Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - March 01, 2009


Can researchers study the populations of online video games, like EverQuest 2, just as they study traditional communities like Miami, Pittsburgh or Minneapolis?

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.