New casual video games let you play as a competitive eater, or as the wind
By John BrandonPosted 07.30.2008 at 4:12 pm 2 Comments
In most video games, the main goal is to a) stay alive and b) shoot down the alien baddies or c) find some elevator or key that unlocks a door into the next area. But what if the goal was to control the wind to attract flower petals, or draw crayon markings to control objects on a canvas?
HealthMap has a master plan to track diseases worldwide -- and you can help
By John BrandonPosted 07.28.2008 at 5:43 pm 2 Comments
Embarking on a trip to Zimbabwe? You might want to check HealthMap.org, a site that tracks disease pathogens on an international scale, first. A detailed and easy-to-use map designed for the average user to find outbreaks by country and region (although it is also used by local public health officials and clinics), HealthMap started as a disease tracking project about two years ago, but has recently started attracting attention as a top public source of disease information.