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Entries from May 2010

Step closer to Artificial Life

May 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Scientists are one step closer to creating artificial life: they have managed to replace the DNA of a living cell by man-made DNA and keep it running like nothing happened!
At the very least it shows us that we indeed understand DNA well enough to replicate it.

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Tags: Biology

EA’s release schedule features Spore

May 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Gamepro has news about the new release schedule, and yes, there is a Spore title in the works. You need to scroll all the way down the list to find it, and see that it is planned for release between Jan 1st and March 31st of 2011.
Here’s the calendar of key releases for fiscal year […]

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Tags: News · Spore

A hint by Lucy Bradshaw

May 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Lucy Bradshaw was elected by to be one of the most influential women in technology by FastCompany, news carried also by Gamasutra. As you can read in the interview she hinted at a new project at Maxis:
Currently, as SVP and general manager of Maxis, she’s working on something that promises to have Maxis’s DNA, though […]

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Tags: Maxoids · News · Spore


May 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments

CVG is paying attention to EA trademark requests, which now feature three (1, 2, 3) items for the name “DARKSPORE”. CVG also warns us to not get too exited too soon, since this could well be another Wii or DS spin-off. Equally likely though, it is the name of Spore 2. Time will tell.

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Tags: Spore

Dirty Thunderstorms

May 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sometimes we forget that our lovely active planet needs some outlets to keep the plates moving. This year it is so obvious we will not forget soon. After the earthquakes that wrecked havoc, the Icelandic volcanoes made themselves noticed. In the flood of pictures associated with the news about the ashes a peculiar effect is […]

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