TeacherGaming, the organization behind the <i>MinecraftEdu</i> educational program, have teamed up to mod Squad's title for classroom purposes, the companies announced today.<p><i>KerbalEdu</i> aims to teach children about rocket science and space travel through the …

Can video games make you smarter?

Kids and moms may argue this question. Here’s what science says about it, in this new video from asapSCIENCE.<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit …

10-Year Winter Began in 536 AD, Could It Happen Again?

Historical writings from all over the world in the 530s A.D. describe a veil that shrouded the Earth and cut it off from the warmth and light of the …

Where the Swastika Was Found 12,000 Years Before Hitler Made Us Uncomfortable About It

The earliest known swastika was found in 10,000 B.C. in the Ukraine, carved on mammoth ivory.<p>Its meaning has been a good one for thousands of years. …

This Dwarf Planet Might Have More Fresh Water Than All Of Earth

And it's actually (relatively) nearby<p>This is poor, unfortunate Ceres. Discovered in 1801, it was at first called a planet, then soon classified as an asteroid, and recently as a dwarf planet, not quite qualifying for real planet status despite residing in the solar system's asteroid belt. But now …

Astronomy

Lasers To Join Israel's Missile Defense System

Iron Dome, meet Iron Beam.<p>Intercepting and destroying projectiles in midair is costly business. Rockets, like the Qassams and Katyushas fired into Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas, cost around $1,000 each. The counter-missiles that the Iron Dome, Israel's rocket defense system, uses to destroy …

Robots May Replace One-Fourth Of U.S. Combat Soldiers By 2030, Says General

Be all the cyberman you can be.<p>By the middle of this century, U.S. Army soldiers may well be fighting alongside robotic squadmates. General Robert Cone revealed the news at an Army Aviation symposium last week, noting that the Army is considering reducing the size of a Brigade Combat Team from …

Electric cars won't save the planet

Broader power reforms are the key to a brighter future<p>New research published in the <i>Environmental Science & Technology</i> journal this month has concluded that the widespread adoption of hybrid and all-electric vehicles wouldn't drastically reduce the emission of harmful gases in the United States. …

This date in science: Sweden goes first to ban aerosol sprays

What happened when scientists realized aerosol sprays were harming Earth’s ozone layer, plus … an update on the Antarctic ozone hole.<p><b>January 23, …

Sitting Still Is Bad For Your Neurons

A sedentary lifestyle can be alarmingly harmful, according to a new study published in <i>The Journal of Comparative Neurology</i>.<p>Researchers gathered a dozen rats and split them between two types of cages: enclosures with running wheels and enclosures without. After three months, scientists injected the …

Why scientists sent 600 black ants into space - Futurity

Mimicking how ants adjust to microgravity in space could lead to better robots, scientist says.

New River Dolphin Species Found in Brazil, First Since 1918

True river dolphins are amongst the rarest and most endangered animals.<p>Researchers have discovered a new species of river dolphin in Brazil, named the "Araguaian boto," the first such finding in nearly 100 years. Genetic work shows that it diverged from other river dolphins more than 2 million …

ERGO app makes it possible unlock a phone with your ear

When it comes to keeping your phone safe from prying eyes or would-be thieves, using a lock screen is a must-have security practice. There are plenty of different kinds of unlocking methods to choose from including pins, patterns, face unlock and a traditional password. We are also starting to see …

Pope Francis says the internet is a 'gift from God'

Pontiff calls for 'a network not of wires but of humans' in statement released Thursday<p>Pope Francis today described the internet as a "gift from God," hailing its ability to foster dialogue among disparate groups, though he acknowledged that the speed of social media can make it difficult for users …

Video Games Could One Day Replace Job Interviews

Forget Google-style brain busters and followup interviews, the best way to vet potential employees may just be through a video game.<p>Some companies -- like Xerox and Shell, for instance -- are considering sorting potential job candidates using a video game to compile and analyze data about …

One of the rarest games in the world just landed on eBay

If you'd seen this ratty-looking NES cartridge at a yard sale, you'd be forgiven for not giving it a second glance. If you'd paid a few bucks to take it home, however, then congratulations: you just won the admiration of every gamer in the world. The 1990 Nintendo World Championship toured the US …

South Korea Reveals Plans for 5G

4G and even LTE-Advanced seem so last generation now that South Korea has revealed plans to build a 5G network. According to Yonhap News, the country’s communications technology ministry will put in 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) and work with local firms through 2020.<p>The 5G network is expected to …

20 tips for indie game developers using social media

<i>Disclosure: The organizer of the Power of Play event paid my way to Seattle, where I’m moderating a session. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>SEATTLE — Indie game developers face an uphill battle in competing for attention with giant brand owners, but here’s some tips that they can use to level the …