Scott Seidenglanz

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This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works

The BIQ algae-powered building has been operating for over a year. It’s faring well so far.<p>Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. …

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

When asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, Nadella retorted that there's always something to learn from "from people who market themselves well."<p>He was right to some degree. Project X creates a lot of hype for Google even though most of those projects aren't quite ready for the …

Sergey Brin

New method provides researchers with efficient tool for tagging proteins

Aarhus University researchers have developed an easier method to create DNA–protein conjugates. The method can potentially strengthen the work …

How World of Warcraft came to rule the world

Much is being written this week to celebrate the tenth anniversary of <i>World of Warcraft</i>, but few insights are as illuminating as this post by Raph Koster.<p>Koster knows as much about multiplayer online games as any person alive. He was the lead designer of <i>Ultima Online</i> and creative director of <i>Star</i> …

Broken video games are the new norm, what developers need to do to fix that

Today's cutting edge of game consoles brought with them living worlds, new ways to interact with entertainment and experiences that weave seamlessly with vast social networks. They also created a new norm: Selling not a finished game, but the promise of one.<p>More often than not, blockbuster video …