Gaming for Hope

Gaming for Hope

Video games have long provided a way to escape the real world and enter into imaginary ones. Now researchers are discovering that they can work in the other direction, too, by helping some patients who have been removed from normal life due to illness, make their way...
Gaming for Health

Gaming for Health

‘Healthy’ isn’t an adjective usually associated with video games. Indeed, fitness and nutrition crusaders have long considered them to be the opposite, arguing that they encourage a dangerously sedentary life. But with new products moving video games into decidedly...
Energy Efficiency Keeps Step with Computing Power

Energy Efficiency Keeps Step with Computing Power

Moore’s Law – the famous observation by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that computer processing power doubles every eighteen months – has an exciting new corollary: Researchers have recently discovered that the energy efficiency of computers doubles in the exact same...
Eco-Conscious Gaming Gaining Popularity

Eco-Conscious Gaming Gaining Popularity

Green thumbs are no longer just for gardeners. Gamers of all ages can work to save the environment, whether virtual or real. With development costs for games coming down, green gaming is on the rise. And players are turning to it for education and activism, as well as...
Portable Medical Devices Aiding Treatment and Diagnosis

Portable Medical Devices Aiding Treatment and Diagnosis

Mobile devices are no longer just for communication and entertainment. Companies and institutions both public and private are developing exciting new machines for a wide range of medical uses. Researchers at Columbia University recently unveiled the mChip, a portable,...
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