Category: Real-World Applications

Creating bacterial ‘fight clubs’ to discover new drugs

“Creating bacterial “fight clubs” is an effective way to find new drugs from natural sources.” That is the conclusion of
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Do Fruit Flies Have Emotions?

“For us, that’s a big step beyond just casually intuiting that a fly fleeing a visual threat must be ‘afraid,’
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Deep: a video game for calm, deep breathing

“New methods for treating anxiety, trauma and mental illness are emerging at the intersection of games and therapy.” – Laura
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OpenWorm

“OpenWorm is an open source project dedicated to creating a virtual C. elegans nematode in a computer.” openworm.org Via Boing
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Surgeon Simulator 2013

Surgeon Simulator 2013 @ Steam Greenlight Via Boing Boing: Bossa Studios created the surgery game “Surgeon Simulator 2013” in a
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Lessons in Building Information Modeling Adoption

“The whole process becoming like a video game design with everyone together working around one work space for a true
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Traffic Mimes

“The people of Bogota were more concerned about social disapproval than traffic fines, and so mimes [were hired] to playfully
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Caspian Learning Launches Simulation-Focused Web Deployment Tool

Caspian Learning is now offering development tools for web-based simulations, including first-person over-the-shoulder view in 3D worlds: Simulations and serious
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The Predictioneer’s Game

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, author of The Predictioneer’s Game, describes his game theory method as “a way of evaluating how
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Empowering Africa

Urgent Evoke is “a crash course in saving the world” … Online game seeks to empower Africa Game designer Jane
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