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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 15, 2005

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Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it won exclusive rights to develop and publish multiplayer online games starring Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s super heroes, including Spider-man, the X-men and the Hulk.

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A big studio film that really works. A remake that improves on the original. Hollywood is truly in fantasy land with "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Tim Burton's wildly imaginative take on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.

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J.K. Rowling says her latest tome will have many, many answers. "I'm excited about this book," the author said Friday after arriving at Edinburgh's 11th-century castle, where thousands of fans eagerly awaited the stroke of midnight to hear her read the first chapter of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.