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A report from a Cornell University research team has revealed that
across the world, a standardized emotional rhythm runs our daily lives.
So what kind of methodology did they use? Tweets, lots and lots of
tweets. Like somewhere in the neighborhood of two million people across
several dozen countries. The end result was published in the journal
Thanks to the social media revolution, scientists engrossed with the
study of human behavior have veritable gold mines at the tip of their
fingers. This was exactly the case at Cornell, where the findings were
used to analyse a person’s behaviour throughout the week. The broad
analysis necessary included harnessing words deemed positive and even
the use of emoticons. So this means the more : ) there are, the happier
Several familiar patterns e
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Apparently you don’t always need to be a huge developer with a string
of AAA franchises to your name to secure the rights to an amazing IP. A
gleam in your eye, a song in your heart and a happy-go-lucky attitude
could serve in good stead, as first it did Chair Entertainment in 2010
with their Orson Scott Card collaboration and now Cyanide with not one,
but two Game Of Thrones games.
The RTS under development at Cyanide is
common knowledge by now, but it’s the lesser known Planescape
Torment-inspired RPG that has our complete attention. The RPG’s story
unfolds in parallel to the books, though none of the protagonists are
playable. George R. R. Martin is reportedly keeping a watchful eye on
the narrative and from the looks of it, the gameplay side of things is being lovingly looked after as well. "You pause the game
to give orders, but it doesn’t
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The truth is it’s not exactly a carpet that’s floating around a lab
at Princeton. More like a plastic sheet that has an electric current
running through it. The creation of a grad student inspired by a paper
he read by some MIT prof, the footage of the experiment has since gone
viral. Innovation at its best, ladies and gentlemen. Below is a fantasy
stock image of a flying carpet, because the real footage (after the
jump!) looks awful.
It took graduate student Noah Jafferis two years and a lot of
painstaking labor to finally get his sheet to, uh, hover. To what end?
Vindicating some paper he read that was authored by an MIT prof. Of
course, when the prof heard about Jafferis’ work, he was mighty proud.
The ‘carpet’ is actually a thin plastic sheet and if it does prove
useful in any applications, it could make an impact on VTOL technology.
Quite exciting, s
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