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Submission + - Drug Company to Run Clinical Trial of Video Game (

An anonymous reader writes: Tech startup Akili Interactive Labs and drug giant Pfizer are set to run the first clinical trial of its kind: a test to see if a video game can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The startup’s mobile game will be tested on 100 elderly patients, in conjunction with brain scans. The idea of using games to assess and improve mental health has been around for years, but it’s starting to mature as a science and a business. Now companies like Akili, Lumosity, Dakim, Posit Science, and LinkedWellness are trying to cash in on people’s desire to get smarter, more productive, and stave off cognitive decline.

Submission + - Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Are Finally Arriving ( 1

kkleiner writes: Long promised hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are finally arriving from major car manufacturers. Honda has started to make its FCX Clarity available for lease, and both Toyota and Hyundai are promising their versions next year. With a 300-mile range before needing a refill, these vehicles are appealing though their current cost won't be to most consumers (prices are expected to drop over the next decade). Still, it's the infrastructure to support these vehicles that will likely dictate their adoption rate, as has been seen with electric recharging stations.

Comment Re:The Only Good Bug is a Dead Bug. (Score 1) 726

Oh, and I find it amusing that they still use the term "mobile infantry" in the movie. The movie mostly has guys getting dropped off by spacecraft and running around on foot.

Sounds more like Imperial Guard vs. Tyranids. And after having seen it, it basically was like watching Guardsmen being torn apart by 'nids. (/WH40k)

Comment Re:Guns (Score 1) 213

That seems like a bit of a stretch. If you outlaw guns, only outlaws (and the government) will have them. If say, a robber enters a bank, it will prove problematic when they discover that all the legitimate bank patrons are also armed.

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania