PodTech Weekly: (Very) Remote Control

December 16th, 2006 |
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, 2006 (PodTech News) — Predicting extreme weather, like Hurricanes, has come a long way with the help of remote control devices. That same technology, or a version of it, has proven an unprecedented success through NASA’s Mars Rover project. Originally planned as a three-month project, several factors have allowed the rovers to function for more than three years. Catherine Girardeau looks into the remote control technology behind hurricane and Martian exploration. Also, Lab on a Chip research is becoming a reality. PodTech’s Clark Boyd reports on the research that has MIT’s Martin Bazant thinking small. And MMORPGs are potentially addictive. A survey by Nottingham Trent University‘s International Gaming Research Unit looked at more than seven thousand gamers, with some startling results. More than 12 percent of those surveyed showed signs of addiction. Rio Pesino speaks with Nottingham Trent Professor Mark Griffiths about the survey, and what it means for gamers. It’s PodTech News.

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