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2014-01-03 15:13:57

Press release from PLOS Computational Biology Scientists have demonstrated that organisms with greater complexity are more likely to evolve in complex environments, according to research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The researchers, based at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and University of Vermont, created a programme that simulated the evolution of virtual creatures in a variety of landscapes. Each virtual organism was made using a particular form of...

2013-10-17 23:01:03

Ballistic Publishing has released ESSENCE: Creatures, a groundbreaking guide to creating beasts for games and film. The book has 250 pages of never-before-seen artwork by the Masters of creature design. Adelaide, South Australia (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Ballistic - the publisher of the finest digital art books - asked eight master artists, from studios such as Sony Santa Monica and Weta Digital, to collaborate in the creation of a series of creatures. The result is a stunning guide, which...

2013-04-20 23:02:56

Hot Salsa Interactive introduces Creatures FX, a kid friendly special effects movie making IOS app. Creatures FX allows users to create a short film with their phone or tablet and then overlay a realistic creature, as in a Hollywood blockbuster. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2013 Hot Salsa Interactive introduces Creatures FX, a kid friendly special effects movie making IOS app. Creatures FX allows users to create a short film with their phone or tablet and then overlay a realistic...

2012-05-29 23:03:23

Darwin made adaptation to the environment the key property of evolved living creatures. That's all natural selection can do. But suppose the key property of living creatures is how independent of their environment they are. This is number 1 in a series of website articles casting doubt on the Modern Synthesis. Rosendale, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 In Darwin's theory of natural selection the key concept is "adaptation to the environment." All natural selection could do was identify which...

2012-04-30 15:47:53

Creatures should help each other in different ways in tight times versus times of plenty Not all acts of altruism are alike, says a new study. From bees and wasps that die defending their nests, to elephants that cooperate to care for young, a new mathematical model pinpoints the environmental conditions that favor one form of altruism over another. The model predicts that creatures will help each other in different ways depending on whether key resources such as food and habitat are...

2012-04-17 23:00:44

Refreshing spin on award-winning PC puzzler results in rousing release of Cubis Creatures for iPhone and iPad. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 FreshGames®, publisher of smash-hit online games, announces the immediate release of Cubis Creatures for iPhone and iPad. Offering a refreshing take on a series that has been enjoyed by millions, Cubis Creatures´ captivates users with a blend of dynamic 3D gameplay and a cast of colorful characters. Set in an adorable whimsical world,...

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2010-08-04 10:23:37

3D model breathes new life into extinct ancient creature of the deep A unique blob-like creature that lived in the ocean approximately 425 million years ago is revealed in a 3D computer model in research published today in the journal Biology Letters. The model is helping researchers to understand what primitive species on early Earth looked like and how they might have evolved into the types of creatures that are on Earth today. The scientists, from Imperial College London, have developed a...

2009-03-26 08:00:00

Freaky Creatures to Swarm Six Flags Theme Parks Nationwide MALIBU, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Abandon Interactive Entertainment today announced that the company has entered into a new partnership with Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company. The partnership will promote one of the newest entries into the fastest growing entertainment segments directed toward the online gaming youth community. The comprehensive agreement provides retail and...

2008-09-03 06:00:07

By Carl Zimmer By day, Thomas Near studies the evolution of fish, wading through streams in Kentucky and Mississippi in search of new species. By night, Near, an assistant professor at Yale University, is a heavy- duty gamer, steering tanks or playing football on his computer. On a recent afternoon, his two lives came together. On his laptop swims a strange fishlike creature, with a jaw that snaps sideways and skin the color of green sea glass. As Near taps the keyboard, it wiggles and...

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2008-08-15 09:15:00

A new video game called "Spore," the result of a four year collaboration between video game designer Will Wright and a group of scientists, is teaching players evolutionary biology.  Wright is the designer of the most successful video game ever, The Sims, a franchise that lets players build the homes and lives of virtual characters.  The game became a best seller for Electronic Arts and has a unique appeal to women. However, with Spore, Wright has made a life creation simulator...


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