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How ants in space could help researchers build a better robot

On January 12, the International Space Station crew unloaded the recently-arrived Antares rocket, which contained precious cargo like food, spare …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Scientists Are Now Able To Film The Brain As It Forms Memories (VIDEO)

Scientists have announced they are now able to 'film' the brain as it forms memories.<p>Scientists have announced they are now able to 'film' the brain …

The Number One Reason Why Nintendo Should Stay In The Hardware Business

When you hear the word “Google” the first thing you probably think of is searching the internet. Likewise, when you verbalize the act of searching the internet you likely use “Google” as your verb of choice—”let me Google that” for instance.<p>Few people say, “Let me Yahoo! search that” though perhaps …

Need to create a pro quality lighting setup on a shoestring budget? We show you how to pull it off! http://nofilmschool.com/2014/01/lighting-like-a-pro-shoestring-budget-using-bounc-natural-light/

5 Reasons Why Valve's 'Steam Machines' Won't Disrupt The Video Game Industry

There’s plenty of hype and excitement over the coming of the Steam Machine—a Linux-powered gaming PC designed for big-screen (formerly known as Steam Box.)<p>The Valve-spearheaded project looks to be as much an attempt to distance PC gaming from Windows as it is a push into the living room. Valve, the …

Create In-Camera VFX the Old Fashioned (But Awesome) Way, Through Front Screen Projection

Since green screens and blue screens are so available and easy to use, the first method a filmmaker thinks of for obtaining visual effects isn't …

Check out our interview with writer/director Joel Guelzo to learn what went into his 2 1/2 year-long effort to complete his sci-fi feature "Norman". http://nofilmschool.com/2014/01/writer-director-joel-guelzo-pours-2-and-a-half-years-into-sci-fi-feature-norman/

When intensive care is just too intense

The treatment patients receive in intensive care usually works but many are left with deep psychological scars<p>I still remember the first patient I saw in intensive care. A naked man, covered by a white sheet, was plugged into banks of machines through cables that radiated from his body. His face …

Need an Authentic-Looking Movie Premiere for a Scene in Your Indie Film? Crash a Real One

When you're a filmmaker with no money, and you need a location for a scene, there's a good chance you're going to be stealing some shots without …

Video Tutorial: Demystifying Export Settings in Premiere Pro

So, you've finished cutting together and coloring your most recent project, and you're ready to export it for the web or whatever form of …

5 Things I Learned as a Cop (That Movies Won't Show You)

As this very site has pointed out, Hollywood gets police work wrong probably more than any other profession. One of the side effects of that is, for …

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Zombies in Real Life: A Man’s Horrific Experience

In 1980, Clairvius Narcisse checked himself into a hospital in Deschapelle, Haiti, almost 20 years after his family had buried him in their village’s …

3 Things Parents Should Know About Video Games And Kids

If you’re asking whether or not your kids should be allowed to play video games, this post isn’t for you. You live in a different world than I do.<p>From my perspective, video games are the future of storytelling. And, while you might just be imagining they’ll replace movies and romance novels, our …

One of the best things about rules is the myriad ways they can be broken, and video games provide an especially fruitful arena for those who like to …

It’s Me, DIY Mario! Now You Can Draw Your Own Video Game

You know you’re having an awesome Sunday afternoon at your parents’ house when you hear that chirpy little plumber exclaim, <i>It’s me, Mario!</i> Well, what if you could design your own Mario-esque video game, with nothing but paper and a smartphone? Thanks to the geniuses behind Pixel Press, this pipe …

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Action-Packed Video Games Could Help You Make Decisions Faster

We've talked before about how video games can be more than just a time sink. One recent study shows that gamers who play action games made decisions …

$1 Million Video Game Bundle Includes a Trip to Space

Have some extra cash lying around? Perhaps you'd like to spend it on the most expensive special edition of a video game ever.<p>Deep Silver is offering …

Exploring different career paths in the gaming industry

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>When most people imagine careers in the video game industry, they immediately think of developers. As the medium grows more popular, more jobs are opening up …