Posts in Science Outreach


March 17, 2013


Can you change someone else’s memories? Maral Tajerian and Daniel Kayser discuss the possibilities.

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  “Nanotechnology offers unprecedented possibilities for progress — defeating poverty, starvation, and disease, opening up outer space, and expanding human capacities. But it also brings unprecedented risks — the spectre of devastating wars fought with far more powerful weapons of

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 With the recent release of Halo 4, players have once again been thrust into the space boots of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117. Master Chief has been faced with a wide variety of enemies since the 2001 release of Halo:

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You’re running out of ammo, the last medikit you saw was three towns behind, and that nice guy shooting at you just got a sniper to help him out. Without divine intervention and after that nice guy gets a lucky

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Starcraft 2 is serious business. Don’t believe me? Ask the people over at Reddit and Teamliquid. Starcraft is a founding father of eSports (along with CS and Quake), a cultural phenomenon in Korea, and a source of personal income for the gamer considering

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Science fiction games are littered with dead and dying stars. Mass Effect has its supernova-blasted Mu Relay, eezo mines near neutron stars, and Adepts slinging miniature black holes around. In the Halo universe, artificially triggered supernovae are the ultimate weapon for exterminating Flood-infested systems. In

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Fear is one of the most primitive instincts in humans. Although it has been particularly useful in keeping us alive in dangerous situations, it has also helped the entertainment industry capitalize on our sheer joy of being scared. The video

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