Humans need better ways to interact with computers in three dimensions. Now computer scientists think they've come up with one.
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When mathematicians simplify wrestling, they boil it down to one pendulum attempting to unbalance another. That's when things start to get really complex.
The ability to modify the laws of physics in the virtual world of Second Life is allowing researchers to experiment with entirely different laws of motion.
Two years ago a single bitcoin was worth around $5. Today it is worth around $600. Now one economist has worked out exactly what forces are behind this dramatic increase.
As robots become ever more present in daily life, the question of how to control their behaviour naturally arises. Does Asimov have the answer?
The first large-scale measurements of the way humans play Rock-Paper-Scissors reveal a hidden pattern of play that opponents can exploit to gain a vital edge.
The way players form into groups in online games reveals that hierarchies are an inevitable product of the human condition, say complexity scientists.
Serious games are becoming increasingly popular, but the inability to generate realistic new content has hampered their progress. Until now.
The new science of cities shows that suicide may be a more complex social phenomenon than previously thought, say computational anthropologists.
Self-growing circuits made out of biological structures such as plant stems act as temperature sensors and more, says expert in unconventional computing.