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2011-07-27 11:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the Game Developers Conference® Online (GDC Online) have revealed that the 2011 Online Game Legend Award at the second annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards will go to John Taylor and Kelton Flinn, the founders of Kesmai Corporation, and the creators of seminal, inspirational early online games including Island of Kesmai and Air Warrior. In addition, the second persistent online game to be inducted into the...

2011-03-14 09:30:00

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy® award-winning rock icons Duran Duran will kick-off the second year of "Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express" on March 23rd at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. The event (featuring all four original members: Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor) comes one day after their critically acclaimed 13th studio album, entitled ALL YOU NEED IS NOW (S-Curve Records), hits stores. Duran Duran's...

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2011-02-01 10:59:44

In a demonstration of "reverse-ecology," biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that one can determine an organism's adaptive traits by looking first at its genome and checking for variations across a population. The study, published the week of Jan. 31 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a powerful new tool in evolutionary genetics research, one that could be used to help monitor the effects of climate change and habitat...

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2009-11-25 09:30:00

Technology designed to blast aliens in computer games is part of a new GPU (Graphics Processing Units) computer cluster that will process CSIRO research data thousands of times faster and more efficiently than a desktop PC. The new GPU cluster will complement the supercomputing resources available to CSIRO researchers such as the recently installed NCI facility at the Australian National University. The cluster will allow CSIRO scientists to explore what may well be the next generation...

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2008-09-22 15:15:00

Professor Stephen Hawking unveiled a $1.83 million (£1m) clock called the "time eater" at Cambridge University. The special guest of honor and author of A Brief History of Time revealed the unique clock, which has no hands or numbers, at Corpus Christi College. The clock features a giant grasshopper and has 60 slits cut into its face which light up to show the time. John Taylor, the creator of what is being called the strangest clock in the world, said he "wanted to make timekeeping...

2008-07-10 12:00:45

By Linda Kennedy MAMMA MIA! is having children. A new generation of me-too musicals is on its way. There's a Monkees musical. A Barry Manilow musical. Somewhere, I fear, Simon le Bon, Nick Rhodes and any Taylors left are pondering upon "Rio", a musical featuring the songs of Duran Duran. All they need is a storyline. Nick Rhodes: "How about a young girl desperate to escape small- town life?" Simon le Bon (sings): "Look now, look all around, there's no sign of life. Bop bop bop, bop bop...

2008-06-27 06:02:40

By ALAN POOLE WITH a dozen studio albums to sample, Duran Duran are not exactly short of material as they set out on a four-date UK dash next week. The four survivors from the original famous five play the O2 Arena next Thursday, taking in Liverpool and Nottingham before ending up at Birmingham NIA on Monday, July 7 - remarkably their first-ever show at the home-city venue. And as well as favourites dating back to their 1981 debut, they will be featuring songs from their most recent...

2006-08-09 17:46:18

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 1980s pop group Duran Duran is trying to repackage itself as a band for the 21st century, using a virtual reality Web site, in what it says is a promotional first. Garage bands and iconic groups like U2 have turned to the Internet for everything from music sales to marketing. On Wednesday, Duran Duran said its five original members -- Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes -- would appear as custom-designed characters, or...

2006-04-06 01:30:00

(RedOrbit) 11 year old boys with low self esteem and peers that approve of drug and alcohol use are more likely to have drug dependency at age 20. Florida State University sociology professors John Taylor and Donald Lloyd, along with University of Miami (Florida) professor emeritus George Warheit, found that low self-esteem and peer approval of drug use at age 11 predicted drug dependency at age 20. The researchers came to that conclusion after analyzing data from a multiethnic sample of 872...

2006-03-03 19:24:41

By Lars Brandle LONDON (Billboard) - A quarter century after first crashing sales charts worldwide, Duran Duran's two founders are releasing a compilation that pays homage to the band's influences. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor have compiled "Only After Dark" (EMI) -- 18 tracks of the glam rock, post-punk and electronic music that helped develop the group's early sound. As regulars at the now-defunct Rum Runner club in their English hometown Birmingham, the duo...


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