Sixth graders learn and collaborate in this video game

Educators don't need programming skills to take advantage of a new framework for creating an educational video game.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology education gaming learning social-lives

New game takes virtual reality beyond sight and sound

In a new virtual reality game, players have to use their sense of smell, touch, and heat to succeed.

National University of Singapore | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology gaming senses smell touch virtual-reality

Online games could limit screen time while making money

The creators of online games like "World of Warcraft" can both help players cut their screen time and make more money, new research finds.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business gaming

Seniors multitask in this brain game like they’re 20

"The brain is not a muscle, but like our bodies, if we work out and train it, we can improve our mental performance."

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging attention brains cognition focus gaming older-adults

Minecraft teaches young people how to lead

Can "Minecraft" and other online communities "breed more savvy defenders of democracy"? New research suggests they can.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis | July 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture cooperation democracy gaming internet leaders social-lives

Minecraft can teach us to be more creative

Can video games teach us to be creative? In certain conditions, it seems as though the answer is yes, according to new research with Minecraft.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | July 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology creativity gaming

With BrainNet, 3 people play Tetris with their minds

"We wanted to know if a group of people could collaborate using only their brains. That's how we came up with the idea of BrainNet..."

Sarah McQuate-Washington | July 3, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains cognition computers gaming social-lives

Nuclear conflict researchers want you to play this game

An online war strategy game called SIGNAL will help resarchers understand the decision-making behind using nuclear weapons.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley | May 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture citizen-scientists gaming nuclear-weapons wars

Pikachu lights up brains of long-time Pokémon players

Did you play Pokémon as a kid? Your brain may respond differently than others' to pictures of Pikachu and other Pokémon.

Ker Than-Stanford | May 6, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology brains gaming visual-perception

Battery-free tags let you control games with your clothes

Tech that tracks your movements could let you control video game avatars with your clothes. It could even replace other wearables like FitBit.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | Dec. 19, 2018 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology avatars clothing computers gaming virtual-reality wearable-devices

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