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Submission + - US government licenses Unreal game engine to train FBI agents and army medics

cylonlover writes: While games like Batman: Arkham City and Gears of War are certainly entertaining, virtually beating up thugs and fighting subterranean creatures doesn't exactly translate into real world skills. However a new agreement with teaching software developer, Virtual Heroes, could see Epic's Unreal Engine platform used to create more practical experiences and train medical staff and law enforcement officers to handle high-stress situations. By using Epic's Unreal Engine 3, some United States government agencies like the FBI and US Army are hoping to give their employees tools for virtually practicing their skills in a more realistic environment and better prepare them to save lives.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot. The very best paper airplane

An anonymous reader writes: "The Harrier" or "Eastern star" as it is also called, is very well known, and is considered to be the very best paper airplane. After much searching and trying, I have not found a better plane, so I am asking Slashdot if there is anything beating "The Harrier" in a competition (in-doors or out-doors). This would be a really nice geek skill!

Use the Force, Luke.