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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - March 05, 2012

Image 1 - A Game Controller That Controls You

Engineers at the University of Utah have created a video game controller designed to tug and stretch a players thumb tips. Such a sensation could be used to simulate ocean waves, gun fire, or even the tug of a fishing line.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.