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2013-08-02 23:18:39

Shirking responsibility can be good for your health, according to a new study recently published in the July issue of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Playing with puzzles and taking mental breaks may be the best way to deal with conflicting responsibilities. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Connect-the-dot puzzle publisher, Monkeying Around, is thrilled with a new study reported by the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. According to the recently published paper...

Frog Mating Calls Inspire New Algorithms For Wireless Networks
2012-07-17 14:38:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists inspired by the behavioralistic calls of male Japanese tree frogs have developed a new algorithm that assigns colors to network nodes -- a process that could have broad implications for the development of efficient wireless networks. More particularly, the inspiration comes from the fact that these tree frogs have learnt not to use their calls at the same time so that the females can distinguish between them. The males...

2011-10-11 07:00:00

Premium online puzzles with a competitive twist. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 PuzzleNation, a new online gaming community devoted to quality puzzle games, announced today the launch of its website puzzlenation.com. The new website offers free sample puzzles and feature-rich membership subscriptions. Visitors to the site will find exciting original puzzle games such as Crossword Raiders, StarSpell, Tanglewords, and GuessWorks; as well as premium classic puzzles like Crosswords,...

2011-03-01 07:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The OCTO puzzle, a new math and logic brainteaser designed to challenge Sudoku as the popular puzzle of choice, is now protected by U.S. Patent Number 7,887,055, issued February 15, 2011. The inventor, Doug Gardner, is a government computer security expert from Arlington, Virginia who filed for the patent in October of 2008. The OCTO puzzle expands on Sudoku by introducing several new elements, including a background of octagons, diagonals made...

2010-07-20 09:00:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Picross 3D(TM) video game recently launched for the Nintendo DS(TM) family of systems, offering puzzle lovers across the country an irresistible new pastime to discover and share with friends. Blending the logical challenge of a number-based puzzle with the excitement of discovering hidden three-dimensional objects, this game is easy to pick up, but hard to put down. See video from Nintendo at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/nintendo_37494 To help...

2010-04-08 13:21:00

SEATTLE, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dogfish Software announced the official release of their latest game, Kakuro CS for the iPad. Kakuro originates from Japan and is a math-based puzzle that offers similar logic challenges to Sudoku and crossword puzzles. Kakuro CS offers hours of enjoyable, challenging fun. With this latest release, Dogfish Software makes its mark by having an application in the initial iPad store. According to Dogfish Software CEO Dan Zimmerman, "We believe that the iPad...

2009-11-09 06:40:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Gardner, a government computer security specialist from Arlington, Virginia, has invented a new mathematical logic puzzle intended to challenge Sudoku's reign as America's paper puzzle of choice. The new patent-pending puzzle, called the OCTO, expands on Sudoku by introducing several new elements, including an octagonal grid, diagonal lines of non-repeating numbers, and summed number clues. The OCTO puzzle's unique structure and additional clues...

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2009-07-28 14:20:00

A new computer game prototype combines work and play to help solve a fundamental problem underlying many computer hardware design tasks.The online logic puzzle is called FunSAT, and it could help integrated circuit designers select and arrange transistors and their connections on silicon microchips, among other applications.Designing chip architecture for the best performance and smallest size is an exceedingly difficult task that's outsourced to computers these days. But computers simply...

2009-07-24 07:34:20

US researchers have created 'bacterial computers' with the potential to solve complicated mathematics problems. The findings of the research, published in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Biological Engineering, demonstrate that computing in living cells is feasible, opening the door to a number of applications. The second-generation bacterial computers illustrate the feasibility of extending the approach to other computationally challenging math problems.A research team made up of...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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