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2014-05-16 23:10:06

With the excitement surrounding the season finale of The Big Bang Theory, Geoffrey The Giant debuted his brand new "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock," which pays homage to the comedy. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Geoffrey Stone, better known as Geoffrey The Giant, debuted his new music video "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock" on Vevo, along with a fully-interactive online game that pays homage to the hit CBS show, the Big Bang Theory. As a longtime fan of...

Has The Winning Formula For 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Been Cracked?
2014-05-02 08:54:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Played for fun as a child and to settle bets as an adult, rock-paper-scissors is a game played around the world by people of all ages. While winning the game may seem to be completely up to luck or fate, a team of Chinese researchers claims to have hacked the game and developed a winning strategy. According to a report published by the team, game participants tend to follow fairly predictable patterns of behavior. The study team based...

Janken Robot Cheats, Wins At Rock-Paper-Scissors
2013-11-04 18:03:37

[ Watch the Video: Janken Robot Is A Champ At Rock-Paper-Scissors ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online It’s easy to win a game of Paper-Rock-Scissors when you have super vision and are able to distinguish what your opponent will throw before they actually finish throwing it. This is precisely how the Janken robot, created by scientists at Japan’s Ishikawa Oku Laboratory, is able to best any human opponent in the game. Rather than predict what its opponent will...

Competitive Groups Create Unexpected Synchronicity
2013-02-23 06:18:04

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A team of psychologists and brain researchers from Indiana University recently used a tweaked and slightly more complex version of rock-paper-scissors to help explore the kinds of competitive group dynamics that govern stock markets, political campaigns and fashion trends. The aim of the study was to understand what group dynamics look like in situations where the positive or negative outcome of a person´s own decision...

Rock, Paper, Scissors Robot Cheats, Wins Every Time
2012-06-28 04:49:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com It may be just a simple step toward world domination, but one robot is able to conquer its human adversary in a game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" 100 percent of the time. Ishikawa Oku Lab researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed the ultimate Rock, Paper, Scissors fighting robot. The robot, which is essentially a camera-connected mechanical hand, is completely incapable of losing at the game. The hand-game dominator bot reads the shape of its...

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2011-07-20 10:35:55

Players of the game "rock, paper, scissors" unknowingly mimic one another's hand shapes, increasing the chance of the game ending in a draw, according to new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week. The study shows that even when players lose out by drawing a game, they can't help themselves from copying the hand gestures of their opponent. The result is surprising because advantage is gained in the game by acting differently. Usually when chance is...

2011-06-21 02:12:55

It is a common perception that bigger, stronger, faster organisms have a distinct advantage for long-term survival when competing with other organisms in a given community. But new research from the University of Washington shows that in some structured communities, organisms increase their chances of survival if they evolve some level of restraint that allows competitors to survive as well, a sort of "survival of the weakest." The phenomenon was observed in a community of three...

2011-03-14 17:00:13

Mathematical model of species competition finds that biodiversity is unlimited According to classical ecology, when two species compete for the same resource, eventually the more successful species will win out while the other will go extinct. But that rule cannot explain systems such as the Amazon, where thousands of tree species occupy similar ecological niches. The childhood game of rock-paper-scissors provides one solution to this puzzle, report researchers at the University of Chicago...

2010-03-31 12:19:00

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- March means two things for many college students -- MTV Spring Break and the USA Rock Paper Scissors League College Championships, sponsored by AMP Energy. The national tournament was held at MTV Spring Break in Acapulco, Mexico as 78 students representing almost every college conference gave sweaty palms a whole new meaning. In an ultimate nail-biting championship battle, Brittany "BK" Kraft defeated Andrew "The Equation" Richard by crushing his...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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