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August 14, 2020

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Links Between Video Games and Gambling Run Deeper Than Previously Thought, Study Reveals

A new study suggests that a number of practices in video games, such as token wagering, real-money gaming, and social casino spending, are ...

Apps Could Take Up Less Space on Your Phone, Thanks to New 'Streaming' Software

New software 'streams' data and code resources to an app from a cloud server when necessary, allowing the app to use only the space it needs on a ...

Brains of Girls and Boys Are Similar, Producing Equal Math Ability

New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ...

New Research Analyzes Video Game Player Engagement

In the video game industry, the ability for gaming companies to track and respond to gamers' post-purchase play opens up new opportunities to enhance gamer engagement and retention and increase video ...
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Smokers Good at Math Are More Likely to Want to Quit

For smokers who are better at math, the decision to quit just adds up, a new study suggests. Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to ...

Achievement Isn't Why More Men Are Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Researchers have found that the reason there are more undergraduate men than women majoring in physics, engineering and computer science is not because men are higher achievers. On the contrary, the ...

Enjoying the View? How Computer Games Can Help Evaluate Landscapes

Geographers are stepping into the virtual world of computer games to develop exciting new ways of assessing landscapes. Researchers have spent years analyzing geographical landscapes and determining ...

Escapism: A Powerful Predictor of Internet Gaming Disorder Among Video Gamers

A new study is the first to compare professional electronic sport (esport) players with recreational video game players and explores the similarities and differences between what motivates each ...

New CRISPR Genome Editing System Offers a Wide Range of Versatility in Human Cells

A team has developed a new CRISPR genome-editing approach by combining two of the most important proteins in molecular biology -- CRISPR-Cas9 and a reverse transcriptase -- into a single ...

Prevention Better Than Cure at Preventing Young Users from Getting Involved in Cybercrime

Highly-targeted messaging campaigns from law enforcement can be surprisingly effective at dissuading young gamers from getting involved in cybercrime, a new study has ...

Addictive De-Vices: How We Can Unplug from This 21st Century Epidemic

We spend our days looking at them, talking to them, and touching them. They increasingly consume our time, attention and money. We are addicted to our digital devices -- or, more precisely, the ...

Scientists One Step Closer to a Fully Functioning Quantum Computer

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize technology, medicine, and science by providing faster and more efficient processors, sensors, and communication devices. But transferring ...

Better Way to Teach Physics to University Students

Physicists and educators have developed a curriculum for college-level students that shows promise in helping students in introductory physics classes further practice and develop their calculus ...

African American Bachelor's Degrees See Growth, Behind in Physical Sciences, Engineering

African Americans are seeing growth in engineering and physical sciences but are not progressing at the same rate when compared to the general population. A report examined the number of ...

Good at Math? It Means Little If You're Not Confident

Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes -- unless you don't have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests. In two studies, researchers ...

The Ever-Winning Lottery Ticket: Mathematicians Solve a Dusty Mystery

After years of work, mathematics researchers have answered a mysterious half-century-old riddle. The mystery was all but forgotten until a Danish researcher heard about, and then decided to tackle ...

Sum of Three Cubes for 42 Finally Solved -- Using Real Life Planetary Computer

Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking 'Sum-Of-Three-Cubes' solution for the number 33, mathematicians have solved the final piece of the famous 65-year-old math puzzle with an answer for ...

Personality and Motivation in Relation to Internet Gaming Disorder

A new study examining the relationships among personality, motivation, and internet gaming disorder (IGD) found that predictors of IGD include male gender, neurotic and introverted personality ...

Customers Feel More Accomplished When Progress Tracked in Round Numbers

The study shows reaching a goal expressed in round numbers results in higher levels of customer satisfaction. That was particularly true when the final goal was still distant. Hitting intermediate ...

We Like Our Math Like We Like Our Art: Beautiful

A beautiful landscape painting, a beautiful piano sonata -- art and music are almost exclusively described in terms of aesthetics, but what about math? Beyond useful or brilliant, can an abstract ...

Myth-Busting Study Reveals That Gamblers Can't Detect Slot Machine Payout Percentages

It's a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that's due for the next big payout. But can players -- ...

Deep Learning-Powered 'DeepEC' Helps Accurately Understand Enzyme Functions

Researchers have shown that a deep learning-powered computational framework enables the high-quality and high-throughput prediction of enzyme commission numbers, which is essential for the accurate ...

Want to Boost Creativity? Try Playing Minecraft

Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity under certain conditions, according to new research. The experimental study compared the effect of playing Minecraft, with or without ...

Play Games With No Latency

One of the most challenging issues for game players looks to be resolved soon with the introduction of a zero-latency gaming environment. A team has now developed technology that helps game players ...

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