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Free Map(s) 005

With the recent posts regarding the Roleplaying City Map Generator allowing you to generate a city and this week's City Generator allowing you to …

Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data | WIRED

<i>Clockwise from top right, the genomes of a human, a chimpanzee, a mouse and a zebrafish are arranged in a circle, with each color square</i> …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

C-Wars demo released for Windows PC, Linux and Mac

China-based indie developer Onipunks released the latest PC demo for its roguelike real-time strategy game <i>C-Wars</i>.<p>Available to download from Onipunks website for Windows PC, Linux and Mac, <i>C-Wars</i> Alpha 1.6 demo was showcased at the recent Tokyo Game Show. Gameplay instructions are listed on the …

Zelda stop-motion video pits a Hylian hero against formidable foes

John Huang, an amateur filmmaker with a fondness for stop-motion animation, released a video this week called "Zelda Stop Motion Stage 1: The Knife Lord," that pits Hyrule's hooded hero against some unusual foes.<p>Check out the video above to see Link slice, kick and employ some unique magic to …

Dark Link and Link go toe-to-toe in a live-action The Legend of Zelda short

<i>Link's Shadow</i>, a live-action fan-film based on The Legend of Zelda franchise, entails an epic battle between the demonic Dark Link, Link and unsuspecting hunters.<p>"Three hunters in a forest discover that they have trapped a demon - Dark Link! An epic battle ensues as they try to prevent the …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

'EVE Online' developer builds a virtual reality space dogfighting simulation using Oculus Rift

If you had any question whether the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset would lead to desirable new games, just ask any of the 1,500 people who attended FanFest 2013 in Iceland this year. There, <i>EVE Online</i> developer CCP showed off "EVR," a proof-of-concept game, which stuffs players into the virtual …

How To Pick And Stick To Career Goals

Nadine Katz, senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, teaches a course on leadership. One of the themes she covers: how to pick and stick to career …

Raven Software releases source code for Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy

In the wake of Disney's announcement that it is closing game design studio LucasArts, Raven Software has released the single player source code for the two Star Wars titles it developed for LucasArts, <i>Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast</i> and <i>Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy</i>, according to Kotaku.<p>"Raven is sad to hear …

Great Companies Are Led By Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

Since 2000, famous billionaire investor John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has often discussed an important aspect of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs.<p>In a 2000 interview reported by Knowledge@Wharton, Doerr described the five characteristics that distinguish truly great …

Total War: Arena announced at GDC, will be free-to-play, multiplayer-focused

<i>Total War: Arena</i>, an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer-focused installment in The Creative Assembly's strategy game series, is in development, series lead designer James Russell announced during a GDC 2013 talk today.<p>Russell revealed that the game will feature 10v10 battles, with each player …

Total War series gets a League of Legends-style spin-off

Free-to-play games are huge. Multiplayer-online-battle-arena titles are everywhere. Sega and developer Creative Assembly want in on the action.<p>The Creative Assembly, which develops the Total War real-time strategy games, is now working on Total War: Arena. This new MOBA-style game pits players …

Portal fan makes a fully 3D printable GLaDOS ceiling lamp

With the help of a 3D printer, one <i>Portal</i> fan created a life-size GLaDOS robotic arm ceiling lamp.<p>Instructions on how to create the lamp are available on the Instructibles website, where a user named Dragonator also describes his struggles in developing the project.<p>Initially the lamp instructional …