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Computer Scientists Develop Video Game That Teaches How to Program in Java

Computer Scientists Develop Video Game That Teaches How to Program in Java

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in Java, one of the most common programming languages in use today.   The researchers tested the game on a group of 40 girls, ages 10 […]

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3-D Printer Can Build Synthetic Tissues

3-D Printer Can Build Synthetic Tissues

A custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues, Oxford University scientists have demonstrated.   The new type of material consists of thousands of connected water droplets, encapsulated within lipid films, which can perform some of the functions of the cells inside our bodies. These printed ‘droplet networks’ […]

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Engineers Develop Techniques to Boost Efficiency of Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and Google have developed a novel approach that allows the massive infrastructure powering cloud computing as much as 15 to 20 percent more efficiently. This novel model has already been applied at Google. Researchers presented their findings at the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer […]

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Wii-Playing Surgeons May Improve Performance On Laparoscopic Procedures

Laparoscopic surgeons may improve certain aspects of surgical performance by regularly playing on a Nintendo® Wii, according to research published February 27 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Gregorio Patrizi and colleagues from the University of Rome, Italy. Considering the technical skills required to perform laparascopic procedures, several studies aim to evaluate and […]

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