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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 16, 2009

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the iconic film franchise, conjured up $22.2 million from US midnight screenings Wednesday.

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Scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found that playing active video games can be as effective for children as moderate exercise.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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