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Peacocks Inspire Virtual World
2012-08-30 04:46:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Michigan State University are creating digital peacocks to explore what would happen if computer viruses had to find mates in order to reproduce. The team wrote in the journal Evolution about how they created a digital world called Avida to see how mate attraction played out through computer programs. “This is actually a big question that still generates a lot of debate,” said Chris Chandler, MSU...

2010-01-26 10:00:00

HARPER WOODS, Mich., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Avidasports announced today an agreement with the University of Michigan men's and women's swim teams to use AvidaMetrics, a breakthrough product using athletic telemetry for swimming. The nationally renowned Wolverines will be the first collegiate program to use the technology which provides the ultimate training edge, connecting audio technology with performance. With AvidaMetrics, swimmers are equipped with personal electronics, coaches are...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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